Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Oops! 'Fox and Friends' host calls Trump a 'dictator'

Melinda Barton | 11 June, 2018, 20:57

During the segment, the Fox & Friends co-host was providing commentary with guest Anthony Scaramucci, who served as the White House communications director for ten days.

Fox & Friends co-host Abby Huntsman made the comment on Sunday as TV footage showed the United States president landing in Singapore for a summit with Kim on Tuesday. Did Abby Huntsman just say "THE MEETING BETWEEN TWO DICTATORS" referring to pres Trump and Kim Jun Un'.

Also, a viewer asked Huntsman about the "dictator" reference, which elicited an acknowledgment of the gaffe by Huntsman on Twitter-which, we suppose, makes her on-air apology official?

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are due to meet on Tuesday.

"This is history", Huntsman said over video showing Trump arriving in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Kim.

Mr Scaramucci did not appear to notice the error, and replied: "Yeah, because Trump is a disruptive risk-taker".

Many described Huntsman's words as a "Freudian slip", while others claimed the network, known for its favorable coverage of Trump, had finally told "the truth". "As you know on live TV, sometimes you don't always say things perfectly", she said.

Twitter was instantly flooded with people pointing out Huntsman's gaffe. "I did not mean that my mistake, so I apologise for that." said Abby.

The US President calls the meeting with North Korea's leader a "one time shot at peace".