Report: Sean Hannity Has President Trump’s Direct Phone Line And They Talk Multiple Times A Day
Newsweek ^ | On 5/14/18 at 1:34 PM | Jessica Kwong
Posted on 5/14/2018, 2:31:16 PM by ethom
Hannity is one of only a few dozen family members and friends cleared to reach Trump at his direct White House telephone line via the switchboard operator, New York Magazine reported. Hannity usually calls Trump, after his show Hannity airs, and the two sometimes talk multiple times a day about developments as they come up.
White House officials know how frequently Hannity calls because Trump will say, “I just hung up with Hannity,” talk to the TV host with others in the room or reference points from their chat later in the day, according to the magazine.
Trump often uses Hannity “to decompress” at night , a person familiar with the men told the magazine. The two men reportedly talked a few hours before Trump greeted three Americans who had been hostage in North Korea in their homecoming Thursday.
During a typical phone call, Trump and Hannity reportedly talk about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe being a “witch hunt” and television ratings.
Hannity “fills the political void” left by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was ousted last August, a source told the magazine.
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