Fox News host Sean Hannity has issued a dire warning to President-elect Donald Trump, advising him to watch out for the politicians in Washington who claim to be on his side.
“The people of Washington, D.C., and the political elites, well, they’re not President-elect Donald Trump’s friends and they never will be,” Hannity said during the opening segment of his show Wednesday.
He also warned Trump about extending an olive branch to people who were staunchly anti-Trump throughout the election.
“Trump has been meeting with the likes of Mitt Romney, Chicago Mayor Rahm ‘Rambo Dead Fish’ Emanuel and even Al Gore. My advice to the president-elect tonight is, be very careful,” Hannity said.
Trump had a very close relationship with Hannity during election season and the two have been friends for years. In September, Hannity backed up Trump’s statement that he opposed the Iraq War before it started, saying, “He would watch the show and call after and we argued a lot about it.” At one point during the first presidential debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton, the then-Republican nominee lamented to the moderators that “no one calls Sean Hannity” to verify the truth.
Discussing Romney’s possible role as secretary of state, Hannity reminded his audience of all the nasty things the former Massachusetts governor had said about Trump during the campaign.
“If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished,” Romney said earlier this year. “Now, Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, he is very, very not smart.”
Later in that speech, Romney went on to call Trump “a phony, a fraud,” and someone whose “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”
Following the same line of attack, Hannity expressed concern about Trump’s growing friendship with President Obama.
“I’ve now gotten to know President Obama,” Trump told NBC’s Todayshow Wednesday. “I really like him. We have, I think I can say at least for myself — I can’t speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. We talk. He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country. And I will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things, but you know, I really like him as a person.”
The Fox News host then played a clip of the harsh criticisms Obama had leveled at Trump.
“This is somebody who’s spent 70 years on this earth showing no respect for working people,” Obama said during the campaign. “This is somebodies who vilifies minorities, vilifies immigrants, vilifies people of Muslim faith. If you disrespect women before you are elected president, you will disrespect women when you’re in office.”
Hannity concluded the segment with some advice by quoting former President Harry Truman: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”