'As Un-American as Imaginable': Shepard Smith Blasts Trump's Remarks on Due Process
President Donald Trump on Wednesday shocked some Republicans and guns rights advocates by voicing support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates their due process rights.
“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said during a meeting with lawmakers on gun violence. “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
"That is as un-American as imaginable," Shepard Smith said on his program on Friday.
He wondered if anyone in the Trump administration understands why the president will make remarks like these -- which he described as "bordering on nonsensical" -- that need to be walked back.
“Well, I’m gonna take away some of the adjectives that you said. Those are your opinions, not mine,” "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace responded. “But I certainly agree that there's disarray in the staff process in the White House.”
He pointed to Trump's surprise announcement of his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, suggesting that Trump seems to be speaking publicly about policies before they have been firmly set.
"There seems to be a feeling -- we've seen this before with this president -- that he gets fed up with his staff, he gets fed up with them all trying to manage him, to control him, and he acts out," Wallace said. "And when he does, hold on to your hats."
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