Fox News host Shep Smith wasted no time fact-checking Trump's address

Sergio Cunningham
January 10, 2019

"That's called solving problems, folks", Kimmel said to laughter from the audience. CNN managed to garner 3.6 million viewers during that half-hour time frame, beating out MSNBC in the key demographic with 1.4 million viewers.

Smith also took issue with Trump's claim that it was law enforcement professionals who wanted the wall.

Following the president's address on Tuesday, Smith fact-checked a number of the claims made by Trump, such as murder rates among undocumented migrants and drug flows, which did not match government statistics, Mediaite reported. Interestingly, the Trump speech from the White House and the Democrats' response from the Capital building were perfectly matched on FNC, which will not be good news to that frequent viewer at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "It's he who requested it and he who said he would own the shutdown". Lindsey Graham joined Hannity to suggest Trump's stand represents the best chance to improve border security.

Trump's narrative about the southern border "really is fiction".

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Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth.

So, the late show host wants to do something about it. Kimmel said he'll invite a federal employee to work at Jimmy Kimmel Live! every night until Trump's shutdown ends.

As of Tuesday morning, all the major cable and broadcast networks have confirmed that they will carry the Democratic speech. These recent television appearances have sparked debate about whether networks should air Trump's remarks in real-time. "He played them, and they let them do it".

Pelosi - the newly re-minted Democratic Majority Leader in the House - and Schumer - longtime New York State senator - are considered the leaders of a party that's mostly tried to resist Trump's mandates during his first two years in office. That sets a precedent that may be tough for them to back away from in future events, he said. "It is hard to argue this night was about anything other than pure politics - and the networks interrupted programming to accommodate it".

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