It’s Sean Hannity. He works at Fox News, so nothing he says should be taken seriously.
That said, Hannity attacked Obama in 2008 after news broke that the church Obama attended gave an award to Farrakhan. Hannity concluded that there was an obvious association between Obama and Farrakhan, and the “racism and anti-Semitism” Farrakhan exhibited extended to Obama.
But that was then, this is now. Now that Hannity learned that Farrakhan said some nice things about Donald Trump, Hannity has had a change of heart.
“I’ve always wanted to meet Farrakhan, Hannity said early Thursday morning after commentator Larry Elder said Farrakhan “has said positive things” about Donald Trump.
“I listened to hours and hours of his speeches. He’s mesmerizing. He’s an unbelievable orator,” Hannity continued.
“What he says about individual responsibility and morality and being fathers and starting businesses is brilliant. Then he adds the racism and the anti-Semitism. If you took that away, this guy could have been such a powerful force in his life, but unfortunately his legacy is one of racism and anti-Semitism.”
During the 2008 presidential election, and for many years afterwards, Hannity pegged Farrakhan as concrete proof that Obama was anti-Semitic and racist against white people. The church Obama attended in Chicago, led by Pastor Jeremiah Wright, had given an award to Farrakhan, a leader in the Nation of Islam and author of occasionally hateful tomes. Hannity often failed to mention Obama’s frequent denouncements of Farrakhan in favor of attempting to associate him directly with Farrakhan’s message.