“Fox & Friends” co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Pete Hegseth struggled this morning to spin a bombshell New York Times report, which was quickly confirmed by their own network, that President Trump ordered White House counsel Donald McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed off when McGahn threatened to quit.
“It’s something we have to tell you about because it is a headline in The New York Times,” Earhardt said while failing to mention the story had been confirmed by Fox News Thursday night.
“What do you think about that? Do ya even care?” she asked dismissingly.
Earhardt and her co-hosts quickly turned to video showing Trump denying the story.
“Fake news, folks, fake news. Typical New York Times fake news story,” the president said from Davos, Switzerland.
Co-host Pete Hegseth said the story “screams of a leak from the special counsel.”
Fox & Friends on Trump trying to fire Mueller: "Well, the president says it's fake news, that happened last June, it's something we have to tell you about because it's a headline on the NY Times. What do you think about that? Do you even care?" pic.twitter.com/4nPB5sv6Fs
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 26, 2018