Sean Hannity melts down after learning of Donald Trump's conviction

Hannity: “I just think it was stacked from the beginning”

Sean Hannity melts down after learning of Donald Trump's conviction

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Citation From the May 30, 2024, edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show

ROGER SEVERINO (GUEST): We have crossed the Rubicon. It's going be a different country today as opposed to yesterday. We've now moved into the hall of shame of countries that actually prosecute political opponents instead of letting the people decide. This is a shameful day for America. It will be hard to recover because this is what election interference looks like.

If there was any doubt, this is it, trying to deprive the American people of voting back into office a previous president. This has never happened in the history of the United States, and this is something that is a shock to the system. It shakes America to its core. We are better than this as a country, but certainly not today.

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): You know, when you really think about it, what are we dealing with in this case? You're dealing with an eight-year-old case. I mean, I've gone through this in great specificity and great detail, and I told people I'm not pollyannish. There's no verdict, I am not surprised at all. If anything, I was just hoping for the best that this wouldn't happen.

You know, it didn't matter that Judge Merchan, you know, told jurors that they don't have to agree unanimously. I'm like, really? Well, I beg to differ. The US Supreme Court decision Ramos v. Louisiana. You don't have to go back far to 2020, or Andres v. the US, that particular case. But, you know, all the leeway, everything that we have talked about, I just think it was stacked from the beginning.