tune in every night, 8:00 p.m. to the show is that true sincere and sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. sean hannity is next. have a great weekend with the ones you love. see you monday. ♪ ♪ >> sean: welcome to "hannity" tonight. we are at the end of a week of wins for donald trump. in a span of a few short days the president delivered the most powerful state of the union address i have witnessed in my adult lifetime. and oh, yeah. the impeachment witch-hunt totally implodes. the president exonerated forever petty pelosi. while her months of this long charade e hth culminating what was a pathetic, nationally televised petulant temper tantrum. look at your screen. this is what the modern radical democratic party
has achieved in three plus years with nonstop rage resistance. witch hunts conspiracy theories and lies. a few ripped up pieces of paper and that's it. now, petty pelosi, well she is not exactly a master strategist. you can see andhe we witnessed this week, she is an angry, bitter, mumbling, bumbling sore loser, and likely will, in fact, go down in history as the worse speaker of house that we have ever seen. one thing is a certainty tonight. we can say this. her days as speaker are now numbered. and once again, we were right all along. and the media mob, or as usual, wrong again. raising the hopes, the expectations of their dwindling audiences. yet again, only to disappoint them, yet again, with more fake news. of course,s this impeachment charade, the schumer schiff sham show would end in utter failure. but they were raising the expectations of their, well, small audience viewers.f another huge loser in all of this well, that would bef quid and pro and quo joe. and his zero experienced son
hunter, who was being paid millions. now, despite the attempted, hypocritical, double standard cover-up by the democrats and their allies in the media mob, we, in this program, were correct. we told you the truth. joe, hunter, guess what? they engaged in nothing short of what was a shady, sleazy, and, yeah, we believe criminal potentially illegal behavior in the country of ukraine. we were also correct that ukraine interfered in the 2016 elections to help hillary clinton. don't believe me? let's look at the january 11, 2017, investigative report in "politico." and by the way, that conclusion t also came about election interference by ukraine separate and apart from russia from a ukrainian court. just like when we were correct in reporting that high ranking government officials abused their power and committed fisa abuse. we were right that the trumpbu campaign was illegally spied on by members of an opposing party at the height of the election with deep state
operatives behind almost all of it. we were correct that hillary h clinton, yep, russian interference, she bought and paid for the dirty unverifiable russian dossier. we now know full of a pack of lies. p in other words, there was russian propaganda used by the democrats. even "the new york times" finally got the picture and they pointed out, we now have reason to believe, as they said, it was likely russian disinformation all along. make no mistake, we were right about the deep state, which was chocked full, of trump-hating obama holdovers. two of these anti-trump bureaucrats were removed from the white house thankfully earlier today. both lieutenant colonel alexander vindman and his twin brother they were escorted out of the white house complex. good for the president. you might remember lieutenant colonel vindman was trashing the president during his testimony in the house and rebuked the administration's policy in igukraine. mr. vindman, you want to be in charge of foreign policy, why don't you try and run for president.
then we find out his twin brother was assigned to the office that was vetting publications from government employees, like john bolton's book. although, at this time, we don't have the evidence that he handled the bolton book, but i have my suspicions. it is clear president trump is draining the swamp and this is what it looks like. and for good reason. we have been right every step of the way. the media mob has been wrong. nothing we have reported has even remotely been disproven. we now have the inspector general. that's horowitz's report vindicating the reporting we have done for almost three straight years on this program.m. it doesn't seem to matter to the radical democratic party and their co-conspirators, p state run media mob. but that doesn't matter to the radical democratic partysn either in any way. they don't care about the truth. they all live in this bubble. they never question their own narratives. they never listen to opposing viewpoints. most of them probably don't even have conservative friends.f they hate this show. but thank you for making us number one.
