Fox News host eviscerates Donald Trump over his lies about Puerto Rico.

By |2019-08-29T11:50:55-08:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Courtesy of Newsweek:

During a segment on Shepard Smith Reporting on Wednesday afternoon, the Fox News host fact-checked Trump’s recent claims about Puerto Rico. “President Trump is calling the island one of the most corrupt places on earth. He added [on Twitter] that ‘by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico.’ Those are opinions as opposed to facts,” he said.

Smith went on to declare that Trump also “repeated his false claims” about the $92 billion aid that Puerto Rico has received, citing a tweet the president posted yesterday.

“That is decidedly not true,” Smith said in response. “We checked with sources including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. The latest numbers show that as of the end of June, the federal government has allocated $42.7 billion for Puerto Rico… About $21 billion is binding. In other words, Congress has to pay it. Of that, Puerto Rico has received less than $14 billion. So $14 billion or less. Not $92 billion.”

Later in the segment, Smith took aim at Trump’s latest claims about the border wall. Earlier today, the president tweeted a video of the southwest border and claimed that the border wall he promised his supporters during the 2016 presidential election is “going up very fast despite total Obstruction by Democrats in Congress, and elsewhere!”

In response, Smith debunked the president’s claims and clarified that “there’s no new wall.”

“Existing barriers have been replaced. Same span. The total of repaired barrier is about 60 miles along that 2,000 mile border,” the host said. “The president also said in the tweet that the wall is going up rapidly. It is not. As we just reported, there’s no new wall. Only replacement for walls which were in need of repair or upgrade. Those are the facts.”

Gee, no wonder Donald Trump is pissed off at Fox News. 

Actually Shepard Smith is the one Fox news personality who refuses to drink the Koolaid and is consistently accurate in his reporting. 

If they hired a few more like him Fox News might some day be considered an actual news source. 

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14 Comments

  1. OT? August 30, 2019 at 6:29 am
  2. OK August 30, 2019 at 6:32 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/you-narcissistic-boob-trump-triggers-a-scathing-bipartisan-backlash-with-his-new-attacks-on-puerto-rico/

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of vehemently disagreed with, tweeting, “3000 Americans died on your watch. You’re not the best thing to happen to anybody but yourself. And even that’s questionable.”

    “You narcissistic boob.”

  3. anonymous August 30, 2019 at 6:41 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/watch-louisiana-gubernatorial-candidate-uses-n-word-to-defend-himself-against-prank-caller/

    “As an 8-year-old, they called me, ‘Oh, there’s the n*gger-lovers right there.”

    ““You know what growing up in a family of 10 means?” “You can’t hurt my feelings, because I don’t have any. You’re entitled to your opinion. That’s what makes America great.”

    Oh Boy…

  4. campesino blanco August 30, 2019 at 6:48 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/30/shoot-hurricane-dorian.html

    The state of Florida is warning residents that shooting at Hurricane Dorian is a really bad idea because the bullets will come back at you.

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  5. Anonymous August 30, 2019 at 7:35 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/leaked-emails-reveal-the-ways-white-nationalists-have-infiltrated-right-wing-media-report/

    “Indeed, there is a burgeoning underground network of group chats, message boards and e-mail chains serving as the breeding ground for incubating white nationalist ideas, and as a forum to strategize around how to launder those ideas through mainstream conservative publications,” Gais reports. “And, judging from a large series of messages from one of those e-mail groups obtained by Splinter, it’s working.”

  6. anónima August 30, 2019 at 7:45 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-loving-fox-business-host-baffled-after-president-lashes-out-at-us-companies-in-latest-twitter-meltdown/

    “Not quite sure where the president is going with this one,” Varney remarked. “But he wants the Fed to lower rates — bottom line.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/white-evangelicals-should-panic-because-theyre-losing-a-whole-generation-of-americans-conservative-columnist/

    “Today, far too many evangelicals are seen as angry and culturally defensive, and have tied their cause to a leader who is morally corrupt and dehumanizes others,” Gerson concludes. “Older evangelicals — the very people who should be maintaining and modeling moral standards — have ignored and compromised those standards for political reasons in plain view of their own children. And disillusionment is the natural result.”

  7. CNN August 30, 2019 at 8:00 am

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/politics/don-beyer-donald-trump-hurricane-dorian-puerto-rico-cnntv/index.html

    “following news that officials expect Dorian to make landfall in Florida, the President announced that he was canceling a scheduled trip to Poland to deal with the storm, which is expected to reach the state as a Category 4 hurricane on Labor Day.
    “But I don’t really criticize (Trump for) sticking up and trying to modify the impacts of the hurricane on Florida. I just wish that he would be evenhanded when it comes to the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico,” Beyer said.”

  8. Anon August 30, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I feel anger that has manifested from frustration. I watched the above video tempted to post it on FB with a leading question Do facts matter to you?
    I am sick and tired of people who first have an opinion or a belief then believe BS or make up facts spinning fiction of their mind proclaiming their mental nonsense is real. Living on a near deserted island is tempting.

    I recommend Wanda Sykes Netflix special Not Normal about our country. She is hilarious.

  9. anon August 30, 2019 at 8:25 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-repeats-relief-funding-lie-as-tropical-storm-dorian-approaches-puerto-rico-3545a3b41091/

    “Shortly after Trump tweeted, NBC News reported that the administration is actually taking $271 million away from the Department of Homeland Security, including FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, to pay for more immigration detention space and asylum hearing locations along the southern border. It did not ask Congress for permission to make the reallocation, believing it had the authority itself. The Department of Homeland Security will lose funding for Coast Guard operations, and FEMA will lose funding budgeted to prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes.’

  10. ANON August 30, 2019 at 8:55 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/the-escalating-battle-between-trump-and-fox-news-inadvertently-exposes-one-of-his-most-insidious-forms-of-corruption/

    ““The whole point here is the open declaration that something meant to be a news network should function as his personal 24/7 propaganda and disinformation outlet,” Sargent writes. “It’s a double-fisted declaration of impunity: Trump must be immune from journalistic scrutiny and be permitted to operate and lie with absolute impunity, and he will publicly assert that an ostensibly journalistic institution should be entirely subservient to him with absolute, shameless impunity as well.”

    “This is a form of insidious corruption — corruption of our discourse. All politicians shade the truth; politics inescapably involves artifice of one kind or another,” Sargent observes.

    “But most hew to some kind of underlying belief that gaslighting voters too shamelessly treats them with a form of deep contempt; that at some point, factual reality has to matter; that journalism plays a legitimate institutional role in restraining political dishonesty; and that all this is a necessary foundation for deliberative democracy to function.””

  11. aNOn August 30, 2019 at 9:43 am

    WikiP>”Smith married Virginia Donald, a University of Mississippi classmate, in 1987. They divorced in 1993 with no children.
    In 2017, Smith confirmed in a speech that he is gay, but never thought of himself as “in the closet”, stating, “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.” A reporter covering the speech wrote, “Smith believes his sexuality is a piece of his personal story, but not the most defining factor.””

    Caravansary Occupant

  12. AK Lynne August 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

    If the hurricane hits Mar A Lago, Trump will be the first one there with his hand in FEMA’s pockets for money.

  13. Anonymous August 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Check out Neil’s latest Common Sense

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  14. Anonymous August 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Why is above commenter commenting about shep smiths sexual preference. Is that person a homophobic right winger? What the heck? Or is that a homophobic russain troll?

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