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‘You’re a Fool!’: Hannity Fires Back at Jon Stewart for Calling Him a Hypocrite

Jon Stewart came out of late night retirement briefly this week for a pretty remarkable takedown of Donald Trump‘s biggest boosters. He honed in on Sean Hannity in particular for his hypocrisy, and yesterday Hannity fired back.

Stewart referred to Hannity as “Lumpy” as he proceeded to show how every single problem Hannity ever had with President Obama doesn’t bother him where Trump is concerned (i.e. Obama’s an elitist but Trump’s a “blue-collar billionaire”; Obama may not be a Christian but how dare the Pope question whether Trump is a Christian).

“Either Lumpy and his friends,” Stewart said, “are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned authoritarian less-than-Christian readers of prompter being president, or they don’t care, as long as it’s their thin-skinned prompter authoritarian tyrant narcissist.”

Well, as Hannity recapped the liberal media reactions to Trump’s convention speech on Friday, he fired back, saying, “I see they brought that idiot Jon Stewart back from the dead.”

He told Stewart he’s had his head “so far up Obama’s ass… I’ve never seen anybody kiss an ass like you kiss his.”

But rather than respond to Stewart’s specific charge of hypocrisy, Hannity instead proceeded to scold Stewart for––what else––elitism:

“I know you’re a rich liberal. Are you donating money to those families, the 46 million American families on food stamps, Jon? Hey, Jon, are you helping out the 50 million Americans in poverty? Hey, Jon, are you going to help use your wealth from all your comedy writers that lay out the material for you, are you going to help pay down the debt that Obama’s accumulated?”

You can watch Stewart’s segment (via CBS) and Hannity’s response (via The Sean Hannity Show) above.

[h/t Media Matters]
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