Hannity Downplays Battery Charges Against Trump Campaign Manager: "I Just Don't See It"
Hannity: "This Is Theater Of The Absurd Now"
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From the March 29 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I mean, I don't know whether to laugh or cry sometimes. Things in campaigns just at times go off the rails and that's kind of where we are today.
I'm talking about this tape which is all over cable television today. Which I'm frankly -- I'm looking at the tape. I know both participants in this. I know Michelle Fields, I've know her for years. You know what we share the distinction in, Linda? We share the distinction in being sued by Lindsey and Dina Lohan together. I think the latest is it was thrown out of court on summary charges. I don't know what happened. I never paid attention to it. I just thought it was pretty hilarious. Michelle has been a frequent guest on Hannity over the years. We'll have her back. I mean, I've always gotten along with her. And Corey Lewandowski, who is Trump's campaign manager. And this all started at an event where Michelle was trying to ask a question, and then she claimed that Corey grabbed her and she had a mark on her arm, and she almost fell to the ground, and now today they actually released the tape of this whole thing. Again, just stay with me here. I'm only going -- this is theater now of the absurd. This is where campaigns, at times, and the focus and the narrative isn't where it should be.
I agree, it should be on the economy, it should be on balanced budgets, it should be on the penny plan, it should be on eliminating Obamacare and replacing it with healthcare savings accounts. It ought to be energy independence, it ought to be about building the wall, it ought to be about education, eliminating common core, all of these things that we really care about. But it is what it is. And it is, you know, now Lewandowski is charged with simple battery. Now I have watched this tape over and over and over again, as somebody that knows both people involved in this. And I have heard what both people have had to say about this. Now, the first problem you have is with the tape, it's a surveillance tape. I don't know why they don't have a continuous file on this. I think that's a little bit nuts. It's sort of like broken up, like you see a chop here, then two seconds later you see another chop, and then then two seconds later you see another chop. Am I describing this accurately? The chop? Okay. And I don't know why. It's simple to have, I have home security, 24 hour, non-stop, real-time taping. I don't get it. You can buy this from Simply Safe at little to no cost, which is a great idea if you want to - I can monitor every single grass on my property, 24/7 if I want to. I just can. If I wanted to see how's this blade doing today? How's this tree on my property doing today? One of my kids, they're fighting. I can see it. I'm watching it. And I've actually done this by the way. There are conflicting stories about what happened? I said let's go to the video tape like Warner Wolfe used to say, a New York sportscaster. So, on a serious note, because these are serious charges, and the charges are now simple battery. And the police looked at the tape and they made a determination that Corey Lewandowski actually grabbed Michelle Fields. Now, as I look at the tape and I'm trying to just, this not about politics in any way. There has been so much talk about this. I have friends of mine, Alicia, who used to work on this program is so passionate. I saw her twitter feed that something horrible happened here. And I just don't see it.