Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted President Obama’s handling of the crisis in the Middle East during his show on Thursday, saying “President Obama and his administration continue to operate from a position of weakness.” He hosted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was also extremely critical of the president’s foreign policy.
“They’re protecting the perpetrators of terror, the murderers of Americans,” Hannity said of the current administration.
Hannity referenced a recent Associated Press report that revealed the U.S. State Department is spending roughly $70,000 on television ads in Pakistan, which the host said are meant to “apologize to all those radicals” whose feelings were hurt by the anti-Muslim YouTube clip being blamed for all of the violent protests across the globe.
He played a portion of the ad currently airing in Pakistan, featuring Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence, none,” Obama says in the ad.
“The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message,” Clinton says at another point in the ad.
After thoroughly bashing Obama, Hannity gave the floor to Palin, who said the current administration is going on an “apology tour” and “waving the white flag” in defeat.
According to Palin, Obama has weakened America regarding foreign policy, turning it into a “paper tiger” that will not defend itself or follow through on its threats.
“I don’t consider Barack Obama a leader, I consider him a politician,” she added.
Watch the entire Fox News segment via Mediaite: