Fox News Host Sean Hannity Channels Trump Campaign Desperation, Cooks Up Hillary Health Scare Nonsense
According to the New York Times, Fox News host Sean Hannity is informally advising the Trump campaign, as reported Sunday. The news comes on the heels of Steven Bannon's hiring and another report that Roger Ailes is helping the GOP nominee prepare for the upcoming presidential debates.
“I don’t say anything privately that I don’t say publicly,” Hannity said in the interview, and added, “I never claimed to be a journalist.” The Fox News host simply chalked it up to friendship.
“Do I talk to my friend who I’ve known for years and speak my mind? I can’t not speak my mind," Hannity said. “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States.”
Hannity's newest defense of Trump? He's healthier. Hannity has been pushing the Hillary health conspiracy for weeks, bringing on Fox medical correspondent Marc Siegel to discuss everyting from a blood clot she was treated for three years ago to a debunked claim involving a Secret Service agent who appeared to some conservative publications to be holding a Diazepam pen at the DNC.
But not even all of Trump's surrogates are on board with this one. While Ben Carson told Fox News he believes Clinton's medical records should be made public, the retired neurosurgeon laughed off the "twitching," as Hannity pointed out.
Newt Gingrich was even more cautious. "I think that all of us ought to include Hillary Clinton in our prayers. I hope that she's all right. Second I'm always dubious, with all due respect to television doctors, when you have a doctor who's never seen the patient begin to give you a complicated, fancy sounding analysis," Gingrich told Fox when presented with its medical expert's statements.