Fox News host Shep Smith ripped into President Trump on Friday after Trump joked and laughed with Russian President Vladimir Putin about getting “rid” of “fake news” reporters at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Japan.
Trump took aim at the press while journalists were ushered out of the room ahead of his bilateral meeting with Putin, telling the Russian leader: “Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.”
“Yes, we have too. The same,” Putin responded in English.
Smith played the clip on his show, clarifying: “Not exactly the same because the Russian president has a history of ordering the murders of journalists, as well as his political rivals.”
“And they joked about journalists there,” Smith added.