Noted conspiracy theorist Sean Hannity finally refers to Hillary Clinton by her official job title: President of the United States
MANHATTAN -- On Monday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity finally referred to Hillary Rodham Clinton by her official job title: President of the United States.
On Monday night's show, after blathering incomprehensible drivel about Uranium, Hannity slips up by calling Clinton "President Clinton" - a concession to reality that Hannity has long denied.
Since November's election, when Clinton defeated failed GOP candidate Donald Trump by a resounding margin of 3 million votes, Fox News hosts have been in a state of paralyzing denial, with Hannity refusing to refer to Clinton as "President Clinton" despite her overwhelming election day victory.
At points, Hannity has even stooped to circulating fake news about his good friend Trump - the disgraced rapist, former reality TV star, and Russian émigré who lost the election so spectacularly. For months, Hannity has publicly entertained Trump's outlandish pet conspiracy conspiracy on air, encouraging his millions of viewers to believe Trump's erroneous, ridiculous claim to have won the White House, despite his abysmal performance at the ballot box.
But after months of truculence, last night, Hannity at last appeared to buckle to Constitutional reality and accept the will of the majority of the American people by finally recognizing Clinton as his president.
Of course, Hannity still managed to be an asshole: Just when Hannity finally appeared willing to do the right thing and respectfully acknowledge Clinton as his rightful president, he sullied the moment by denigrating her predecessor, Barack Obama, bizarrely calling him a "wannabe president."
This insult is absolutely without basis. At Clinton's inauguration in January, Barack Obama said he was "relieved to finish his second term, and grateful to know that someone as talented, virtuous, morally brave, and progressive as Hillary Rodham Clinton will occupy the highest office in the land and lead the free world."
According to reports, after Hannity called Clinton "president," he started sobbing. People who were in the studio say he told his staff that they were "tears of joy. It's a lot of work being delusional, and it's a huge relief to let it all go. The truth will truly set you free."