'Fox & Friends' co-host criticizes 'anti-American' coverage of Trump

"Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt early Monday ripped the media for its coverage of President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE, calling it "anti-American."

"If the [State of the Union] speech does go over well, like Davos went over well, the Polish speech went over well, isn't it amazing the timing?" co-host Brian Kilmeade asked during a discussion about Trump's first State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Tuesday evening


"Something comes up about the Russia investigation like, for example, a story that could have broken in June comes out in January after the president goes to Davos and is treated like a rock star."

He appeared to be referring to a recent New York Times report that Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE last year.

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerChris Wallace labels Psaki 'one of the best press secretaries ever' John Legend, Chrissy Teigen troll Sean Spicer Biden administration competency doubts increase MORE responded, joking that "all these outlets have those little countdown clocks."

"After the president leaves the rostrum tomorrow night in the House of Representatives, you might as well put a countdown clock from 72 hours out because somebody will dig something up from when he was, like, 8 years old about how he didn't clean his tray, and try to take away the momentum from another great speech," Spicer said.

Earhardt then added: "It's just so anti-American. I mean ... where's the unity?"

Trump is known to frequently watch "Fox & Friends" and often tweets about the morning show's segments.

The New York Times reported last week that Trump attempted to oust Mueller in June, but was stopped after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign.

Multiple other news outlets later confirmed the Times's reporting.

Trump dismissed the story as "fake news" while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.