Fox News show host Sean Hannity is a big Donald Trump fan, so it comes as no surprise that he would participate in a promotional video for Trump’s presidential campaign. However, what does come as a surprise is the backlash he’s facing from a certain news company: his home network, Fox News.
Hannity joined fellow conservatives like security contractor Mark Geist in the 2012 Benghazi attacks and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to praise Trump’s promises regarding upholding the Second Amendment.
Washington Post’s Erik Wemple claims Fox News was unaware Hannity had made half minute endorsement on the 8-minute advertisement. “We had no knowledge that Sean Hannity was participating in this,” a Fox spokesperson told to media outlets. “He will not be doing anything along these lines for the remainder of the election.”
Hannity’s full statement in the ad can be read, and viewed in a video, below:
“One of the reasons I’m supporting Donald Trump this year is, No. 1, he’s going to put originalists on the Supreme Court, people that believe in fidelity to the Constitution, separation of powers, co-equal branches of government. He’s a guy that will vet refugees to keep Americans safe. And of course he’s gonna build that wall. He says he’s gonna have Mexico pay for it. That’s fine, as long as we secure the country and of course we don’t want people competing for jobs. He said he will eliminate Obamacare, make us energy-independent. And as somebody who’s been a marksman since I’m 11 years old, protecting our Second Amendment rights are paramount to me.”