Fox News host asked one question about Trump that will have your jaw on the ground

The ground continues to shift over at Fox News.

Viewers are not happy with what they are seeing.

And this Fox News host asked one question about Trump that will have your jaw on the ground.

Fox News host Shepard Smith is taking on a higher-profile role at the network during Fox’s “straight news hours” daytime programming.

But unfortunately, Smith is a carbon copy of all the other fake news anchors who portray themselves as down-the-middle journalists but are really partisan Democrat Party activists.

Smith continued his anti-Trump theatrics Monday when he had scholar Michael O’Hanlon from the Left-wing Brookings Institute on to criticize Donald Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Northern Syria to fulfill his campaign promise to wind down America’s involvement in endless Middle East wars.

During the segment, Smith actually floated the baseless conspiracy theory that Donald Trump only ordered the withdrawal of American troops to distract from the impeachment craze taking over Washington, D.C.

The Daily Caller reports:

Smith started the segment by accusing Trump of “leaving the Kurds to slaughter,” before asking O’Hanlon if there was “another way” to view it.

O’Hanlon expressed his desire for Trump to “reassess” his position, saying only 1,000 troops are needed “to keep some degree of stability” in northeast Syria.

“I ask because you wonder how much of this really is the politics of distraction,” the Fox News anchor said after asking O’Hanlon if troops were already on the move. “There is a lot on the president today. There’s a second whistleblower. There is so much going on, a late-night announcement like this, and then all of the Republicans are turning on him, the leader in the Senate, Lindsey Graham – you name it – Republicans have come out against him on this. So you wonder if it is not one of those things to get people to talk about all day and then at some point and he’ll go, ‘eh, never mind.’”

“There is that possibility,” said the Brookings Institute researcher, “but you know, even though I’m in favor of staying in Syria and I’m against the president’s recent decision, I think he speaks for a lot of people in his frustration with the seemingly interminable Middle East wars that are also very hard to understand.”

This was clear and obvious fake news.

The President has wanted to end America’s involvement in Syria for months.

Trump announced U.S. troops would be leaving Syria last December.

Washington, D.C. erupted in outrage and Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned in protest.

Trump campaigned on ending America’s involvement in “forever wars” in the Middle East.

Instead of covering President Trump’s decision through that prism, Smith invented another conspiracy theory.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

126 Comments

  1. blah blah blah please take your unwarranted hate and play in a mine field. Seriously this is the best you have? Poor poor you

  2. Jes look at all the post on here. A bunch of whining lice bait white-folks who have nothing better ta do but whine, like old trump-bitt-bumps who are not doing it on twitter. If trump-ah-hump is doing so “great”, why does he whine so much about what people say about his stupid asz. hahahahahhahahahahaahhah

  3. Jes look at all the post on here. A bunch of whining lice bait white-folks who have nothing better ta do but whine, like old trump-bitt-bumps who are not doing it on twitter. If trump-ah-hump is doing so “great”, why does he whine so much about what people say about his stupid asz. hahahahahhahahahahaahhah

  4. Jim, You have to hear why Trump is going to pull us out first before you totally fall for the liberals and liberal news responses. That BS is always out there first so realize this before coming to any conclusion. Trump has a VERY GOOD REASON WHY IS IS DOING THIS if you have heard it. A really good explanation it was also. 19 years there it actually amounts to and about 1 trillion dollars spent. He also has warned Turkey to watch it and leave it alone. They are in NATO but have acted for some years as anti-NATO. Trump says he will hurt their economy if they do take advantage of this. I also heard that he may leave some troops there for watching this after we leave. A long war between a few over there and we haven’t settled it yet after 19 years there. We also can go right back as well if needed ! Never quick Judge Trump. He always has things up his sleeve.

  5. If any of the lowlife politicians spewing hatred against President Trump actually gave a damn about the Kurds, they’d be working to pass a resolution authorizing military action to protect the Kurds. Instead all the do is lie and spout leftist progradanda.

  6. Today, Oct. 11 Shep quit Fox.. Whoop Whoop I for one is glad he’s gone. He is a hypocrite and should join CNN and go down with them.

