Fox News host Sean Hannity says Republican leaders will be to blame if Donald Trump loses the presidential election.
The conservative pundit told listeners of his talk radio show on Wednesday that he was “sick and tired” of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others who condemned Trump’s controversial criticism of the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier.
“If in 96 days Trump loses this election, I am pointing the finger directly at people like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and John McCain,” Hannity said. “I have watched these Republicans be more harsh toward Donald Trump than they’ve ever been in standing up to Barack Obama and his radical agenda.
“They did nothing, nothing — all these phony votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, show votes so they can go back and keep their power and get reelected,” Hannity continued. “Sorry, you created Donald Trump, all of you. Because of your ineffectiveness, because of your weakness, your spinelessness, your lack of vision, your inability to fight Obama.”
He added: “I’m getting a little sick and tired of all of you. I am, honestly, I am tempted to just say I don’t support any of you people ever.”
Hannity said he’s “particularly annoyed” with Ryan, whom Trump refused to endorse this week. The Fox host endorsed Trump in June and has been one of his most consistent defenders in the conservative media.
“It seems Paul Ryan and some of these other establishment Republican types have taken to the idea that they are going to be true to what it means to be a Republican,” Hannity said. “I don’t think there’s anything about Trump’s agenda that isn’t conservative except maybe with the issue of trade.”
Hannity said he’s also frustrated that the conversation among GOP leaders on Capitol Hill has been focused on Trump and not on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. (Ryan made the same point on Thursday but placed some of that blame on Trump for igniting various national political firestorms.)
“So Trump fires back, because he’s sick and tired of these idiots,” he said. “We just had a Democratic convention where you had the single most leftist socialist platform ever written in American history. I don’t hear a peep out of any of these people about it.”
Hannity added: “We’re 96 days away. We’re 96 days away, and this election is completely winnable.”
On Wednesday night, Hannity’s Fox News colleague, Megyn Kelly, criticized Trump for failing to stay on message during a speech in which he brought up several old dustups, including the infamous one involving her.
“What is he doing relitigating every controversy from the primary season?” an exasperated Kelly said on her primetime Fox News show.
Hannity also offered the Trump campaign some unsolicited advice.
“There needs to be extreme message discipline,” he said on his own Fox News show. “There can be no more unforced errors.”