Following the disastrous (to say the last) press conference President Donald gave Tuesday on and white supremacy, his political allies were few and far between. So few, in fact, even News apparently could not track any down.

Shep Smith, Fox News’ chief breaking news anchor and something of the network’s conscience, said on Wednesday afternoon that his booking team had reached out to “Republicans of all stripes,” but could not get one person to come on the network and defend the president’s comments.

Not. One. Person.

“Let’s be honest, Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel,” Smith said candidly. “We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here.”

Some on the internet were praising Smith’s display of, you know, normalcy following Trump’s heinous comments:

However, many members of Fox News’ loyal audience once again called for Smith to be fired:

Smith has come under fire with Trump supporters previously for calling out Trump’s bogus Obama wiretapping claim, and for his (understandable) reaction to Donald Trump Jr.’s recent Russia scandal.

While Fox News’ regular blind support of Trump will surely return soon, we’re grateful for the respite.

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