EXCLUSIVE: President-elect Donald Trump has told ‘Fox Friends’ co-host Ainsley Earhardt that he doesn’t mind Democratic members of Congress boycotting his inauguration, saying “I hope they give me their tickets.”
At least 60 Democratic members of the House of Representatives have opted to miss Friday’s ceremonies, most notably Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who said last week that he did not consider Trump a “legitimate” president.
“I think he just grandstanded, John Lewis, and then he got caught in a very bad lie, so let’s see what happens,” said Trump, referencing Lewis’ previous boycott of George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration. “As far as other people not going, that’s OK, because we need seats so badly, I hope they give me their tickets.”
Trump spoke exclusively to Earhardt in an interview that will air Wednesday morning on “Fox Friends.” Earhardt joined “Hannity” Tuesday night to preview the sit-down.
“Immediately when I sat down, I said ‘How are you doing?’ because we’d been with him on the campaign trail for basically two years,” Earhardt told Sean Hannity, “and he said, ‘It’s been exhausting, it’s been hard because