Even the Fox & Friends hosts are exhausted by President Donald Trump’s raucous administration.
On Friday morning, the day after the New York Times dropped a bombshell report claiming the president ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller — but backed off after his legal counsel threatened to resign — Fox & Friends could barely bring themselves to offer a defense of their most valued viewer.
Co-host Steve Doocy first displayed a copy of the Times, noting “there’s a big story.”
“Apparently the president of the United States last June wanted to fire Robert Mueller because the president felt that he had a bunch of conflicts of interest, could not adequately be the special counsel,” Doocy said.
Pete Hegseth, filling in for Brian Kilmeade, then threw to a clip of Trump dismissing the report as “fake news” and a “typical New York Times fake story” from Davos, Switzerland.
“So speaking of typical New York Times,” Hegeth said, “you look in the first paragraph, all of this reporting is based on four people who are told of the matter — and it also screams of a leak from the special counsel.”
Someone should tell Hegseth that Fox News’s own Ed Henry confirmed much of the New York Times report last night, a tidbit of information that Sean Hannity had to learn the hard way.
Ainsley Earhardt, who has in the past called herself a journalist, wrapped the segment up for the Fox & Friends faithful:
“Alright, well, the president says that’s fake news, it happened last June, it’s something we have to tell you have about because it’s a headline on the New York Times,” she said.
“What do you think about that, do you even care?”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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