Fox New’s Shep Smith fact-checked President Donald Trump during his Thursday’s afternoon show.
In reaction to his former staff members, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen being found guilty of tax fraud — Trump said that “flipping” should be illegal.
“As the White House tried to manage the fallout from back-to-back legal blows this week, President Trump says, flipping should probably be illegal,” Smith said as he introduced a clip of President Trump ranting.
“Everything is wonderful and then they get 10-years in jail and they flip on the next [highest person.] It’s almost ought to be outlawed,” President Trump told Fox and Friends host Ainsley Earhardt Thursday morning.
He added, “But if someone defrauded a bank and got [10 or 20 years] in jail, [but instead decided to say something bad about Trump, and go down to two years — this is why they make the deals.] I’ve had many friends involved in this stuff. It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.”
Smith corrected President Trump’s rant by saying flipping is perfectly legal.
“It’s perfectly legal and a standard operating procedure for courts across the nation,” Smith said.
Watch the video below via Fox News.
Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote
Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.
Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.
WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally
A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.
Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.
The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.
The real threat to America isn’t Trump’s ‘deep state’ — it’s Trump’s corrupt state: Robert Reich
Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America.
But with each passing day it’s becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn’t Trump’s Deep State. It’s Trump’s Corrupt State.
Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.