we want to live up to your expectations every day. and telling you the truth matters. matters to us. getting the facts matters to us. our colleagues in the media, they don't seem to care. now, we know that they frequently mistake their own far left opinions as undisputed facts. they actually say in their own heads they are journalists. they are not journalists in any way, shape, matter or form. they are blind sided by all their failures and o prejudices and politicalli points of view. this impeachment sham is but the latest example, and by the way, it was never going to be successful.. and today, the president pointed out the charade is now completely and totally and utterly dead and meaningless. take a look. >> they should because it was a hoax. that's a very good question. should they expunge the impeachment in thesh house? they should because it was a hoax. it was a total political hoax. >> sean: yep, this latest impeachment hoax might now
be in the rear view mirror but the lying, the smears, the besmirchment, the conspiracy theories, they never end. just today, the president scored a massive victory in the courts. we have a three-judge panel unanimously throwing out a frivolous lawsuit bought by 200 members of congress. they lost again. the president is not sick of winning. the suit alleged the president was improperly profiting from his time in the white house. he actually loses money by working in the white house. but the court ruled lawmakers didn't have any legal standing to proceed with their claims. and meanwhile, rage-filled, delusional democratic lawmakers are now pressingng forward with a have a variety of frivolous investigations, endless investigations, morelo conspiracy theories. more talk already of impeachment against the president. a brand new effort to subpoena john bolton. here we go again. this is not over. now, there is one way ino have figured out that you can end all of this.
the nonstop lying, the smearing, the slander, the besmirchment, conspiracy theories, witch hunts, the hoax, there is one way you can do it. in 270 days, you will be the in 270 days, you will be the ultimate jury. by the way, you don't ever have to waste your time watching any fake news in future. you can tune them out like most peoplepl are. the way to stop this from ever happening again and continuing in 270 days, you will be the ultimate jury. you get to take back control of your country. now, if you like president trump, and you would like to see him be able to work with a little bit of peace and not have these constant, you know, threats hanging over his head, 24 hours a day, every day of the week, well, when you vote for him, you might want to vote for republican congressman. and republican f senators. to the do-nothing democrats, do you really think they deserve your trust? and by the way, it's now more clear than ever that the trump agenda as we saw on tuesday night, a massive
success. despite the never ending, our economy is breaking record after record and booming. january jobs numbers. get that. they beat all expectations yet again. a whopping 225,000 new jobs added. even "the new york times," they were forced to admit wages for african-americans is on the rise after a decade of stagnation. that would be under biden-obama. today, president trump celebrated america's success.e economic let's take a look. >> this morning, the brand new jobs numbers came in. we smashed expectations and created 225,000 new jobs last month. [cheers and applause]] 225,000. they were thinking maybe 100. maybe 105. i was watching all the geniuses this morning on television. [ laughter ] what do you think it's going to be? it's going to be 110. 225. pretty good. right? 225,000. for last month. that's only last month. [applause]
>> sean: that's 225,000 new jobs for our american families. how great is that? a booming economy, only one part of the successful trump agenda. we will scroll it for you. take a look. we havet been the only show on tv apparently that ever does it. but also under this commander-in-chief, the isis caliphate has been destroyed. utterly decimated. oh, isis leader al baghdadi and his top lieutenant, they are all dead. iran's top terrorist, number one state sponsor of terror led by this guy soleimani. he's dead, too. and now, the white house has confirmed that al qaeda's top leader in yemen was killed in a u.s. airstrike ordered by president trump. over the past three years, this president has been an effective leader by every measure. the state of the union, well, is remarkably strong. and the same cannot be saidy for the democratic party. well, look at their. very first caucus, an utter complete disaster. you want to trust the
