During the interview Jindal said “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 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 ignored the comment and continued on. Smith trying to be provocative, said that the phrase “all lives matter” was divisive.
“I don’t understand why – governor why do you say that? 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,” Shep Smith formerly of Mississippi said argumentatively. Jindal surprisingly, did not take the bait.