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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Fact-Checks Trump on Birthright Citizenship Claims: ‘He Can’t Do That’

Once again, Fox News’ Shepard Smith fact-checked a false claim from President Donald Trump.

This time Smith was reacting to Trump talking to Axios’ Jonathan Swan about an executive order to end birthright citizenship.

“Of course, he can’t do that,” Smith said. “The reason––the Constitution.”

And after showing the clip of Trump’s comments, including the President’s claim the US is the only country that does this, he continued:

“We’re not the only country in the world. There are 30 of them, including Canada next door. Further, constitutional scholars say in the event the President actually tries this move, there would be an immediate injunction and his order would not ever take effect.”

Smith brought up Speaker Paul Ryan‘s comments smacking down this idea, as well as Lindsey Graham‘s support of it.

Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts filed a report on this and concluded by telling Smith, “That’s what’s being talked about here at the White House this afternoon. Don’t know if any of it will fly.”

Smith remarked, “No, just talk.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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