government to them? they couldn't even run a caucus in iowa. it has taken them the entire week to count a few thousand votes, and the results are still riddled with errors and inconsistencies and nobody believes them anyway. meanwhile, a multi-front civil war is erupting inside the democratic party. this is getting entertaining. according to a "politico" report, elizabeth warren supporters accusing pete buttigieg for white privilege for declaring victory in iowa. both warren and mayor pete are losing to socialist bernie sanders in a new morning consult poll and the dnc is now looking for new ways, well, to rig the primary election against bernie, yet again. remember donna brazile, she made the phone call, she was upset. she didn't want to make it. yeah, they rigged it against bernie the first time.t now it looks like they are trying to do it again. his campaign is accusing i the democratic party of changing the rules, which they did to allow mike bloomberg into future debates without meeting fundraising requirements, you know, like
250,000 unique donors. bloomberg, worth an estimated $55 billion, well, he is planning on spending morel than a billion to buy the democratic nomination.th now, his campaign is facing, today, you can't make this up, plagiarism charges. as a matter of fact, 8 separate instances. "the intercept" first reported that passages in at least 8 of bloomberg's policy proposals were directly copied from various media outlets, including fake news cnn, "time" magazine, cbs. of course, he would be in alignment with the most liberal news organizations in the country. if there is one thing money doesn't buy, and that's honesty. i guess he just figures i will take what they have.y. i don't know what i believe. i will say whatever i need to be. if i were a democratic voter, i think i would feel discouraged about now the party is in complete disarray. the candidates are weak.k. they are radical, they are uninspiring. the president's agenda is a massive success. and in 270 days, it will be the american people that will
decide whether we continue peace and prosperity and that means economic success and that means safety and security of our country. or do we want to turn it over to the democrats? well, we did have the obama years, and we did drop 150 billion in cash and other currency on the tarmacs of mullahs in iran that chant death to america. we did, after eight years of biden-obama have 13 million more americans on food stamps. 8 million more on poverty and lowest participation h rate since the 1970s. yeah, obama-biden accumulated more debt than all 43 presidents before them combined. by the way, now they want to take it into a deeper socialist hell hole. you are the ultimate jury, you can shock the world. 270 days. joining us now, white house press secretary stephanie grisham. a lot of things happened this week. a lot of losers of the week. joe biden, hunter biden, losers big time. democratic party, disaster. president, big winner, state of the union address. great economic numbers. that continues to go on.
and the media, i would argue, again, caught building false expectations for their audiences. and i don't think people realize they are losing viewers by the millions. nobody watches these stupid sunday shows, for example. >> i couldn't agree with you more. you know, listening to you it just occurred to me the week could be summed up pretty simply that the president does continue to smash expectations and meanwhile, the dems, led by nancy pelosi, are literally ripping up piece of paper. that's what they have to show for this week. speaking of the media, we are coming off a very, very successful week.k. obviously, the state of the union was one of the strongest any president has ever given. and then the complete vindication of our president. and then our amazing jobs numbers. i have got to tell you, there is not going to be one white house official on any of the sunday shows this weekend, only fox business is taking a white house official to i talk about what an amazing week this president has had. i do find that timing very, very suspect.
>> sean: hang on.iny, you are saying they are not even inviting, they don't want to invite anybody from the white house? why, because they would pointed out that the president was completely vindicated? they would pound out theth economic success. they would point to his state of the union address. they would point out petty pelosi ripping up her papers that she apparently pre-planned because she was opi doing little relationships to make sure that the pre-planned rip would go well.pr they don't want to talk to anybody. >> it's actually worse than atthat. it's not that they didn't invite us. they turned us down. we offered up senior white house officials to every sunday show and they turned us down. and even cancelled -- your own network cancelled me. so not one sunday show is going to have us on aside from fox business. >> sean: well, if i had a sunday show, i would invite you. >> thank you. >> sean: i hate to tell -- dirt little secret, when tim russert, brinkley, they had real audiences, and real respect. tim russert, there is no better -- no better sunday show host than him.
