11/6/2018 2pm - NewsRadio WTKS afternoon host and FOX News Channel show host SEAN HANNITY has been rebuked by FOX for appearing on-stage at President Trump's campaign rally last night in Missouri, despite Hannity tweeting earlier in the day that he would not be doing that. Here's the tweet:
By lunchtime Tuesday, FOX released this statement:
“Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”
A spokeswoman for FOX's parent company did not elaborate on whether Hannity had been reprimanded in any other fashion.
Meanwhile, Hannity posted the following tweets today to clarify his 'fake news' statement, and to explain his actions:
Here's FOX host Sean Hannity appearing at POTUS' Missouri campaign rally on Monday:
Hannity's original tweet denying that he'd be campaigning on-stage with President Trump likely was a result of this email sent Sunday by Trump's election campaign:
- NOVEMBER 4 2018 -
Special Guests Announced for Final Midterm Trump Rally
Conservative media legends Limbaugh and Hannity to appear in Cape Girardeau Monday night
New York, NY – Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced special guest appearances by conservative media legends Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity at the final stop of President Trump’s national midterm campaign tour on Monday, November 5 at 9:00 pm CST in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Limbaugh, this year celebrating 30 years behind the Golden EIB Microphone, is a native of Cape Girardeau, and Hannity, a Fox News host and syndicated radio host, are longtime friends of President Trump. Both conservative media commentators are strong advocates for the President’s America First agenda.
“President Trump’s unprecedented national midterm campaign tour will reach a patriotic crescendo in Cape Girardeau on Monday night,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “We’re glad to welcome Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as special guests to this final stop on the tour where President Trump will make his case to the American people to support GOP candidates on Election Day in order to continue our great American comeback under his leadership,” he concluded.