Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt Suggests If You Call 911 in New York ‘You’re Gonna Get a Recording’

Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt Suggests If You Call 911 in New York ‘You’re Gonna Get a Recording’

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt claimed on Friday that friends have told her if you call 911 in New York City, you’ll be sent to voicemail. This is a claim that President Donald Trump’s campaigns have been trying to make in their campaign rhetoric but it is not a reality.

Earhardt made the unfounded remark on Fox & Friends despite the fact she reportedly lives in the city herself and that Fox News is based there, including the studio she was broadcasting from. She was commenting during a segment pushing the ‘law and order‘ talking point that featured heavily at the Republican National Convention.

“I know here in this city, in New York, I’ve had friends saying they are worried about even going to sit outside because you can’t sit inside restaurants because they’re worried somebody will come up to their table and rob them,” Earhardt said.

“Or here won’t be a police officer around or if you call 911, you’re gonna get a recording and they’re gonna say we’re backlogged and we can’t come and help you. Scary times.”

More than 8 million people live in New York,  so if 911 calls were being sent to a recording, it’s impossible that the fact would not have been reported by the media.

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor