Scarborough breaks down laughing over Hannity coverage of NYT story

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Friday broke down in a fit of laughter over Fox News host Sean Hannity’s coverage of a report that President TrumpDonald John TrumpProsecutors investigating Trump inaugural fund, pro-Trump super PAC for possible illegal foreign donations: NY Times George Conway: Why take Trump's word over prosecutors' if he 'lies about virtually everything' Federal judge says lawsuit over Trump travel ban waivers will proceed MORE attempted to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE.

On his show Thursday night, Hannity first blasted the New York Times report of Trump’s attempted firing, which the president reportedly backed off of after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign, claiming that “The New York Times is trying to distract you.”


"Our sources, and I've checked in with many of them, they're not confirming that tonight," Hannity said. "And the president's attorney dismissed the story and says 'nope, no comment, we're not going there tonight.'"

But, toward the end of his broadcast, Hannity said sources had indeed confirmed the New York Times report to Fox News.

"All right, so we have sources tonight just confirming to Ed Henry that, maybe, yeah, Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for conflict. Does he not have the right to raise those questions?" Hannity asked.

"You know, we'll deal with this tomorrow," he said, before pivoting to a video of a car crash in Arizona.

“Morning Joe” aired a cut of Hannity’s coverage of the report, leading Scarborough to burst out laughing.

“Look over there! It’s straight out of the Carville handbook,” Scarborough said, referring to Democratic strategist James Carville.

“Look at the car wreck, look at the car wreck! Oh my god, I don’t even know where to begin,” the MSNBC host said.

The two hosts have sparred before. Scarborough called Hannity's show "state-run television" last year. Hannity hit back, claiming that the former Republican congressman had "sold his soul" to keep his job at MSNBC.