It’s funny how Hannity acts when Trump and Tucker Carlson aren’t around.
A very brave Sean Hannity attacked Vivek Ramaswamy for only working in the private sector and not being part of the establishment or the military-industrial complex.
Just a reminder that former President Trump was part of the private sector as well.
Ramaswamy and Hannity got into a big back-and-forth over comments that Vivek made with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“It is wrong what happened to Israel, and I call that out as a human being and as somebody who’s on a belief of some people are on the right side and the wrong side of a conflict,” he told Carlson. “But the selective nature of ignoring certain other conflicts, while even more importantly ignoring the interests of the U.S. right here at home is what irritates the heck out of me.”
Ramaswamy also went after Nikki Haley who is the establishment favorite.
“I don’t think she’s a child,” he said. “I think that she is somebody that like many politicians in a position to get wealthier from war.”
During his show, Hannity went after Ramaswamy comments with Tucker.
“What you’re doing here is– saying about Nikki Haley, is you’re saying that her concern for Israel is driven by financial and a corrupting influence,” Hannity said. “And your explanation that there’s disproportionate focus on rape, kidnapping and murder of the Jewish people in this attack and they’re – and your quote, ‘that there are frankly financial and corrupting influences that lead them exactly to speak the way they do.’”
“Sean, that is a shameful mischaracterization,” Ramaswamy said.
“Hey, Vivek, wait a minute, stop right now,” Hannity said. “You do this in every single interview. You say stuff and then you deny it. You deny your own words. So, you know, why don’t you just own what you say and stand by it and stop playing these games?”
“Sean, I am owning what I said,” the candidate replied. “Where I differ from other candidates in this field is that I also believe that this is Israel’s decision to make. The U.S. should stand with Israel, but we need to be very careful not to enter a broader regional war in the Middle East.”
“I want an exact explanation for your exact comments that are there ‘frankly financial and corrupting influences that lead them exactly to speak the way that they do,’” Hannity said changing topics. “What are financial corrupting influences that Nikki Haley is taking a position on? We’ve got pictures of dead babies decapitated, burned babies’ bodies. We’ve got the equivalent of what would be, population-wise in the U.S. over 37,000 dead Americans. So, how much more evidence do you need? What are you talking about?!”
Then Hannity shouted, “Answer the question!”
“Well, the fact of the matter is, I think anybody who has been a military contractor, anybody who has made $8 million including on serving on the board of Boeing collecting stock options while running for U.S. president on corporate boards, has made money for military contracting through a family business is disqualified from being the U.S. president in a time of war. I think we cannot see our march to World War III in this country,” Ramaswamy said.
Hannity then cut off Vivek shouting, “Thank you. Goodbye.”
“I think people that never held public office, like you, maybe they’re not qualified to be president,” Hannity said after the interview ended.
Very brave of Hannity to stand up for the career politicians and defense contractors. It’s about time that someone spoke up for this oppressed, marginalized minority. https://t.co/mbVL6Tn4Wh
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 13, 2023
Hannity is a company man thru and thru. Did he purposely swipe at Trump? No, but the talking points directive he was given did, and being a company man he just went with it.