The Donald: Equal Time Is Costly
Sean dedicated the entire second hour of his show to Donald Trump, author of the new book “Time To Get Tough - Making America #1 Again, “ to get his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election. “When I left the race I was leading in the polls,” began Trump, “I have a very successful show and because of these horrible equal time provisions, I’m not allowed to run for office.” Trump continued, “I see Obama everyday on different shows and he has no problem but if you have a show, you can’t do it, and that’s a very unfair thing.” On the 2012 race Hannity pressed, “It seems like it has settled down to a Newt vs. Romney race, do you see it that way?” “It seems that way, Newt is a rocket ship, and I guess it could happen again but it’s highly unlikely,” offered Trump, “With Newt, he tells it like it is.” On the new book, Sean began, “You say in your book that Ame rica is a total disaster and if we were to save $1 Billion a day for 38 years we still wouldn’t balance the budget, how do you fix it?” “Look, the economy has to get better or we’ll lose the country,” began Trump, “I have been very disappointed in watching the debates because I happen to believe we’re being eaten alive from the outside by China, Columbia, OPEC and I haven't heard one candidate mention that.” To hear the entire interview with Donald Trump, click here. For more on Trump’s new book, click here.
Newt Gingrich: Quick Update
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Sean for a quick update on the direction of his presidential campaign. “What do you make of the polls this week,” asked Sean, “Polls have you winning in South Carolina and you’re close to a statistical tie with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, what has changed in the last few weeks?” “This thing is a long way from over,” bluntly answered Gingrich, “I think what’s happened is that I focused on big ideas and saved my attacks for Barack Obama.” Gingrich continued, “I assume that the news media and all my friends will fire on me, that’s the nature of being the frontrunner.” Hannity added, “We did two events this past weekend and you’ve won those polls as well.” Neil King Jr. from the Wall Street Journal had a great summary of the latest Gallup poll which had the former speaker at his highest rating of the campaign. To read the article from The Wall Street Journal, click here.
Sean Defends Herman Cain
Sean hit the ground running defending Herman Cain against the recent allegations of marital infidelity. “I’ve spoken with him a few times privately and the one thing he’s been steadfast on is his innocence,” a frustrated Hannity shared with the audience today, “I think we could prove all of this but if he got out and all of these claims against him were false, what a sad state our country would be in.” Sean continued, “I’m suspicious when proof is not offered and I’m particularly suspicious when allegations are made against African America conservatives because they threaten the narrative of the left which is that they have a monopoly on the minority vote in this country.” While final decisions on the Cain campaign’s future haven’t been solidified, reports are flowing from Fox News that he’s considering dropping out and supporting his long time friend, Newt Gingrich. Click here for more information on that developing story.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate , socialite, author and television personality . He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization , a US-based real-estate developer . Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts , which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world. Trump's extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show , The Apprentice (where he serves as host and executive producer ). Donald was the fourth of five children of Fred Trump , a wealthy real estate developer based in New York City. Donald was strongly influenced by his father in his eventual goals to make a career in real estate development,  and upon his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Donald Trump joined his father's company, The Trump Organization .
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >