Tension On The Tarmac
Sean kicked off Thursday's show by discussing the hubbub surrounding Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's "intense" encounter with Obama yesterday. Brewer greeted the president as he arrived off Air Force One, as governors often do when the president visits a state, and handed him a letter that she described as a "welcome" note to the state, and an invitation to talk about a comeback for her state. According to several reports, Obama immediately took umbrage about a book Brewer had written and was upset by the way he was portrayed. "President 'cry baby' Obama starts whining about something she wrote in her book," Sean exclaimed. "I mean, this is nuts! Aww, she hurt his little feelings," Sean said sarcastically. "I don't get this. If you're going to be in the public eye, you're just gonna have to suck it up!" Reporters who witnessed the exchange described that the two spoke "intensely" and chatted longer than the typical meet and greet on the runway. Brewer was pointing her finger at him at one point and they seemed to also being talking over one another in another instance. Obama also appears to be walking away from her while they were still talking, and she later said didn't finish her sentence in the exchange. Last night on 'Hannity' GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich weighed in on the heated exchange. You can watch Newt's comments by clicking here.
Donald Trump On The Economy
U.S. stocks lost much of Thursday's gains after new-home sales unexpectedly declined last month, marking the slowest year for builders since the government began tracking the data. "It's a sad time for this country," Donald Trump said joining Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline. "And this is the best time to buy a house, the problem is the banks aren't loaning any money! Then they talk about jobs and it may be six, seven or eight years before the jobs come back and I ask why? Why will all the jobs come back if everything is manufactured overseas? It's a very tough situation we're in and we have leaders that don't even have a clue," Trump added. Get Trump's take on the GOP race by clicking here to hear Sean's interview with the real estate mogul.
Newt: Romney Running A 'Fundamentally Dishonest Campaign'
Things are clearly heating up in the race for the GOP nomination. Last week, Mitt Romney accused Newt Gingrich that he was a Washington insider and that he resigned in disgrace. He also said that the former Speaker of the House was an influence peddler and an inside player. Sean invited Gingrich on to 'Hannity' to respond to Romney's claims. "I think what we have is a very rattled Romney campaign which is floundering and they don't have any way to build him up because they can't talk about his record as governor. They can't talk about what he did during the Reagan-Bush years because he reputed them. He voted for Paul Tsongas in the Democratic primary in 1992. He gave money to Democrats in 1992. So, he can't go back and complete with me. So, all he is doing now is piling on as much mud as he can find to see if he can somehow drown the Gingrich campaign," Newt explained. You can watch Sean's entire interview with the former Speaker of the House by clicking here.
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 .
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and former Republican Governor of Massachusetts . Romney was CEO of Bain & Company , a management consulting firm, and co-founder of Bain Capital , a private equity investment firm. Romney successfully organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.  Romney served one term as Governor from 2003 to 2007,  and was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election . He is widely seen as a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 Presidential Election .