Conservative pundit Sean Hannity defended his dozens of chummy interviews with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on his Wednesday radio show by saying, “I’m not a journalist!”
Hannity was responding to a recent piece from ThinkProgress which rounded up some of the most softball questions he posed to the billionaire across 41 interviews since last June.
“I’ll be honest, if I’m interviewing Hillary Clinton, it’s going to be 100 times harder than any Republican, because I believe the Republicans have a far better vision, one that I agree with,” he said. “I just have less disagreement with them.”
“I’m not a journalist, I’m a talk show host,” Hannity continued.
It’s a line the talking head has used before when faced with criticism he caters to the Republican party line.
Hannity went on to say he’s chosen to so far remain neutral in the GOP race to provide access to the candidates for his listeners.
“At the end of the day, if it’s Cruz or Trump, whoever ends up winning, I’m going to support them,” he said.
Listen to the remarks via The Sean Hannity Show: