Hannity: Mainstream Media Using Bush 41's Death to Bash Trump Is 'Sad, But Not Surprising'
Sean Hannity blasted members of the mainstream media on Monday for using the passing of George H.W. Bush to criticize President Trump.
"The View" co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain engaged in a shouting match after Behar said Trump was "trying to unravel everything" done by Bush and Barack Obama.
Hannity said that the comparisons were "sad, but not surprising."
Washington Times columnist Monica Crowley said that the mainstream media "will use any cudgel" to try to bash President Trump, even the death of a former commander-in-chief.
"Whether it's Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Senator [John] McCain, George H.W. Bush -- you see [historical] revision-ism aplenty when they pass away," she said.
Hannity added that there's "phoniness" about praising a political figure after his or her death.
"This is so overwhelmingly transparent to me," he said.
Fox News contributor Molly Hemingway added that the media coverage of Bush 41 when he was in office him was "vicious," a stark contrast to the endearing remarks given to him after his passing.
"People are rewriting history here in a way that is not OK," she said.