Fox News’ Shepard Smith Couldn’t Book Any Republicans to Back Trump on Charlottesville (Video)

“Let’s be honest, Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel,” cable news host says

Last Updated: August 16, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Fox News host Shepard Smith was unable to find a single Republican to appear on his show to defend President Trump’s recent comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that occurred during a recent rally for white supremacists.

“Our booking team — and they’re good — reached out to Republicans of all stripes, across the country today. Let’s be honest, Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel,” Smith said during his Wednesday broadcast. “We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here, because we thought, in balance, someone should do that.”

Smith continued: “We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful.”

Trump sent a surge of viewers into dismay during a Tuesday press conference when he said “both sides” were responsible for violence in Charlottesville, while also claiming there were some “very fine people” attending the white nationalist rally.

“And of those that are condemning the president’s condemnable actions, I’ve not heard any prominent leaders, former presidents, members of the House or the Senate use his name while speaking in generalities,” Smith said.

Trump has been widely criticized by media members on both sides of the political aisle since his wild press conference on Tuesday.

Check out the video above.

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