Fox News' Shep Smith Goes After Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Repeating Trump's Attacks on Comey Verbatim


After White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went off on fired FBI Director James Comey during Friday’s briefing, Fox News’ Shep Smith mocked her ire — and her word choice.

“Hack, liar, leaker, slime ball,” Smith said, echoing the press secretary’s pejoratives used to describe Comey after anecdotes from his new book made headlines Thursday.

The host then pointed out that much of the language Sanders used was also contained in President Donald Trump’s tweets posted earlier in the day about the FBI director he fired last year, including when she suggested Comey’s sacking was one of the greatest acts of his presidency.

“I see a strategy developing here,” Smith said, chuckling.

Watch below, via Fox News:

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