ESPN Host Condemns Fabricated ‘Bloodbath’ Outrage: Trump ‘Is Whipping Y’all A**’

March 21st, 2024 4:39 PM

ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith lit up the legacy media like they were a Skip Bayless hot take for blatantly distorting former President Donald Trump’s “bloodbath” comment. 

During the March 18 edition of The Stephen A. Smith Show, Smith tackled not only media bias but also the absurd fact that he was labeled a Trump defender, just for telling the truth about the “bloodbath” remark. Smith gave his viewers a look at Trump’s full thoughts on protecting the American auto industry and suggested that the media could pay a price for obvious lies to the American public. 

“Trump is handing it to y'all,” Smith exclaimed, referring to Democrats. “I'm sitting here and pointing out to you that you're getting in your own way by trying to fabricate or embellish stories in such a fashion where you could easily get caught, exposed for your miscalculations or your flat-out lies and something that he is going to use this advantage to get reelected.” 

Smith scolded the legacy media for taking Trump’s comments on threats to the auto industry out of context to suggest that the president was calling for violence. Several legacy media outlets and their guests, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), spent March 17 promoting this idea. The following morning, ABC’s The View and all three of the Big Three networks went after Trump for his comments, pushing the same false narrative. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel went even further, attacking Fox News for attempting to explain the context of the remarks. 

Smith didn’t appreciate this media blitz, suggesting it would backfire. The First Take host, a self-declared non-political aficionado and anti-Trump liberal lambasted Democrats for depending on President Joe Biden in his eighties and for not having a “d**n soul” who can take on Trump. Trump “is whipping y’all *ss—and that is a fact,” Smith declared. In the same remarks, he warned legacy media that distorting the former president’s remarks might be a major fumble. 

Referencing several elite athletes, Smith made clear that the Democrats were on a trajectory to wind up short of the goal line:

“Right now [Trump]'s giving it to y'all. It's worse than what LeBron James and Steph Curry do to opponents or what Patrick Mahomes just did to a bunch of people. Trump is doing that to the Dems because in the year 2024, the liberal side of our political stratosphere, the ones whom some are called progressives are relying on an 82-year-old to come save the day and I'm saying, ‘What if the momentum continues to show this?’  Y'all just gonna stand there and let Biden fall? Y'all ain't going to do anything? Y'all ain't going to get [Vice President] Kamala Harris in as your nominee? You ain't going to get [California Governor] Gavin Newsom in as your nominee? You going to get somebody else in as your nominee?”

Smith further elaborated, “Do something, anything, if it was anybody else in any other profession y'all would say try something, anything. Y'all just standing still again getting your *ss kicked.”

Conservatives are under attack! Contact ABC News at (818) 460-7477, CBS News at (212) 975-3247 and NBC News at (212) 664-6192 and demand they cease spreading fear by lying about Trump’s comments on the auto industry.