Donald Trump once again slammed the news media as being biased against his administration and only putting out fake news to discredit him during a press conference many found to be bizarre on Thursday, but one reporter has officially had enough of the insults that are being hurled towards the press.
Shepard Smith, who works for the usually more right-leaning Fox News, came out during a segment Thursday Night to criticize the Trump Administration, and the President himself, for how he handled the conference earlier in the day. The conference was meant to address the recent situation involving Michael Flynn and his conversations with Russia, as well as other issues that have been raised regarding Trump's own relationship with Vladimir Putin, and instead of giving answers, Trump used the time to attack the news media in a way he has many times in the past, saying they were all putting out "fake news" and treating him and his team unfairly.
However, Smith then criticized the action, defending CNN's Jim Acosta, who Trump had a tiff with during the conference, and also accused the President of not only avoiding answering the questions he needs to answer, but trying to blame the news media for them being asked in general.
After initially defending Acosta against Trump, Smith criticized Trump for consistently claiming the media was against him, before looking directly at the camera, and potentially, the President himself, to let him know that no matter how much he tried to knock the media down, they would keep asking him the tough questions.
"It's crazy what we're watching every day. It's absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all, and avoiding this question on Russia as though we're fools for asking this question," he said. "Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia the same day it was happening and we're fools for asking the questions? No sir."
"We are not fools for asking this question, and we demand to know the answer to this question," he continued. "You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone with [Russia', what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do. And that you call us fake news and that you put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people is inconsequential. The people deserve that answer at the very least."