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Fox & Friends: Roy Moore’s Loss ‘Not a Referendum on Trump’ But Harvey Weinstein

Fox & Friends was in full spin-mode the morning after Democrat Doug Jones won the special Senate election in the deep-red state of Alabama, leading host Ainsley Earhardt to break-out one of the hottest post-election take yet.

When considering whether or not the race’s results were demonstrative of a rejection of President Donald Trump, Earhardt claimed alleged sexual predator Roy Moore’s loss was actually “a referendum on Harvey Weinstein.”

The Fox News host said the following on today’s airing of Trump’s favorite morning show:

“Jones caught a break in all these allegations came out against Judge Moore. The environment was really bad. The story, I felt like, was just horrific. It was hard for women especially to go to the polls and vote for him even though the allegations were just allegations and even though it happened so long ago. This was not a referendum on Trump. I feel like it was a referendum on Harvey Weinstein.”

Given Fox & Friends’ status as one of the most pro-Trump programs, it makes sense that Earhardt would feel the need to spin this hard for the president — despite him spending the last couple weeks voicing strong support for Moore when few else would touch him. Additionally, her attempt to downplay the numerous accusations against Moore as being “so long ago” and “just allegations” appeared to be giving her viewers the post-loss condolences they needed to hear.

But what does the disgraced Hollywood film mogul have to do with a Senate race in the deep south? It’s not entirely clear, though Earhardt is presumably referencing the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have been recently leveled against men in all different positions of power (including, funnily enough, President Trump.)

However, to clarify, Weinstein did not in fact endorse GOP candidate Moore — the president did.

Watch above via Fox News.

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