Fox News host Sean Hannity found himself in a sticky situation after executives at the cable channel learned the television personality had participated in an ad for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The video included Hannity explaining why he was voting for Trump.
“One of the reasons I’m supporting Donald Trump this year is, No. 1, he’s gonna put originalists on the Supreme Court who believe in fidelity to the Constitution, separation of powers, co-equal branches of government,” Hannity said. “He’s a guy that will vet refugees to keep Americans safe.”
Hannity also said Trump will “build that wall” to help secure the country.
Apparently, Hannity didn’t bother to get permission for participating in the ad, and executives at Fox weren’t too happy about it.
“We were not aware of Sean Hannity participating in a promotional video,” a Fox News spokesperson reportedly said after The Daily Beast informed them of the video, “and he will not be doing anything along these lines for the remainder of the election season.”
It was not immediately known if Hannity would face any disciplinary action for participating in the ad.
Hannity has been a solid Trump supporter over the past year, and he has often been criticized for his softball interviews with the New York businessman. The Fox host has even gone as far as to call anti-Trump supporters stupid and stubborn for their positions, which could risk putting Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the White House.
While he’s certainly entitled to his opinions, he might want to think about his contract with Fox, which might consider participating in such an ad a breach of contract — or journalistic ethics.