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Fox News host apologizes for calling Kim Jong Un, Trump 'two dictators'

While reporting live on President Trump's arrival in Singapore on Sunday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman slipped and referred to both men as "dictators."

Huntsman, whose father is Jon Huntsman, Trump's ambassador to Russia and a former Republican presidential candidate, was discussing Trump's arrival with Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump's short-lived White House communications directors. "Regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators, what we are seeing right now, this is history," Huntsman said. Scaramucci didn't say anything about her word choice, instead praising Trump for being a "disruptive risk-taker."

Later in the show, Huntsman apologized. "I do want to point out that earlier, as you know sometimes on live TV sometimes you don't always say things perfectly," she said. "I called both President Trump and Kim Jong Un a dictator. I did not mean that, my mistake, so I apologize for that." Trump, an avid Fox & Friends viewer, has yet to comment. Catherine Garcia