Shep Smith to Bobby Jindal: ‘All Lives Matter’ Is ‘a Very, Very Divisive Phrase’

Sunday following the shooting in Baton Rouge, LA that resulted in the deaths of three police officers, Fox News Channel’s Shep Smith interviewed former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), formerly a 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Throughout the interview, Jindal kept using the phrase “all lives matter,” which drew a rebuke from Smith.

“Governor, you know that phrase you just used is one that is seen by many as derogatory, right?” Smith asked Jindal. “I just wonder why it is that you used that phrase when there’s a certain segment of the population that believes it’s a real dig on them.”

Jindal dismissed that criticism and continued to use the phrase, to which Smith fired back by saying the phrase “all lives matter” was divisive.

“I don’t understand why – governor why do you say that?” Smith reacted. “I mean, it’s certainly a given that that’s the case because every life matters, on every level, but you know that’s a very, very divisive phrase that a lot of people hear and become really upset about and I just wonder why you keep using it.”

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