"They are jealous, they are envious, this isn't supposed to happen, you people are supposed to love them, not Trump", Limbaugh said. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
President Donald Trump wrapped up a pell-mell final week of campaigning Monday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, rallying support for Republican Josh Hawley's challenge to Democratic Sen.
Officials also called the issue a distraction and said it "has been addressed".
But in my worst fears about what that would look like and how it might affect our democracy, I never thought I would see what I did Monday night on Fox News, starting with the propaganda performance of Sean Hannity.
Hannity said he had no idea he would be would be speaking, although the Trump campaign had said Saturday he would be a "special guest".
The rally was held at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. "Something I have done in every election in the past".
Hannity said on Tuesday that he was not referring to Fox News journalists when he made the comment.
Hannity was not the only member of the right-wing media who joined Trump at the rally.
"Do we love Sean, by the way?"
White House reporter Maggie Haberman of The New York Times tweeted: "Still can't get over Hannity denying he would be on stage the whole day, getting brought up by Trump, and then pointing to actual news reporters and calling them fake".
Laura Ingraham, host of "The Ingraham Angle", followed in her Fox News colleagues' ill-fated footsteps on Tuesday afternoon when she openly endorsed two Republican candidates in close races.
Another employee said that Hannity's behavior, both Monday night and generally, "continues to make the task of the news side all that much harder".
Trump has punched back, accusing Obama of leaving behind a trail of broken promises on trade, the economic recovery and a promise during his presidency that patients could keep their doctors under his health care law.
The must-see "Hannity" interview is part of Fox News Channel's comprehensive coverage of the midterm elections. The president professes it is favorite news network and it has even been a launching pad for careers in the administration.
In 2010, when Fox News executives learned Hannity planned to broadcast his show from a Tea Party rally in Cincinnati, the network took action.