Trump Now Promoting Sean Hannity’s ‘Deep State’ Propaganda
On Friday night, President Trump shared a tweet from Fox News’ chief propagandist Sean Hannity promoting the right-wing commentator’s segment focusing on taking action against “deep state” actors who are “tormenting Trump.”
The erratic President retweeted Hannity’s message promoting his show, which included an appearance from former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who criticized special counsel Robert Muller over his investigation of possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 17, 2017
“This week alone, we’ve seen unprecedented and potentially criminal leaks from the deep state to the liberal Washington Post,” Hannity said in his opening monologue.
Hannity accuses “Obama administration holdovers” – whom he and others on the right have characterized as part of a so-called “deep state” aimed at undermining Trump – of “creating collateral damage” for the country and slowing Trump’s agenda.
“Here’s the problem, whoever is leaking this information to the media, they need to be arrested, they need to be prosecuted. Every one of them needs to be put in jail,” he said.
“These people have now become a clear and present danger to this country and to you,” Hannity said.
Hannity also railed against Mueller and Rosenstein, saying they both should “resign immediately.”
Trump backers have pushed back on a series of bombshell reports surrounding the probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump tweeted Friday morning that he was under investigation for firing Comey and appeared to take aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had authored a memo that the White House initially used to justify the FBI chief’s ouster.
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch hunt,” Trump tweeted.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Twitter users were quick to respond:
You already said on national TV that you fired Comey yourself…ego so big you couldn't even let your alibi take credit… pic.twitter.com/Gk2CaMMOyB
— Sanjit Atwal (@SanjitAtwal) June 16, 2017
— 👉🏻spчhuntrєss (@Spyhuntress) June 16, 2017
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. pic.twitter.com/xTViMpV2j9
— Jean-Luc Picard🇺🇸 (@COPicard2017) June 16, 2017
Donnie has a Dimmer Switch on his brain, and it's on Max right now. 😀 No hope of getting any Brighter! 😀
— Kathy K (@Katmai1113) June 16, 2017