Hannity Warns Trump Not To Fire Rosenstein… While Laura Ingraham Urges His Ousting
The latest bombshell from The New York Times has the Fox News primetime lineup torn.
On Friday, the Times released an explosive report about how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had made an attempt to organize the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump during the fallout of his firing of FBI Director James Comey and that he had also suggested to secretly record the president during visits to the White House.
Well, this story has Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham offering different advice for the president.
Kicking off his opening monologue, Hannity warned Trump to “not fall into a trap” despite the report of Rosenstein wanting to organize a “silent coup.”
“We are experiencing tonight a massive constitutional crisis. And frankly, this is designed to setup the president,” Hannity told his audience. “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody. These actors tonight, and I have multiple sources confirming this and more information coming, they are hoping and praying that the president does just that. They’re hoping he gets mad, that he gets sick and tired of it, and that they can turn this politically into their equivalent of a Friday Night Massacre. The president needs to know that this is all a setup. He needs to know that regardless of whether he steps in or not, and I would argue he should definitely not, the Deep State tonight is crumbling from within at this very hour. They are now turning against each other.”
Meanwhile, Laura Ingraham had a drastically different message.
Earlier on Twitter, she urged the president to fire Rosenstein “today.”
Rod Rosenstein must be fired today. @realDonaldTrump
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 21, 2018
Later on her show, Ingraham doubled down.
“If the New York Times reporting is accurate, the president tonight should seriously consider whether Rod Rosenstein should remain on the job,” Ingraham said. “We just cannot have this plotting at the highest levels of our Justice Department against the chief executive of this executive branch.”
Ingraham criticized Trump for “backtracking” on releasing the FISA memo, calling it a “big gift” for Rosenstein.
Watch the clips above, via Fox News.
UPDATE –– 9:55 am ET: Ingraham’s tweets have now been taken down.
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