According to the New York Times, FOX News’ Sean Hannity has been serving as a secret adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for months.
That is actually probably the worst secret in politics if not the news period since Hannity’s show has served as a propaganda arm for the Trump campaign since its inception. While Hannity tried to defend himself from accusations that he has given preferential treatment to Trump, claiming before Ted Cruz’s departure from the presidential race that he gave equal time on number of appearances it was pointed out that his sessions with Trump were typically an hour long where Trump went unchallenged and his time with Cruz was shorter in length with Hannity seeming serving as Trump’s defense attorney.
Hannity told the New York Times, “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. I never claimed to be a journalist.”
“Do I talk to my friend who I’ve known for years and speak my mind? I can’t not speak my mind,’’ he said.
But, Mr. Hannity said, “I don’t say anything privately that I don’t say publicly.’’ And, he acknowledged, it’s unclear how far his advice goes with Mr. Trump, given that “nobody controls him.”
Hannity continues to contend that he is not seeking a role with the Trump administration should Donald Trump win the general election for the presidency in November.