There is a growing divide at Fox News between opinion hosts like Sean Hannity, who have tended to be ardent supporters of President Trump, and straight news hosts like Shepard Smith, who have increasingly offered tough reporting on the president and his administration.
It looks like we know which side Neil Cavuto is leaning toward.
Cavuto, the host of Your World with Neil Cavuto, is something of a hybrid at Fox News. Though he readily offers opinions on his show, he’s also a veteran business journalist and tends to play things down the middle. But on Thursday, Cavuto blasted Trump over his habit of spreading falsehoods, the latest being a $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Let me be clear, Mr. President. How can you drain the swamp if you’re the one that keeps muddying the waters? You didn’t know about the $130,000 payment to a porn star until you did,” Cavuto said. “You insist that money from the campaign or campaign contributions played no role in this transaction. Of that you’re sure. The thing is, not 24 hours ago, sir, you couldn’t recall any of this. And you seemed very sure.”