Trump Fan Sean Hannity Slams Cohen Tape as 'a Dud'

President Donald Trump's biggest fan Sean Hannity dismissed a newly released audio tape of the president and his former lawyer Michael Cohen as "a dud," suggesting it's just another way for the press to hate the commander-in-chief.

Speaking on Fox News Live Tuesday night, shortly after the tape was released by CNN, Hannity said he did not get much from the audio, which is muffled in places.

"I'm a little surprised at a recording of a client, that surprises me, but with that said, I listened to all of this," Hannity said, adding: "I'm listening to something that never happened, that it was a billionaire and they're just saying: 'I don't want the divorce to come'...because divorces are usually ugly right? Then they talk about pay cash or check, it's muffled. I don't see anything here. I see a dud."

The tape has been widely discussed since CNN released it on Cuomo Prime Time after receiving the tape form Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis.

On the tape, Trump and Cohen could be heard discussing buying the rights to the story of former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

In a recorded discussion on financing, Trump can be heard asking Cohen: "What financing?" to which Cohen responded: "We'll have to pay."

Trump replied: "Pay with cash?" although the recording becomes unclear and it is not certain whether the businessman is suggesting a cash payment or suggesting they should not pay in cash—in what Hannity dismissed on Tuesday night as a fuss over nothing.

Davis said the shared tape proved that Trump suggested using cash to buy the story, while Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, said that the suggestion came from Cohen.

"The truth is that when Donald Trump said 'cash,' which Rudy Giuliani knows that only drug dealers and mobsters talk about cash, it was, you heard Michael Cohen...say what? 'No, no, no, no," Davis said in an interview with CNN's Cuomo Prime Time on Tuesday night.

"Ladies and gentlemen, if you voted for Donald Trump, listen to the tape and ask yourself: Is Donald Trump lying when he said he didn't use the word 'cash' and accuses Michael Cohen of using the word 'cash'? Cohen has been disparaged. Cohen has been insulted and called all sorts of things by people around Donald Trump," he added.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.