and he was fair. and he asked hard questions of both sides. those days are long gone but, by the way, stephanie, so are the audiences. there is a dirt little secret: nobody watches those shows. we, on this show, get four times what those shows get in viewership every night. >> i agree, and our comms team has been working and focusing on the shows that get ratings and giving a lot of attention to regional and local tv, where the real americans are, real americans coming from homework and picking up their kids from day care. they are watching their local news. that is something the white house has been very focus you had on. >> sean: it's been a pretty impressive week for the white house. stephanie grisham, thank you for being with us. if i need to, i guests i will have to host a sunday show. i don't know. thank you. s after a pathetic fourth place finish in iowa, quid pro quo joe and his presidential campaign, they are finally beginning to see b
the handwriting on the wall. they are reeling, but that might be the least of his worries. as we reported last night, the u.s. treasury department is now fully cooperating with the u.s. senate investigation into the zero experienced hunter and his sketchy activity in ukraine. here now with reaction is the former acting attorney general matt whitaker.it matt, i have identified a number of statutes on thisis program that i think very well would have been violated prima facie case. certainly a president who has a worn oath and duty c to faithfully execute the laws. asking that question seems to me was fulfilling that part of his oath. >> well, it's very concerning. one of the things the senate asked for, the suspicious activity reports that the treasury department collects from big banks when bank employees see transactions that don't quite add up. it sounds like some of these sars, they are called, that were turned over to the senate committee and the chairman.. and so i am going to be very interested in what those
show. if transactions that hunter biden was involved in between the ukraine and the united states banks raised flags at those banks, that could at this point off some really concerning activity onon behalf of hunter. >> sean: i have read and i have put up on the screen here, the bribery act, foreign corruptions act. basically says if you entice any government official or any american that's using anything of value to entice an official action, i knowan for a fact that that would be a violation. when i look at the bribery act, a thing of value. if you cause an official action, do you see those statutes? you were former acting attorney general. do those statutes apply, in your mind? >> the foreign corrupt practices act is a very strong act that is used to really end corruption in other countries.ou because the united states values clean and fair transactions and make sure that drives aren't paidct to foreign officials for official actions.
and those acts are very much in play here. and, again, if hunter biden, if the sars show he was involved in these types of transactions. i would fully expect not only the senate to be interested in this, but also the department of justice. >> sean: well, i would think now, how is it, though, that when adam schiff talked about we have got new evidence. les parnas, whatever his name is. whoever he is. parnas.he he actually says but joe and hunter they are off the hook. if you are saying i'm going to leverage, i'm going to shake down ukraine, you are not getting a billion dollars unless you fire this guy, an official act, the prosecutor. that's investigating his zero experience, his own words tell us, zero teexperience ukraine oil gas energy son who is paid millions and millions of dollars. a couple questions here. why would a vice president of the united states, you know, blackmail? is that the right word? encourage them to commit certain acts? i would like to know. do you seewo anything wrong
with that? and why would any company ever pay anybody with no experience millions of dollars? that doesn't make any sense, matt. i'm just a simple guy. >> sean, it doesn't. and one of the things that even adam schiff has to admit is that the gas company in ukraine was corrupt. and they hired hunter biden for what reason? because he was the son of the vice president. everyone agrees with those facts. even hunter admitted that on national tv. if you have a corrupt company that is hiring the vice president's son to help and then that investigation into that corrupt company and this vice president's son's relationship with that company is ended by that v same vice president, i mean, that smells not only does it smell, but you point out that might be even a prima facie case for criminal violation. >> sean: matt whitaker, thank you for being with us. we will stay on that issue. because, if we don't stay on the issue, that would o be, well, a duel justice system.
weave need equal justice and application of our laws. that's very simple.qu very same thingth they accuse donald trump of. quid pro quo hunter up to their eyeballs in and wasn't only ukraine as we pointed out. o as we pointed out. and while the 2020 race is heating up, one failed former republican nominee is reportedly facing scorn and isolation from his own party. senator mitt romney is now reportedly ostracized from his own party after castingg the sole republican vote to convict.er i'm told by my source that's promised the entire senate republican caucus that he was not going to do this just the week before. here with more, new york congressman lee zeldin. former california congressman darryl issa. i hear a rumor you might be going back to congress? is that true? i didn't want to you leave. >> well, i'm headingto back after hung jury bob menendez blocked my nomination for trade development agency. i have got the best job in the world to go back.
i will be back in congress. and, quite frankly, back at the top of the judiciary fighting jerry nadler. hopefully he can be my ranking member. >> sean: i think that would be a great position for him. let's look at, though, the only way i see this stopping, congressman issa, the only way i see this stopping is to get a republican majority in the house and senate. i don't -- otherwise, i think they areth so unhinged because i can't name a single thing that they have done to make us more safe, secure, create one job,e make us more prosperous. i can't think of a thing that they have done except hate trump for three years. >> well, exactly. they hate it for the minority. we held them in check. for the majority, they have done no legislation, moveddo almost nothing, and as a result, it's not just that they are endlessly thwarting the president's efforts,th it's that, in fact, they are not doing theirac job. as lee would tell you, we have done nothing in this congress to further the american people's agenda.
