Friday 23 September 2022 05:05 AM Donald Trump reveals he once asked Sean Hannity to go EASIER on Joe Biden trends now
The astonishing revelation came as Trump was concluding an exclusive two-part sit-down interview with Hannity at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in a segment that aired on Thursday.
The controversial FOX News host thanked the former president for his time, to which Trump asked whether he thought President Joe Biden would provide him with that much time for an interview.
'Want my honest answer?' Hannity replied. 'I don't think he knows that today's Wednesday is my honest answer.'
'I hope he does, for the sake of this country, I hope he does,' Trump said.
At that point, Hannity said he was 'very gracious,' adding: 'I should tell a story about how one time you requested I go easier on him.
'You did say that to me, you thought I was being too flippant.'
Trump then recounted how he 'thought it was too tough, I thought you were very tough,' even as Hannity doubled down on his coverage of the president saying: 'I was telling the truth.'
Former President Donald Trump revealed on Thursday night he once thought FOX News host Sean Hannity was 'too tough' on President Joe Biden
Hannity told how the former president asked him to go easier on his successor
But Trump continued to almost defend the president, saying he actually wants Biden to succeed for the benefit of the United States.
'I will say this, forget politics and the Democrat and the Republican stuff, and the radical left and everything else,' Trump said. 'I want somebody that's a great leader.
'I want somebody that can stand toe to toe with President Xi of China, there is no actor like that,' he said, adding: 'Beyond Republican or Democrat, I want to see somebody that is great.'
Hannity then asked for clarification, inquiring: 'You want Joe Biden to succeed.'
'I would rather have him succeed incredibly,' even if it meant 'a much tougher' election or 'even if it means a loss,' Trump said, suggesting once again he plans to run against Biden in 2024.
'I want to see what's good for this country.'
Hannity has been highly critical of the Biden administration over the past few years. Biden is seen here at a briefing on Hurricane Fiona's impact on Puerto Rico Thursday
Hannity has been highly critical of the president in the past
In March, he derided Biden's first State of the Union address as 'an unmitigated, predictable disaster' which did little to assuage American's fears of crime in big cities and worsening inflation, and was 'seemingly written by a kid in kindergarten'.
The Fox News host even suggested that Biden, 79, showed signs of 'a steep mental decline'.
He criticized the president for failing to acknowledge the deaths of 13 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in August, and said he had no answer for the continued problems of COVID-19.
Biden's speech, Hannity said, was 'filled with smoke and mirrors' and 'detached from reality'.
'You might've noticed something interesting,' said Hannity. 'Biden did not mention any accomplishments.
'None whatsoever. Because there are none,' he said, before listing off what he viewed as failures of the Biden administration — including high gas prices, skyrocketing inflation, worsening crime and 'open borders.'
'If the world was looking for any American leadership they didn't get it from Joe Biden,' Hannity said at the time, claiming: 'The speech defined America last, not America first.'
And last year, Hannity slammed Biden for using unvaccinated Americans as a 'scapegoat' while implementing a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
'It's your body, his choice,' he said last September. 'With an unconstitutional, illegal, unethical federal vaccine