Sean Hannity has undoubtedly been one of the most pro-Donald Trump figures in cable news, but a new report is suggesting that the connection between the two goes beyond media booster and presidential candidate.
A report from The New York Times says that the Fox News host has been an informal adviser to the Trump campaign for months now by providing strategy and messaging advice to the mogul and his various staffers. Hannity didn’t seem to deny this to Times reporter Jim Gutenberg, but he did say that he’s not looking for a formal position in the event that Trump takes the White House.
“Do I talk to my friend who I’ve known for years and speak my mind? I can’t not speak my mind,” Hannity said. “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. I never claimed to be a journalist.”
Hannity has been open in the past about how he’s a pundit instead of a journalist, and he said that he is “more honest” than other reporters because he doesn’t make his bias a secret. The Fox host’s supposed involvement in the Trump campaign comes shortly after whisperings that Trump was also receiving support from Roger Ailes shortly after his ouster as Fox News CEO.
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