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A viral video depicted Fox News's hosts and guests contradictorily blasting former President Barack Obama for saying he would meet with dictators and enemies of the United States, but effusively praising current President Donald Trump for agreeing to sit down face-to-face with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un.
The video, released Thursday night by the news outlet Now This, flashed cuts of some of the network's best-known hosts, like Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy and Geraldo Rivera, pouring scorn on Obama for suggesting he could meet with leaders from Iran and North Korea without preconditions. Many of those same personalities and commentators are then shown characterizing Trump’s expected talks with Kim as a “win” for the Republican. Some even said Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a frequent guest on Fox News, called Trump’s announced meeting with Kim, “a huge win for this country.”
Rivera characterized the Trump-Kim showdown as “breathtaking,” “audacious” and “bold,” saying, “It will be historic.” He added, “I’m juiced about it.”
Hannity, who has interviewed President Trump several times and received praise from the commander-in-chief for his coverage, said “wow” with angry disbelief when citing Obama’s willingness to “personally negotiate” with leaders who traditionally opposed the U.S. or endorsed terrorism.
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Fast-forward to Trump accepting Kim's invitation, and Hannity stated: “The world will probably be a little bit safer. The media should be giving President Trump credit for that.”
Trump has repeatedly chastised networks like CNN and MSNBC over what he has described as “negative” or “fake news” coverage of both his campaign and first 14 months in office.
Conversely, Trump has often sung the praises of Fox News, and its morning program Fox & Friends in particular, for its coverage of his administration.
surprised even North Korea's leaders. Should the meeting occur, it would be the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with the North’s top leader." data-reactid="34">A week ago, North Korea, through South Korean officials, invited Trump to meet and discuss the regime’s nuclear defense program. The U.S. president accepted the offer, something which is said to have surprised even North Korea's leaders. Should the meeting occur, it would be the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with the North’s top leader.
Trump has been scrutinized for the scope of any concessions he was able to extract from Kim before agreeing to the meeting. But on Twitter, the president insisted that conditions were put in place, such as no missile testing by the North, and that the talks would center around denuclearization instead of only a “freeze” in testing.
“Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!” Trump tweeted March 8.
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