Fox News host Sean Hannity took aim at the mainstream media on Monday during the opening monologue for his late night show, Hannity, and made it clear that he agrees with Donald Trump's contention that the media is an enemy of the American people.
"The abusively biased press — they have now declared war on President Trump and by the way, in turn you the American people who put him in office," Hannity said after showing a video montage of media members expressing disdain at President Donald Trump's declaration that the media was "an enemy of the American people."
"Now we're seeing just how relevant WikiLeaks was. Remember they exposed the rampant, rampant collusion between the press and the Clinton campaign. They had a stake in this election, and of course they were one-sided, abusively so," he continued before showing another montage of political commentators lamenting over Trump's victory on election night.
Hannity called on the media to apologize to Trump for their past treatment of him. "So here's where we are today. Has this abusively biased media changed? Have they learned anything? Have they apologized for their collusion and misreporting? Absolutely not. And worse, look at what they're doing now. They're ignoring President Trump's accomplishments," he said, launching into a list of the promises he said Trump has kept since taking office.
"It's so clear, they are collectively — the news media — at war with the president, because their little egos are bruised and they've been exposed," Hannity declared. "They have proven they can never be trusted. They lie, they mislead, they distort, and they have an agenda- a left-wing radical agenda... In reality, they're modern day propagandists." Hannity then compared the American media to state-run propagandist media in other countries.
"This is exactly why the president calls them 'fake news,' because you cannot trust them any longer. That's just a fact," he concluded.