Trump has lost Sean Hannity, as the Fox News host and #1 Trump defender has told friends privately that the Ukraine whistleblower allegations are “really bad.”
Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported, “Meanwhile, Trump’s biggest booster seems to be having doubts of his own. This morning, Sean Hannity told friends the whistle-blower’s allegations are “really bad,” a person briefed on Hannity’s conversations told me. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment). And according to four sources, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future. A person close to Lachlan told me that Fox News has been the highest rated cable network for seventeen years, and “the success has never depended on any one administration.” (A Fox Corp spokesperson declined to comment.)”
Hannity is Trump’s biggest defender in media. Hannity and Trump have nightly bedtime phone calls with each other. To say that Hannity is close to Trump would be an understatement. Hannity is in Trump’s inner circle, so if he is having doubts about Trump’s defense on the whistleblower complaint, then Trump is bigger trouble than anyone could have imagined.
Sean Hannity will be a good soldier. He knows where his ratings bread is buttered. He is going to go on his Fox News show every night and defend Trump and be the shepherd for the true believers of the Trump unwashed cult, but the shepherd is having doubts, and for the first time in four years, there are clear signs that cult of Trump is cracking.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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