Sean Hannity Defends Donald Trump From The Big, Bad Press

Following a confrontational press conference about his fundraising efforts for veterans groups, Donald Trump joined Fox News’ Sean Hannity for an interview in which both bashed the media.

In his Tuesday press conference, Trump chastised “dishonest” reporters who questioned how much money he raised in a January fundraiser and how much money was donated to veterans groups.

Hannity balked on Tuesday night, asking Trump why reporters would ask questions about the Republican presidential candidate’s fundraising operations.

“What? Do they think you need the money? You’re gonna steal it?” Hannity asked before parroting Trump’s explanation that he was delayed in passing along all of the money raised while vetting veterans groups.

“This is not an isolated incident,” Hannity then noted, citing a recent New York Times story about Trump’s treatment of women. “I said in 2008, journalism is dead, you’re confronting this bias, institutional bias, and they don’t seem to like it.”

Trump told Hannity that “the press really dishonest” and that political reporters are “bad people.”

Later in the interview, Hannity assured Trump that he would be voting for him.

H/t Mediaite

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