Shep Smith Throws Shade at Trump Over Pershing Tweet: ‘There’s The Presidential Input of the Day’
Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Numerous times during the election, Trump repeated the unverified story that Pershing cracked down on Islamic terrorism in the early 1900s by “dipping bullets into pigs blood” and using them to shoot extremists.
Fox News’ Shepard Smith was reporting live when Trump made the tweet.
“Well that’s what the president tweeted,” Smith reacted. “Helpful? I don’t know.”
Smith then echoed what Trump has previously said on the campaign trail.
“U.S. General John J Pershing did not effectively discourage Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by killing them and burying their body along with those pigs. Quoting now, ‘they let the 50th man go and for next 42 years there was not single Muslim extremist attack anywhere in the world,'” Smith said. “Of course the problem with this is it isn’t true.”
He pointed to the Snopes report that the premise of Trump’s tweet “is false.”
“It’s just not what happened, but there’s the presidential input for the day,” he snarked before carrying on with his coverage of the attack.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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