On Monday, the Trump administration announced the forced resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. Reports indicated that the president wants staffers who take a more hardline approach to immigration than Nielsen.
On Fox News Monday, host Shep Smith unloaded on Nielsen and the Trump White House.
“The president said Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting homeland security secretary,” Smith said.
“Right now he’s the commissioner of customs and border protection. This comes after the president visited the border on Friday and said he wanted to take a tougher approach on immigration. Tougher, apparently, than what we saw with kids in cages,” Smith observed.
Conservatives on Twitter were not pleased by Smith’s take.
@FoxNews why don’t you people get rid of that leftist Shep Smith? I just watch him say President Trump forced out Mrs Nielsen because he wanted tougher border security. He (Shep) made remark what is tougher than putting kids in cages. That was Obama. This man is disgusting
— Jeaney Howe-Kolanko (@JeaneyHowe) April 8, 2019
Shep Smith on Fox spewing more of his Lefty Trump hating BS today. What a worm.
— Jan Miller (@Sentenced2Write) April 8, 2019
Trump did not start the "caging". Thats fake news Shep! @ShepNewsTeam
— Woop Woop Or Bust 🇦🇺 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@OrWoop) April 8, 2019
@ShepNewsTeam hey Shep your boy Barack put kids in what you call cages You and your partner should bring some to your house and raise them
— Marynelle Vickers (@marynelle1944) April 8, 2019
— Joe Rodriguez (@JoeRodr36477397) April 8, 2019
@ShepNewsTeam ⚠️08 Apr 2019 3:01 p.m. you accused President Trump @POTUS of keeping kids in cages.
⚠️You know your accusation is false Mr. Smith so why did you say it?
cc: @PressSec @mercedesschlapp @hogangidley45 @WhiteHouse
TO: @foxnewsalert Move Shep's dumb ass over to CNN. pic.twitter.com/og8svinNs1
— JT Boone (@JTBoone_) April 8, 2019
@FoxNewsSunday why do you keep the low rating @ShepNewsTeam Shep – he is as bad as the cnn msnbc staff – [email protected] so wonderful to tune in at 3 pm when Shep wasn’t there – he is pathetic – if u don’t fire him than at least stop calling his show straight reporting bec it is a joke
— DocBarry1 (@DocBarry1) April 8, 2019