It’s not exactly a secret that Fox News is mostly nothing more than the media propaganda arm of the Republican Party. While there are a couple of people who work for America’s most-watched conservative entertainment network who have the courage to call out Trump and the GOP, most of the people there serve as nothing more than cheerleaders, propagandists, or conspiracy theorists pushing whatever ridiculous lies Republicans hope their followers are gullible enough to believe.
Well, one of the few people over at Fox who’s been quite vocal about calling out Trump and the GOP is Shep Smith.
A rare beacon of common sense, facts, and truth at Fox News, Smith exposed how gutless the Republican Party is when he confirmed on Wednesday that the network couldn’t find anyone to defend Trump’s Tuesday press conference.
“We, our booking team, and they’re good, reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today,” Smith stated. “Let’s be honest, Republicans don’t really mind coming on Fox News channel. We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here, because we thought in balance somebody should do that”
“We worked very hard on it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful,” he added.
Let that sink in for a moment.
A massive cable news network that caters to Republicans, a place where many members of the party flock to for softball interviews and a “friendly place” to push their lies, couldn’t find a single member of the GOP — anywhere in the country — who’d come on air to defend comments Trump made during Tuesday’s press conference where he essentially defended white supremacists, the KKK, and Nazis.
That’s how bad Tuesday was for Trump and the Republican Party.
At this point, I really don’t know how the GOP moves forward with Trump as “president.”
I’m sure they’re hoping that, with time, this will all blow over — but this seems different. This was a “president” and leader of their party who basically put people who oppose Nazis on equal footing with Nazis and the KKK, saying “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.
While many Republicans have been able to dance around the fact that Trump’s obviously a racist and a bigot, cowardly spinning his hateful rhetoric into some nonsensical excuse, there’s no spinning this. Trump was faced with one of the simplest tasks he’s had to deal with as “president” — condemning white nationalism, the KKK, and Nazis — and he managed to screw it up, twice.
After giving what now was clearly a fake speech on Monday where he put the blame on these hate groups, the real Trump came out on Tuesday. That’s when we saw what he really thinks about what happened on Saturday. That’s when he, once again, put blame on “both sides” for the violence. That’s when, once again, Trump’s comments made white nationalists, the KKK, and Nazis applaud what he had to say.
Donald Trump’s a national embarrassment and a disgrace, and I’m absolutely disgusted that he’s currently allowed to represent my country.