Shep Smith shuts down fearmongering claims about migrant caravan pushed by his Fox colleagues and Trump

Shep Smith shuts down fearmongering claims about migrant caravan pushed by his Fox colleagues and Trump

Smith: "President Trump is calling the caravan a national emergency, and he's claiming criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in with the crowd. An important note: Fox News knows of no evidence to suggest the president is accurate on that matter"

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From the October 22 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

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SHEPARD SMITH (ANCHOR): President Trump speaking to reporters right now on the South Lawn of the White House about nearly every topic in the news today. We know because the White House pool is there at this moment and listening, and as we have all come to understanding, there is a playback of the audio and video of all of that. The White House pool does that, this is a regular occurrence, and the White House pool will do that in just a few moments. When it does, we'll hear from the president in his entirety speaking to reporters. Among the topics he's addressing, the caravan of thousands of migrants getting bigger as it pushes through Mexico heading toward the United States border generally speaking. That's according to the organizers.

President Trump is calling the caravan a national emergency, and he's claiming criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in with the crowd. An important note: Fox News knows of no evidence to suggest the president is accurate on that matter, and the president has offered no evidence to support what he has said. Women, children, and men from Central America have been walking for days now. They say they're escaping violence and poverty in their home countries. Some are expected to seek asylum in the United States as prescribed by law; others are simply demonstrating, trying to attract attention to the plight of residents in their home country.

Previously:

Trump runs with absurd right-wing media lie about terrorists infiltrating the migrant caravan

Fox's Newt Gingrich warns that civilization will end if migrant caravan is allowed to cross the border

Fox host pushes admittedly unverified claim that "over a hundred ISIS fighters" have been arrested in Guatemala trying to cross into US

Fox News wanted to exploit a caravan of migrants as a midterm election issue, so that's what Trump is doing

Fox host: People are joining migrant caravan because they have "FOMO"

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