Even Fox News is starting to flee Trump, as Shep Smith and Chris Wallace told Fox News viewers that Trump is lying to them about the Russia scandal.
Shep Smith: "The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling…why are we getting told all these lies?"
Chris Wallace: "I don't know what to say" pic.twitter.com/DQKOAC8a2o
— Leanne Naramore (@LeanneNaramore) July 14, 2017
Shep Smith blew up while talking with Chris Wallace on Fox News, and took aim at Fox News viewers who still think that the scandal is made up. Smith said, Why is it lie after lie after lie?…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 and look around and go, where are we and why are we getting told all these lies?”
Wallace responded, “You know, I don’t know what to say. There’s a lot of truth to everything that you said.”
Trump still has his defenders on Fox, namely Sean Hannity, but the Trump Jr. emails and the administration’s lies are even turning some people at Fox News against this administration. Smith is right. The talk that the Russia scandal is made is largely coming from viewers of the network that he works at, especially, the President Of The United States.
If Trump ever fully loses Fox News, with the exception of Hannity, it will truly be over for him. Even with a high approval rating among members of his own party, there is a breaking point where even Republicans will distance themselves from Trump.
Never has a president relied on partisan media as much as Donald Trump. If conservative media abandons ship, the Trump presidency will be toast.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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