Hannity fires back at Acosta over book: 'Go hawk that garbage' on CNN

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityFox's Neil Cavuto rips into Trump over attacks on Chris Wallace's impeachment coverage Graham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower' Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial MORE feuded with CNN's Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaWhite House press secretary says Trump will decide when she holds first press briefing Washington celebrates diplomacy — and baseball — at Meridian Ball CNN's Acosta 'thanks' Mulvaney after exchange at press conference MORE on Twitter on Friday after Acosta accused Hannity of not addressing his criticisms of Acosta's new book face to face.

Acosta tweeted early Friday morning that he had offered to discuss Hannity's frequent criticism of CNN and his reporting on Fox News, which Hannity declined.

"Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book. Two things Sean... #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy!" the CNN reporter tweeted.

Hannity responded hours later, tweeting that it was "true Fake News Acosta’s reps have BEEN BEGGING to be on the #1 show on Cable News & 618 Of the top Talk Radio stations."

"Sorry, I wont subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news," Hannity added, before directing Acosta to "Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel u work for."

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The two have feuded on social media before, with Acosta referring to Hannity as a "propagandist" who spreads "lies every night" in August, which at the time prompted Hannity to respond that he was "sorry your precious feelings are hurt & that people see through your lying bullshit for what it is."

Hannity also addressed Acosta live on his show last year in a monologue after Acosta noted that supporters of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE often shouted insults at CNN reporters who cover Trump rallies.

"I’m actually going to give your network some advice, if you have an open mind and an open heart," Hannity said last year on his show. "The people of this country are screaming at you for a reason. They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States."