Shep Smith Fires Back At Trump: “We’re Not Fools For Asking These Questions And We Demand To Know The Answer”

Smith: "It's Crazy What We're Watching Every Day ... He Keeps Repeating Ridiculous Throwaway Lines That Are Not True At All."

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From the February 16 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): Treating Jim Acosta from CNN -- an accomplished reporter, a guy I've never met, but a good reporter. Treating him like he's -- I'm not even going to use the word. I'm not going to give Twitter the love it needs. It's crazy what we're watching every day. It's absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we're some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we're fools for asking the questions? No, sir, we're not fools for asking these questions and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone with -- what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do, and that you call us "fake news" and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people, is inconsequential. The people deserve that answer, at very least. 

Previously:

Fox's Shepard Smith Condemns Trump’s “Belittling And Delegitimizing” Of CNN Journalist

Watch Fox's Shepard Smith Debunk Trump's False Claims Scrubbing Russia Of Involvement In The US Election

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