Political observers and various media figures are not impressed with how Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro blatantly stumped for Donald Trump ahead of the midterm elections.
The two Fox hosts held a show at the president’s final event to rally the GOP on Monday night, and they both ended up going on stage to deliver gushing support for Trump as they urged people to go out and vote.
This came after Hannity insisted that he would interview the president back stage and hold a live show from the venue, but wouldn’t actually get on stage to campaign on the president’s behalf.
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
And at 9:30 p.m. here in Cape Girardeau, President Trump calls Hannity on stage. The first words out of his mouth are “fake news” – as he points to the press in the back of the arena. If anything is fake, it would be this tweet Sean sent out earlier today. Fake tweet? https://t.co/hZYcPCwDtI
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) November 6, 2018
Still can’t get over Hannity denying he would be on stage the whole day, getting brought up by Trump, and then pointing to actual news reporters and calling them fake. https://t.co/DZTVw0FWqY
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 6, 2018
The White House-Fox News nexus has rarely been as evident as tonight in Cape Girardeau:
-Hannity pre-game interview
-Trump praises Ingraham in interview
-Shine high-fives Hannity
-Trump calls Hannity on stage
-Trump calls Judge Jeanine on stage
-Trump praises McDaniel’s Fox hits
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 6, 2018
Trying to imagine Hannity’s month-long meltdown if Obama ever invited Don Lemon on stage to have him insult other networks pic.twitter.com/dJy4hr2N9j
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 6, 2018
Hannity takes the stage at Trump rally. Opens up by pointing to the press area and says, “By the way, all the people back there are fake news.” pic.twitter.com/RS8DcF6SYb
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 6, 2018
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) November 6, 2018