Sean Hannity Campaigns With Trump at Election Rally Just Hours After Saying He Wouldn’t

Fox News host says event was “almost like a rock concert atmosphere without a guitar”

Last Updated: November 5, 2018 @ 9:30 PM

“Promises made, promises kept,” Sean Hannity said on stage Monday night alongside Donald Trump at a midterm election rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. And speaking of promises, just hours earlier Hannity assured his followers on Twitter that “in spite of reports” he would not be an active participant in the event.

After taking the stage shortly after being interviewed by Hannity for his Fox News show, Trump invited Hannity on stage with him. Coming out to loud applause, Hannity recited Trump’s “promises made, promises kept” slogan, then joked that reporters covering the event “are fake news.”

Hannity also ran down a list of Trump’s accomplishments as president, and described the rally as “almost like a rock concert atmosphere without a guitar.”

Hannity’s appearance had been announced Sunday by the Trump campaign, which listed him as a special guest on promotional materials. But Fox News reps clarified later that day that Hannity would only be attending the rally to cover it — and interview Trump — for his eponymous show, and wouldn’t otherwise participate.

And on Monday morning, Hannity followed his network’s clarification with one of his own, tweeting: “In spite of reports, I will be doing a live show from Cape Girardeau and interviewing President Trump before the rally. To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President. I am covering final rally for my show. Something I have done in every election in the past.”

Fox News, which did not broadcast Hannity’s appearance on stage with Trump, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Trump also called another Fox News personality, Jeanine Pirro, to the stage. Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh also made an appearance.