Fox News’ Shep Smith on Friday immediately fact-checked President Donald Trump after a live press conference about the ongoing government shutdown over his border wall.
“The president’s assertions are refuted by his own government,” Smith said. “The government reports that says the majority of drugs come through ports of call. The Democrats have offered up money to increase security at ports of call.”
The funding of the wall, the host added, was “the subject of the mid-term elections.”
“During the elections, the president campaigned for candidates saying you have to vote for Republicans to build the wall,” Smith said. “The Democrats picked up more than 40 seats in the House of Representatives, ran on no wall funding.”
Now that Democrats who oppose the wall “control the purse” in the House, the shutdown fight ensued, the host concluded.