Trump Praises ‘Fox & Friends’ Days After Private Dinner With Co-Host

The praise comes after a recent private dinner Trump had with Pete Hegseth and show’s former executive producer

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to offer some robust praise for his favorite morning TV show, “Fox & Friends.”

While the official love between the two is no secret, the show and Trump are also tight in private.

As TheWrap reported Thursday, Trump held an intimate dinner with co-host Pete Hegseth and the show’s former executive producer Jennifer Rauchet recently, a photo posted to the Instagram page of Fox News contributor Robert J. O’Neill, who also attended the dinner.

Dinner in the East Wing. @realdonaldtrump @jessicalynneoneill @petehegseth @jennycdot

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As regular White House viewing, the Fox News morning show has arguably become the most influential television program in America. The president routinely tweets his reactions to segment in real time — thus giving show producers and correspondents a chance to drive the national conversation.

In addition to the tweet of praise, Trump also gave shout-outs to singer Joy Villa and (the wrong) Lee Greenwood who also made appearances today.

Trump’s connection to the show stretches back years. Before he was elected to the White House, Trump used the program to push the widely debunked conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was secretly born in Kenya.