The host of “Shepard Smith Reporting” said “dirty and hungry children” were being forced to “sleep on concrete floors without blankets, toothpaste, soap or diapers.”
In contrast to his network’s pro-Trump prime time hosts Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, Smith vehemently disagreed:
Soap and toothbrushes are not optional for children in detention. They are necessary. Were these particular children prisoners of war rather than innocent children, failure to provide those necessities would be a violation of the Geneva Conventions.
“Yet President Trump claims his administration is doing a fantastic job under the circumstances,” added Smith.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article erroneously referred to Mike Pence as the “former” vice president; he currently still holds that office.