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Fox’s Neil Cavuto to Trump: ‘How can you drain the swamp if you keep muddying the waters?’

In a scathing segment on his Fox News show this Thursday, Neil Cavuto focused on President Trump’s pathological lying and mentioned some of his most egregious lies and misleading statements, from his false claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election, to the recent revelation that he reimbursed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 in hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.

“How can you drain the swamp if you’re the one that keeps muddying the water?” Cavuto asked while starting out the segment. “You didn’t know about that $130,000 payment to a porn star until you did.”

“I’m just having a devil of a time figuring out which news is fake,” Cavuto said sarcastically.

“Let’s just say your own words on lots of stuff give me, shall I say, lots of pause. Like the time you said the Russians didn’t interfere in the 2016 election, until a lot of Republicans had to remind you they did.”

“Now, none of this makes me a never-Trumper, just always confused,” he continued. “Like when you claimed your tax plan was the biggest in U.S. history — when it wasn’t. Or that the bill you signed to make it all happen would cost you a fortune — when it turns out it is going to help make you a bigger fortune. Or that your job approval numbers really aren’t that bad relative to other presidents at this stage — when they’re actually worse than most presidents at this stage.”

“That can change,” Cavuto said. “But what’s weird is this pattern does not. Like the time you said rumors of Rex Tillerson’s departure at the State Department were false — until they weren’t. Or that your former chief of staff Reince Priebus wasn’t going anywhere — until he was. Or your economic adviser Gary Cohn was doing a great job — until he wasn’t.”

The Fox host continued:

“…when you absolutely loved Steve Bannon — until you didn’t. Swore by Jeff Sessions until you started swearing at Jeff Sessions. Had your legal team locked in place — until it wasn’t. Denied reports you were ever thinking about firing Robert Mueller, even as you now threaten getting involved at the Justice Department. … None of this makes you evil, but I’m sure you can understand why even your friends say these inconsistencies don’t make you look good.”

Watch Cavuto’s full rant in the video below:

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