everything has had to have been done administratively by this president. he has done a great job. but he needs to have legislation that empowers the next generation economy. he is not going to get it from nancy pelosi.oi >> sean: lee zeldin, you are in a pretty liberal part of the united states, happens to be where i am. because i'm so stupid. if i move to texas and florida, i would save a lot of money. i need to start thinking out of the box here. but, as you go around the state of new york, i wonder if you are getting the same reaction i am. and that is even people that w are democrats are sick of how the democrats are acting. >> yeah. that's right. we are seeing up in albany they passed a cashless bail reform where now dozens of gang members the president c has been focused on defeating ms-13. dozen of gang mexico end up getting released with a cashless bail. we had someone with a fatal dui near my house. they got released that day. a bank robber leaving the courtroom smiling and then that day robbing another bank. we have to see what the sanctuary city policies. we had
someone who should have been turned over to i.c.e. on a detainer and went out and sexually assaulted and killed a woman in her 90s in queens because of these sanctuary city policies. and now dhs has it to take the policy position of having to turn off new yorkers' ability to apply for the global entry because new york state has blocked access to the dmv records which aremv important fr the vetting and also important when you want to crack down on the drug traffickers, the sex traffickers, the violent criminals who are out there that i.c.e. can't do their job because of their access being blocked. people are fed up with the way of eroding public safety is impacting their lives. the higher taxes. and many are fleeing out of the state. they are fed up.es by the way, this is a warning shot in albany. this is what one party rule would look like in washington, d.c. if the people were age to do all these bad things were aoc can roll nancy pelosi, imagine whatan would happen if they could roll the president of the united states and thee senate majority leader as well.
it's a warning shot. >> sean: all right. congressman lee zeldin and soon to be congressman again darryl issa. we have good news. rush was back on the air today. we will show you clips as the show goes on tonight. also, this show, we always continue to hold the deep state accountable. today, the president was askedto about fisa abuse. we have a lot of updates and that is about to blow wide open with something that will be called the durham report. we'll explain. ♪ pend a bit now, knowing we're prepared for the future. surprise! we renovated the guest room, so you can live with us. i'm good at my condo well planned, well invested, well protected. voya. be confident to and through retirement. i feelbusiness cards...new logo...outdoor sign. you always get me. now, get free 1 hour in-store pick up... ...at office depot officemax and officedepot.com. same time next week. yes! headquarters, i'm aishah hasnie. fun fact, a recent study suggests crime goes down
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of his career." early on the same day, lieutenant colonel alexander vindman was removed from his post with the national security counsel and escorted off the white house grounds. in the meantime, antarctica has broken its record warmest temperature ever recorded, hitting 65 degrees fahrenheit, the new high recorded at argentina's esperanza research station on the very northern tip of the antarctic peninsula. the previous record was 63.5 degrees, which is reached in march of 2015, the same location, and it comes days after earth so it's warmest january ever. i'm aishah hasnie, back to "hannity." ♪ >> sean: so the fallout over the deep state and abuse of power is by no means over. president trump weighed in on this matter earlier today. take a look. >> well, we were abused by the fisa process. there's no question about it. we were seriously abused by fisa, by what they did, and by what they signed and who signed. it's a terrible thing that
happened. and we were absolutely abused. >> sean: and attorney general barr is determined to put an end to politicalnd spying on thursday. the attorney general issued a new policy. and the attorney general's must personally sign off on any fbi investigation into a presidential candidate or a campaign. joining us now with more and reaction, author of the best seller "guilt by accusation," by the way, the challenge approving innocence in the age of me too. that's harvard professor alan dershowitz. by the way, i read the whole book. it's amazing read and you learn a lot. also sara carter. sara, let's start with you. we already know certain things. we now have facts, now vindication by the inspector general. we know that hillary clinton's dirty bought and paid for russian dossier even "the new york times" refers to as likely russian disinformation from the
