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A baffled Shep Smith rips into Trump: ‘Your guys were on the phone with Russia!’

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith blasted Trump following the President’s freewheeling unhinged press conference on Thursday.

Smith, who proves that Fox isn’t completely devoid honest journalists, denounced Trump’s press conference attack of the media, dismissing the Russia controversy, and repeating an erroneous claim of an electoral landslide win against Hillary Clinton.

The Fox host has since come under fire from Trump supporters for criticizing the President’s treatment of CNN reporter Jim Acosta and by calling his behavior “absolutely crazy.”

Shepard Smith:

Jim Acosta over there from CNN, an accomplished reporter, a guy I’ve never met, but a good reporter. I mean, treating him like he’s – I’m not even going to use the word … It’s crazy what we’re watching everyday. It’s absolutely crazy.

[Trump] keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia, as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on 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.

You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone, what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do. And that you call us fake news and 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.

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