President Donald Trump reacted to the news on Friday that Fox News’ afteroon host Shepard Smith said farwell to the network, suggesting that it was probably because of the “bad ratings”.
Shepard announced his departure from Fox News during the end of his news program on Friday, and the President learned about Shepard’s departure from a reporter on the White House South Lawn, before he departed for a rally in Lake Charles, Louisanna.
Asked if he or his administration pressured Fox News to get rid of Shepard Smith, the Commander in Chief responded, “No, I don’t know. Is he leaving? Aw, that’s a shame. … Wait, did I hear that Shep Smith is leaving?”
“Is he leaving because of bad ratings? Tell me, I don’t know,” President Trump said. “He had terrible ratings. If he’s leaving, I assume, he’s leaving because he had bad ratings. He had the worst ratings on Fox, so there’s a reason.”
“Why is Shepard Smith leaving? Well, I wish him well. I wish Shepard Smith well.”
Shepard has taken plenty of heat from President Trump and many other conservatives over his style of reporting pertaining to the President and his adminstraion over the past several months. (Video Below)
President Trump responds to Shepard Smith leaving Fox News:
Watch President Trump's reaction to Shepard Smith leaving Fox News:
"It was probably because of bad ratings." pic.twitter.com/NvT056IVj3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 11, 2019
Shepard Smith’s farwell to Fox News:
BREAKING: Left-wing Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announces that he is resigning effective immediately pic.twitter.com/df9jC7rqLJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 11, 2019