Fox News’ Shepard Smith Rebukes Caravan Fear-Mongering: ‘There Is No Invasion, No One’s Coming to Get You’
On Monday, Shepard Smith offered some counter-programming to his Fox News opinion show cohorts by refuting the recent fear mongering over the migrant caravan on the move in Central America.
The topic came up as Smith held a discussion on the gunman who attacked a synagogue in Pittsburg last week. Smith noted that beyond the shooter’s anti-Semitism, the shooter also seemed to buy into the conspiracy theory that Jews were financially backing the migrant caravan as it approaches the U.S. Southern border.
Numerous conservative figures have stirred up fears in America lately by characterizing the migrants as an invading army, though Smith didn’t have any patience for that rhetoric, calling the migrants the “the not-coming-to-get-you, not caravan of invaders that politicians are using to gin up fear.”
“You turn up the crazies and the crazies come out,” Smith eventually said.
Later on, Smith turned to the news that the U.S. Military will send thousands of troops down south to deter the approaching migrants (who are still about 1,000 miles away from the border). To that point, Smith noted that all of the recent conversations about the caravan is really about next week’s midterm elections.
“There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about. When they did this to us, got us all riled up in April, the result was 14 arrests. We are America. We can handle it.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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