Hannity unleashes Twitter rant after New York Times puts him on list of Trump confidants: Fox News Host Sean Hannity used Trump phraseology, referring to the New York Times as "fake news," to defend himself against a report from that outlet claiming that he is an "out-of-office" adviser to the president.
A report Saturday evening described Hannity as a confidant deployed by Trump to jump to his defense regardless of how his "controversial behavior in public" may be perceived.
People close to the president said Hannity continually urges him to "focus on keeping pledges like repealing the Affordable Care Act," according to the report.
Hannity was quick to respond to the article via a flurry of tweets. The Fox News host accused the Times of colluding with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, called the media outlet "fake news" and, in reference to the recent intelligence investigations involving former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, facetiously asked if he had been "surveilled and unmasked" by the National Security Agency.
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