Fox News’ Shep Smith on Thursday fact-checked President Donald Trump’s angry Thursday morning rant against former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, accusing the former FBI director of being “totally conflicted.”
“I think he’s totally conflicted,” Trump claimed while leaving the White House for Colorado on Thursday. “He loves [James] Comey. You look at the relationship of those two. So whether it’s love or deep like, he was conflicted. Robert Mueller should never have been chosen because he wanted the FBI job and he didn’t get it and the next day he was picked as special counsel…plus we had a business dispute.”
Trump added that Mueller was a “true Never Trumper” and referred to the special counsel’s team of investigators as “some of the worst human beings on Earth”.
“There’s no evidence that this story is true,” Smith explained during a segment fact-checking Trump’s multiple lies. “In fact, Steve Bannon is quoted in the Mueller report about that very day saying Robert Mueller was to give perspective to the president on the FBI and the White House considered beseeching him to become director, but decided not to.”
“The president attacking the investigator,” Smith said. “True to pattern.”