Fox News’ Sandra Smith responded incredulously to a guest’s remarks after reiterating the Trump campaign’s voter fraud claims.
Smith didn’t realize she mockingly replied into a hot mic after pro-Trump attorney Cleta Mitchell questioned the veracity of Fox News’ projection that Joe Biden won the presidency.
The incident occurred as Smith’s co-host, Trace Gallagher, interviewed Mitchell.
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
The Hill’s Dominick Mastrangelo has more:
“Remember just because CNN or even Fox News says somebody is president, does not mean they’re president,” Mitchell said while appearing on the program.
“What?” Smith, who was not conducting the interview of Mitchell, was caught on her microphone saying. “What is happening? Trace, we’ve called it.”
Trump, his campaign and his allies on Capitol Hill have not acknowledged the outcome of the presidential election, which was called in favor of Biden, by every major news network, including Fox News, on Saturday.
However, what The Hill doesn’t acknowledge is that lawsuits and recounts that could change the election’s outcome remain pending. Ultimately, the General Services Administration (GSA) certifies the presidential election winner.
Fox News drew the ire of President Trump and his supporters on Election Day by declaring Biden the popular vote winner in Arizona. As of this article’s publication, The New York Times and other outlets have not called the race there.
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