Hannity Says Trump’s Criticisms of Freedom Caucus Are ‘Misplaced’: GOP Should Focus on Unity

Sean Hannity tonight addressed President Trump‘s tweets slamming the House Freedom Caucus, saying that picking this fight is inadvisable at a time when GOP unity should be the primary concern.

The president tweeted today, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”

Hannity argued the Freedom Caucus is not to blame here, saying that the bill was “flawed from the beginning.” He said while he doesn’t know who in the White House is pushing this line against the caucus, he feels it to be “misplaced” because they want a win on this too.

He concluded his monologue by saying that right now the focus needs to be on House leadership bringing together every single faction of the party in the name of unity and finding a consensus on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Hannity also spoke with former Speaker Newt Gingrich and asked him if Trump wasn’t being “served well” during this health care process. He argued, “They didn’t do their job on the legislative side.”

Gingrich agreed that it was a “congressional failure, not a presidential failure.”

At one point he said “the establishment is working overtime to drive a wedge” between Trump and the Freedom Caucus in an attempt to push the president “towards the center.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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