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.
James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible… https://t.co/qKF0zshrZy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1523620907.0
....untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked… https://t.co/GHQzyOWUT5— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1523621857.0
“I see a strategy developing here,” Smith said, chuckling.
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