During an interview with Donald Trump last night, Trump told Sean Hannity that he’d seek his advice when choosing a vice presidential running mate.
Before they got to the VP pick, Hannity threw in a little Republican rehab for Trump over Jeb Bush's attack on Trump over eminent domain in the last Republican candidates' debate. You may recall that Hannity was formerly a harsh critic of eminent domain, but that was so when-it's-a-Democrat ago.
“The issue of eminent domain came up in that and then the issue of eminent domain used (by the Bush family) to get Ranger Stadium built,” Hannity now said encouragingly. He was highlighting Trump's counterattack on Bush during the last Republican candidates’ debate.
For further Trump rehab, Hannity said that in the case Bush cited against Trump, “You did not take the woman’s home.” Hannity just forgot to mention that the reason Trump did not take the woman’s home was because a court ruled against him. Nor did Hannity correct the record when Trump disingenuously said he “could have took (sic) it or could have bought it at some point."
Trump returned the political favor later in the interview when the subject of vice presidents came up.
Hannity asked Trump if he’d hire any of his current political rivals to work on his campaign. Trump said he would because “some are very good,” though he would not name names. Hannity continued by suggesting that Trump should pick one of them as a vice presidential candidate.
TRUMP: I don't give much thought to it, and look, there are so many out there. So many really good, talented people, and I would have maybe two or three. But I don't want to think about it, I want to think about closing the deal. I want to close the deal, I want to get it done. Get it closed, get it -- and we have plenty of time. I would speak to lots of people about it, and lots of people that know me …including you, by the way.
Watch this latest example of how Fox News operates as a political machine below, from the February 8 Hannity.
(H/T Media Matters)
Merri Jill can keep the house on Long Island, and daydream about Michael W. Smith all day long while doing her charitable events with her friends. Yeah, we said it.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You won’t be eligible for any position at the White House. That’s reserved for people with college degrees. On the other hand, you do qualify as a cook or bartender.