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In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity absolutely slammed the mainstream media for their "meltdown" after President Donald Trump criticized them at his big rally in Arizona.

During his address at the Phoenix Convention Center, Trump called out the "crooked media" for covering him unfairly and spreading fake news.

“These are really, really dishonest people, and they’re bad people, and I really think they don’t like our country,” Trump said.

Hannity said that Trump has every right to defend himself, his reputation and his family against the media's "unprecedented slanderous attacks" and "outright lies."

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"The media cannot handle the fact that they are now being exposed - as they were last night - as agenda-driven and fake news," Hannity said.

He said the media's credibility is now gone, as it's been made clear that they are merely "propaganda outlets for leftist ideology." That's why they're lashing out at Trump, he said.

He added that the saddest thing about the media's coverage of the Trump administration is that it's clear they don't care about the forgotten men and women, and they aren't concerned with solving this country's problems.

"As the president said last night, they obviously don't care about making America great again," Hannity said. "They never talk about solutions. Instead, they tear down, they delegitimize, and they want to destroy the president you voted for."

Watch Hannity's powerful monologue above.

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