Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said Wednesday that his show reached out to Republicans in order to find someone to defend the comments President Trump made about the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. He related on air how the politicians responded to his request.
“Our booking team, and they’re good,” he said, “reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today, let’s be honest Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News channel.”
“Uh, we couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here,” he said, “because we thought, in balance, someone should do that. We worked very hard at it throughout the day and we were unsuccessful.”
“And of those who are condemning the president’s condemnable actions, I’ve not heard any prominent leaders, former presidents, members of the House or the Senate use his name while speaking in generalities,” he concluded.