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Hannity On #BlackLivesMatter Town Hall: ‘Why Don’t You Let the Klan Host a Party?’

Fox News’ Sean Hannity attacked the Democratic Party for agreeing to host a #BlackLivesMatter-centric town hall meeting following the group’s previous call for a special debate focused on racial issues. In doing so, he argued that the DNC’s actions were racist and seemingly equated the upcoming town hall to allowing the Klu Klux Klan to host its own politically-endorsed forum.

“So let me get his. Your Democratic Party,” Hannity said, indicating panel guest Juan Williams, “is going to allow the ‘pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon’ group to host a Democratic forum? What’s wrong with your party? Why don’t you let the Klan host a party? Talking about killing cops?”

“You guys make this into like that was the anthem of all Black Lives Matter. This was a group making some offhand remark,” said Williams. “Let’s get to the politics of it, where I’m more comfortable. The politics of it is they’re a special interest group and they’re saying they want attention for their issues.”

“Right, the ‘pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon’ group,” the host retorted.

When Hannity pressed for support from his second guest, radio show host Larry Elder, however, the latter ignored his “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” comments and launched into a discussion of the numbers behind it all. Specifically, the supposed 95 percent of African-Americans who voted for President Barack Obama and John Kerry before him.

“That’s what this is all about,” he said. “Making sure that monolithic black vote does not go away.”

Despite the turn in conversation, however, Hannity refused to let up on his preferred comment of the day. Nor did he want to digress too far from the “radical” group Black Lives Matter.

“How in this day in age can you say black lives matter,” he said. “Hispanic lives don’t matter, Asian lives don’t matter, white lives don’t matter, the unborn lives don’t matter. That, to me, is racist.”

How saying “Black lives matter” and not “unborn lives matter” is racist, however, remains to be seen.

Check out the clip above, via Fox News.

[h/t Raw Story]
[Image via screengrab]

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