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Trump’s Rambling Phone Interview with Sean Hannity: A Closer Look

Trump’s Rambling Phone Interview with Sean Hannity: A Closer Look

-After officially announcing
his re-election bid, the president spent the week
rambling in phone interviews while his administration
threatened war with Iran. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ After his campaign kickoff rally
on Tuesday, Trump decided to relive
the evening last night by calling up one of his
most loyal servants, Fox News host Sean Hannity, and he turned almost the
entirety of his hour-long show over to the president
and grilled him with hard hitting questions
about the 2020 campaign. -Joining us now is the president
of the United States. President Trump, sir, good to
have you back on the program. -Hi, Sean. -You seem to really love doing
what you did last night. It looked like tailgating party. I actually kind of regretted
not going because I wanted to hang out
with the people outside because they were
having a blast. There’s 20-some-odd candidates. I want to get your general
thoughts on all of them. -I look at some of them. I don’t see George Washington. I don’t see Churchill. I don’t see anybody in
particular that I worry about. -I don’t see George Washington,
either, sir. -Ugh. What a suck up. “I don’t see George Washington
either, sir. You’re so funny, sir. I wish I could tailgate with
you, sir. Do you like my new haircut, sir? I started wearing my tie down to
my crotch just like you, sir. Just like you, sir.” [ Cheers and applause ] Also, what do you mean
you don’t see Winston Churchill. You’re no Winston Churchill,
either, buddy. I don’t care if you
tried on a Churchill-style hat when you were in the UK. You don’t look like Churchill.
You look like Hardy ate Laurel. [ Laughter ] And Trump, of course, loves
to bask in this mindless praise, which is why he once again
droned on for so long that even Hannity couldn’t get
him off the phone. This has happened with Fox News
hosts before, but this time, Hannity had to hand it over to the next fawning
Trump sycophant, Laura Ingraham, whose show
started after Hannity’s. Again, this was like 45 minutes
into the interview. -Our military
is almost completed in terms of being rebuilt. And we are doing missile
and missile technology that nobody’s even seen before. -Mr. President —
-I’m thinking about, “Do we announce it
or do we not announce it?” Because I’ve said,
you got to pay for NATO. You know, the United States was
paying for NATO. -Mr. President —
-You had a lot of countries that were delinquent.
I think we’re gonna — -Mr. President…
-I hope we’re going to have a good relationship, but we’re
a very strong country again, and we’re respected again, Sean.>>I hate to interrupt you,
but I actually took 15 minutes of Laura Ingraham’s show.
-This keeps happening. He’s a meandering old man
rambling on the phone about nonsense
and even his friends can’t get him to hang up. Like, where is he even
making these calls? Is he wandering around
the White House lawn in his bathrobe? At some point, you expect to
hear a nurse on the other end screaming,
“There you are, Donald! Come back to the White House! You have to eat
your pureed carrots!” [ As Trump ] But I don’t —
I don’t want my carrots. That’s where they hide
the medicine. And I mean… [ Normal voice ]
And then, after that, it got even worse because
Hannity actually had to hand Trump over to Ingraham, and Trump still wouldn’t
stop talking. -I actually took 15 minutes
of Laura Ingraham’s show. But I want to tell you —
-I know that. I noticed that. Laura must not be happy
right now. -It’s her birthday today, sir. -She’s a great person.
‘Cause I’ll tell you what — I’ve known her for a long time.
She’s great person. -And thank you
for being with us. Laura, happy birthday from me. And the president, I think, would like to wish you
happy birthday. -That’s right.
-Hey, Mr. President. Thank you. Happy birthday.
Wow, that’s great. -We’ve known each other
a long time, and congratulations
on your show. -They’re just passing him around
like when your grandpa calls on Easter and everyone has
to take turns saying hello. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Oh! Oh! Here’s Karen!
I’m gonna hand you to Karen. [ Laughter and applause ] [ Cheers and applause ]
Look… Lookit, even Hannity —
Hannity throwing up his hands. Even he can’t believe it. At this point, he could just
stop showing up to work and change the name of his show
to “Grandpa’s on the Phone.” So Trump rambled on the phone
for almost an hour about meaningless nonsense,
and yet, when you actually want him
to go into detail about something important
like, say, his administration’s march to war with Iran,
he’s much more tight-lipped. Today in the Oval Office, he was
asked about reports that Iran shot down an unmanned US drone. Now, Iran says the drone
was in its airspace. Trump on the other hand,
said the drone was over international waters, but his explanation
didn’t provide many details. -Iran made a big mistake. This drone was in international
waters, clearly. We have it all documented. It’s documented scientifically,
not just words. -Oh.
[ Laughter ] Well… if it’s documented
scientifically, I feel so much better. If there’s anyone I trust with
science, it’s Donald Trump. I could definitely see him
in a lab coat and goggles writing down a proof
on a chalkboard. “What did you find, Donald?” [ As Trump ] I — I fou–
I ate the chalk. [ Laughter ] I ate the chalk
before I was done. [ Normal voice ] It’s important
to note that Trump can’t just unilaterally
