Twitter explodes with calls to fire Shepard Smith after claim Trump ‘trades in racism’

Fire shepard smith for calling Trump a racistAfter Democrat Hillary Clinton’s speech claiming that Donald Trump’s support is part of a global racist “alt-right” conspiracy, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith claimed that the GOP candidate “trades in racism.”  His comment sparked a huge backlash, with many on Twitter demanding he be fired.

“The problem with any attempt to rebut her is that in this case she used Donald Trump’s own words, was historically accurate on his policies, on all reviewed points,” he said during a segment with Wall Street Journal reporter James Grimaldi.

Grimaldi told Smith he believed Trump would respond by “trading in hyperbole.”

“He trades in racism, doesn’t he?” Smith asked.

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Here’s video of the segment, courtesy of Mediaite:

Naturally, his statement, disguised as a question, didn’t sit too well with many.



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This is the latest in a long line of idiotic statements by the anchor that have caused Fox News fans to call for his ousting.

On Wednesday Smith bent over backwards to defend the fact that half the people Clinton met with at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation and he went after the reporter who broke the story.

And back in July, after a black man ambushed Baton Rouge police officers, killing 3, Smith attacked former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for saying “all lives matter.”

And let’s not forget that he castigated Christians as “haters” during the controversy over Kim Davis.

What do you think?  Should Fox News fire Shepard Smith for this incident and his blatant bias?


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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