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Fox News host calls Trump a 'dictator' in TV gaffe

12 June 2018

While reporting live on President Trump's arrival in Singapore on Sunday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman slipped, and referred to both men as "dictators."

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk during their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore Tuesday.

The Freudian slip took place as Huntsman interviewed former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci about the summit.

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Before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting "and chose to leave the past behind". Huntsman further added that she "did not mean to say that".

Trump responded to such commentary on Twitter, saying: "The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the USA, say the haters & losers".

Fox & Friends presenter Abby Huntsman in a selfie posted on her Twitter account to promote the show's coverage of the Trump-Kim summit.

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A Fox News host said sorry after calling Donald Trump a dictator live on air.

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Marsh responded that Trump is "obsessed" with "undoing [Barack] Obama's legacy and that he is allowing Chinese President Xi Jinping to become a "power broker" in the region". That was, perhaps, until she accidentally called him a dictator.

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Although her guests did not catch her gaffe instantly, Huntsman was called out on social media after the footage was released on Sunday.

Fox News host calls Trump a 'dictator' in TV gaffe