go to war with Iran. The Constitution says he needs
authorization from Congress, which he does not have. And even though he spent
two years flouting the law, during his rally on Tuesday, Trump lied and claimed he would
protect the Constitution and even said Democrats
were the ones destroying it. -Imagine if we had a Democrat
president and Democrat congress in 2020. They would strip Americans
of their Constitutional rights. This election is a verdict
on whether we want to live in a country where the people
who lose an election refuse to concede
and spend the next two years trying to shred our
Constitution. -Dude, you tried to stop
an investigation of your own campaign and you called a fake
national emergency to build a border wall
on your own. The only way you could care less
about the Constitution is if it was written in Spanish. I doubt Trump could identify even one of the founding
fathers. If you showed him a picture of
John Adams and said, “Who’s this?” He’d go, [ As Trump ]
Uh, is it Paul Giamatti? [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
In fact, as we speak, Trump is waging war on congress, instructing aides to defy
subpoenas and refusing to turn over
his tax returns or financial records, even
though Trump keeps claiming, as he did in his ABC interview
on Sunday that he wants some unspecified financial
statement to be made public, or rather, he tried
to make that claim, but was interrupted by
a staffer in the room. -At some point,
I hope they get it ’cause… -[ Coughing ]
…it’s a fantastic financial statement. It’s a fantastic
financial statement. And — Let’s do that over. He’s coughing in the middle
of my answer. -Yeah. Okay.
-I don’t like that, you know? I don’t like that.
-Your Chief of Staff. -If you are going to cough,
please leave the room. -Get a shot
and I’ll come over here. -Sorry.
-You just can’t cough. -Just to change the shadow.
Sorry, Mr. Trump. -Okay. Do you want to do that
a little differently then? -Yeah, we just change the angle.
Yep. -Thank you.
-So at some point… -Look, I — I know we’ve all
talked about the coughing, but look at him glaring
at the camera like that. This looks like one of those
nature videos where a lion finds a night
vision camera in a bush. [ Laughter ] So Trump’s just brazenly
defying subpoenas in violation of
the Constitution and the law. In fact, Trump’s White House
even instructed his former Communications
Director, Hope Hicks, to defy a subpoena for documents
and refuse to answer questions whence she testified yesterday in front of the House
Judiciary Committee. The White House argued that
Hicks is absolutely immune from being compelled to answer
questions about her time as a senior advisor
to the president. Well, there we go.
She has absolute immunity. There’s just one problem — No one knows
what the hell that means. -There is no such thing
as absolute immunity. It just doesn’t exist. So I can’t even explain to you what they could
or couldn’t assert. Because as far as I can tell,
it’s a made-up term. -Absolute immunity sounds like
a hair growth supplement they sell at GNC. This is totally the Trump
administration’s style — When the existing legal terms
aren’t working out for them, they just invent some new ones. They’re like kids on a
playground daring each other to lick a frozen pole. “I have absolute immunity.” “Oh, yeah? Well, I have
double dog absolute immunity.” “Well, I have triple dog secret
immunity, no take backs.” [ Laughter ] Trump’s promise to restore
the Constitution was just another lie, and another in a long list
of broken promises. And now that he’s running
for re-election, Trump and his team
are criticizing Democrats for supposedly making promises
they can’t keep, as his son Don Jr. did at that
re-election rally on Tuesday. -Joe Biden comes out, “Well,
if you elect me president, I’m gonna cure cancer.” Well, why the hell didn’t you
do that over the last 50 years, Joe? -You know what
we need to cure — whatever the hell is growing on
your face. Because it’s definitely
not a beard. You look like a little kid going
as a hobo for Halloween. I think you might be using
your Absolute Immunity wrong. Also, what do you mean,
we should have cured cancer 50 years ago? That’s not how scientific
progress works. It takes time. When the iPhone first came out, nobody said, “Um, why the hell
didn’t we have these during World War II?” There’s even an app that helps
you find Nazis. But, hey, there you go. Politicians who make outlandish
promises like curing cancer should not be believed, got it. -We will come up with the cures
to many, many problems, to many many diseases,
including cancer and others. We will lay the foundation
for landing American astronauts on the surface of Mars. -Amazing. Not only did he say
the exact same thing a few hours later, he went even
further and said we would land on Mars. And to promise a cure for cancer
as well as a trip to Mars is pretty cocky for a guy who’s only about 35 bricks
into his wall. [ Laughter ] [ As Trump ] This wall… [ Cheers and applause ] This wall is a lot harder
than I thought. Should we —
Should we just do cancer? [ Laughter ] Should we bail on the wall
and do cancer? This week, we’ve seen the core
of Trump on full display. He views the law not as
a constraint on his power, but as a weapon to be used
against others, and he’s making wild promises
because he’s failed on the ones he already made. Not only should he be impeached,
we should send him somewhere he can’t do any more damage.
You know, like… -The surface of Mars. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

100 thoughts on “Trump’s Rambling Phone Interview with Sean Hannity: A Closer Look”

  1. My my the leftists sure appear to be in a state of denial. Not one truthful comment from them. Next election they will once again go crazier wondering how Trump won again.


  3. Really? You guys honestly can't see how dumb and biased this is? I figured I would try to watch this even though I know it's all nonsense but his jokes and temperament only seem fit for junior high kids. It's kind of embarrassing.

  4. Childish comments you would expect from a schoolyard. Just look below this post. Come on kiddies behave yourselves.

  5. Republicans are so protective of constitutional rights. Just like refusing to fill an open supreme Court seat for over a year during Obama's term?

  6. Because of Trump, I now agree with the slogan "Make America Great Again" – i.e. like it was when Obama was our president, and we were fairly well respected around the world!

  7. Hannity cannot get him off the phone. They are FRIENDS. Does anyone wonder why he does not listen to his staff?

  8. typically how his crowd always look like trailer thrash, platinum blondes adult movie stars and other worn out people. And I really hate to say this for I know that it is just the looks and not what they may be from the inside… oh wait… that's very leftish to be political correct. funk it, at least it is 50% correct 😉

  9. Seth is my “go to” comic when Trump makes me feel dead inside. Seth pulls me back from the edge.

  10. If I was Chinese running China, contemplating democratizing and then see this. And I feel pity for the American people and proud to be communist.

  11. Trump sounds like kids on the playground ,: my dad is so strong he can beat your dad to pulp in one second ! Kid (2) yeah well my dad can run so fast ,he can run away before your dad can wake up ! Makes as much sense as Trump dose trying to Brag about anything for that matter ! He has to use small words to describe anything because that’s all knows and his son is just dumber and dumber !

