‘Do You Even Care?’: Fox & Friends Can’t Handle NYT’s Report That Trump Tried To Fire Mueller
In an effort to downplay the New York Time’s bombshell report that President Trump ordered special counsel Robert Mueller to be fired, the hosts of “Fox And Friends” decided to go an odd route Friday morning: assume their audience doesn’t care.
The Times report late Thursday, which was quickly confirmed by Fox News and other media, said President Donald Trump attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in June, alleging conflicts of interest in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump reportedly backed off after White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit, saying the firing would have a “catastrophic” effect.
But Trump defenders at Fox & Friends just couldn’t handle the hard truth.
“It’s something we have to tell you about because it is a headline in The New York Times,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said on “Fox & Friends” before dismissing the news.
“What do you think about that? Do ya even care?” she asked.
The co-hosts didn’t mention that their own network confirmed the report. Instead, they immediately brought out video showing Trump denying the story.
“Fake news, folks, fake news. Typical New York Times fake news story,” the president, a well-known fan of “Fox & Friends,” said from Davos, Switzerland.
Co-host Pete Hegseth said the story “screams of a leak from the special counsel.”
Fox’s Sean Hannity had the same problem on his show when the story broke Thursday night.
Watch segment in the video below: