Fox News Calls Sean Hannity’s Appearance at Trump Rally an ‘Unfortunate Distraction’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity, who drew widespread criticism when he campaigned on stage with President Donald Trump on Monday, was keen to play down projections that Democrats would flip the House in Tuesday's midterm elections.

An ebullient Hannity promptly echoed Trump's "fake news" refrain, referring to the "people in the back" who were covering the event, who apparently included Fox News reporters.

Hannity, cable news' most popular personality and a vocal Trump defender, has twice been publicly rebuked by Fox for campaign activity.

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

Hannity's first remark on stage with the President? "This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed". "They've been with us from the beginning", Trump said of Hannity and Pirro.

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Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans' loss of a House majority could turn out to be "extremely good" for him politically. "I'm aghast as are a number of other people". The New York Times noted that Hawley was given only five minutes to speak while right-wing radio jockey Rush Limbaugh was given ten minutes.

Democrats seizing control of the House was "meaningless", he added.

Since Trump has entered the Oval Office, they've become even closer.

When Fox found out in 2010 that the Tea Party had advertised that Hannity would be appearing at one of his fundraising rallies, Fox said it had not approved the arrangement and ordered him back to NY.

The rally was held at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

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Earlier on Monday, Hannity had tweeted that he would not be joining Trump onstage for any rallies ahead of the midterms.

When it was done, White House Communications director Bill Shine, a former Fox News Channel executive, high-fived Hannity, according to the White House pool report.

In another tweet, Hannity asserted, "And to be clear, I was not referring to my journalist colleagues at FOX News in those remarks".

"We were all told that Hannity was going to interview the president, but no one that I spoke with expected what happened last night", the employee said. "They do wonderful work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way and it is an honor to work with such great professionals", he posted. Hannity was made to cancel a 2010 appearance in Cincinnati when it was revealed he was participating in a fundraiser for the Tea Party. The response was that Hannity is "an opinion talk-show host".

Sean Hannity was notably absent from Fox News' live election coverage Tuesday night, despite the network's announcement that he would "provide commentary and insight" throughout the evening. But they're also the people that you depend on to help produce your show, to book your show, to write your show, because we know you're not qualified enough to do any of those things, Sean.

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Pirro also urged voters to make their voices heard, after Trump introduced her as "Justice Jeanine".