Steve Bannon Slams ‘Idiot’ Sean Hannity over ‘Dictator’ Question for Trump: ‘How Dumb Are You?’

Democrats and their allies in the corporate media have been losing their minds over President Donald Trump’s obvious joke during a town hall-style interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

During the interview, Trump responded to comments from his critics, such as Liz Cheney, who claim that, if re-elected to a second term in 2024, he would become a “dictator” and “refuse to leave office.”

Trump responded by joking that he would be a “dictator,” albeit only on “day one” as he signs a stack of executive orders to undo Democrat President Joe Biden’s failed policies.

Now former Trump advisor Steve Bannon has slammed Hannity as an “idiot” for asking the question that elicited the response that gave Trump’s enemies and rivals ammunition to attack the 45th president as a would-be tyrant, according to The Hill.

Bannon argues that while Hannity may have thought he was helping Trump address accusations that he would be an authoritarian leader if re-elected, in reality, the Fox News host played right into the hands of Trump’s critics.

Rather than help him, Hannity bolstered the partisan predictions of Trump’s purported dictatorial ambitions, Bannon warns.

During the Tuesday night town hall-style event in Iowa, Hannity referenced media reports about how President Trump would be an “authoritarian leader” in a second term and would “abuse his powers” to exact “retribution” against his political enemies and rivals.

“To be clear, do you in any way have any plans whatsoever, if reelected president, to abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people?” Hannity asked.

Trump replied without hesitation, “You mean like they’re using right now.”

He was referencing the Biden administration and its multiple criminal indictments against him.

Hannity returned to the topic again later and asked, according to Axios:

“Under no circumstances, you are promising America tonight you would never abuse power as retribution against anybody?”

“Except for day one,” Trump joked in response, referring to the tradition of presidents signing executive orders after the inauguration ceremony.

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“I want to close the border and I want to drill, drill, drill,” Trump added to cheers from the audience.

When Hannity retorted that such actions weren’t “retribution,” Trump seemingly mocked the Fox News host and said to the audience:

“I love this guy, he says, ‘you’re not going to be a dictator are you?’

“I said, ‘no, no, no, other than day one.’

“We’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling.

“After that, I’m not a dictator,” he joked.

Democrats and the media, of course, ran wild in fear-mongering over former President Trump’s “dictator” commentary.

Mediaite reported that the media frenzy led to a stern rebuke of Hannity by former Trump advisor Steve Bannon on his “War Room” podcast on Wednesday.

Bannon first knocked the Murdoch family that owns Fox News as “morons.”

He said the network itself was “TV for stupid people.”

Bannon then said, “Sean Hannity actually thought he was helping Trump last night – ‘Let me ask you a question, will you be a dictator?'”

He observed that both Trump and the audience were heckling Hannity over the insanity of the question.

“By the way, Sean, they’re laughing at you,” Bannon noted.

“They’re laughing at the stupid, ridiculous question — of course, Trump’s not a dictator. It’s absurd.”

Bannon further asserted that Hannity was “an idiot” for even asking the question that allowed for the video clips to be used by the liberal media.

“We don’t have time for idiots, bro,” he said to Hannity.

“This is a war, OK? This is a war.

“We don’t have time for sunshine patriots in this nonsense, and don’t carry the water for the Murdochs and don’t carry the water for the Left.”

How dumb are you?” he later asked rhetorically.

“This is real life. We’re playing for keeps here, dude.

“We don’t care about your $25 million contract.

“We’re playing for keeps, this is war, and you’re just not good enough and just not smart enough.”


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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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