What did I just watch?
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
During an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity to hawk his upcoming book Triggered, Trump Jr. quickly turned his sights on the impeachment inquiry his father is currently facing.
After Trump Jr. called it a “sham” and claimed “the reasonable people in the middle” support his dad, Sean Hannity asked the presidential scion about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The president is facing impeachment largely due to his efforts to pressure Ukraine to open investigations into the Democratic presidential nominee and his family.
Insisting the media protects Biden and doesn’t report on unsubstantiated claims that the former veep forced Ukrainian leaders to drop investigations into his son, Hannity then wondered aloud what would happen if Trump Jr.’s name was Hunter Biden.
“I wish my name was Hunter Biden,” the president’s eldest son said without a hint of irony. “I could go abroad, make millions off of my father’s presidency—I’d be a really rich guy! It would be incredible!”
Trump Jr. then brought up unfounded allegations that Hunter Biden got a sweetheart $1.5 billion deal from China thanks to a desire by Beijing to curry favor with the then-vice president, claiming that if he got “$1.5 from China” the media’s “heads would explode.”
“They would have an aneurysm—we’d end the fake news problem,” he concluded. “That is the double standard that we are living under right now. That is the double standard the American people are sick and tired of.”
To start this I have to point out hat virtually every single accusation that Hannity made at the start of that video is complete bullshit.
But having said that I am left to wonder if Junior is trying to gaslight Hannity’s audience or if he is truly so lacking in self awareness that he cannot recognize the hypocrisy?
Because at this point I am legitmately not sure.