Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith unleashed a thinly veiled attack on President Trump in his first public remarks since leaving his post.
Smith said that ‘vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon – we don’t have to look far for that.’
As The Daily Mail reports:
Former Fox News anchor Shep Smith took a thinly-veiled swipe at President Donald Trump at a journalism gala last night in his first public comments since he abruptly quit the network…
The 55-year-old did not mention Trump by name but there was little doubt who he had in mind after clashing with Trump supporters and even drawing the anger of the President himself before his departure last month.
Smith, who was hosting the event in New York City last night, also revealed he was donating $500,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists which hosted the awards…
‘There’s a phrase for that,’ he said to laughter, seemingly referring to Trump’s refrain of ‘fake news’.
Smith frequently clashed with President Trump and his supporters throughout his time at the network.