Shep Smith: "The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling...why are we getting told all these lies?"— Leanne Naramore (@LeanneNaramore) July 14, 2017
Chris Wallace: "I don't know what to say" pic.twitter.com/DQKOAC8a2o
Fox News’ Shep Smith went on a rant about Donald Trump Jr.’s explanations of his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, USA Today reports.
Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and others met with Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower last year after she suggested she had damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. has downplayed the meeting as “nothing,” but more details keep coming out suggesting it was an attempt to collude with Russians to defeat Clinton, even if no dirt on Clinton was provided.
“We’re still not clean on this, Chris,” Smith said to Fox anchor Chris Wallace. “Why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you’re clean, come on clean.”
“The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling,” he said. “And there are still people out there who believe we’re making it up and one day they’re going to realize we’re not.”
Wallace didn’t know what to do.
“I don’t know what to say,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of truth to everything you’ve said.”
Smith has made a habit of criticizing Trump’s treatment of the media, including CNN, which he previously said was “not fake news,” in objection to Trump’s characterization of the network.
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