After Fox News pundit Sean Hannity specifically said that he would not appear onstage with Donald Trump at a campaign rally last night:
In spite of reports, I will be doing a live show from Cape Girardeau and interviewing President Trump before the rally. To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President. I am covering final rally for my show. Something I have done in every election in the past.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 5, 2018
Sean Hannity then did this:
Sean Hannity and Judge Jeanine stumped for President Trump, prompting comparisons between Fox News and the state-run media normally seen in authoritarian regimes. pic.twitter.com/tgwjEAcbu5
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 6, 2018
That’s odd. Fox News insisted that Hannity would not be a guest speaker at Trump’s rally tonight…and yet… pic.twitter.com/Mok0QWg3rE
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 6, 2018
While onstage, Hannity made a point to gesture to the press covering the event, including cameras for Fox News and declared, “Fake news.”
Fellow Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro also showed up to trumpet the Trumpster.
Fox News wasn’t happy:
Fox chides Hannity and Pirro for participating in last night’s Trump rally: “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. … This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 6, 2018