Don’t mess with Sean Hannity.
When the New York Times included the Fox News host on its list of “out-of-office” advisers to President Trump, Hannity used Twitter to fire back at the “fake news” outlet with both barrels.
The Times piece, which included other Trump confidantes like Rupert Murdoch, Chris Ruddy, and Newt Gingrich, had this to say about Sean Hannity’s “role.”
Presidents always deploy surrogates to appear on television to spout their talking points, but Mr. Trump has expanded on that by developing relationships with sympathetic media figures like Mr. Hannity who also serve as advisers. Mr. Hannity, the Fox News host, defends Mr. Trump’s most controversial behavior in public, but privately, according to people close to Mr. Trump, he urges the president not to get distracted, and advises him to focus on keeping pledges like repealing the Affordable Care Act.
In a couple of rapid-fire tweets, the popular conservative Fox News host accused the “fake news” Times of colluding with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making it abundantly clear that it’s none of anyone’s business who he talks to. He ended by wondering if he was “surveilled and unmasked” by the NSA.
Maggie Haberman, the author of the piece, responded to Hannity by wondering why he had an issue with it.
Also reached out to Fox News pr, who took no issue w it. And it was hardly critical of you. Not sure why the reax https://t.co/sb9y4nDJYt
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 22, 2017
To which Hannity responded:
The @nytimes has no clue who I talk to as I refuse to EVER TALK TO THEM! @POTUS knows you are FAKE NEWS and I doubt he talks to u either.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 22, 2017
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