Shep Smith calls out Trump for pushing racist myth about a general shooting Muslims and burying them with pigs

Shep Smith calls out Trump for pushing racist myth about a general shooting Muslims and burying them with pigs

Smith: "Of course the problem with this is, it isn't true"

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From the August 17 edition of Fox News' America's News Headquarters:

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SHEPARD SMITH: Well, that's what the president's tweeted, which, helpful? I don't know. 

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Of course, the problem with this is it isn't true. So the president has said, watch what General Pershing did to try to discourage Muslim terrorists, and the premise on which he is speaking is false, by Snopes. It's just not what happened, but there's the presidential input for the day. 

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