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Trump Shouts Out All His Favorite Fox News Hosts on Hannity: ‘I Hope Jeanine’s Back Soon’

Fox News host Sean Hannity snagged the first interview with President Donald Trump after the end of the Mueller probe, and at one point teed up the president to hit back at his enemies in the media.

After playing a montage of Trump’s media critics predicting his demise at the hands of the Russia investigation, Hannity asked the president: “What is your reaction to the media? I know you’ve been very critical, fake news.”

Trump didn’t hit the media, instead choosing to praise Hannity and his colleagues at Fox News — “incredible people” — for their critical coverage of the Mueller probe.

Steve Doocy, and Ainsley [Earhardt] in the morning, and Brian [Kilmeade], and Laura [Ingraham], Jesse [Watters], Jeanine [Pirro], I hope Jeanine’s back soon,” he said, referring to Pirro’s two week suspension for Islamophobic comments.

“She’s back Saturday,” Hannity said.

“So many people, I just, I don’t want to keep going because I’m going to leave out so many, I could, again go on so long,” Trump continued. “But so many great people, they get it.”

“Nobody has been tougher on Russia than me,” he added.

Trump embarked on an extensive diatribe, eventually arriving at a strange tangent about the use of wind in the military.

“You look at our military. Look at the fact that we would have been powered by wind. Which wouldn’t have worked by the way, because it only blows sometimes, and lots of problems come about,” he said.

Trump eventually got around to Hannity’s question, briefly calling out “terrible fake news” for not covering his accomplishments.

“When I had to listen to CNN, which is so, so fake, so horribly fake, and I wouldn’t listen often,” Trump said. “Believe me, I wouldn’t want to listen to it often. But whenever I did, whenever I thought, I have never seen anything like it. And MSNBC, the same thing. The good news is, I heard their ratings last night, both of them were — they dropped off the folder. They dropped to a level that no one could believe.”

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