So, why doesn't the president speak out in a forceful, candid, unvarnished and a direct way so he can rein in the excesses of his own allies. In other words, the people, the groups after all that he has the most influence on. Now, that's what he should do. And it's what if he doesn't continue do to do, well, that's going to be a problem in America.
Joining me now, Fox News contributor Steven Crowder who as you know was at the Lansing rally yesterday, along with union supporter, Andy Sullivan, he is with bluecollarcorner.com. Gentlemen, welcome back to "Hannity."
CROWDER: Thank you.
HANNITY: All right. Steve, let's start with an update yesterday. Because the Left has been attacking you all day. First of all, your injuries are OK?
CROWDER: Sure. Yes. I'm fine, I am still tough enough to take the best shot that the gelatinous type of view union thug can throw at me. I'm fine. Thank you for asking.
HANNITY: OK. Now, secondly, we just saw the video, union guys, collapsing that tent. They are denying that, oh, it's not true. You were there -- the video speaks for itself --
CROWDER: Yes, I was there. Yes. Well, there is so much -- here's the thing. People can try and say, I edited the video, took it out of context. OK, what about the hours upon hours of footage from hundreds of different cameras online right now. You can Google search it and find more footage than you could watch in a lifetime. This occurred over the course of 20 or 30 minutes with hundreds of people, tearing down the tent with women in there, yelling, tear down one more tent, tear down one more tent, cussing them out, making death threats. It's all over the internet. Please, Google it! I encourage you to.
HANNITY: All right. Andy, you are saying, Steve is asking a simple question. And you see the reaction, you saw the punches. You saw the tent come down, old people in there, women in there. My question to you is, you claim he's inciting this violence.
ANDY SULLIVAN, BLUECOLLARCORNER.COM: Well, listen, first off, that tape was very well edited. I happen to have seen some footage, where it looked that he actually pushed the guy down to the ground. And that was the fellow that was actually striking him. And that's the way it looked to me. And if that was the case --
HANNITY: Wait a minute. We just showed I think the tape that you're talking about --
SULLIVAN: No, you are missing --
HANNITY: Steve --
SULLIVAN: No, you are missing a large segment that I saw in the room. And in the room I see Steve's hands --
HANNITY: Hold on a second --
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CROWDER: This is character assassination and it's wong!
SULLIVAN: I saw that guy's back go down. And then he came up off his feet again --
CROWDER: He did go down!
SULLIVAN: There he is. What is that? Steve?
CROWDER: He did go down! He was attacking a tent with women and children in it!
SULLIVAN: Oh, he was attacking the tent. And what were you doing?
CROWDER: We were trying to prevent people from being hurt in the tent!
SULLIVAN: Steve, you deserved what you've got.
CROWDER: You are a liar, sir! You're being swallowed --
SULLIVAN: You deserved what you've got.
CROWDER: You unions are being swallowed. These are babies flailing before they are being put to bed. They are violent. This was not an isolated event. Look around you, man! This was the event!
SULLIVAN: Steve, you should be so proud, you know, taking pot shots at these people who are terrified about losing their jobs and livelihood.
CROWDER: You know what a pot shot is?
SULLIVAN: OK? That's what they're doing.
CROWDER: You know what a pot shot is?
SULLIVAN: These people are desperate. They are scared. And people, including the leadership, are taking advantage of them and using them. And believe me, I don't advocate any of this violence.
HANNITY: Wait a minute. Steven, you didn't push anybody. You sent me the raw tape. And I looked at it a number of times. Right? I got the unedited tape.
CROWDER: You had the unedited tape. Listen! It was a melee there. People, everyone was grabbing and pulling and trying to keep the tent from being torn dow.! OK? That was a melee. Now, listen, if I will walk up with someone, put my face in their face, and say, union sucks, nanny-nanny- bo-bo (ph), that still doesn't merit for shots to the face. As far as people being afraid, these union thugs being afraid. You know what? They should be afraid. And they should be afraid, because the unions threaten their own job security. You look at the manufacturing jobs in the United States, the single greatest threat to your job security, your job being shipped overseas or your company being shut down, as if you are in a union that burdens this company with costs that they can't bear!
SULLIVAN: Hey, Steven, you know what? I don't need to be schooled by you. OK? I've been in this business quite a long time --
CROWDER: Well, you just were! You just were!
SULLIVAN: No I wasn't pal. First of all. Let me explain something to you about unions, OK? Including the studio I am sitting in right now, I built. OK, my friend? And everything from the financial center up to Yankee Stadium --