Fox & Friend First is still trying to get the egg off their face after they thought they had booked a Democrat that was friendly to Donald Trump's immigration policy.
Fox News hosts Jillian Mele and Rob Schmitt introduced a woman who they thought was Arizona congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick. But the woman was not Kirkpatrick. It was Barbara L'Italien, a De mocratic Massachusetts state senator and current congressional candidate as well.
It appears that Fox Producers reached out to Joe Katz, who used to be Kirkpatrick's communications director. The problem being that Katz now works for L'Italien.
Katz played along with the producers, and so while Mele and Schmitt thought they were interviewing Kirkpatrick, they actually got L'Italien, who used her time to communicate a very different message about immigration directly to President Donald Trump, a frequent viewer of "Fox & Friends First"
Needless to say, Fox and Friends do not like when anyone goes off the pro Trump message and this time they got punked but good.
In a statement, "Fox & Friends First" executive producer Desiree Dunne said that Katz had accepted the invitation on Kirkpatrick's behalf, including an email confirmation using Kirkpatrick's campaign logo.
"Despite speaking to producers prior to the interview, L’Italien did not identify herself as anything other than Kirkpatrick until she was live on air, at which point we ended the interview," Dunne said.
H/T Philly Voice