Presenting from home has become a new normal for TV presenters during the Corona virus outbreak, but one of Donald Trump’s favorite personalities didn’t go so well on Saturday night.
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Jeanine Pirro missed the entire first section of her Justice with Judge Jeanine show in Fox News and looked disheveled when she finally showed up. Her hair was noticeably and unusually coiffed.
Fox News made a statement on Sunday blaming “technical difficulties” for the spectacle and trying to excuse the mishaps by pointing out that, like others in such challenging times, it “operated with reduced staff.” who worked remotely to ensure the health and safety of. ” our employees “.
Pirro defended himself in a midday tweet that claimed that her hair was out of place due to an audio device in her ear, “there was no staff to be noticed”.
“I was in a truck that wasn’t ready to broadcast [because] We had no connection, no picture and no teleprompter, ”she wrote.
However, the explanations have cut little ice among social media users, some of whom have suggested alternative reasons for what they saw.
Aaron Rupar, a Vox journalist, questioned wisdom To let Pirro appear at all.
“OH MY GOD. What does Fox do when he blows someone up? [that] Status? “, he wrote.
Pirro, 68, said to another Twitter user, “Hate on. You wear it well. “
The former New York state prosecutor has often been praised by Trump for her supportive right-wing comments and analysis and her aggressive pursuit of “liberals”.
Despite her weekend show, which regularly received impressive prime time ratings, the outspoken hostess had a somewhat rocky relationship with her employers.
In 2019, Pirro was suspended for two weeks for on-air commentary. She questioned the patriotism of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and criticized her for wearing a hijab.
During this controversy, she maintained Trump’s support, the president mistakenly Blame for Pirro’s absence about “radical left-wing Democrats who work closely with their beloved partner, the fake news media,” by “using every trick in the book to silence a majority of our country.”
Despite what the President said, Fox published his own statement sharply condemning what Pirro said.