- Sean Hannity insulted Joe Biden in text message to Mark Meadows after the 2020 election.
- “Biden is a semi-conscious corpse,” Hannity wrote in a text message on December 12, 2020, according to a CNN report.
- Hannity also amplified Trump’s false allegations of election fraud.
After President Donald Trump lost the election, Fox News host Sean Hannity made private statements to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about allegations of election fraud and insulted then-President-elect Joe Biden.
In a text message sent to Meadows on December 12, 2020 — more than a month after the election — Hannity expressed support for Trump and contempt for Biden, and reiterated conspiracy theories that the election was rigged.
“I really feel sorry for our friend. Not a day went by peacefully. On the other side of this, it revealed a very dark side of the swamp much worse than I could have ever imagined, and I’m not particularly optimistic about the future,” Hannity told Meadows of Trump, according to a CNN posted a text message on Friday.
The Fox News anchor continued, “Biden is a semi-conscious corpse, and he will be controlled by a very radical leftist element.”
Hannity then claimed that Trump has “beaten the Deep State twice” but that “the country has institutional corruption that will likely never be reformed.”
“The repercussions of this are incalculable. No one will dare take this again. It means that we will no longer be the America we once thought. By the time the public wakes up to this it will have gone too far. We have lost all faith in our institutional strength” .
Hannity exchange A total of 82 text messages With Meadows between November 3, 2020 and January 20, 2021, according to CNN. news outlet It was received 2,319 letters Meadows delivered to the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol.
The transcripts reveal Hannity’s thinking in the weeks after Trump’s defeat and how the Fox News anchor stood firmly on the president’s side and his electoral claims, despite there being no evidence to back them up. Fox News, along with every other major network, announced Biden as the winner on November 7, 2020.
A Fox News spokesperson did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.