Following the disastrous (to say the last) press conference President Donald Trump gave Tuesday on Charlottesville and white supremacy, his political allies were few and far between. So few, in fact, even Fox News apparently could not track any down.
Shep Smith, Fox News’ chief breaking news anchor and something of the network’s conscience, said on Wednesday afternoon that his booking team had reached out to “Republicans of all stripes,” but could not get one person to come on the network and defend the president’s comments.
Not. One. Person.
“Let’s be honest, Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel,” Smith said candidly. “We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here.”
Some on the internet were praising Smith’s display of, you know, normalcy following Trump’s heinous comments:
Shep Smith from fox news couldn’t get any republicans to come on the air and defend Trumps comments. That’s telling.
— Tony Groeblinghoff (@groeblbubble) August 16, 2017
The shitty Trump people are pissed at Shep Smith for stating the truth.
— Jeanine (@eb0ni_J) August 16, 2017
However, many members of Fox News’ loyal audience once again called for Smith to be fired:
Fox is dead to me. Killed by Shep Smith, Juan Williams, Geraldo Riviera, Eboni Williams, and all the other peons they plant in each show.
— CelebFreeZone🇺🇸 (@stonewall_sue) August 16, 2017
While Fox News’ regular blind support of Trump will surely return soon, we’re grateful for the respite.