Shep Smith Slams Trump For Saying He Can Pardon Himself And Fact-Checks Him With The Constitution
On Sunday, Donald Trump’s legal team claimed that the president can do no wrong because he can pardon himself no matter what. On Monday, Fox News’ Shep Smith slammed Trump’s claim and said that his reporting on the current administration is “without fear or favor.”
“We want to report without fear or favor and hold truth to power,” the host said. “No matter who it is that’s in power.”
Smith went on to read straight out of the U.S. Constitution’s clause that talks about presidential pardons.
“He shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States,” Article II, section 2 reads. “Except in cases of impeachment.”
Smith went on to say how hard it is to reports Trump’s version of the truth as his lawyers say one thing and his press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says another.
“When you get a competing set of facts, one of them completely untrue, and no way to get through it, from the highest elected authority in the land, from those who work for us — it’s very frustrating for journalists. It’s not partisan, this is about facts — and knowing that someone is telling the opposite of that.”
Take a look at the video clip below: