Trump is a foxy rabid fox appearing as it happens on a phony news network called Fox.
Trump wasn't in rant mode. He was decidedly subdued. But consider this from WikiHow about animals who have rabies and whose bite can kill you:
Beware if an animal seems overly friendly. While infected animals may appear aggressive or anxious, others show signs of being friendly. Ultimately, friendliness in infected animals is one of the biggest dangers to humans or other uninfected animals, as contact with an infected animal can lead to infection.
- Stay away from stray or feral animals that seem friendly. A friendly animal can turn aggressive very quickly, especially if they are infected with rabies.
- Avoid approaching a wild animal because it shows signs that it is friendly.
- Some infected wild animals may seem unusually calm or even docile.
By Hal Brown
Trump finally realized that despite his feud with Fox News he needed their audience to spew his venomous lies so he ended up granting the network an hour long interview, if one could call a one-sided exposition of grievances lathered with a generous helping of self-serving lies an interview. You can watch the "interview" here.
Not only were Hannity's queries the very definition of softball questions but his facial expressions and head nodding showing agreement with everything Trump said were downright lovey-dovey. Not having watched much of Tucker Carlson I would venture to suggest he isn't capable to that kind of sycophancy.
|Above, just one of many articles about this, not that there was anything significantly new in this. |
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Trump didn't make new news in this appearance.I think his allowing Fox back into his good graces may portend his doing the same with Twitter. If he returns to posting there he'd probably ignore his contract with Truth Social where he agreed to wait six hours before posting anything political on other social media after posting there. After all, what are they going to do, sue him?
This would assure Truth Social went kaput.
What then did I find interesting in this appearance?
Well, you read my title.
Trump had two choices about whose show he'd grace with his divine presence and give the show a rating bonanza.
Ruling out appearing on The Five because it really isn't an interview show, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters beats out Hannity.
For reasons incompressible to me the caustic lacking in charisma Jesse Watters beats out Hannity. He's not particularly well known outside of the Fox News universe. However, compared to Carlson and Watters, Hannity is dull.
I figure that if the choice was up to Trump, and I assume it was, it would be between Hannity and Carlson.
I think the reason he chose Hannity is because he considers him to be as close to a friend as Trump is capable of having. Hannity, as these stories show, has had an actual relationship with Trump:
Their relationship has had its up and downs:
Friendship or not, everything is transactional with Trump when it comes to relationships and who he decides to do favors for.
I have a hunch as to another reason why Trump decided to go on Hannity's show rather than on Tucker's show.
I think it is because of Tucker's massive ego and how he tries to make all of his shows about himself. He could have Jesus Christ himself on the show and try to make it about himself. Hannity for his part, from what I can tell since I only watch clips of both shows on MSNBC, is a better interviewer who knows when to keep his mouth shut.
The beleaguered bastion of blowhard bloviators is bleeding but not dead yet:
You read it here.
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