  7. Have for the most part quit watching Fox news!
    To much arguing and can get better information on OAN. Still watch Hannity, Judge Jeanine, occasionally Laura Ingham!!!

  8. I listen to Fox a lot. When I happen to turn on when Shep Smith is I on, I think I have mistakenly tuned into CNN. Just heard today that Shep has resigned. Not too soon for me. Maybe Chris Wallace and the Judge will not be far behind him

  9. I listen to Fox a lot. When I happen to turn on when Shep Smith is I on, I think I have mistakenly tuned into CNN. Just heard today that Shep has resigned. Not too soon for me. Maybe Chris Wallace and the Judge will not be far behind him

  10. Shepherd Smith, Juan Williams and Chris Wallace HAVE to GO!!!! I enerally turn fox News off when they show up…otherwise Fox generally is on at our house!!!!

  11. Now, The american peoples notice ”Smith” I normaly on daily basis watch Fox news, My favoraite channel. SHIP’ DON’T belong to our Fox News Channel. I am surprised this Alf face still with MY BEST NEWS CHANNEL. I never watch his show. And for Chris Wallace”you are nothing but POS. Please take care of the two jerks.

    Fox f

  12. “News from Syria is sickening,” Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking Republican in the House, tweeted Wednesday, echoing lawmakers across the spectrum. “Turkish troops preparing to invade Syria from the north, Russian-backed forces from the south, ISIS fighters attacking Raqqa. Impossible to understand why @realDonaldTrump is leaving America’s allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS.”

  13. “News from Syria is sickening,” Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking Republican in the House, tweeted Wednesday, echoing lawmakers across the spectrum. “Turkish troops preparing to invade Syria from the north, Russian-backed forces from the south, ISIS fighters attacking Raqqa. Impossible to understand why @realDonaldTrump is leaving America’s allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS.”

  14. Throw Cavuto in the mix. Bret Bair, IMO, is not longer trustworthy. Too many Liberals and Never Trumpers as guests.
    That broad at 7pmEST is a super lightweight. She should be hosting a cooking show.

  15. Lucy…It is the left that is pure propaganda. You have no concept of the truth. But since you don’t like it here, you are free not to come back.

  16. Dianna…A sane person COULD NOT vote dem. A sane person knows that all dems have is hate, lies, and ignorance. They cannot stand the truth, this country, or our Constitution. Dems are insane and deranged.

  17. Agree! Shep and his cohorts are driving FOX news far left. Also the sons of the ceo are the driving factor that is Sending FOX into a hard left tail spin , just like the other Main Stream media.

  18. So true, Wallace will not let anyone finish there answer,to any of his questions. Smith has just lost it. I really do not care what he thinks.

  19. Poor Ron, looks like your brain has been corrupted. We want the truth, not garbage from Shep, Chris, Juan and now Paul Ryan. God save America, because the Dems don’t want to.

  20. I am glad that I got rid of cable TV. I don’t miss Fox at all. I have an antenna and do not pay a penny for the channels I get

  21. Frank, so what is your IQ, 30??? You need to get out of your fantasy world and join reality. Pres. Trump has done a LOT of good for this country

  22. Trump pulled the troops out exactly when he said he would.
    Fox probably will not say anything about a timeline of the facts
    in relation to a promise he has kept.
    I have to add, why are the democrats breaking laws that they helped pass? I haven’t heard any news at all about this.
    Another fact you won’t hear locally, the world has a negative opinion about the democrats.

  23. You can pick anywhere else in the world to go.
    But instead, you are here among Trump supporters
    that don’t agree with you.
    Just a reminder, FACTS HAS NO FEELINGS.
    Things are really GREAT right now. Why cry the blues.

  24. If Fox want’s to stay healthy, they have to clean their house by replacing upper management followed by Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace.

  25. You mean Shep the Louisiana ‘laissez les bon temps roulez’ uhhhh ‘man’? And Chris ‘I hate Trump’ Wallace.
    You’re scary ‘Ron Reagan’.

  26. It’s scary that people on this site would rather be lied to by propagandists like Hannity, Carlson, etc than get legitimate news from Shep and Chris. Sad statement on Fox viewership!!