beginning, was used as the basis for these fisa applications. it was premeditated fraud. we knew it was unverifiable when it was finally looked into, it was actually debunked. but they were warned not to use it. it was the bulk of the fisa application. it took away the civil liberties and constitutional rights of carter page to spy on then a presidential candidate. his transition team and then deep into a presidency. now, we need powerful tools of intelligence. but if we turn them on the american people or use them for political purposes, such as this, we will use -- we will lose that weapon that we need in a dangerous world. >> you are absolutely right, sean. but the important thing to remember here is that even though attorney general william barr are going to have all of these new rules in place in an effort to avoid this happening in the future, i talked to sources today. former senior fbi officials that say if there isn't indictments, if people don't actually pay the price for
what happened here, which was an attempted coup, basically, on the president of the united states, and also just destroying the civil liberties of an american citizen, carter page, then what's going to stop the next person? because the important point here is that we have to entrust that the next w attorney general will be somebody upstanding, somebody like we see in attorney general william barr. what if that next attorney general is somebody like we have seen in the past, i somebody who will sign off on, you know, this type of application, and allow this type of spying to happen? so that's the question. >> sean: and let's look at it from a legal standpoint. again, professor dershowitz, i would imagine you and i agree on this. that is look at what they did here. at the top of a fisa application, professor, it says "verified." we now know it was unverifiable. we know the author of the dirty dossier himself didn't stand by theno dossier. and now we have debunked over 90% of it as lies, and i assume the other 10%, too.
>> look, i agree that putting attorney general barr as a signatory when it involves political figures protects that process. but this could happen to you or me or anybody. today, the way a the fisa court operates, some low ranking fbi agent with a grudge against somebody could walk inga and say dershowitz, hannity, we are talking to the russians, let's intrude on his privacy, his wife's privacy, his children's privacy. we need to reshuffle the entire fisa court. we need to have a defense attorney in there with security clearance who plays the devil's advocate like when the catholic church gives somebody saint hood, you need to have somebody arguing the other side. here you have to have somebody who has security clearance saying no, no, no. hold up.p. this is not verified. this is not good. i have been arguing for this since fisa got established. and finally, i think we have the joint, hopefully, bipartisan support for changing fisa to protect
all-american citizens, not just politicians. all-american citizens. >> sean: thank you. when wens come back. all right. democratic party in total complete, utter disarray. even the raging cajun james carville is tearing again into his own party. what does this mean foruns november 2020, 270 days? t reince priebus. tammy bruce. they are next as we continue our report. ♪ these people didn't sleep well last night. these people did, thanks to somnapure. somnapure from force factor helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed. don't be a zombie - get somnapure. available at retailers nationwide.
♪ >> sean: all right, the democratic party is in such shambles leading into the 2020 election and some within their leadership,ng they are beginning to sound the alarm. in an interview given to vox, veteran democratic strategist james carville isx, now saying of the party, quote: we are losing our minds. the left is clearly on track to getting destroyed in the general election as they adopt radical policies.n they can't produce a single competent candidate, and
during a town hall last night, this is a whopper. bernie sanders was actually forced to admit that he will with his climate change alarmism yep, americans are going to lose jobs if you elect me. great platform to run on, bernie. take a look. >> in terms of climate change, anderson, the debate is really over. nobody can say with a straight face, well, it's about jobs when we are talking about the future of the planet. yes, there will be some job loss. i acknowledge that. >> sean: by the way, that guy lecturing us about his climate change agenda. he happens to be the one democratic candidate that is the winner. he has logged more hours in private jet travel for his campaign than any other democratic candidate.cr i think most of them are using private planes, jets. oh, but we can't dry a caravan or suv. get rid of oil and gas and
