Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who interviewed Mr. Trump back stage, came out on stage and said "those people in the back are fake news". Hannity offered an identical message in a Monday morning tweet, saying, "To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the president". "This was NOT planned".

"By the way, all those people in the back are fake news", Hannity said, referencing the pen for the press pool that also included Fox News journalists. I am covering final rally for my show.

"Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events", the network said in a statement.

Hannity was rebuked by Fox in 2010 when the Tea Party advertised he would be appearing at one of its rallies.

In 2016, he was part of a Trump political video - a stunt that Fox claimed to have been unaware of.

Trump then asked Jeanine Pirro to speak.

As race calls stream in from the Fox News Decision Desk, viewers will see live updates on the projections for the balance of power in Congress. But in an interview with The New York Times a year ago, he said he was a journalist, more specifically an advocacy or opinion journalist. Country singer Lee Greenwood performed Trump favourite "God Bless the U.S.A." in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was expected to appear Monday with the president in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He spoke briefly on camera with Trump at the end of the show.

Yet just hours later, Hannity and Pirro were both on stage with Trump, energizing the Republican base ahead of Election Day. "We're driving them insane".

"I do eventually want to unite, but the fact is we're driving them insane", Trump said. Pirro, a former NY state attorney general who has a weekend show on Fox, spoke after him.

Hannity, the channel's most popular personality, had insisted all day that he wouldn't campaign, before appearing on the podium in a Missouri arena after being called to the stage by Trump.

"Fox's admitted lack of control is only reinforced by the absence of sanction here", Carusone said. The president professes it is favorite news network and it has even been a launching pad for careers in the administration. Fox has not addressed the question publicly.

"It disturbs me to my core", another senior Fox staffer said.

During his prime-time Fox show, Hannity played the role of cheerleader from the side as the crowd waited for Trump's appearance.

One former senior Fox News employee told CNN Business that he had spoken to a number of former colleagues who are still at the network about the matter.