- Sean Hannity insulted Joe Biden in a text message to Mark Meadows after the 2020 election.
- “Biden is a semi-conscious corpse,” Hannity wrote on December 12, 2020, according to a CNN report.
- Hannity also amplified Trump’s false claims of voter fraud.
Following President Donald Trump’s election loss, Fox News host Sean Hannity took it out privately with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about allegations of voter 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 his support for Trump and his contempt for Biden, repeating conspiracy theories that the election was rigged.
“I really feel sorry for our friend. He has never had a peaceful day. On the other hand, he has exposed a very dark side of the swamp that is much worse than I ever imagined and I am not particularly optimistic for the future.” Hannity told Meadows about Trump, according to a text message CNN posted on Friday.
“Biden is a semi-conscious corpse, and he will be controlled by a very radical leftist element,” the Fox News host continued.
Hannity then claimed that Trump “beat the deep state twice,” but that “the country has fundamental corruption that probably can never be fixed.”
“The ramifications of this are incalculable. No one will dare to take this on again. That means we will no longer be the America we once thought we were. By the time the public realizes this, too much will have already been lost. confidence in our institutional strength,” he added.
Hannity exchanged a total of 82 text messages with Meadows between Nov. 3, 2020, and Jan. 20, 2021, according to CNN. The news outlet obtained 2,319 messages that Meadows provided to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
The texts reveal Hannity’s thinking in the weeks after Trump’s loss and how the Fox News host fiercely supported the president and his election claims, despite 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.