‘Daily Show’ compares Hannity praising Trump for Korea summit to his criticism of Obama
“The Daily Show” took aim at Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday, using clips of the host’s past statements going after former President Obama for pushing to normalize relations with Cuba to mock him over his support for President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a 40-second video released by “The Daily Show,” Hannity’s statements attacking Obama for relaxing U.S. diplomatic policies with Cuba are shown side-by-side with his praise for Trump’s rhetoric and policy toward North Korea, portraying the Fox host as arguing with himself.
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In the video, Hannity says he sees “parallels” between Trump and former President Reagan, who negotiated with leaders of the Soviet Union during his presidency, while other clips show him comparing Obama to former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, famous for his appeasement of Adolf Hitler.
“President Obama, catering to the world’s dictators, is literally the Neville Chamberlain of our time,” Hannity says in an old clip in the video.
But in a more recent clip while talking about Trump, Hannity says, “There’s no downside to what happened here at all … only a win as far as I’m concerned.”
“It’s not wise, it’s not in our best interest,” past-Hannity fires back. “We’re dealing with the world’s worst dictators, and we’re showing a lot of weakness.”
The Fox News host topped the cable and broadcast TV ratings on Monday night for his broadcast from Singapore covering Trump’s meeting with Kim, which drew 5.9 million viewers. Fox News aired an interview between Trump and Hannity on Tuesday night.
The host’s frequent and vocal support for Trump has made him a favorite for the president, who regularly attacks the news media as “fake news” over stories he deems to be overly critical of his administration.
Trump himself knocked criticism of his meeting with Kim during the interview with Hannity on Tuesday night, questioning critics who claimed he conceded ground by meeting with the North Korean leader and elevating his diplomatic stature.
“You know, it was sort of interesting because I noticed some of the press … and I’m not even knocking them, because honestly they’ve been treating me very good on this subject. What’s to treat badly? But some of the press would say, ‘He’s meeting with them, therefore he had a major loss.’ I said, ‘Since when?’ ” Trump said.
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