Friday, February 17, 2017
Shepard Smith, the Fox News anchor, on Thursday afternoon seemed to have had enough of Donald Trump's slams at the media as peddlers of "fake news" -- or, when it comes to CNN, "very fake news." "It is crazy what we are watching every day, it is absolutely crazy," Smith said. "He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we are some kind of fools for asking the question." Smith then started to look into the camera and added, "Really? Your opposition was hacked, and the Russians were responsible for it, and your people were on the phone on the same day it was happening, and we are fools for asking those questions? No sir, we are not fools for asking those questions, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people."
CNN's Jake Tapper, in his own state of disbelief about the press conference, also looked into the camera on Thursday and said, "President Trump, if you are watching. You are the president. You legitimately won the presidency. Now get to work and stop whining about it."
Later, CBS News' Scott Pelley said on Thursday's newscast, "Today, we learned the length of the president's fuse: 28 days."
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