Desperate to find a line of attack that will work on President Joe Biden, Fox News host Sean Hannity decided he’d suggest that Biden is too easy on dictators, only to have his words come back and bite him.
Hannity held a town hall meeting Wednesday evening in Miami which featured Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). The topic was the crisis in Cuba, where residents are beginning to protest against the government due to shortages of food and medicine in the country.
The Fox host turned to Rubio and DeSantis and asked:
“What is the Biden doctrine? To kiss the ass of every single solitary dictator in the world?”
Hannity: What is the Biden doctrine? To kiss the ass of every single solitary dictator in the world? pic.twitter.com/mvpr3i9axL
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 22, 2021
Actually, that question would more accurately be used to describe the policies of former President Donald Trump, as HuffPost notes with a list of the worst tyrants Trump cozied up to during his four years in office:
“Trump spent much of his time in office alienating traditional U.S. allies and embracing dictators and strongman leaders. Trump said that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ‘fell in love,’ and at one point he broke protocol and saluted a North Korean general. Trump also publicly backed Russian President Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community and did nothing when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bodyguards assaulted American protesters in Washington. Erdoğan later claimed Trump apologized to him over the incident, which the White House denied.”
Twitter users then raked Hannity over the coals:
Oh for fuck’s sake.
Is there nothing these people won’t exploit?
Trump exchanged love letters with Kim Jung Un.
Kissed Putin’s ass.
And really, did nothing but demagogue re Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua…but yeah, let’s pretend it’s Biden who loves dictators. https://t.co/26qJixjVnU
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 22, 2021
Irony getting kicked in the junk. https://t.co/hKbsJcDjR9
— Todd Poirier (@todd_poirier) July 22, 2021
I’m racking my brain to think of a single dictator whose derriere Trump didn’t kiss https://t.co/wrTVjOBTeZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 22, 2021
— DAV49 (@azardey3) July 22, 2021
Eyes roll out of head, down the stairs, out the door, into a cab, to the river, into the sea.
— Mark Fishkin (@MarkFishkin) July 22, 2021
Look up the word irony once ya? pic.twitter.com/aTp4eJtwj9
— Matt Moriarty (@EmceeMoriarty) July 22, 2021
— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) July 22, 2021