Scarborough: Hannity’s Show Is ‘State-Run Television’


MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took a shot at Fox News rival Sean Hannity on Monday, calling his nightly program "state-run television" during a segment about the latest developments in the investigation into links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia.

Donald Trump Jr. went on "Hannity" on Tuesday to discuss a meeting he had last year with a Russian attorney and said the story had nothing more to it, but since then reports have emerged of other Russia-connected individuals in the meeting and evolving explanations for what happened from the White House.

Trump Jr. took the meeting with the understanding he would get compromising information about Hillary Clinton, which critics have said shows willingness to collude with the Kremlin.

Hannity, a conservative commentator who openly supports the Trump administration, asked the president's son largely soft questions during their interview.

"Lying to the New York Times, lying to the American people, saying this meeting was just about adoption," Scarborough said about the Trump administration, according to Mediaite. "Then the next day lying about the people that were in it, then going on a TV show that basically is state-run television and being asked at the end of that TV show, ‘Is there anything else that we don't know about?' And Don Jr. saying, ‘That's it.'"

Hannity has criticized Scarborough on his show, referring to him as "Liberal Joe" in a reference to his program "Morning Joe." Scarborough is a former friend of Trump's who offered him favorable coverage during the GOP primary, but his show has been one of Trump's fiercest critics over the past year.

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