Fox News’ Shepard Smith Baffled by Trump’s Google Comments: ‘What Is He Talking About?!’


After President Donald Trump‘s brief pool spray with reporters, during which he talked about the border wall and his criticisms of Google (particularly his accusation of biased Google search results), Fox News’ Shepard Smith was just utterly baffled.

“This new thing, today’s new thing, not a thing, but a thing,” Smith said, “‘Google is taking advantage of a lot of people. Google, Facebook and Twitter, you can’t do that to people. They’re treading on troubled territory.’ Which means nothing. John Roberts, what is––what is he talking about? Treading on troubled territory? You can’t do that? Do what to people?!”

Roberts said the President is clearly just “venting” about coverage he sees, “particularly in the Google search results.”

Smith said the real problem isn’t Google or Facebook or Twitter:

“What he doesn’t like is the news. It’s not the people who are delivering it or the platforms on which they receive it. It seems to be the news itself, because around there, the news is not good except the fake news. The fake news seems to be pretty good for him. The real news seems to be unpleasant.”

Roberts noted that news outlets certainly make big mistakes––alluding to CNN’s Lanny Davis fracas––but said, “He doesn’t like the tone of what he sees in terms of the coverage. He doesn’t like a lot of the comments that he gets on Twitter.”

Smith concluded by reading the President’s words again and saying not of it really makes any sense.

“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media,” Trump tweeted earlier. “In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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