On Friday, Fox News host Shep Smith welcomed one of his colleagues to his show to talk about the recent arrest of Cesar Sayoc, who sent out multiple bombs to critics of Donald Trump via mail.
Smith started off by claiming that Trump’s hateful and violent rhetoric played a big part in Sayoc’s actions. But “Fox News Sunday” host Chirs Wallace didn’t agree as he praised the president.
“You just can’t ignore the politics of this, even if you wanted to,” Smith said. “These are people the president has gone after rhetorically. These are people this guy targeted. It goes to the tone and tenor of the political discourse and the words that the president uses in his rallies.”
“I don’t think you can draw any particular link or any responsibility on the part of the president for this action,” Wallace said.
“From the largest microphones from the highest plateaus, what we’re getting is divisive ‘television stations suck’ and ‘lock her up’ and all the rest. It seems unhelpful and both sides have said that,” Smith said
Take a look at the debate below: