MSNBC’s Ari Melber: ‘Not Trying’ To Make Hannity Look Bad, ‘He’s Doing That All By Himself’

The MSNBC host took aim at the Fox News star over his shifting stance on rap artists in the wake of Kanye West's Oval Office summit.

With hip-hop megastar Kanye West meeting President Donald Trump in the Oval Office for an insane summit on Thursday, Fox News star and Trump shadow chief of staff Sean Hannity swooned over the ‘Gold Digger’ artist. Of course, Sean didn’t always like rappers hanging out in the White House, and MSNBC’s Ari Melber reminded the conservative commentator of that fact on Friday.

“Some of Trump’s boosters are so desperate to embrace this change of topic, they are contradicting themselves to hail this Kanye spectacle,” Melber noted at the top of The Beat, highlighting the time Hannity railed against Common visiting the Obama White House.

Melber played a clip of Hannity complaining about Common using the N-word and saying he doesn’t like how he talks about women contrasted with video of Hannity heaping praise on West.

“Kanye was open and honest,” Hannity proclaimed. “Kanye West meeting with President Trump. All he wants is answers. all he wants is solutions. All he wants is opportunities. That’s what impressed me.”

Melber then insisted that his intention wasn’t to make Hannity look foolish.

“We’re not trying to make Mr. Hannity look bad,” the MSNBC host said. “He’s doing that all by himself. Sean Hannity likes the new Kanye. That’s fine. He can change his mind. Let’s be clear.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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