Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's "deception" is "mind-boggling"

Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's

Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's "deception" is "mind-boggling"

Fox News host Shepard Smith couldn't contain his frustration while reporting Friday on the latest details surrounding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer past year.

This morning we were greeted by the news that an ex-Soviet spy, identified as Rinat Akhmetshin, also attended the meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer in order to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.

Smith couldn't hide his contempt as he talked to fellow FNC anchor Chris Wallace, noting the tide has turned and even Trump stalwarts now acknowledge the numerous lies. all short of collusion but, as Smith says, why lie if there's nothing at the end of the road?

Since then, the list of known participants in the meeting has grown to include a Russian-American lobbyist, an interpreter and another person who has not yet been identified.

Shep Smith: "The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling...why are we getting told all these lies?" Why all these lies?

After Smith's rant, Wallace agreed with the host and told Smith, "I think that there's a lot of truth to everything that you've said". "My grandmother used to say, 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive'". The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling.

He berates members of the public who distrust the media saying: "There are still people out there who believe we're making it up".

SMITH: I don't think we have yet. Many haters online called out Smith as a "Never Trumper" who should just read the news instead of implying his own views about the President. "Phony indignation, preening is sickening to me".

"More liberal propaganda against", Lieu wrote on Twitter.

Fox News has largely been seen as supportive of Mr Trump and the Republican Party, with Smith's outburst seen as a break from tradition on the network.

Smith had "either a Howard Beale or Walter Cronkite moment, depending on your perspective", the Washington Post reported.

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