  12. We don’t need an app that helps us find nazis. Just head to fox news and any rally for the resident of the white house.

  13. We want to see his "fantastic financial statement" !!! We just love "fantastic financial statement" !!! Please ! Please ! Please !

  14. Trump to Sean Hannity I swear I didn't touch your boyfriend we were alone for 15 minutes I didn't feel him up at all . I swear am not lying why don't you believe me .

  15. There's a big difference between comedy and pure hatred masquerading as comedy. I hope anyone watching this can tell the difference. MAGA!

  16. Democrats did not lose the election, they won it by millions of votes. They did lose the electoral college tabulation with the assistance of the FBI entering 13 state ,databases.

  17. I don't see anyone that looked like a slave owner or someone who starved a million Indians to death…

  18. The fact this Orange Moron became President, just shows us all the things Fundamentally Wrong with our Country. I mean how meny times does he need to stupidly admit to breaking a number of Crimes before he's fucking Arrested???

  19. Yeah, that's what I want, a president who holds "rallies" that resemble a football tailgating party. The man who has the ability to literally wipe civilization off the face of the earth, is having weekly tailgating parties. 'Merica

  20. By "curing cancer", Biden is referring to Stem Cell Research. He should say that, otherwise, it sounds stupid.

  21. 35 Bricks in to the "Great Southern Border Wall" Yes Donald…Cure cancer! its yet another thing you will FAIL at!.

  22. Mr. President you're a delinquent child! Stop wasting most of your days on fox news and twitter. At least call in pretending to be someone else like you used to do…

  23. Trump is a disease thats incurable of infinite stupidity and narcissitic arrogance with a hypocrite blend of dumbass!!

  24. Oh my god, I am literally peeing my pants, Seth is hilarious. Well actually Trump is so Seth can thank him for that lol.

  25. I can't believe that POTUS is so American now but none of his family members were ever in the Armed Forces-Fuckin Punks!!!!! Mr. 5 Deferments!!!

  26. That was one of your funniest bits ever. I've been watching this show for years, and that is for sure top 3, if not top top

  27. Omar, Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib are low IQ non Americans that need terminated asap. America voting Trump 2020 hardest working successful President ever. Lol…I guess you guys voting for sleepy Joe.

  28. Derelict Donald, too few negative words in the English language for that guy.!
    I will say it looks as if he has destroyed the Republican party singlehandedly, with the determined help of a handful of others.!!!
    Thank you Mr. Meyers …

  29. Hannity doesn’t worry about wearing out his knee pads because Hannity has plenty of extra knee pads😮

  30. Who the hell is this guy, he is as funny as a hat full of ars3h0Les. It's the first time I have seen him and all I can think is' he must be the producers' son or something" gosh how many lame-o-s are there in America. Trump is not that Bad. Try to breathe and relax children. You will still get your ice-cream if you eat all your din-din. Good grief.
    Aussie out.

  31. LOL – The only leader of the country IN THE WORLD, who TV shows have to force off the phone. He LITERALLY has absolutely nothing to do, because they just use him for photo ops, a position normally saved for the White House dog.

  32. Meanwhile, Trump is bankrupting his country (as are his supporters), and I GUARANTEE you, he's stealing from it too. THAT'S WHAT HE DOES!!!!!

  33. I can’t wait for Sethie’s show the morning of 11/4/20 when Trump remains in the White House for 4 more more years.

  34. Oh Seth – so sad to see you waste what little talent you had on this drivel – thanks for urging our President to seek office !!!!

  35. Winston Churchill was a racist who hated the poor….he was snob…trump has more in common than you might think…

  36. Seth is pretty funny and I enjoy his comedy and can even laugh along with him at some of the stuff President Trump does, but real life isn't a Youtube video, and come 2020 I will be voting for President Trump again. I depend on a good economy to put food on my table, not a few funny comedians.

