Donald Trump and Sean Hannity just had the most amazing exchange

在星期四晚上, 前总统唐纳德特朗普 appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox show. And the two men had the following 交换:

汉尼提: “I want America to do well. 我真的, with all my heart. 和我 — the only way that I see that he could change course is, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out today, 理所当然 — there’s no course correction with [总统拜登]. He seems locked into every one of these failed policies. 所以, 你懂, 你懂, you keep banging your head against the wall. Why would you expect a different result?”
王牌: “所以, we would have had the wall completed in three weeks. It was largely completed. We did almost 500 miles of wall in the southern border. It was really working. It really had an impact. And we were working along with Mexico, and Guatemala, 洪都拉斯. We were — 救星 — all of these countries we were working.
    Before I go any further, let me make this clear: This is a REAL exchange that occurred between the former president and a prominent cable network host on planet Earth. (和, 是, I double-checked because it reads like a bad parody.)
      Hannity is talking about what he believes to be Biden’s intransigence regarding the best policies to move the country forward. And wondering why he has to keep giving Biden a chance to succeed when it’s readily apparent to him that Biden won’t do that. To make the point about his frustration, he reaches for a metaphorabout banging one’s head against a wall.
        Trump totally misses the metaphor. All the former president appears to hear iswall.And so he goes into his normal riff about how the US built a great border wall with Mexico and how it was working better than anyone even thought it would. (Sidebar: Trump’s claims about the wall are, wait for it, hugely exaggerated.)
        What’s even more remarkableor maybe not, given Hannity’s willingness to bow and scrape at the altar of Trumpis that the host never interjects or tries to steer Trump back to his initial question, which had zero to do with the border wall and everything to do with Biden’s alleged stubbornness and inefficacy.
          事实上, 特朗普的 “wallanswer extends to nearly 450 悉尼·斯威尼 (Sydney Sweeney) 在 Instagram 上分享了对批评她容貌的泪流满面的反应. At the end of which, Hannity says simply: “你懂, you started with international foreign affairs. Let’s stay on that.Did he???
            这是, 当然, an utterly ridiculous back-and-forth. But it is illustrative of the fact that conservative mediaof which Hannity is one of the leading lightsis actively enabling Trump. It’s clear within seconds of when Trump starts talking that he’s badly misunderstood the question. But rather than gently attempt to steer the former president back on course, Hannity just lets Trump talk and talk; the former president delivers a nonsensical word salad that touched on, 除其他事项外, the Olympics, Ukraine and Kim Jong Un.
            最终, Hannity will just let Trump say and do whatever he wants because doing anything else would run the risk of angering the former president. And Hannity’s livelihood is built on having a close relationship with Trump. And round and round we go.