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When Donald Trump was president, Fox News personality Sean Hannity was described as his "shadow chief of staff." Trump is now a retiree golfing in Florida, but the Fox News hold lavished praise during an interview broadcast on Friday night.
Hannity began the interview by praising Trump's work ethic while he lives at Mar-a-Lago in retirement.
News anchors in Pyongyang hear this stuff and blush pic.twitter.com/yVY3Y3wm9Z
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 20, 2021
Trump went on to lavish praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin while complaining about investigations into his ties to Russia.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Trump is bragging about his loving relationship with Putin. What happened to “America First?”— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1618883795.0
This is amazing. He wants to confess, except at this point he's too addled and stupid even to understand what he'd… https://t.co/Bfdyosvo9m— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1618884410.0
What is the new recipe for confecting Donald's coif? It appears to involve more meringue. https://t.co/3JTdN4vFVY— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1618886838.0
Breaking News: Man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vac… https://t.co/kAqjPRJ6Ls— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1618884881.0
Trump: "It's never happened to another president. I don't know if you know, Sean, in a second term, a president usu… https://t.co/VHV69vr9Ug— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1618882191.0
Yes I'd imagine that waiting to see if he'll end up in prison would probably have some impact on his political care… https://t.co/TYrKeR0gg0— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1618885134.0
Trump said he encourages people to get a vaccine — once Hannity prompted him to say so. But he continued to hedge/d… https://t.co/HlH6KgzHIZ— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1618887377.0
Trump should just drop a confession album and save us all the trouble. https://t.co/UUUj4u924I— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1618886306.0
Wait so multiple people asked him about Russia but not why he’s orange??? Why will no one ask him why he’s orange? https://t.co/huafaDwrNc— Irishrygirl (@Irishrygirl)1618884603.0
Former President Donald Trump on Monday praised his relationship with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
The statements came after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was transferred to a prison hospital and the Pentagon warned about Russia's troop build-up along the border with Ukraine.
Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what he would do differently if he were to run again in 2024 and win.
Trump did not lay out a vision for the future and instead complained about investigations into his ties with Russia.
Trump recounted that his 2016 campaign aides repeatedly asked him about his ties to Russia, but denied there was relationship.
"Getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing," Trump argued.
"I got along great with President Putin, I liked him, he liked me," he said. "That's a good thing, not a bad thing."
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Rudy Giuliani slammed for lying that Maxine Waters made a 'direct threat to the jury' in the Chauvin trial
On Monday, former President Donald Trump's longtime ally Rudy Giuliani posted a Twitter rant against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), accusing her of making a "direct threat" against the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota.
Maxine Waters did exactly what Donald J. Trump did not do. But worse! It was a deliberate call for violence and a… https://t.co/ifJaOvub2P— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1618879670.0
Contrary to Giuliani's claim, Waters' claim that protesters should be "more confrontational" if Chauvin is acquitted is not actually a threat of violence, against the jury or against anyone else — and indeed, the judge in the case made clear that while he wasn't fond of her commenting on the case, it did not taint the jury.
Commenters on social media quickly scorned Giuliani, some of them reminding him he had said far worse at the "Save America" rally mere minutes before a violent pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol.
Rudy. One question. What did “let’s have trial by combat!” mean? https://t.co/xSshWrFoiY— Liberal World Order Stan 🌐 (@Liberal World Order Stan 🌐)1618880156.0
This is too easy... Trial by combat! https://t.co/4ZsellTrTl— Howard Johnson Esq (@Howard Johnson Esq)1618879993.0
This. Is. Insanity. The crowd that Maxine Waters spoke to didn’t march to The Capitol, infiltrate it, cause milli… https://t.co/tSiYj9Th5A— Daniel Pants (@Daniel Pants)1618879927.0
@RudyGiuliani No you did! You did it for him! Go wipe the brown sticky stuff running down your face.— Ms B (@Ms B)1618880005.0
@RudyGiuliani What? She did exactly what trump didn't do, but worse??? So she didn't do anything? But better? I'm c… https://t.co/S44OuCTfNd— Billie Ruben (@Billie Ruben)1618879859.0
@RudyGiuliani Mr Giuliani, I really think you need to do another press conference. I think an issue as big as this… https://t.co/R64BIQr4Pw— Reptilian Overlord #38274619 (@Reptilian Overlord #38274619)1618879900.0
@RudyGiuliani Uh....... you encouraged trial by combat???— Teresa Terranova🏳️🌈 (@Teresa Terranova🏳️🌈)1618879853.0
@RudyGiuliani Hush, Mayor McCheese. Right now we’re concerned about accountability for those police officers who c… https://t.co/KtqiyIkJJ7— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️)1618880582.0
@RudyGiuliani Oh jeez Rudy have u been disbarred yet? Asking for a friend https://t.co/q7tOFYDAT6— Rowicz (@Rowicz)1618879917.0
@RudyGiuliani Followed by “come to DC on the 6th. It will be wild”— Gail Helt (@Gail Helt)1618880032.0
@RudyGiuliani I recall January 6th being fairly violent, and being egged on by you and Mango Mussolini.— Dustin Bushnell (@Dustin Bushnell)1618880394.0
@RudyGiuliani What brand of diapers do you buy? My neighbor lost his mind a few years ago and I need a recommendation.— mike lawrence (@mike lawrence)1618880715.0
@RudyGiuliani Ironically true. She did not gather together a mob and set them off to do dirty work to (Trump hoped… https://t.co/NNHnMjGloV— Rulon James Downard (@Rulon James Downard)1618880853.0
@RudyGiuliani So trump didn’t do something but worse ? Crazy Rudy Remember Trial by Combat? Sounds familiar?— Tonchi 😷 🌊 ReSisTer 🌊 (@Tonchi 😷 🌊 ReSisTer 🌊)1618880379.0
@RudyGiuliani Sure. https://t.co/58XIEblz0A— John Holmes (@John Holmes)1618879913.0
@RudyGiuliani I thought you were in support of "trial by combat"— Mondale should have won 🦭 (@Mondale should have won 🦭)1618880209.0
@RudyGiuliani You have gone FULL cray-cray! 🤣— DEFCON 4 (@DEFCON 4)1618880280.0
@RudyGiuliani https://t.co/jGQODSyngs— #TheFormerGuyIsDone! 4️⃣6️⃣ 🕶 (@#TheFormerGuyIsDone! 4️⃣6️⃣ 🕶)1618880309.0
@RudyGiuliani Maxine Waters did exactly what Donald J. Trump would do. But better Her call was a deliberate call… https://t.co/CybnG2u0ww— Tania Banks (@Tania Banks)1618879832.0
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