Sean Hannity revs up Turning Point USA young conservatives
Fox News Sean Hannity launched into a diatribe again House Democrats and singled out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.
As if the thousands of MAGA-loving high school and college students at the Turning Point USA weren’t amped up enough after two days of liberal bashing and Trump-praising, Fox News host Sean Hannity brought the house down Friday evening at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The crowd popped out of their seats and roared as Hannity took the stage, wearing a dark Fox News hoodie and black jeans. Hannity launched into a diatribe again House Democrats and singled out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.
As he has on his television and radio shows, Hannity amused the crowd, repeatedly substituting the word “Schiff” for a similar sounding expletive.
Hannity referred to Trump’s impeachment as an attempted coup, adding that “it was not a bad week.”
“I think it was a great week,” Hannity said. “Now we the people get to weigh in — in 318 days you get to take the power back.”
Hannity, whose daily show on Fox News is the top rated program on cable television, is a confidant of Trump. The president often mentions that he discusses issues with Hannity.
“Are you excited the president is going to be here tomorrow?” Hannity asked. The crowd again roared.
The White House surprised the students on Tuesday when it announced that Trump would be speaking Saturday at Turning Point USA’s annual summit in West Palm Beach.
Students who traveled from around the country said they had no idea the president would be speaking when they signed up for the event. On Friday, some asked for directions to the motorcade route, unfazed at the president’s late arrival.
“He’s going to be fired up,” said Tristan Eicholz, 22, a senior from Southern Illinois University who heads the Turning Point USA chapter on campus. Eicholz, who does not recognize the validity of Trump’s impeachment, said the inquiry and vote has fired up young conservatives.
Chris Barnes, 21, also a student at Southern Illinois University and an official in the campus chapter, said he hopes Trump will talk about Hunter Biden and former FBI director James Comey, who headed the agency during the Russia investigation.
A recently released Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the launch of the investigation was highly critical of the bureau’s surveillance process and use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
“I love to hear him talk about impeachment,” Barnes said.
Sean Hannity, the conservative radio personality and Fox News host who has been one of President Trump’s most ardent supporters, is working on a book slated for release in 2020, according to people familiar with the matter.
The book will be published by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, the people told CNN Business. A representative for the company declined comment.
While the advance Hannity will be paid for the book is not known, the people who spoke to CNN Business said they estimate the figure falls somewhere between $5 million and $10 million.
Hannity, the people said, is one of the few media personalities who can command such a significant advance because he has such a large and loyal following.
Asked by CNN Business about the book at an event this week, Hannity played coy. He said the notion he was writing a book was “news” to him and pushed back against the assertion.
A Fox News spokesperson told CNN Business on Thursday, “For years, there has been widespread publisher interest in Sean Hannity writing another book, but only he knows what his plans are at this time. Hannity has NOT inked any book deal. While he has written three number one best-selling books, his last work was written in 2010.”
When pressed further about whether Hannity had a tentative deal, but had just not signed a final contract, the Fox News spokesperson would not comment beyond the original statement.
Hannity is perhaps the most widely recognized conservative pundits in the country. He has been a fixture on Fox News since the network’s inception in 1996, while also hosting a three-hour nationally syndicated radio program each day.
In recent years, Hannity has become one of Trump’s fiercest defenders on cable news. In his service of Trump, Hannity has peddled misinformation and conspiracy theories in his attempts to undermine news unfavorable to the President.
It’s not clear what Hannity will write about, but if he follows the model of his radio and television shows, he will likely expound on topics related to Trump, the media and the so called “deep state.” Hannity has presented Trump to his audience as a strong, outstanding president who has triumphed over illegitimate investigations from the so-called “deep state.”
Hannity has also characterized the news media as biased and corrupt. He regularly peddles the false notion that journalists are an extension of the Democratic Party. During his misleading segments, he has attacked news organizations for using anonymous sources, though he will on his show refer to his own sources whom he often does not identify.
Hannity has written three previous books. His last book was “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda.” It was published by HarperCollins, which is the book publishing arm of News Corp, the sister company of Fox Corporation.
‘Bombshell’ actor Spencer Garrett on playing Sean Hannity and not recognizing Charlize Theron in her Megyn Kelly look
On playing the character, he told MEAWW, “I didn’t want to put any judgment on him. I just wanted to play him as him and let people decide”
Spencer Garrett plays Sean Hannity in ‘Bombshell’ (Getty Images)
People cannot keep calm as the film ‘Bombshell’ is releasing this weekend. Since it is inspired by an actual incident — the accounts of several women at Fox News who exposed CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment — it is gaining a lot of traction already. We have seen actor Spencer Garrett in films like ‘Air Force One’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and watching him take over the role of Sean Hannity is definitely something we look forward to.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with the buzz and had an interview with Garrett to talk about his experience working on this movie.
On preparing to play Hannity, Spencer said, “Sean Hannity is kind of a character unto himself. I didn’t have to do a lot. I watched a lot of Fox News, which was more painful than I thought it would be. But it was interesting because I wanted to get his cadence and mannerisms, his voice and he has this very specific bearing. So, I wanted to capture that as best I can but I didn’t put too much mustard on it. I didn’t want to veer too far away from what he already is.”
Garret describes Hannity’s character and he says, “… as a controversial kind of a divisive figure to some people, I didn’t want to put any judgment on him. I just wanted to play him as him and let people decide.”
Spencer also revealed that he isn’t sure if he looks forward to sitting three hours in the makeup chair, unlike Charlize Theron who has totally got it all right. He says, “She is such an otherworldly brilliant actress. I mean she channeled Megyn Kelly so beautifully… I had met her on the set, the first day that I went to the set, they made some Sean Hannity’s brown contact lenses for my eyes. So I went for contact lens fitting and I met Charlize as Charlize. They were on their lunch break and we got to say hi and spend some time with each other. And the next time I saw her was on set. When I walked onto the set to say hi to Jay, I was in my Hannity and she was standing or there was a tall blonde woman standing next to Jay. As I started chatting with Jay, he said, ‘Aren’t you going to say hi to Charlize?’ and it was Charlize as Megyn Kelly!”
He swears that he’s not kidding and that he completely did not recognize Charlize at all! “She just became that person and she’s an incredible artist. But I had no idea that it was her, so that’s how good she is.”
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Catch the premiere of ‘Bombshell’ dropping in theatres near you on December 20, 2019.
Sean Hannity ripped House Democrats for their vote to impeach President Trump Wednesday, calling their act one of the most “dangerous political stunts in American history.”
“Democrats, of course, have been hell bent on ripping this country apart for three straight years. There [have been] three long years of psychotic rage [and] hate against the president coupled with their inability to accept the outcome of ‘we the people,'” Hannity said on his television show. “The 2016 election has now resulted in one of the most, if not the most, pathetic, divisive, disgusting, repulsive and frankly dangerous political stunts in American history.”
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The House voted to impeach President Trump on charges of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” related to his dealings with Ukraine after hours of heated debate Wednesday, making Trump the third American president ever to be impeached.
Hannity called Democrats “sore losers” and accused them of carrying out “a revolting charade based on nothing…
‘And what they’ve been doing, what they’ve been up to for three long years has been hurting this country,” Hannity said, “It’s hurting our country tonight. Democrats, they seem, they could care less this hour.”
The host accused Democrats of abusing their power.
“They got to look in the mirror because the [Adam] Schiff show in Congress that we’ve been witnessing all day, there is real abuse of power,” Hannity said.
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Hannity said the impeachment push was only helping Trump and that Americans know what they are really witnessing.
“Americans know a political sham and a witch hunt when they see it for three straight years,” Hannity said.
Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.