  27. The root cause of the problems at Fox News is not the moderators. They are chosen by the managers of a particular division.
    The root cause is the two Murdoch sons, Lachlan and James, who now run Fox News. They were instrumental in ousting Bill O’Reilly.
    Compared to their Dad, they are Liberal leftists.
    Unfortunately, until there’s a change in ownership at Fox with a swing back to Conservative values, I believe Fox will continue the swing to the Left and eventually become indistinguishable from CNN, MSNBC and the other kooky ultra Left wing networks.

  28. Ryan will put final nail in the coffin.I knew that he was a phony since hurricane Katrina. 7:00 EST watch Lou Dobbs on Fox business. MAGA

  29. I agree if you are going to watch liberal news you might as well watch the real stuff. Fox is trying to change their format in the dark.

  30. shep smith should be at CNN, he’s a complete buffoon and he tries to stir up the pot with his rediculous inuendo’s. He needs to go, fox is going softer but this guy is a fool. get a real newsman or woman.

  31. You are right, Janice. I too am losing faith in Fox News which I have always faithfully watched for my news update. They are tarnishing their image which made them stand out and are definitely losing their audience.

  32. What else is new? Don’t worry, because everything will work out just fine. I hate to say things that may sound holy rolly , but Divine intervention will clear up all of this insanity. There will be another 4 yrs.. Gruess Gott

  33. Now, that is really surprizing. I thought Shep’s question to Trump might have been:
    “Mr. President. Would you please be my butt-buddy? I’m so lonely.

  34. Fox News, the “voice of the conservative,” was once the best out there, and it still has its good moderators, but democrats have recently infiltrated and influenced its established programs. I, for one am angry about it, and Fox had better grow a backbone and purge its programing of these liberal liars ASAP, or there won’t be a Fox News anymore. I sure will turn my channel to cooking shows or anything else. Democrats can spew their fake dogma on CBS, NBC, etc. America DOES NOT want to hear from democrats on Fox!

  35. Shep comes on, my TV goes off. He has gotten worse and worse. He is a major Trump hater, as is Mike Wallace. Don’t watch either of them any more. Be careful Fox or you will be losing so many devoted viewers. Me for one.

  36. Snott27 real Americans don’t waste time listening to the fools like maddow, Scarborough, and their kind. The survival of our country depends on exposing them liars. Real journalism is mostly dead in America today because of idiots like them.

  37. Dewey, don’t pay any attention to Scott27, he probably takes in the same place as Anderson and Sheppard. He can’t accept the truth that Sheppard Smith is an assh**e and a queer just like him.

  38. That’s rich, Dianna… how many hands do you have? Apparently enough to simultaneously cover your eyes and your ears. Reminds me of the old “don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up.” Real Americans who love this country would not be so blind.

  39. For the question that made their jaws drop was, “Is there another way to see it?” It’s an open invitation for rebuttal but I hear none.
    Trump really blew it with this one, but it’s not too late! Just pull them back and await future orders…

  40. I always turn him and the other demoncrats off.
    I don’t want to hear their lies! Love Hannity, Tucker, Lorra,
    Jeannine and the rest of the conservatives! We’re so sick of the fake news!! How any sane person could vote for those communist demons is beyond me! It’s like watching a horror story with them supporting baby killers and Natzi atheists!

  41. I don’t watch Smith or Wallace anymore. Love to watch the rest. Mr. Murdoch needs to stop listening to Paul Ryan or they will lose their #1 ranking. People are already turning them off.

  42. Janice, I’m with you I never watch him. I started to watch him a few years ago and as soon as he opened his moth I turn the TV off. He just made me sick to look at him and hear him talk.

  43. Far right looney went to Afghanistan and Iraq because they believe in the dream of democracy and the love of their country. We didn’t go because we wanted flag desecration and protest against our constitution. You think far right looney has been seen, you haven’t seen it yet Mel. Far right looney waits until provoked, it hasn’t said a word, it doesn’t need approval from you or anyone else. It believes in the USA and what we used to stand for when we had balls. Far right looney is prepared to do what needs to be done no matter the propaganda or the party who holds the Whitehouse to protect this country from foreign and domestic enemies. So Mr. Domestic, where do we start? Cause the foreign invaders coming across the Southern Border can be found. If people want to fire up the far right looney, just jack with our President.

