Fox News anchor, Shep Smith, wants to ensure there is clarity around the Iran Deal breaking news.
President Trump announced Tuesday morning that the U.S. will no longer participate in the Iran Deal.
Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: https://t.co/O3SpryCKkc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2018
However, when sources used the term “pulled out” Smith was quick to scold and correct them.
While interviewing, Jon Alterman, a former statement department staff member, he said that President Trump did not “pull out” of the deal but simply “violated” its terms.
“The deal didn’t have a provision for withdrawal, we are willfully violating,” Alterman clarified.
When speaking to author, Gordon Chang, Smith interrupted him when he said that Trump “got out” of the Iran deal.
“You can’t really get out of the Iran Deal, there is no provision for that. You can make a decision to violate the deal, but saying pulled out is a bit of a misnomer,” Smith said.
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The political press always tends to focus mostly on the marquee race for the White House but that's especially true this cycle, as Donald Trump runs for a second term. He demands attention and his antics enrage his opponents and delight his supporters in equal measure.
But national reporters risk missing the big picture by centering so much of their reporting at the top when many of the most important political battles in 2020 will take place further down the ballot.
Trump is catnip for reporters and their editors, but the dearth of coverage of downballot races didn't begin with his election. As the news media in general faces structural changes—with print circulation declining and much of their work moving into digital spaces that are more difficult to monetize--publishers have cut back on reporters assigned to the state and local government beat. Nevertheless, Trump has arguably worsened the trend by getting so much airtime— one estimate suggested that over the past four years, Trump has taken up, on average, 15 percent of the entire daily news cycle on the three leading cable networks, nearly three times what Obama did.
WATCH: Katie Porter explains to constituents why her conscience demands support for Trump impeachment inquiry
Congresswoman Katie Porter, in a video posted on social media Monday night, shared with residents of her purple California district why she is joining dozens of other Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."