FOX News and “conservative” radio talk show host Sean Hannity has shown flexibility with his principles in being one of the earliest cabooses on the “Trump Train.”
While pretending to be “fair and balanced,” any objective observer of Hannity, even when much more principled conservatives were in the race, like Ted Cruz , could say that his lips were locked on the bloviating billionaire’s posterior.
From the beginning, Trump’s main issue has been stopping illegal immigration, “building a wall,” and deporting those who are staying in America illegally, laudable positions for most conservatives.
However, much like Donald Trump, who in 2012, praised Democrats for their “kindness” toward illegals and supported Marco Rubio’s 2013 amnesty bill, Sean Hannity hasn’t always been the immigration hawk he pretends to be.
On November 8, 2012, following Obama’s defeat of Romney, Sean Hannity, on his radio show, was pondering the results and looking forward, contemplating what Republicans could do to win the next presidential election.
His solution? Amnesty for illegal aliens, or as most RINOs put it, a “pathway” to citizenship…
“We’ve got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether. It’s simple for me to fix it. I think you control the border first — you create pathway for those people that are here — you don’t say, ‘You gotta go home.’ And that is a position I’ve evolved on.”
On Tuesday, Sean Hannity, who recently was revealed to be one of Trump’s advisers, helped Trump make it through what has to be troubling news to many supporters, that Trump is walking back, or as Trump put it “softening,” his previous tough stance on amnesty for illegal aliens.
Normally, you would think Sean Hannity would be outraged at Trump sounding more like RINOs Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio on immigration, since his own rhetoric has matched Trump’s on the issue over the past year.
However, considering his position in 2012, maybe the “new” Trump will suit Sean Hannity.
Here’s Sean Hannity on his radio program from November 8, 2012: