In recent days, Donald Trump has taken steps to tear down the affordable care act, or Obamacare. While the issue was highlighted on Fox News, one host ripped into the president during an exchange with a guest who was in favor of the president's plans.

Fox News on Trump

When Donald Trump entered the 2016 presidential election, he did so as a member of the Repubican Party. During the primary, all 16 candidates did their best to make their case to the American people while finding a way to differentiate themselves from their opponents. However, all the candidates had one talking point in common when it came to repealing and replacing Obamacare.

The former host of "The Apprentice" was able to present the most convincing argument, and has carried his plans into the White House. After failing to get enough congressional Republicans on board to repeal Obamacare, Trump has decided to take various executive actions to undo the progress made on health care through the Affordable Care Act. As the commander in chief continues to take controversial action, the issue was highlighted during an October 13 segment on Fox News.

Joining Fox News host Shepard Smith on Friday was reporter Aaron Zither of the Wall Street Journal as the two discussed the issue of health care and the recent moves by Donald Trump. After Zither defended the president, Smith asked if the White House had "concerns that poor people and others may be left out in the cold here?" Zither appeared to deflect from the question, going back to defending the president.

Shepard Smith went on to cut Aaron Zither off to drop a few facts about what could take place if the president's plans turn into reality. "They might not cover what’s wrong with you,” Smith chimed in.

"Now we have a law that says, 'If you buy insurance, it has to actually cover you,'" Smith said, before explaining that if Trump gets his ways, insurance companies "won't be required to cover anything. You can pay for insurance that won't cover your sickness."

Double down

Shepard Smith continued, explaining that health insurance is set up for young and healthy Americans to pay into the system now to cover the costs of those who are older and in need.

"It tends to be how things work, you know, if everybody pays in, then everybody gets coverage," Smith said, before adding, "That’s sort of the basics of insurance. like car insurance."

Aaron Zither attempted to insult the Fox News host, saying Shepard Smith was "speaking like a true Democrat" on the issue. "Wait," Smith replied, before rhetorically asking, "car insurance is political?" Zither smirked, before ignoring the question and moving on.