But this time Trump’s lies were so egregious, a Fox News anchor specifically called them out for being based on “no evidence” whatsoever.
Trump claimed in a Monday morning tweet that “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the migrants traveling from Central America, and labeled the caravan a “National Emergy” (sic).
Trump repeated these baseless claims during a gaggle with reporters Monday afternoon. When reporters asked him for evidence, Trump told them to “go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras, and search. … You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Eastern (sic), you’re going to find everything.”
Within minutes, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was destroying Trump’s lies right on Trump’s favorite network.
After reporting Trump’s remarks at the top of his broadcast, Smith added, “An important note: Fox News knows of no evidence to suggest the president is accurate on that matter, and the president has offered no evidence to support what he has said.”