  44. I’m surprised this DOUCHE-BAG even does the news on FOX anymore U can tell he’s not biased, yeah right!!!!
    Instead of Sheppard Smith, more like Shemp Smith last of the three Stooges!!!!????????????????????????

  45. Shep Smith just needs to go to CNN along with all the other Trump haters at FOX before Fox News ratings drop out of sight. I turn the channel more now than it’s a real shame. I could understand it if President Trump did not do anything but he has helped this country sooo much.

  46. I won’t watch SS anymore! He is such a big mouth liberal leftist anti-Trump host I can’t stand to hear all the lies he tells.

  47. Fox News USED TO BE THE FIRST STATION l would go to but they have changed. I haven’t. I still watch certain shows like Tucker, CG, and other shows. But no longer my overall favorite show. Don’t lose the Confederate people.

  48. They should both resign and join the rest of the idiots at CNN or the Pravda type newspaper the had in RUSSIA. DON’T LET THE DOOR HID YOU IN THE BUTT LEAVING FOX NEWS COMRADES!!!

  49. They should both resign and join the rest of the idiots at CNN or the Pravda type newspaper the had in RUSSIA. DON’T LET THE DOOR HID YOU IN THE BUTT LEAVING FOX NEWS COMRADES!!!

  50. Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace are persona non grata on my television! Fox Business or the Cartoon Network is more believable than those two talking headcases!

  51. Shepard Smith makes me puke, therefore from noon till one Pacific time I turn a Fox network off! Trade the commy to CNN for a 10th round draft pick! He’s un-American astuey come!

  52. No, Shepard Smith is not a news person. His bias against the president comes out of his mouth with every breath he takes.

  53. Look at his face in the picture at the beginning of this article. That is what happens when you are a depressed homosexual that is despised at his college,the Univ. of Mississippi. He must be hitting the bottle.

  54. Shep Smith is a disgrace. I have watched Fox News religiously for the past many,many years. You have some heavy weights on your staff. Smith is a total light weight. I no longer watch his show and if he continues on Fox I will divorce myself and discontiue watching Fox. And I will let my entire email list and facebook list of friends, that numbers many, many, of what I think of Fox w/Smith aboard. The lists are in the high hundreds multiplied by hundreds can be a significant factor.

  55. Sheppard Smith has always been a Democrat as far as I know. I don’t watch his show, because he will give fake news and I do not trust him.

  56. When something comes on the screen like Shipert Smith our screen goes blank. We will not allow that into our home. FOC is shooting them selves in the foot with Shipert Smith on their payroll.

  57. I used to be a very strong fan of Shepard Smith and Fox News, indeed, more years than I care to count, but no longer. I will take my viewership elsewhere. I got along without Fox for 40 years or better, I imagine I can do so again!

  58. Why don’t fox junkies like the truth??
    Shep is just a news person , no propaganda, just the news. It’s a sad statement that fox viewers live in a fantasyland of far right propaganda.

  59. I surely won’t watch this yay-hoo. He’s a lib from the get-go, and I can’t understand why Fox keeps him around. I’m sure there are many good conservatives who’d love to take his miserable place! (No fudge-packers, either!)

  60. HIM AND JUAN AND THE REST OF THESE NITWIT LOONS SHOULD WORK FOR THE FAKE NEWS WHANKO CLOWNS. I AM LOSING PATIENCES WITH FOx NEWS. IF IT WERE NOt FOR SOME OF THE MORE SANE COMMENTATORS I WOULD THINK I WAS WATCHING CNN OR THE LIKE FAKE NEWS. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN BIAS NEWS. I EXPECT THE TRUTH FROM FOX. NOT BIAS LEFT WING LOONS. I WOULD LIKE TOO SEE HANNIDY, INGRANHAM, PIRRO, WATERS OTHER FRIENDS START THEIR OWN NEWS STATION

  61. And Sheps breath smells like pooh. Probably because he gets him some Big Mike, after he got some Obumbles the brown clown

  62. Mel. You just like Shep cuz hes like your hero, the zero. Brown clown, and hubby Big Mike, are more to your liking, eh? Also, Shep loves a great honey pounding from Big Mike. You, Mel, like to watch. That’s me being inclusive.

