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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:58 AM Apr 2019

Fox News' Shep Smith and John Roberts Tag-Team to Fact-Check Trump Lies on Family Separation [View all]


Fox News’ Shep Smith and John Roberts Tag-Team to Fact-Check Trump Lies on Family Separation
Two of the cable channel’s news-side reporters dismantled the president’s attempts to gaslight about his own border policies.
Justin Baragona
04.09.19 4:07 PM ET

Hours after President Trump falsely claimed his predecessor was the one responsible for separating migrant children from their families, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith and chief White House correspondent John Roberts tag-teamed to deliver a comprehensive fact-check of the president’s lies.


“The Trump administration did separate families,” Smith declared. “The Trump Department of Homeland Security estimates more than 2,300 children had been separated from their families by last spring. And the Trump administration did detain children in cages. An unknown number of those children is still not back with their families.”

Later in the segment, while reporting on Trump insisting that he’s not looking to reinstate family separations, Roberts addressed the president’s claims that “President Obama had the law” and “we changed” it.

“The accurate reporting is that the zero-tolerance policy about prosecuting head of household was enacted under the Trump administration,” Roberts stated.
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