lifeblood of our economy. wow, breathtaking hypocrisy. all of this as the party's frontrunner highly electable candidate joe biden sliding into fourth place now even in new hampshire. and has apparently gone into hiding amid his weak poll numbers. meanwhile, the left's fall back moderate candidate billionaire mike bloomberg b is in a lot of hot water as "the intercept" is reporting bloomberg plagiarizedg at least 8 parts of his plans. that's the thought he put into it. his lack of authenticity reports that he is paying social media gurus. they are paying m money. if you have a lot of followers, to like him, say something nice about him to make him seem cool, which is he not. then you have mayor pete in a big backlash tonight as well. he was caught editing applause into clips that he posted on social media. you can't make this up. here with reaction, michael
best, law president and former chief of staff reince priebus and fox news contributor tammy bruce. let me see if i understand this. if you elect me, i'm going to raise your taxes. americans are going to lose jobs. we're going to have open borders and sanctuary country and americans you will pay the healthcare for people here illegally. we won't even put illegal alien criminals in jail so we will have open borders and i will i steal as much of your money as i possibly can. i will legalize stealing. take 90 cents of every dollar. that's a great platform to run on. then we will have no oil andnd gas and everything else is free. amazing. >> sounds amazing, isn't it? you know, what's funny here. >> sounds great. >> it's funny in a dark, humor kind of sense because it really isn't believable. you had opened with the james carville comments is that they have lost their minds. and one thing you didn't mention is the promise to forgive the student loans. generations of americans have worked their entire
lives to pay off their own children loans, to get their own children through college. the insult of that is which extraordinary. it's a level of pandering that at least exposes for what they are. this notion of editing applause in and payingor social influencers to like you. it is like jeb bush's "please clap" on steroids that literally making people clap falsely by editing the video. i mean, you can't make this up. what they don't have and this is what is fascinating, they are trying to artificially create what president trump has had naturally.g they also want that kind off broad-based support that moves through the populist. moves through the john does of the nation. the regular, normal individuals whon were forgotten and once again the democrats are trying artificially create a framework that gas lights people in to thinking that everyone else likes them when they don't. that's the core of their
problem, in addition to policies that had been proven historically to destroy people's lives and to destroy nations, but they think what will fix it is ifut they edit applause into a video. boy, have they under estimated and continue to under estimate, and really, i think, have contempt for thell intelligence of the american people. >> sean: reince, your take? >> well, they are debating plastic straws and the trump economy is crushing them. but the democrats have real structural problems. a different issue. but, number one, you mentioned the ineptitude in iowa. you have the bloomberg money waiting to blow up super tuesday. you have the great money advantage between trump victory and the rnc, their plus $200 million. r here is the 800-pound gorilla, the elephant in the room, which is the fact that the dnc never addressed their rules problems in their delegate award system. in other words, delegates choose the nominee.
the democrats have chosen to award all of their delegates proportionately. meaning this can go on and on and on, and they didn't address the problem. at the rnc, we addressed the problem in 2016. if you won a state with 25%, 28%, you got all the delegates. remember when everyone said we would have a contested convention. we never did, because we addressed the problem. the dnc is facing a massive delegate cliff and that's the proportional award of delegates.t' this thing may never end. >> sean: exactly is. all right. thank you both. coming up, this next tape is just pure gold. over there at "the view" that hard-hitting news program on abc, joy n behar loses it today. she says trump keeps winning and it's getting to her. she might need an intervention. that and rush limbaugh, his return to the airwaves straight ahead.
♪ >> sean: all right, president trump's ability to make his enemiesnd go nuts and insane and crazy on full display this week after he was rightfully acquitted of these ridiculous impeachment charges, and the latest ploy against him bombed out in spectacular fashion. well, over there at that hard-hitting news show abc "the view"'s joy behar literally admitted the president's nonstop win something making her lose her mind. this makes you not sick of winning. take a look. >> i'm crazy today. he has made me crazy this week. [laughter] i mean, i'm really. he is winning because i'm getting nuttier and nuttier. >> sean: by the way, she is not the only one in the media mob having a meltdown. take a look at how the rest of the mob reacted to the president's speech which is actually at times very serious because of what it did to the country andus his family and at other times just hilarious.am but look at their reaction to all of it.
