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Shep Smith: Fox News anchor says caravan hysteria is about midterms

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Shep
Smith dismissed hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way
north on Fox News Monday.

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  • Fox News anchor Shep Smith stressed during his show
    Monday that the migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is
    nothing to worry about.
  • The caravan is around two months away from the southern
    border of the United States, and may not make it
    there.
  • In a 30-second clip, Smith said the hysteria stirred up
    over it is because the midterms are approaching.
  • His remarks are yet another break between him and the
    Trump-supporting opinion side of Fox News.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith broke from his coworkers on the
opinion side of the company to stress that the political hysteria
about the migrant caravan making its way
north through Mexico
is nothing to worry about.

“There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is
nothing at all to worry about,” he said during his show on
Monday. 

The Trump administration, late-night opinion hosts on Fox News, and Fox
News guests have been giving a daily drumbeat of stark warnings
about the caravan, often with unfounded claims.
On Monday, for example, a Fox News guest said — without evidence — that
people travelling on the caravan may have leprosy
.

But Smith said that the caravan is at least two months from
reaching the southern border of the United States, if they even
decided to go there. He said the conversation about it only
exists because of the approaching midterm elections on November
6.

“Tomorrow, the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are
almost two months away, if any of them actually come here,” he
said. “But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election,
which is what all of this is about.”

Smith reminded his viewers of the caravan that left Central
America in April, only to cause a ripple in the
national conversation in May
.

“When they did this to us — got us all riled up in April,
remember? — the result was 14 arrests,” he said. “We’re America.
We can handle it.”

Smith has occasionally broken off from his fellow hosts on the
opinion side of Fox News, all of whom are staunch supporters of
Trump. In June, he said the administration was
“lying”
about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald
Trump Jr. And in November 2017, he picked apart a conspiracy
theory
Fox News host Sean Hannity pushed about former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Russian energy company.

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