Trump called House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a conversation that her office said included congratulations and a nod to her pitch for bipartisanship.
"Mr. President, I did an opening monologue today, and I had no idea you were going to invite me up here".
The Fox News star was telecasting his show from Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he came to interview the president who was holding an election eve rally there. "It's really great when he's with you", Trump said, then beckoning the Fox host to come join him on the stage. "I am covering the final rally for the show". "Something I have done in every election in the past".
In addition to his conversation with Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.
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Still, about one-third of voters said Trump was not a factor in their votes.
That talking point was repeated regularly throughout the rest of the night on Fox News - accepted and repeated mainly because Trump said it. Fox News journalists were in the press pen he pointed toward.
"They're hiding their agenda from the American people", he said.
A Fox News spokesperson offered a similar message to CNN and other news organizations, insisting Hannity would only be at the rally in Missouri to broadcast his show and cover the event for the network. The president professes it is favorite news network and it has even been a launching pad for careers in the administration.
When it was done, White House Communications director Bill Shine, a former Fox News Channel executive, high-fived Hannity, according to the White House pool report. Trump often tweets his support of its shows and makes appearances on the network.
"The campaign started with talk of [the] blue wave", said Fox News' chief national correspondent Ed Henry on "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday night.
Fox News resisted Monday when the Trump campaign had advertised to its followers that Hannity would appear as a "special guest" at the Missouri rally, saying Hannity was only there to cover the event.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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