During what was essentially an hour-long infomercial for Donald Trump’s presidency, Hannity took time out to rehab Trump’s “secret Muslim” swipe at President Obama over the weekend.
In case you missed it, Trump tweeted on Saturday, “I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque? Very sad that he did not go!”
Trump insisted it was a joke after he was taken to task by BFF Joe Scarborough for saying such a thing just a few days after Trump complained, in response to Pope Francis’ criticism of Trump, “No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith."
So good foot-soldier Hannity made a point of bringing up the tweet and calling it a knee slapper.
HANNITY: Let me ask this. What about – some of your critics and even some of your supporters, “Oh, Donald Trump says something controversial. He sends out a tweet that was controversial.” You sent one out this weekend and I thought it was one of the funniest I ever read. You were making a point about the president not going to Justice’s (sic) Scalia’s [funeral], which he should have. And then you made a comment and the media – it seems we’ve become humorless but you’re shattering that ceiling of political correctness.
Trump explained the nature of his “joke” and, just as Hannity had set it up, got laughter, cheers and applause from the audience.
Who was the audience? Hannity said at the beginning, it was “made up of people from hundreds of people from local Republican political organizations and groups, friends and frequent guests on this program, Trump supporters and volunteers provided, by the way, to us by his campaign and others who heard about the event on my radio show.”
In other words, not a single unfriendly face for tough-guy Trump.
Feel free to send Hannity your own jokes that shatter political correctness at @SeanHannity.
No, the audience was not a bunch of old fogies at all. The video is very short so you can see for yourself without raising your blood pressure too high.
But the point is, do not underestimate Trump’s appeal.
Hannocchio has been with the Foxies for 20 years. He has stated multiple times that he wants to leave New York and move to the south.
A position as White House Press Secretary would mean a reduction in pay, compared to what he is making now, and leaving his broadcasting career in television and radio. He would become a public servant that must obide by certain rules and policies.
The added impact would be on his family. Uprooting them to Washington, D.C. would be a challenge. Merri Jill would have to make new friends while leaving old friends behind on Long Island. The juniors would not be happy leaving all their friends, and be forced to make new ones in a new area.
Also, to consider is Hannocchio’s checkered past would become public knowledge. Once he leaves the safety nest of Fox “News,” a lot of people who can’t stand him would sing like a canary on a tree. He would be scrutinized like any other person working in government.
Alternately, on a real news network as opposed to comedy channel Fox News, the story is it takes extraordinary security measures when both the president and vice president attend an event together.
But if you’re a bigot who hates Muslims Trump’s joke is probably terribly funny. It’s trending on Stormfront. 👍
The Stop Hannity Express presents the jokes.
1. How do you attract Hannocchio’s attention? The drinks are on the house.
2. An old man came to pick up Junior from high school, and Junior’s classmate asked, “Is that your grandfather?” Junior responded, “No! That’s my dad.”
3. Hannocchio stopped by the makeup and hair room to get fixed up for the cameras. He noticed a putty knife next to the stage makeup. Hannocchio inquired, “Are you going to use that putty knife on my face?” The makeup artist responded, “Yes. I need to fill in the cracks.”
4. Hannocchio stepped inside an elevator on his way to his hotel room. The sign posted read, “This Elevator Maximum Capacity Is 300 Pounds.” He had to step out of the elevator.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You should have ate at Denny’s instead of White Castle. Denny’s Fit Fare menu has less calories.
Proof once again — as if more were needed — that rightwingnuts can’t do comedy . . .