Fox News' Shep Smith mocks Trump's claim he can end birthright citizenship: 'Of course, he can't do that'
Fox News host Shepard Smith slams Donald Trump on Sept. 8, 2016. (YouTube)

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump claimed that he could end birthright citizenship with just the stroke of his pen. While interviewing with Axios, Trump claimed that he could end birthright citizenship by passing an executive order.


"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits," Trump said. "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't. You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order."

Fox News' Shep Smith shut down Trump's false claims.

"Of course he can't do that, the reason ... the constitution," Smith said.

He then fact-checked Trump's claim that the U.S is the only country in the world with birthright citizenship.

"We are not the only country in the world. There are 30 of them including Canada next door," Smith said. "Further constitutional scholars say that in the event the president actually tries this move there will be an immediate injunction and his order would not take effect."

Watch the video below via Fox News.