A top House Republican savaged the mainstream media during a short speech on the House floor, claiming they'd love President Trump if he "were a Democrat."

Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the House Media Fairness Caucus, said in a one-minute speech, "If Donald Trump Jr. were a Democrat, the media would be defending him for doing what every campaign does—conducting opposition research."

Instead, he said the media is sabotaging Trump and the meeting of Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. with two Russians who had information on Trump foe Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"In their irrational obsession with destroying the Trump presidency, the liberal media have forgotten journalism's profound responsibility to be fair and objective," said Smith.

His full address, given Friday and posted on Facebook Monday afternoon, is below:

If Donald Trump Jr. were a Democrat…

The media would be defending him for doing what every campaign does—conducting opposition research.

The media would be praising him for ending a meeting when it became obvious there was no evidence to back up an informant's allegations.

The media would be pointing out that many countries' leaders openly supported Barack Obama for president, including those from the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Nicaragua.

Maybe the real "crime" is the media's double – standard?

In their irrational obsession with destroying the Trump presidency, the liberal media have forgotten journalism's profound responsibility to be fair and objective.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com