Fox News doesn't condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity appearance with Trump

"There's something going on", said Trump in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity just prior to beginning his Monday night rally in Missouri.

Ironically, Hannity had promised on Monday morning that he would only be interviewing Trump at the Missouri rally, writing, "I will not be on stage campaigning with the President".

President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated Senate Republican gains in the midterm election but immediately threatened Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to investigate the president's personal and professional conduct.

Hannity, cable news' most popular personality, told the crowd, "By the way, all those people in the back are fake news".

The rally was held at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

"After 11 rallies in 8 states and weeks of campaigning for Republican candidates, the president will spend today making phone calls, monitoring Congressional, Senate, and Gubernatorial races across the country and meeting with his political team for real-time updates", Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

In a statement, the network said that it does not condone Fox News talent participating in campaign events.

There is no story that I wrote about more in the last couple of years than President Donald Trump's effort to build an unprecedented right-wing messaging machine wedding platforms like Fox News and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to his presidency.

"I never miss your opening monologue", he said. The Fox News executive who was quoted explaining in a newspaper report why Hannity's appearance was disallowed was Bill Shine - now Trump's communications director.

In his Tuesday tweets, Hannity said, "T$3 o be clear, I was not referring to my journalist colleagues at FOX News in those remarks".

The Fox News host also had bodyguards with him as he greeted guests at the event and paused for photos.

Hannity cleared the air on Tuesday after appearing alongside the president when he initially said he would not. "They do incredible work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way and it is an honor to work with such great professionals", he posted. The newspaper quoted Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch as saying, "I don't think we should be supporting the Tea Party or any other party". As reported by the Washington Post, Fox News has attempted to mark a distinction between its news operations and its opinion shows, which include Hannity, Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends.

"It disturbs me to my core", another Fox News staffer agreed.

Pirro, meanwhile, has not addressed her decision to take the stage and speak at the rally.

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