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Trump Praises Hannity, Fox News as ‘People That Love Us,’ Calls MSNBC ‘Disgusting’

POTUS didn’t mention LeBron James at the Ohio rally, though

Last Updated: August 4, 2018 @ 7:02 PM

President Donald Trump took a few minutes while stumping for Republican state senator Troy Balderson at an Ohio rally on Saturday to give a shoutout to “the people that love us” – aka Fox News.

Trump couldn’t hold back his affinity for the cable network, rattling off the names of several hosts in quick succession: “[Sean] Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Steve Doocy, Ainsley [Earhardt], Brian [Kilmeade],” Trump said, along with “the great Lou Dobbs” and Maria Bartiromo.

“I’m in trouble because I know I left out probably 10,” he added.

Jesse Watters joked shortly thereafter, saying on-air, “Judge Jeanine [Pirro] is very upset because she was not mentioned there by the president. I think I heard her throw a glass in the green room.”

Their left-leaning counterparts — MSNBC and CNN — on the other hand, were labeled a “fake news group of people.”

“We’re blowing them away, and that’s good because those are the people that love us,” the president said.

The POTUS touched on several topics beyond Balderson’s run for Congress. He waxed on the strength of the economy and blasted a favorite target, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), as a “seriously low-IQ person.”

But Trump inevitably turned his comments towards the media. The president called MSNBC “so corrupt” and “so disgusting,” and said it was “suppression” when mainstream reporters said he had “no chance” to win the presidency in 2016.

As he wrapped up, Trump blessed Ohio as “the home of everything — everything good.” He went through a list of the state’s favorite sons and daughters, including the Wright brothers, Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, Neil Armstrong and John Glenn.

Not included was Akron, Ohio-born NBA legend LeBron James. Curious as to why he wouldn’t mention one of the sports world’s greatest stars of all time? Read this.