Shep Smith on Thursday reacted to the president’s wide-ranging “interview for the ages,” noting Donald Trump appeared to tell the New York Times he now views Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a “traitor.”
“President Trump told the New York Times in an interview for the ages that Bob Mueller would cross a ‘red line’ if he looked into his or his family’s finances,” Smith said. “Well, he’s looking into his family’s finances—red line crossed, now what?”
Smith was referring to reports that despite the president’s clear warning to Mueller, the special counsel is now scrutinizing the Trump family’s business dealings, Bloomberg reports.
Turning to other highlights in that Trump/Times interview, Smith noted the president “slammed top officials at his own Justice department and at the FBI, including one of his biggest campaign supporters, the first senator to come out and support him, the man he called the smartest man in all of the United States Senate, the man he appointed his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, apparently is now a traitor.”
Mocking Trump’s assertion that is was “unfair” for Sessions to recuse himself from the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation, Smith quipped, “you take the job, then you get the information which makes it clear that ethically you have to recuse yourself, and you recuse yourself.”