Fox News doesn't condone Hannity speaking at Trump rally

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity speaking at Trump rally

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity speaking at Trump rally

TV news is losing its mind after Sean Hannity hugged and praised the president on stage at a rally Monday night, breaking a cardinal rule of political journalism, but the Fox News host's support for Trump isn't exactly a surprise. Hannity took to Twitter to say definitively, "To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President".

Hannity also blasted "most in the media" for being "absolutely clueless", echoing his "fake news" media rant when he was on stage with Trump in Missouri. Trump's campaign had billed Hannity as a "special guest" at the rally, but Fox had said that wasn't so, insisting he was merely broadcasting his show from the arena.

Trump headlined Sunday rallies in Macon, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, supporting Republican Brian Kemp, who is running for Georgia governor, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is seeking an open Senate seat in Tennessee.

Just hours before voters head to the polls, President Trump joins Sean Hannity for a must-see, one-on-one interview tonight at 9:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.

In October, Fox said Hannitys show was the most-watched cable-news program for the seventh consecutive month.

The media star's appearance yesterday was not aired on Fox News but ran on C-SPAN. He wrote, "To be clear, I was not referring to my journalist colleagues at FOX News in those remarks".

"FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events", a statement from the network read.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade reported on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning that Hawley left early.

On Tuesday, the president telephoned House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a conversation that her office said included congratulations and a nod to her pitch for bipartisanship. "They do awesome work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way and It is an honor to work with such great professionals". 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".

Meanwhile, Hannity tweeted that he was being "100 per cent truthful" earlier on Monday when he tweeted that "I will not be on stage campaigning with the president". "What message do you have for America?" Another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, also appeared onstage with the president.

"It disturbs me to my core", said another senior Fox News employee, who added, "I am so f-ing mad".

Trump did not care for the soft-focus ad, which notably did not mention him, according to a person familiar with the president's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly. "They've been with us from the beginning". "If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes".

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