Fox News anchor goes viral for reacting on hot mic to guest doubting Biden win

An anchor on Fox News has gone viral after she was caught on a hot microphone expressing disbelief that a guest on the network would cast doubt on projections that Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to provide update Monday on US response to omicron variant Restless progressives eye 2024 Emhoff lights first candle in National Menorah-lighting ceremony MORE has been elected president. 

During Saturday's coverage of the incoming election results, anchors Sandra Smith and Trace Gallagher hosted Cleta Mitchell, a conservative attorney who has been promoting President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE's unproven claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. 

"Remember just because CNN or even Fox News says somebody is president, does not mean they're president," Mitchell said while appearing on the program. 

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"What?" Smith, who was not conducting the interview of Mitchell, was caught on her microphone saying. "What is happening? Trace, we've called it."

 

Trump, his campaign and his allies on Capitol Hill have not acknowledged the outcome of the presidential election, which was called in favor of Biden, by every major news network, including Fox News, on Saturday. 

The president and his supporters have been critical of the network in recent weeks, a sentiment that was further riled last week when the network was the first to call the state of Arizona in Biden's favor. 

Senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE reportedly spoke to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch to complain about the Arizona call by the network.

Fox News reporters and daytime anchors have repeatedly stated that Trump and his campaign have provided no evidence of voter fraud. Still, the network's prime-time opinion talk show hosts have given credence to Trump's claims and aired segments casting doubt on the integrity of last week's election.