Fox News anchor Shep Smith took aim Wednesday at Trump ally and frequent Fox News guest Joe diGenova for calling his colleague, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, a “fool” during a Tuesday night appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Napolitano declared on Tuesday that Trump effectively admitted to committing a crime with his phone call to the Ukrainian president. That evening, diGenova went off on the judge while reacting to his analysis.
“I think Judge Napolitano is a fool. And what he said today is foolish,” diGenova exclaimed. “No, it is not a crime. Let me underscore emphatically that nothing that the president said on that call or what we think he said on that call constitutes a crime, and even if he had said you’re not gonna get the money, it wouldn’t be a crime.”
After hosting Napolitano to discuss the White House’s release of the memo describing Trump’s call, Smith took a moment to address diGenova’s comments from the night prior. And he did not hold back.
“Last night on this network during prime time opinion programming, a partisan guest who supports President Trump was asked about Judge Napolitano’s legal assessment and when he was asked, he said unchallenged ‘Judge Napolitano is a fool,’” Smith stated, taking a not-so-veiled shot at Carlson in the process.
“Attacking our colleague, who is here to offer legal assessments, on our air in our work home is repugnant,” he concluded.