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Fox News doesn't condone Hannity speaking at Trump rally

06 November 2018

But Fox News addressed the incident on Election Day, calling it "an unfortunate distraction".

And then Hannity directed viewer attention to what he described as an "op-ed on Fox News" allegedly written by Trump, which essentially said, according to Hannity, "If you want continued prosperity, continue this administration" and vote Republican on Tuesday. "When the POTUS invited me on stage to give a few remarks last night, I was surprised, yet honored by the president's request".

He clarified his remarks in a tweet on Tuesday, writing: 'To be clear, I was not referring to my journalist colleagues at FOX News in those remarks. He played the role of cheerleader from the side as the crowd waited for Trump's appearance.

"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", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

When he appeared in a Trump 2016 campaign ad, a Fox News spokesperson said the network "had no knowledge" of Hannity's participation and said he would "not be doing anything along these lines for the remainder of the election".

Hannity hugged the president when he came onstage and, after echoing Trump's traditional epithets about the media, recited some economic statistics. Already No. 1 in the cable news ratings, Fox has had a strong fall with the campaign and hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with Hannity leading the way.

As emergency workers made their way to the woman, Trump said: "Take your time".

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It was initially shared on the encrypted messaging service Whatsapp but is now being circulated on Facebook and Twitter. A spokesman added: "We are disgusted and shocked at the inhumanity and callousness of those involved in this video".

The Trump campaign had promoted Hannity over the weekend as a "special guest" at Trump's final rally before Tuesday's midterm election.

The host added, "When people say that there's no difference and when Fox tries to consider itself a news organization, they have some complications at moments like this".

Camerota went on to pose a hypothetical, suggesting that if her fellow anchor Don Lemon had joined one of the Democrats at a campaign rally, he would not have emerged unscathed.

Their appearances caused CNN to question Fox's credibility.

Hannity released a statement on Twitter noting that he had not anticipated takingpart in the event.

Limbaugh said it was "a great honor" to be a guest at one of Trump's electrifying rallies, noting that they were the "envy" of professional Washington, DC.

Hannity, one of the most popular USA cable news personalities and a vocal Trump defender, has twice been rebuked by Fox for campaign activity.

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity speaking at Trump rally