Prior to a meeting on Wednesday with his Cabinet, Donald Trump allowed cameras into the White House and made a few remarks that landed in the headlines. After the president warned that he could look into changing the libel laws in the country, one host on Fox News was quick to speak out.

Fox News on Trump

From the start of his campaign for president all the way to present day, Donald Trump has made it more than clear that he's not a fan of the majority of the mainstream media, as well as journalists, reporters, and anyone else who offers criticism.

It was just last week when excerpts of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" were released, as author Michael Wolff documented the Trump campaign and the better part of the president's first year in office. Some of the details in the book have since come into question, but that didn't stop Trump and his administration from lashing out. Trump denied the majority of the claims while also going as far as calling Wolff a "liar" and a "loser." Trump took his frustrations over the aftermath of the book even further while speaking to the press on Wednesday, saying he would look into the country's libel laws. These issues and more were discussed during a January 10 segment on Fox News.

(Smith's comments start at 2:00 in the above video.)

Fox News host Shepard Smith didn't hold back his thoughts when addressing Donald Trump's comment about libel laws, giving the president a reality check in the process. "We’re in the position to report facts here, all of that about libel laws, that was just a word salad of nothingness," Smith said of Trump's remarks.

"None of that means anything," Shepard Smith continued. "He couldn’t change the libel laws if he wanted to," he added, before explaining that not even a Republican-majority in Congress could help him because "These are state laws." Not stopping there, Smith got even more aggressive, saying of Trump, "He's not a dictator!" He’s not a king!" while summing up his threat as "preposterous." Smith's stance is a rarity on Fox News which has become a mostly political safe space for the president and his White House.

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While Donald Trump continues to push the idea that he can go above and beyond state and local rule of law to push his agenda, it doesn't appear likely that he will be successful. Despite the president's constant gloating, his current approval rating is hovering around just 35 percent, and is showing no signs of improving with the new year just over a week old.