Best of Trump’s Super Bowl interview with Sean Hannity
President Donald Trump took time during the Super Bowl LIV pregame show to unload on Democrats over his impeachment and predicted the “radical left” would soon take over the party.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Sunday, the president slammed the “very unfair process” of impeachment and contended that Democrats have been trying to undermine him even before he was elected.
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“Well, it’s been very unfair. From the day I won … from the day I came down from the escalator. … it probably started from there. It’s been a very, very unfair process,” Trump said on “Hannity” Sunday. “The Mueller Report, Russia, Russia, Russia, as you say, which was total nonsense — it was all nonsense, the whole thing. It was very unfair, and mostly it was unfair to my family. I mean, my family suffered because of all this. And many other families suffered also.”
With the end of the Senate impeachment trial and Trump’s expected acquittal over charges of obstruction and abuse of power stemming from a Ukraine phone call, Hannity asked the president if he thought he would use impeachment as a campaign issue, with Americans deciding his fate in November, or “do you see a path that you could work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats?”
The president did not seem very optimistic about that possibility.
“I’d like to, but it’s pretty hard when you think about it because it’s been such — I use the word ‘witch hunt,’ I use the word ‘hoax.’ I see the hatred, They don’t care about fairness. They don’t care about lying,” Trump said. “You look at the lies. You look at the reports that were done that were so false. The level of hypocrisy. So I’m not sure they can do it, to be honest. I think they just want to win and it doesn’t matter how they win.”
He also noted a “positive revolution” in the country, citing his support from American voters.
“There’s a revolution going on in this country, and I mean a positive revolution,” Trump said, adding that the media is complicit in not reporting the good news on the economy or other accomplishments in his administration, which he intends to refer to in his scheduled State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Trump minced no words when talking about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who announced the impeachment proceedings last year after she spent months telling her Democratic caucus that impeachment is divisive.
“I think she’s a very confused, very nervous woman,” Trump said of the California Democrat.
“I don’t think she wanted to do this,” he added. “I think she really knew what was going to happen, and her worst nightmare has happened. I don’t think she’s gonna be there too long, either. I think that the radical left — and she’s sorta radical left too, by the way — but I think the radical left is gonna take over.”
Hannity fired off names of other prominent Democrats in a “lightning round” and asked the president to say “whatever comes to your mind.”
“I just think of ‘Sleepy.’ I just watch him. He’s sleepy. Sleepy Joe,” he said of 2020 contender and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Where’s Hunter? Where is he?” he said of Biden’s son. “He made millions of dollars — he went from having no job, no income, he had nothing. As you know, he had a very sad experience in the military. He has nothing, to making millions and millions of dollars a year. Not just from Ukraine. From China. And from other countries. How can you do this? This is crooked as hell. What they did is very dishonest.”
Asked about Sen. Bernie Sanders, Trump expressed that “I think he’s a communist.”
“I mean, you know, look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie. You could say ‘socialist,’” he added.
“At least he’s true to what he believes,” Trump said, contrasting the 2020 presidential hopeful with his rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“She’s not true to it. I call her ‘fairy tale.’ Because everything’s a fairy tale. That’s how Pocahontas got started. This woman can’t tell the truth,” he said.
On Hillary Clinton, Trump remarked about her email scandal and noted, “how she got away with that is a disgrace.”
Asked what he felt about 2020 contender and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Trump was brutally honest.
“Uh, very little. I just think of little,” he said. “You know, now he wants a box for the debates to stand on. OK, it’s OK, there’s nothing wrong. You can be short. Why should he get a box to stand on, OK? He wants a box for the debates. Why should he be entitled to that? Really. Does that mean everyone else gets a box? … I would love to run against Bloomberg.”