>> the president of the united states with an unscripted, vindictive, at times profane, angry, rambling response to his impeachment acquittal. >> what a poor excuse for a president: what a poor excuse for a man. what a poor excuse for a human being. >> it was full of revenge. it was mean-spirited. it was poisonous. it was spiteful. >> it was dark because he has made clear that his mind is dark. this is somebody in deep psychological distress right now. self-pitying. insecure, angry. >> this is, to me, a fight to war. >> sean: you know the irony in this? that's the mediaia mob describing who they are, actually. fake news cnn, they couldn't even let the president speak live without inserting somes form of their sick commentary. take a look at the banner they ran during his remarks.ry quote, "trump vindictive at impeachment acquittal celebration." you can't make this stufftu up.
here with reaction, conservative columnist jeffrey lord and "the hill"'s media columnist, joe concha. imagine in 270 days, i keep saying to this audience, the american people are the ultimate jury here. imagine in 270 days that they do shock the world and all of these people at some point in the night or early on november 4th, the next day, have to utter these words: we can now project that donald j. trump has been reelected the 45th president of the united states. look at jeff lord, their heads will be like popping a zit, papapa boom. >> the thing to do is make sure we have the white coat brigade out there standing by the night of the elections. you know, what joy seems to miss is that she and her party have long ago crossed i the rubicon into shear nuttiness. a there was the slogan that democrats tried to use in
the 1960s against barry goldwater, whose slogan wasga "in your heart, you know he's right." i would say here that in your gut you know these people arew nuts. i mean, whether it's the absolute petulance, petulance of nancy pelosi stomping her feet -- stomping her feet like a 5-year-old and tearing up that piece of paper. the text of the speech, or-y whether it's more serioushe stuff like thewh anti-semitism from the squad and all this. this is bad stuff. this is a party falling apart at the seams, and iowa has demonstrated that perfectly. >> sean: the american peopleon don't react the wave they do. and they are faking it anyway because they ignore, as jeffrey said,d, every time they do something wrong. oh, it'sfr okay. quid and pro and quo joe and zero experience hunter that's fine. do you us a favor and fix the corruption? that's awful. >> sean, despite all that negativity that you showed,tetef that vitriol that you are seeing, how is it since impeachment in october that according to gallup the
president's poll numbers are up 10 points to an all-time high? 49%. let me tell what you 49% means? president barack obama at this stage in his presidency was only at 45%. and he won re-election quite easily. this was the president, youe can argue, on a week where he was acquitted from impeachment in a trial his best week. that state of the union address on tuesday, 82%, not of republicans, of independents, according to a cbs poll, approved of that speech. meanwhile, you see that chaos that's happening in iowa and what's missed in that story as well. only 170,000 people came out to vote in that caucus in a state of 3.2 million. that is way down. there is not enthusiasm on the democratic side and now even the democratic national committee chair is being called to step down as a result.it chaos on the democratic side and meanwhile the president, the wind is at his back at this point, despite overwhelming negative media attention because i said it
once, i will say it again, no one trusts the messengers anymore because the messengers, to your point, are mostly play acting and serving up comfort food to their audiences anyway. >> sean: the numbers speak volumes. they have set their audiences up for lies and failures and letdowns again. anyway, great commentary. thank you both. joe concha and jeffrey lord. when we come back, rush back on the radio today, told his viewers why he believes he is the luckiest man alive. this tape, we will play for you coming up next. ♪ and this is cc+ cream. it gives you your skin but better. it's your full coverage foundation, spf 50 plus anti aging serum. discover the #1 cc cream in america.
♪ >> sean: legendary radio host, americas anchorman, rush limbaugh, he was on the air today in good spirits and he acknowledge the overwhelming amount of support that he's gotten since monday. let's take a look. >> i cannot, i cannot thank all of the people that i have heard from since monday, and they arel still getting a hold --
there are people, i had no idea they knew how to get a hold of me. and the sentiments, the thoughts they are expressing are just incredibly nice and supportive. and to have this kind of support and to know it, to be fullycr aware of it, yeah, it does make me one of the luckiest people alive. >> sean: it's great to have you back, rush. everyone, we are all praying for you and we are all pulling for you. you have lived this movement for a long time and we hope and pray along time into the future. excellence in broadcasting. that's all the time we have left this evening. before we go, bring programming announcement. hosting the show live in new hampshire monday and tuesday. we will have the best political analysis of the primaries. set your dvr.
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