Fox News' Shep Smith couldn't get any Republicans to come on Fox to defend Trump's racist comments

Fox News' Shep Smith couldn't get any Republicans to come on Fox to defend Trump's racist comments

Smith: "Let's be honest, Republicans often don't really mind coming on Fox News Channel"

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From the August 16 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting

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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): Our booking team -- and they're good -- reached out to Republicans of all stripes, across the country today. Let's be honest, Republicans often don't really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn't get anyone to come and defend him here, because we thought, in balance, someone should do that. We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful. And of those that are condemning the president's condemnable actions, I've not heard any prominent leaders, former presidents, members of the House or the Senate use his name while speaking in generalities.

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