Fox News Calls Sean Hannity’s Trump Rally Actions ‘An Unfortunate Distraction’

By A.J. Katz 

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Fox News has addressed Sean Hannity’s on-stage appearance with President Trump at yesterday’s rally in Missouri, calling what transpired “an unfortunate distraction.”

According to a network spokesperson, “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”

Hannity stood by his original tweet from yesterday—in which he said he would “not be onstage campaigning with the president”—but clarified the statement he made on-stage last night about the “fake news media,” saying he did not mean to include his Fox News colleagues in that remark.

Nevertheless, Hannity did end up making a guest appearance at the campaign rally, in line with the Trump campaign’s press release and seemingly going against previous statements made by cable news’ most popular personality and the network.

It is unknown what, if any, additional actions will be taken by Fox News, in addition to its public statement.