  63. Shep is probably getting a lot of dollars from left wing loonies to bend the news to fit their bidding.

  64. Shep, and “straight news hours”, should never go in a sentence together. That beady eyed, brown eye poker, needs to go away, and I wont watch Fox until it’s gone. I watch my face, the big 3, off air.

  65. Shepperd Smith is a total Liberal…who in the world doesn’t know that is crazy…I quit watching. his show months ago…he is just a bore…Fox wake up or you r going lose a lot more viewers than you already have….fire him and hire someone who actually is a fair reporter on the job….and will not knock the president right on a conservative station…FIRE HIM he is awful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Shep is great newscaster. Relating factual news as he should. He’s not an opinionated propagandist the likes of Dobbs, Hannity and others. Shep is part of a factual news broadcast !! People that tune in fox get pissed because the factual news broadcasts aren’t made into propaganda shows for their far right loony beliefs!

  67. Shepard Smith, et al will be one of a few sole survivors of Fox if the new board member, Paul Ryan and Junior Murdoch continue on this path. The fans don’t watch Fox just because they are Fox fans, they watch their favorite hosts, PERIOD. Most viewers are Pres. Trump supporters and will not put up with this. Watch the ratings plummet just like CNN and MSNBC if they try and change to just another far left network. I honestly think that the Favorite hosts should form their own network and watch the groveling anti-American networks dig themselves deeper into their own abyss.

  68. Fox is retiring from being th designated “conservative” news outlet – moving to where they were all along – just slightly right of extreme left. Ever since the daughters-in-law took over, it has been moving that way. They were just another “Horned Pachyderm” all along.

  69. Why is this even an issue? I thought Jared, with all his diplomatic wisdom and experience (not) was going to solve the whole middle east peace problem. Where is that peace plan these days? Haven’t heard much about it.

  70. Mattis did not resign “in protest” of Syria. He said it repeatedly afterwards. To say Trump is doing this politically to distract from impeachment,really hasn’t been paying attention…

  71. As you may surmise, IF anyone had said anything negative about Obama’s illegal actions, the LEAST they could expect was to be called RACIST, with fire bombing their homes and physical attacks against themselves and members of their family not out of the question.

  72. It’s high time “sheepdog” is fired! Don’t watch him at all and most of the time don’t watch Fox during the day! Tucker, Hannity and Ingram are just about all I watch on Fox.

  73. Never watch Smith, watch The5 sometimes because Dagan & Jesse Zing Donna & Juan. The latter 2 always espouse the SOCOMS by inserting POTUS in2 the equation. However MCDOWELL & WATTERS expose their BS.
    Tucker is the only 1 slamming Smith but it’s not on Smith’s show..

  74. Shepard Smith is an idiot as his name implies, nothing but a sheep herder egging on his followers (if he has any) to hate President Trump as much as he does. Fox News, you really need to clean house if you hope to continue as a news reporting affiliate, need I tell you where to start???

  75. It’s amazing to watch the armchair quarterbacks in the news media try to second guess President Trump but wouldn’t call obozo out over anything.

  76. Never have seen so many IMMATURE and SELF CENTERED people in power….. Our President is an Excellent JOB! Let HIM does HIS BUSINESS!! We must get rid of all those POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS! PRIDE AND ENVY displayed by the POWER Hungry Self Centeredness must take leave from the HEART of every POLITICIAN in our Be Loved UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! REMEMBER, the Word is UNITED! Not DIVIDED and SELF SERVING!!! For the LOVE of God and Country with TRUTH and LOVE, do grow – up and push that Selfishness to the PIT and may IT never to return!
    urn!!

  77. Shepard Smith is very bad for all sites as he is very left and does not want to let anyone know the left is only thinking of getting trump out of office. He does not want to tell you anything food the president does to help USA be strong and safe and helping all people in USA to see a happy future.

  78. Shep, how Americans do really think have paid any attention re U.S. troops in Syria to cause such an announcement to be a distraction? I’d bet 50 or so million people said, “HUH?”.

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