Fox News host on Saturday morning expressed doubt that a report he had just read regarding voting irregularities in the 2020 general election was true, blaming the lapse on the teleprompter.
Pete Hegseth, co-host of Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend, was in the middle of discussing planned demonstrations in Washington, D.C., in support of President Donald Trump and his efforts to wage a legal war on the election results. The Associated Press and several other media outlets named his Democratic opponent Joe Biden as president-elect on November 7.
“The demonstrations are in support of the president’s effort to reveal voter fraud and count all the legal votes,” Hegseth said before adding: “So far, state election officials have not reported serious irregularities with the vote that would affect the outcome of the race.”
Without skipping a beat, Hegseth broke from his reporting, telling viewers: “That was in the teleprompter. I read it. I don’t know even know if I agree with it, but that happens sometimes.”