Smith was referring to New York Times Magazine national correspondent Mark Leibovich's comments which informed MSNBC viewers on Wednesday that Trump previously watched Fox's morning show at 12:30 in the afternoon.
It's rare for a Democratic lawmaker to thank a Fox News host, but that's exactly what Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) did after Fox News anchor Shepard Smith ripped the Trump administration's handling of the investigations into Russian election meddling.
Smith's evident exasperation at the administration came as reports reveled there were more people at the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer than what officials initially acknowledged. We're still not clean on this, Chris. "And why are we getting told all these lies?'"
"If there's nothing there, and that's what they tell us, why all these lies?"
Speaking with host Shannon Bream, Wallace expressed concern over the latest bombshell, noting that, while it might not be illegal, the continuing flow of leaks that undercuts the White House narrative. My grandmother used to say, "When first we practice to - Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive".
'The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling, ' Smith told Wallace.
WALLACE: You know, I don't know what to say.
The president often retweets clips from Fox News programming, particularly Fox & Friends, and promotes appearances by his family members on the channel.
Smith also seemed shocked that people still believed that the media was simply making up these allegations, saying, "There are still people who are out there who believe we're making it up".