President Trump speaks at rally in Missouri on November 5

Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville Ind. Tuesday Oct. 23 2018

Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville Ind. Tuesday Oct. 23 2018

Although Hannity promised in a tweet not to campaign with the president, he appeared on stage with Trump at the rally. Having the news network's most popular personality stumping for the candidate would have been an eye-opening step beyond that, however. "This was NOT planned".

Trump has maintained a busy campaign schedule in the final stretch of the race, with 11 rallies over six days.

Fox had previously announced that Hannity would be at the election-eve rally and interview Trump before it starts.

Fox News would not comment on how the situation was 'addressed, ' or provide any information about Hannity's actions beyond its initial public comment.

It was especially surprising because earlier in the day Hannity said he would not be campaigning with the president, CNN noted.

But Hannity and Pirro appeared to cross a line for Fox News during his appearance at Monday's rally.

But in my worst fears about what that would look like and how it might affect our democracy, I never thought I would see what I did Monday night on Fox News, starting with the propaganda performance of Sean Hannity. Here's my account of him being scheduled to do his show from a Tea Party event in Cincinnati in 2010, and Fox News cancelling his appearance after heavy criticism from mainstream media.

Trump called Pirro to join him onstage too, and she in turn encouraged the room full of Trump supporters to channel their energy into voting.

Fox News journalists were in the press pen he pointed toward. Bill Shine, who was at the time executive vice president for programming at Fox News and who is now the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, said in a statement, "When senior executives in NY were made aware of this, we changed our plans for tonight's show". "We're driving them insane".

"Fox's admitted lack of control is only reinforced by the absence of sanction here", Carusone said.

It's not clear, however, whether Hannity was sanctioned or not.

Some surprised journalists at other news organizations didn't hesitate to make their feelings known on social media.

He said later on Twitter he was not referring to Fox News journalists, maintaining that "they do awesome work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way".

Hannity has done that in the past, interviewing Trump at the site of rallies, sometimes with the crowd listening in.

Jeanine Pirro also campaigned with the president, shouting to the crowd, "Do you like the fact that [Trump] is the tip of the spear who goes out there every day and fights for us?"

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