Fox News’ Shep Smith on Monday blasted a member of Donald Trump’s evangelical counsel who gave a prayer at the opening of the new Israeli embassy in Jerusalem — using the pastor’s own words.
Pastor Robert Jeffress “says he believes all Jews are going to hell,” Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. The host then went on to quote the pro-Trump evangelical leader.
“Islam is a false religion,” Smith said, quoting Jeffress. “And if you sincerely follow the tenets of it, then you will end up in hell when you die.”
After the gay host recounted the pastor’s belief that LGBT people are “engaged in the most detestable, unclean, abominable acts you can imagine,” Smith noted that reporters asked deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah why Jeffress was chosen to give the prayer at the embassy on behalf of the Trump administration. The spokesman replied that the pastor had a good relationship with people “on both sides of the aisle.”
Smith then noted before cutting to a commercial break that Jeffress is a Fox News contributor.
Ex-prosecutor demands congressional investigation after latest report on the FBI and Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.
"A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly," the newspaper reported.
Boris Johnson promises Britain will be like the Incredible Hulk during Brexit negotiations
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.
"It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
"But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."
His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.
NYT blasted for ‘spectacularly offensive sentiment’ after tweet illustrating ‘rape culture’
The results of a 10-month investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly was published on Saturday.
But attention was taken away from the powerful reporting after the Twitter account of The Times opinion page posted a shocking message.