Sean Hannity sounded more like a customer service representative than a news host when he sought reassurance from Donald Trump, “Everything now is good with Fox from your end. I heard you the other night say so. So you’re moving forward.”
If you’re keeping score, I’d say Trump’s return to Fox News last night, even if he did appear after Ted Cruz on the Hannity show, marks an official end to the latest skirmish.
“We’re not re-litigating the Fox issue, but everything now is good with Fox from your end. I heard you the other night say so. So you're moving forward,” Hannity prodded Trump.
“That’s true,” Trump agreed.
“I thought you gave a very gracious speech last night,” Hannity said, referring to Trump’s concession after he came in second in the Iowa caucuses.
On Trump’s part, he threw Fox a bone by saying that skipping out on the Fox debate might have been a mistake. “Some people thought that… not doing the debate might have been a positive for, perhaps, my opponents,” he said. He had spoken similarly earlier in the day at a news conference.
Hannity asked, “Tell us about your strategy moving forward. …Are you more resolved now?” and “Will you improve your ground game? Some people thought there could be improvement there.”
“We didn’t spend much money on the ground game,” Trump acknowledged. “Because I didn’t think I was gonna be winning. …That’s why I’m so honored to have come in second.”
Didn’t think he would win? On the day of the caucuses, he sang quite a different tune. As Politico reported, Trump “said he had no interest in playing it safe” and lowering expectations. “’We’re going to have a tremendous victory,’ he said.”
Watch the latest makeup session below (but don’t count on it lasting), from the January 2 Hannity.
There is absolutely no such thing as a “registered conservative.”
Voters register on party, and in no way on ideology.
TRANSLATION: “Please Mr. Murdoch — I realize I screwed up when I refused to appear on the last Fox debate. I’m alright now! Please, take me back! Please – PLEASE!!”
Fox response: “Marco, Marco, he’s our man . . .”
— Jeffrey Cohen’s obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The only service they provide is winnowing out some real losers like Huckabee but they can give a bit of life to out of the mainstream crackpots like Cruz just as easily.
So thanks ever so much Iowa on keeping Teddy alive for a little bit longer so I’ll have to suffer his idiotic right-wing demagoguery for a few more weeks! 👍
Super Tuesday is the real test.