Thursday at the beginning of his presidential town hall with former president Donald Trump, Fox News’ Sean Hannity made a point to distinguish himself from CNN’s Kaitlin Collins.
CNN hosted a similar town hall meeting with Trump on May 10. Collin’s frequently argued with Trump throughout the night while serving as the presenter.
Just before Trump took the stage, Hannity made it plain he would not be following CNN’s example.
“Unlike fake news CNN, it’s not my job to sit here and debate the candidate,” Hannity said. “We’re going to ask him about the issue of the day that actually matters to the people that came out here tonight in the rain and thunder and lightning.” He ended his opening announcement with stating, “Nothing is off the table.”
Not long after the Town Hall began pledging truth and transparency, Hannity’s hosting of the live event deteriorated.
During a town hall event that broadcast on Fox News on Thursday evening, the audience was not amused when host Sean Hannity addressed President Donald Trump about the suggestion that he should “tone it down” in order to appeal to moderate voters.
Before Hannity could complete his query, the audience erupted in jeers, prompting Hannity to plead with the audience to “leave me alone.”
In a different video from Thursday evening’s Town Hall, the audience can be heard chanting their support for the president. They yelled in unison, “We love Trump!” as a resounding response to the notion that President Trump should be less of a thug on the campaign trail and in the media.
In response to Hannity’s question, Trump repeated his assertions that his presidential campaign was “spied on” and that he has been “under siege” ever since.
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