As the scandal of being a malicious traitor engulfs Donald Trump, people are speaking out. Most people are saying the right things. Trump is going down. What he did was unforgivable. What an awful thing for him to have done. In other words — the American people — most of them get it. Most of them have reacted with horror and disbelief at the news about the trouble Donald Trump might be in. Not everybody has, though.
There are among the pack a few individuals who appear to be suffering from an omnipresent case of super-denial. Super-denial is a troubling thing. It is also mighty difficult to rid oneself of super-denial. Today’s super-denier is Sean Hannity. And boy, oh boy, is he getting creative in his Trump defense. On his radio show on Friday, Hannity actually suggested that Trump can run for President — from the slammer.
“A conviction, by the way,” Hannity said earnestly, “would not prevent him from running for office.” One just has to stop here to marvel at the massive denial and increased desperation of folks like Sean Hannity.
I mean, I get it. Trump’s good for business over there at Fox. But Mr. Hannity, I believe, is taking things a wee bit far. Let’s imagine the delightful image of Donald J. Trump launching a campaign from the slammer. What would his platform be? Go directly to jail? And just who would be his Vice President? One of the prison guards?
Debates would be interesting. I doubt that Trump could participate because would whatever prison he was in would likely not allow him to dial into a zoom call. And what would his campaign song be? Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley? How about I fought the law by the Clash? Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” might be the ticket.
The bottom line is Sean Hannity is off his rocker. Trump might run for President of his cell block, but that is ALL he’d run for. Hannity needs to find a new angle because right now, he’s looking more than a bit foolish.