Smith said Fox News’ reporting found that Trump would have been given a casualty estimate at a briefing hours before that.
“Something’s wrong there,” Smith said about the president’s comments.
Wallace also had questions.
“I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn’t add up,” Wallace said during a midday segment Friday.
“The timeline for when he learned information and when he decided to act doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Wallace told Shep during the Fox News segment. “Maybe that’s the biggest problem. You could argue: if you don’t want to strike, don’t strike. If you want to strike, do strike — but don’t send mixed messages that confuse not only your enemies, but even your allies and people here in this country.”
Smith then questioned Trump’s decision to “tweet out the whole thought process of American foreign policy and intervention.”
“That’s an observation,” he added. “Not a critique.”