Fox News' Sean Hannity: If Trump 'Cured Cancer and Gave Every American $5M' Democrats Would Still Hate Him

Fox News host Sean Hannity and Eric Trump this week attacked Democrats for holding what they claimed to be an unjustified hatred towards Donald Trump during a discussion on the president's performance in office.

During a segment on Hannity on Thursday, the host opened an interview with Eric Trump — the Trump Organization's executive vice president and second son of President Trump — by praising his father's impact on the economy.

"We have the hottest economy in the world, there's no question about it. My father is doing everything he said he would do, which has really put jet fuel on this economy and he's done it and we're the envy of the entire world," Eric Trump said.

"When you look at the charade you've been seeing over the last couple of days, it's so sad because we're doing so well and all the Democrats want to do is distract from that point," the businessman added, referring to the latest controversy over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "All his successes, everything he said he was going to achieve for this country, all they want to do is distract everybody else from that and it's actually hugely detrimental to our country."

Hannity goes on to claim the findings in Mueller's report had vindicated the president and accused Democrats of refusing to accept that Trump committed no crimes."It's over, it's finished," the host said. "Anything from here on in is noise."

"They won't let it go," Eric Trump said, referring to Democrats. "They were so wrong at the election. Then it was 'well he colluded with Russia,' and all of a sudden that got debunked. 'Well, there's obstruction,' and that got debunked. 'Well, let's subpoena everybody in the Trump orbit,' and 'let's subpoena his family,' and then 'let's subpoena his lawyers,' and 'let's subpoena his banks,' and 'let's subpoena his accountants.' Let's throw a net out into the river and hope we catch something because their narrative once again totally failed and Trump was right."

"Now they're grasping at straws, they're trying again," he continued.

Hannity interjected with his own criticisms of the Democratic party. "If your father cured cancer and gave every American $5 million and adopted their agenda, I'm still convinced they'd be obsessed with raging this psychotic hatred towards him," the host said.

"It tells you that they're failing as a party," Eric Trump concluded. "They don't have a message, they don't have proper leadership and [Trump's] going to win this thing again, he's going to win this thing in 2020 because they're incredibly deranged."

Since Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report was released on March 24, Trump, his inner circle and supporters have repeatedly held that the president had been completely exonerated.

"No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!" Trump tweeted at the time. White House Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed the president's sentiments, saying: "The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States."

Barr wrote in his summary, delivered nearly 48 hours after Mueller concluded his report, that the special counsel's investigation "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election." However, Barr said Mueller neither exonerated nor indicted the president with regard to whether he obstructed justice. Ultimately, the attorney general concluded that he saw no reason to move forward with any criminal proceedings against Trump.

But when Mueller's 448-page report, with redactions, was finally released almost a month later, on April 18, it painted a more damning picture for the president. Although the special counsel did not accuse Trump of a crime, his report revealed ample evidence of wrongdoing by the president and his inner circle, dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign. While Mueller stated at least 12 instances in which Trump might have obstructed justice, he stopped short of charging him with obstruction.

"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state," the special counsel's report read. "Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."

The New York Times and the Washington Post on Tuesday revealed the existence of a letter sent to Barr by Mueller in the days after his summary was released in late March, where the latter complained that the former did not adequately represent his findings to the American people.

"The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office's work and conclusions," Mueller wrote in the letter. "There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation… This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations."

After the revelation, Democrats and other critics have accused Barr of misleading public opinion, with many arguing that by the time Mueller's redacted report was released, many American's understanding of what happened had already been shaped and solidified.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity told Eric Trump on Thursday that Democrats would hate President Donald Trump even if he "cured cancer" and gave every American $5 million. Fox News Screenshot
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