A Fox News anchor was unaware that she was on live television when she reacted to a pundit’s claim that President-elect Joe Biden hadn’t actually won the election.
The moment was captured during an interview on Monday when Cleta Mitchell, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer, suggested to Fox News host Trace Gallagher that President Donald Trump may have defeated Biden.
“Remember, just because CNN or even Fox News says who’s president doesn’t make them president,” Mitchell said.
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
Gallagher co-host Sandra Smith, who was unaware that she was still being broadcasted, reacted with a perplexed look before refuting the guest’s claims.
“What?!” Smith said.
When Gallagher declined to push back on Mitchell’s false claim, Smith became even more visibly frustrated.
“What is happening?” Smith asked. “Like Trace…We’ve called it.”
It remains unclear whether Mitchell or Gallagher were able to hear Smith, although neither responded to her remarks.
The video stirred a wide-range of reactions online, with many celebrating Smith’s stance.
“Sandra Smith is all of us, @chocol8nut said.
Sandra Smith is all of us. https://t.co/qsBxQwd7u9
— Judi Pennella (@chocol8nut) November 9, 2020
This is my favorite shit ever. https://t.co/WXpABJL1bj
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) November 9, 2020
I love Fox News calling bullshit on Fox News https://t.co/cI6SBPSpJX
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 9, 2020
But the vast majority of responses were from outraged Trump supporters, who accused Smith of showing her true colors.
“These fake news losers are so close to extinction,” @OldHick17800719 said.
These fake news losers are so close to extinction. https://t.co/NTiC4ELjoJ
— Legalize Freedom 1776 (@OldHick17800719) November 9, 2020
Listen to this fox twatwaffle, Sandra Smith.
If you continue to support them, you're part of the problem. https://t.co/pyIF2Mfb6M
— 😎JUSTICESEEKER😎 (@brainburp13) November 9, 2020
Yeah Sandra u showed u your true fucking colors like most of Fox. Fake conservatives. Good luck walking The streets, I hope your not in a NY or another liberal run city. https://t.co/XFtbcSaG3n
— Michael Luzopone (@MLuzopone) November 9, 2020
The president’s supporters also called on their fellow conservatives to boycott Fox News, pointing instead to outlets such as OANN and Newsmax as sources that wouldn’t dare criticize Trump.
“So glad Fox News is no longer on in my home,” @BeachCity55 said.
So glad Fox News is no longer on in my home. https://t.co/MdYlvJWaWz
— Pat C in Central FL 🏝🕶☀️ (@BeachCity55) November 9, 2020
— christina elder (@christinaelde19) November 9, 2020
— Deplorable Rachel (@deplorable_rach) November 9, 2020
Despite the president’s repeated claims, no evidence has shown that widespread voter fraud altered the outcome of the 2020 election.
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