According to the Washington Post, White House advisers refer to Hannity as the “shadow” chief of staff. His only rival for influence on ol’ Orange face? The actual White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly. Hannity contacts Trump so often that “he basically has a desk in the place,” according to a presidential adviser.
So, really? One of the most influential people in the White House is an inflammatory, unprincipled Fox News “journalist” ??! Lovely.
According to the same source, “The phone calls between President Trump and Sean Hannity come early in the morning or late at night, after the Fox News host goes off the air.” Sounds bromantic, doesn’t it?
Hannity: Good morning, gorgeous, whatcha doin’?
Trump: You know what I’m doing, honey. It’s time for my 5 am “meeting”. Just sitting here, waiting for it to happen…Need some good stuff for my morning tweet. Have over 10 followers now! Got anything good for me?
Hannity: Sure!! Let me see what I can
make up come up with! And don’t worry, I’m popular too! I’ll just bring everyone we know on my show! But of course, I won’t admit that I know them.
Trump: Haha! Of course you won’t! That would be stupid!
What do you think these BFF’s really talk about?
“They discuss ideas for Hannity’s show, Trump’s frustration with the ongoing special counsel probe and even, at times, what the president should tweet, according to people familiar with the conversations. When he’s off the phone, Trump is known to cite Hannity when he talks with White House advisers.”
Trump cites Sean Hannity? Cites?!! As in, to quote as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement. God help us if Sean Hannity is all the basis for proof Trump needs!!
Hannity is certainly a loyal lapdop, hanging around, sniffing Trump’s crotch and feeding into his bottomless ego. He reminds Trump of what his loyal conservative followers want from him – to be kept happy on the issues of immigration and health-care. He also reminds Trump to trust his “instincts” since those won him the Presidency. Yeah, Trump has great instincts. I know, let’s ask Mueller about those…
So, friends, let’s just watch how this bromance unfolds, shall we?