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Fox News host Sean Hannity “will not be on stage campaigning with the president” at a rally on Monday night, a day after Donald Trump’s re-election campaign announced him as a “special guest,” along with radio host Rush Limbaugh.
On Monday, Hannity cleared up the confusion on Twitter: “In spite of reports, I will be doing a live show from Cape Girardeau and interviewing President Trump before the rally. To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President. I am covering final rally for my show. Something I have done in every election in the past.”
While rebutting “reports,” it was Trump’s campaign that originally made the announcement. “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 p.m. CST in Cape Girardeau, Missouri,” the campaign said on Sunday.
Fox News moved quickly to set the record straight without calling out the campaign, telling reporters that Hannity would simply be interviewing the president.
Hannity is a close friend of the president and has interviewed him in front of rally crowds before, blending the line between outside interrogator and supporter. During an October 2017 rally interview in Pennsylvania, Trump praised Hannity’s ratings. “I’m so proud of you,” he said.
More to come.
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