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.