To say Fox News’ resident troll Sean Hannity isn’t having a good week would be an understatement. Of all the media personalities linked to Donald Trump, no one’s lips have been more firmly glued to the alleged billionaire’s backside than his. Not only has he been called out by several other members of the conservative media for his ridiculous promotion of Trump, but even Megyn Kelly took a jab at him following the first debate when she wondered if Trump planned to talk to the “journalists in the room” after he was done speaking with Hannity.
In fact, the network even had to reprimand him for the absurd lengths he’s gone to defend Trump.
I think deep down even Sean Hannity knows how awful Donald Trump is. However, being that Hannity is a sellout who has practically no principles, he’s been Trump’s biggest cheerleader during most of his campaign. He’s even emulated the childish behavior Trump has often displayed on Twitter, going after another member of the conservative media for more or less calling him a hack.
Speaking of Twitter, by now most folks have probably heard about Trump’s inexcusable 3 a.m. rant early Friday morning when he felt compelled to continue his nearly week-long fixation with attacking former Miss Universe Alicia Machado calling her “disgusting” (to follow up comments he made earlier in the week where he criticized her weight), then attempted to slander her by bringing up a sex tape — that doesn’t actually exist.
While I wouldn’t say it was the worst thing he’s said or done, it might be one of the most bizarre. From the strange timing of the start of the rant, to the fact that he’s once again proven that he is a petty, insecure headcase who cannot stand when his behavior is criticized.
So when you put all this together, along with the fact that his continued meltdown has followed a fairly terrible performance during the first debate, it appears more and more like he’s breaking down at the first sign of true adversity just a few weeks away from Election Day.
I’m a firm believer that how someone responds to adversity will tell you a lot about that person. Well, while many of us already knew Trump was nothing but a man-child with incredibly thin skin, more Americans who don’t follow politics as closely as some of us do are starting to see the real Donald Trump this week.
And it seems even Sean Hannity is now realizing what an absolute disaster Donald Trump is as a candidate.
During his radio show on Friday, Hannity basically had a full-on meltdown where he declared that America is going to “die in 39 days” if Trump doesn’t win:
I’ve repeated myself. I do it every day. I try to point out what is of substance, Mark, every single day on this program and what’s at stake in this election. And I’m going to tell you something, I don’t know how people are going to end up voting. I don’t have a clue who is going to win in 39 days.
It sucks. I’ve experienced this. I’ve tried to warn the country about Obama. I tried. Didn’t I try? I gave it everything. I gave it so much that people love me– my friends said I was dead, I was ruining my career but I didn’t care, and I know I’m out on a limb here, but I don’t care because it’s the right thing to do. You have a choice. America lives or dies in 39 days. That’s how I look at it.
Those are the words of someone realizing that he’s hitched his wagon to a candidate who isn’t fit to be president. He knows millions of Americans saw that on Monday and are seeing more of that this week as Trump seems to be spiraling out of control.
Keep in mind, people like Hannity are the same fools who’ve been fear-mongering against President Obama since before he was elected to office (and continue to do so, obviously), even though facts haven’t backed up a single thing they’ve said. While the economy isn’t perfect, and we still have a long way to go to fix it, to deny the success we’ve seen under President Obama following the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression is to blatantly ignore reality because you don’t want to believe in it.
But Sean Hannity’s little breakdown, in my opinion, is a clear sign that even he knows Donald Trump is a terrible candidate. He’s now realizing that he’s tied his career to probably the most embarrassing presidential candidate in most of our lifetimes. And I think deep down he knows that even if Trump wins, it’s only going to get worse for the GOP, conservatives in general and those who backed Trump as the erratic Republican presidential candidate destroys the party from within.
As I’ve said several times before, history is going to look back on those who supported Donald Trump with shame and embarrassment.
Listen to his comments below via Media Matters: