Fox News’ Sandra Smith was caught on a hot mic expressing disbelief that a guest was casting doubt on the network’s projection of a Joe Biden victory – and that the show’s host, Trace Gallagher, wasn’t pushing back.
In a clip that appears to come from a leaked raw feed of Saturday’s election coverage, according to Mediaite, Smith can be seen furrowing her eyebrows and making a face when the guest, conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell, says, “Just because CNN says or even Fox News says that someone is president, doesn’t make them president.”
“What? What is happening? Like, Trace, we’ve called it,” Smith can be heard saying, off-air, in the clip to Gallagher, who was interviewing Mitchell.
“So I think everybody wants to know that this was done properly and legally and that we can trust the results. And I think we have to look into every one of these concerns,” Mitchell continues in the clip.
On-air, Gallagher does not appear to push back on Mitchell’s claims and says, “I think Cleta makes a very good point there.”
A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Watch the clip here.
Sandra Smith, off-air, reacts to her colleague Trace Gallagher indulging a nutjob who denies the outcome of the election even after Fox News had called it for Joe Biden: pic.twitter.com/gZ4nrnVHab
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 9, 2020