Donald Trump was asked during a press conference at the G7 summit on Monday about Russia. Instead of commenting on the question, Trump went on a rant claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin had outsmarted former President Barack Obama.
Shortly after the press conference, Fox News host Shepard Smith decided to fact-check Trump and brutally called out the president’s lies.
In his Monday show, Smith played a clip of Trump talking about his trade war with China and how he meandered his way into a conversation about Russia. After France invited Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Trump said that he might invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G-7 meeting in the United States. Trump has invited Putin to the U.S. a few times and each of the invitations have been ignored.
“President Trump says the Russians were removed from the group, because president Putin outsmarted President Obama,” Smith said. “That is not true. The decision to remove Russia from the group was unanimous. The reason? Putin invaded and annexed Crimea. In the conflict that continues, in eastern Ukraine, Russian forces support separatists, who have killed more than 10,000 people. During that conflict, a Russian weapon shot a civilian airliner from the sky, killing hundreds. Then, in 2016-2018, the Russians interfered with the American elections. According to American intelligence agencies, they are interfering today.”
Take a look at the video clip below: