MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes mocked Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham Wednesday evening, taunting the hosts for competing to be “the most shameless toady” to President Trump a day after their on-air passive-aggressive exchange.
During their show crossover on Tuesday evening, Hannity complained that Ingraham had cut off the end of Trump’s rally in New Mexico to switch to a discussion Monday evening.
“I’m watching the president’s speech in New Mexico last night. I wanted to see the ending,” Hannity complained. “You cut to your debate early!”
Ingraham snapped back: “Is that the White House speaking or is that you?”
Hannity then insisted that the complaint came from “Sean Hannity,” to which Ingraham mockingly said: “I couldn’t tell.”
“I’m just teasing you. I’m just teasing you,” she said.
But Hannity couldn’t let it go, suggesting her decision to cut from the Trump rally early was like silencing a performance of “a great work of Bach or Mozart.”
Ingraham said she’d take Hannity’s unsolicited feedback “under advisement,” before adding: “I’ve got an idea. You handle your hour, and I’ll handle mine.”
Hannity whining that Ingraham didn’t show the end of Trump’s rally
Ingraham: “Is that the White House speaking, or is that you?”
Hannity: “We were right at the crescendo! Imagine a great work of Bach or Mozart, and then, you are about to crescendo” pic.twitter.com/vzxI3Pad2N
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) September 18, 2019
Tuesday’s testy exchange did not go unnoticed by All In’s Chris Hayes, who covered the Fox News incident during his show.
And when it came time for Hayes to handoff to fellow MSNBC host Maddow, she assured him that type of exchange would never happen with them.
“Chris, I promise in all the time you and I share adjacent shows on this TV network we will never have a crossover like the one you just played from Fox,” joked Maddow.
“You nailed the thing that was scariest about it was the distance between the facial expressions and the conversation,” said Maddow, adding “That was like, hide under a table; this is a scary family fight.”
Hayes agreed the exchange “had real family fight vibes to it.”
The MSNBC anchors hoped that Hannity and Ingraham patch things up and wished them the best.