Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NEWS

Watch: Shep Smith Just Stomped All Over Trump’s Lies About His Border Wall

shep-smith-shuts-down-trump's-border-wall-claims

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to try and distract his followers by claiming that his border war is “going up very fast.”

“The Wall is going up very fast despite total Obstruction by Democrats in Congress, and elsewhere!” Trump tweeted.

Obviously, Trump was lying like he usually does. But his lies didn’t go unchecked. Shortly after Trump’s tweet, Fox News host Shep Smith decided to fact-check the president’s claims.

“The president made border security a main stay of his message dating back to the campaign with, “Build that wall and Mexico will pay for it,” Smith said.

“The last promise is long gone. Despite the president’s claims contrary, there’s no new wall,” Smith added.

“Existing barriers have been replaced. Same span. The total of repaired barrier is about 60 miles along that 2,000 mile border,” he continued.

“In some cases with a new wall system as Customs and Border protections calls it, new tech and new lighting, but not in new areas. The Pentagon approved another 20 miles of wall for Arizona and California,” Smith said.

“Still it seems the president wants more progress on his promise. An hour ago, he tweeted that the wall is going up very fast despite obstruction by Democrats. Today, The Washington Post reports the president is telling his aides to use eminent domain to seize private land and ignore environmental laws,” Smith said.

“That he told senior aides that if he doesn’t get it done, it would be embarrassing. When staffers explained that some of his requests would require them to break the law, the paper reports he responded that if anybody gets in trouble, don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” Smith noted.

“The Post reports one official told The Washington Post that the president was joking. Just moments ago, the president tweeted that the report is, as he put it, fake news. The president also said in the tweet that the wall is going up rapidly. It is not. As we just reported, there’s no new wall. Only replacement for walls which were in need of repair or upgrade. Those are the facts,” Smith concluded.

Take a look at the video clip below:

RELATED: Trump Lampoons ‘Terrible’ And ‘Clueless’ Fox News For ‘Not Working For Him Anymore’

Click to comment

You May Also Like

NEWS

Last July, Turing Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Martin Shkreli became a lightning rod for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices after he raised the price...

NEWS

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in her native Malta after exposing a massive web of corruption through the “Panama Papers,” including a...

SMH

We know similar comments have been posted before, but the one below is, by far, the most comprehensive list I’ve seen: A Trump supporting...

NEWS

The fact that the press is not reporting on the continuing violent rhetoric at Donald Trump’s rallies reflects an acceptance that is deeply troubling....

Copyright © 2020 ZoxPress Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.