Fox & Friends mocks NY Times report that Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller, ignores Fox's own reporting

Fox & Friends mocks NY Times report that Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller, ignores Fox's own reporting

Ainsley Earhardt: "Do you even care? Something you probably do care about is immigration"

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From the January 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, let's take a look at the cover of The New York Times up there in the corner. Ted, this corner over here. There's a big story that apparently the president of the United States last June wanted to fire [special counsel] Robert Mueller because the president felt that he had a bunch of conflicts of interest. Could not adequately be the special counsel.

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): That's right. So the actual -- but the president, in Davos, which we're going to bring some of that sound today, he doesn't think the story was all that true, maybe calling it fake. Take a listen to the president. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

REPORTER: Mr. President, did you seek to fire Mueller?

DONALD TRUMP: Fake news, folks. Fake news. 

REPORTER: What's your message today?

TRUMP: Typical New York Times fake story. 

REPORTER: Did you try to fire Robert Mueller?

TRUMP: Thank you.

[END VIDEO]

HEGSETH: So speaking of typical New York Times, you look in the first paragraph, all of this reporting based on four people who are told of the matter. 

DOOCY: Right.

HEGSETH: And also screams of a leak from the special counsel. Because we did know a little bit about this. We heard back in June that there were talks of the president wasn't happy with Bob Mueller. What would he do? But some new details that may or may not actually be true. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): All right, well, the president says it's fake news. That happened last June. Do you -- it's something we have to tell you have about because it is a headline on The New York Times. What do you think about that? Do you even care? Something you probably do care about is immigration.

Related:

NY Times: Trump ordered Mueller fired, but backed off when White House counsel threatened to quit

FoxNews.com: Trump was talked out of firing Mueller last June, source says

Previously:

Sean Hannity on report that Trump tried to fire Mueller: "At this hour The New York Times is trying to distract you"

Fox's Gregg Jarrett defends Trump trying to fire Robert Mueller

Hannity admits that Trump did order Mueller to be fired: "Does he not have the right to ask these questions?"

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