  37. I'm not eating anything ! I earned everything ! I paid my dues ! You all are breaking the law ! I'm innocent I've asked for help and reported it countless times ! I've called 911 countless times ! It's recorded ! Your making things much worse ! No excuse not to get the evidence ! It's kinda a small detail in investigating crimes and treason and money laundering ! Might want to get the evidence of crimes to investigate crimes ! High crimes ! Treason ! It's treason ! That's the only thing your doing is committing TREASON ! I'm sitting at 450 Washington ave Somerset Massachusetts with evidence on the president of America committing countless crimes and breaking the law ! So what's y'all doing ? What's your excuse for not collecting the evidence on public corruption and crimes against humanity ! Keep lying keep pretending ! Either way your going to prison ! There's nobody or nothing you can do or say to deny that I'm innocent and all of you are breaking your oath ! You swore an oath to protect your country ! Your lying and obstructing justice ! Why don't you want the evidence on criminals ? Why don't you want to help America ? Just treason no biggie ! Maybe we can sort it out next year or five years ! Great idea ! I'll wait for all of you ! Take your time and when we get around to collecting evidence on wrong doing and corruption and crimes against humanity and money laundering and international crimes and trafficking and all kinds of tax evasion and tax fraud and I haven't lied not one time and you guys have lied over ten thousand times on the record ! The Washington post has documented the amount of lies told by the president and the White House !!! So why isn't this evidence being looked at or collected ?? Your just aiding and abetting ! It's treason and treason and treason and treason ! My name is Andy Macedo and live at 450 Washington ave Somerset Massachusetts and have evidence on the crimes that have been going on since 2015 and the election on 2016 and the conspiracy to commit treason and betray America ! Your going to prison ! There's not one acceptable excuse after I've said the same exact thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over – 3 straight years – 3 straight years I've had evidence sitting here on the president of the United States of America committing treason and money laundering and crimes against humanity ! I've had the evidence on the public corruption and international crimes – so why am I sitting here and the phones aren't ringing and nobody is ringing the doorbell ! So we absolutely have big time huge massive irreparable damages and crimes that will never go away and can't be covered up or lies about and your all going to be held accountable and headed to prison ! Congrats on your new prison jumpsuits ! Yippee ! Maybe Kim Jong Un can be the next president of the United States ! That's Donald's boyfriend ! He's better friends with Kim Vladimir and Mohammed then he is with his own country and congress ! The department of justice is by far the most corrupt organization in the history of the entire world ! Hands down ! When people look back at 2019 the only thing that's gonna be said is treason ! Your committing TREASON ! And y'all are ok with treason ! Cool ! Impressive ! Must be rich ! Is that the qualifications for committing high crimes and perjury and obstructing justice ? If your rich it's ok to break the law and not help America ! Wow ! Unspeakable ! Sooner or later your gonna realize that this isn't ever going anywhere ! It's called reality ! So the longer my phones doesn't ring the longer your prison sentence is gonna be ! Yippeee !

  38. Seth is on point with this one, minus the "should be impeached". My only tid- bit is that the Constitution or any document for that matter is different to those that have read it and can remember it from those that simply have a 'frosty-sprinkling' conception of it. From my travels as far as I can can gather is that mostly people don't care about the law; it's just a symbolic flag that you wave which represents 'My Side Believes and Stands for this. Geez. My point is even government officials have scoffed "What are you, Some type of Constitutionalist?" – actually meaning that "What are you? Some type of Pain in the Ass?". I still believe in Trump…I guess that's all comedians can really do is knit pic at the top spot. Go ahead and take your best pick in 2020 or 2024 and you'll still be against them…even your best pick. The story always changes but the result never does. Either way, time spent and wasted. It was worth the laugh

  39. Trump supporters are not stupid we were given no choice and had too chose one devil over the other. Note: Frank Graham said God chose Trump, he helped him win to save america?

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