Fox's Shepard Smith: Clinton's Speech Tying Trump To The Alt-Right “Used Donald Trump's Own Words” Against Him

Smith: Clinton “Just Tagged Her Republican Rival As A Racist, Fearmongering Conspiracy Theorist” And “Was Historically Accurate On His Policies, On All Reviewed Points”

From the August 25 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): That was an extraordinary moment live from Reno, Nevada. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, Democratic candidate for the presidency, has just tagged her Republican rival as a racist, fearmongering conspiracy theorist who is tempermentally unfit to be president of the United States. The problem with any attempt to rebut her is that in this case she used Donald Trump's own words, was historically accurate on his policies, on all reviewed points. James Grimaldi is a Pullitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where do you begin with this?

JAMES GRIMALDI: I don't know, it was pretty extraordinary and pretty hard-hitting, and as you pointed out used his own words agianst himself. I think bringing up the Breitbart guy who's on the campaign -- I think it'll be interesting to see how he responds to this. He did try to do a pre-response, I think, but she, I think, is trying to match his very hard-hitting language with something that she considers hard-hitting, but thinks is more documented than maybe some of the attacks that he is leveling against her. 

SMITH: Aren't they?

GRIMALDO: I'm sorry?

SMITH: When you say she thinks they would be more documented, is she accurate?

GRIMALDI: Yeah, they appear to be more documented. Yeah he really trades in hyperbole --

SMITH: He trades in racism, doesn't he?

GRIMALDI: Well I'll leave that up to the commentators to sort of talk ahout whether he's, you know, people who have more on the opinion side are probably more apt or better able to talk about whether he's racist or racism. I quote what people say, you know, she quoted Paul Ryan, speaker of the House, saying that one of his statements was trademark, I guess, textbook racist. I'm not one to generally label people like that so I would pass on that question. 


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