Twenty-four hours after Jon Stewart ripped into Sean Hannity and Fox News over their unabashed support of Donald Trump, Hannity responded with his own criticism of the former late-night host.
On Thursday, Stewart made an appearance on “The Late Show” to deliver a “Daily Show”-type monologue about the state of the Republican Party and Trump.
Stewart directed his criticism of the party at Hannity and Fox News, and referred to Hannity as “Lumpy.”
“This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it!” he said.
“You don’t own patriotism; you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for military, police and firefighters.”
On Friday, Hannity hit back with criticism of his own and implied that Stewart was a hypocrite because of the money he made.
“I know you’re a rich liberal. Are you donating money to those families, the 46 million American families on food stamps, Jon? Hey, Jon, are you helping out the 50 million Americans in poverty?” Hannity said.
“Hey, Jon, are you going to help use your wealth from all your comedy writers that lay out the material for you? Are you going to help pay down the debt that Obama’s accumulated?”
>> Listen to Hannity's rebuttal here (WARNING: Profanity)
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