Ingraham on the 'alt radical left' and Trump's transition; Harvey Levin: Trump was emotional, candid with me

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," November 17, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


SEAN HANNITY, HOST (voice-over):  Tonight, President Obama refuses to tell the out-of-control anti-democratic protesters to just stop.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  I wouldn't advise them to be silent.

HANNITY:  Laura Ingraham is here tonight with reaction.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  What was your reaction when you saw the news that Donald Trump had been elected?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Well, first I cried.

HANNITY:  And whiny college liberals continue their hissy fit over President-elect Donald Trump.  When will this madness end?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  What kind of discipline problems were you having?

DONALD TRUMP, R, PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE:  Well, I was just somebody that was rebellious.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Did you resent your dad when he sent you?

TRUMP:  No, not at all.  I understood.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Did he sit you down and say, Here's why?

TRUMP:  Well, he said, I want to shape you up.

HANNITY:  Plus, TMZ's Harvey Levin is here to preview his primetime special with the president-elect.  All of that, plus Ainsley Earhardt and Larry Elder join us.

"Hannity" starts right here, right now.


HANNITY: Welcome to 'Hannity.' Tonight, President Obama -- he refuses to condemn the ant-democratic alt radical left protests against President-elect Donald Trump. Now, earlier today while in Germany, Obama was given the chance to speak out against all of this out-of-control behavior, and instead, this is what he said.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign -- I wouldn't advise them to be silent.


HANNITY: Well, some are even being violent. Pretty unbelievable. But it does fall in line with everything that President Obama stands for.

Now, I tried to warn the country and everyone back in 2008 that Obama -- well, he was a disciple of the alt radical left. Remember, he embraces the Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radical' tactics. Remember, he palled around with unrepentant domestic terrorists Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn. He even started his political career in their living room. And they bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and New York City police headquarters.

President Obama -- remember, he sat in the pews of Reverend Wright for20 years, the church of GD America listening to things like this.


REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT, OBAMA'S FORMER PASTOR: The stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yard! America's chickens are coming home to roost!

No, no, no, not God bless America, God damn America, that's in the bible, for killing innocent people! God damn America for treating her citizens as less than human!


HANNITY: Alt radical left. The president spent 20 years in the church of GD America. Now, since the president refuses to speak out against these anti-democratic agitators, well, let me remind him about what has been going on in the president's hometown of Chicago. A man was severely beaten by an angry mob after a traffic incident because they thought he was a Trump supporter. Look at this, Mr. President.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I said don't vote Trump.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (INAUDIBLE) don't vote Trump! Don't vote Trump!


HANNITY: And Mr. President, did you see this mother in Texas who's under investigation after kicking her 7-year-old son out of the house? Why? Because he voted for Donald Trump in a mock election at school. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Since you voted for Donald Trump, you get your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) and get out. Uh-uh. The suitcase is packed by the door. Yes, been packed since 10:00 this morning. Bye. Come over here! Let's go! Come on! Take the sign. Bye. Let's go!


HANNITY: These are just two of many examples. We've also seen continual protests all across the country that have resulted in the destruction of property, unlawful behavior and arrests.

President Obama, don't you think you should follow in the footsteps of your predecessor? Remember, President George W. Bush? He stayed out of the political arena, and he let you, his successor, do your job. President Bush -- he never responded to President Obama's relentless blaming and name calling. Instead, President Bush -- he actually did take the high road, as you have often taken the low road, like the Democrats claim that you always do. Take a look.


HANNITY: Now, I could sit here all day and try and get you to comment on President Obama, and I'm not going to get anywhere.


HANNITY: Because I've known you -- I know you very well.

BUSH: Yes, you do.

HANNITY: Why did you make that decision? Because I'm sure you have a lot to say. You're not -- you're -- we talked politics before we came in. You were very engaged and aware of what's going on.

BUSH: Yes. I'm very aware of what's going on. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president. I think it's bad for the presidency for that matter.


HANNITY: I know, the hair looks awful. But why do I suspect President Obama will never show the same amount of grace and respect when it comes to Donald Trump and his presidency?

Here's my prediction today and now. President Obama will not be able to contain himself, and he will go after Mr. Trump every single chance he gets once Obama is out of office.

And here's another thing. After Donald Trump's sweeping victory, President Obama -- he's been in complete and utter denial that the election had anything to do with him or his failed policies.

The facts -- they say otherwise. Now, since 2009, under President Obama, well, let's see, Democrats have lost 13 U.S. Senate seats, meaning from blue to red, 64 U.S. House seats blue to red, 13 governorships blue to red, and get this, 33 statehouses. Wow! What a legacy.

Now, our next president, Donald Trump, has been handed a huge mess. This is almost beyond repair, thanks to President Obama. That's why this election was so important. And now Republicans -- they have no excuses why they can't get things done.

President-elect Trump needs to keep in mind that the media -- they're never going to like him, especially after WikiLeaks exposed that the press was openly colluding with the Clinton campaign, like CNBC and MSNBC and CNN and The New York Times and the whole rest of them.

The president-elect also needs to understand the Republican establishment -- they're not going to be his friend, either. He needs to stay focused and remember the promises to you, the American people. You know the promises, repeal and replace Obamacare, identify radical Islam, lower taxes, repatriate corporate profits, build the border wall, appoint originalists to the Supreme Court, fix inner cities, energy independence, drain the swamp, send education back to the states, you know, say radical Islam, vet refugees, all of these important issues, free trade.

He has to remember you, the American people, what I call the forgotten men and women of this country in this election. That list is where Trump needs to keep his focus.

If President Obama -- if he wants to keep calling for protests, then that will be his legacy, one of division, rich versus poor, old versus young, black versus white, always dividing. That's what you get under President Obama. My advice to President-elect Trump, stay focused.

Here with reaction, the editor-in-chief of Lifezette, FOX News contributor, nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham. I talk about the alt radical left. Who are these people, Occupy?


HANNITY: Right, Occupy? They are...

INGRAHAM: Occupy Wall Street.

HANNITY: ..., Black Lives Matter, "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon." "What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want 'em? Now." Weren't they embraced by both Hillary and Obama. Does that make them alt radical left, meaning the president and Hillary?

INGRAHAM: Yes, the nomenclature is so tedious. It's used to demean and dismiss the viewpoints of more traditionally-focused Americans, Sean. And I'd throw in La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense organization, MALDEF. There are a whole bunch of amnesty groups that are loosely connected that have the same goal, which is to essentially eliminate any border enforcement in the United States and bring about kind of a borderless North America.

That's their ultimate goal. They say it's just that, you know, things like immigration reform, but when you really dig into the more radical statements of some of their founders, it's much more reliant on an America that ceases to exist as we know it, that allows people to come and go without any question about legality.

HANNITY: You watch the media. They're like sharks, and they're now circling! They've been exposed as colluding with the Clinton campaign.


HANNITY: 97 percent in the MRC poll said that did not impact their vote, although most people recognize media bias and journalism is dead, as we have discussed a lot.

But they're ready to pounce over Ivanka's bracelet. They're ready to pounce that he went out with his family for a hamburger and didn't notify the press. I think it's only going to get worse.

How will this impact Trump's decision-making for the cabinet and people that he hires because they're going to look for any little thing that maybe somebody said or did in their past?

INGRAHAM: Well, if past is prologue, it won't have any effect on what the president-elect is going to do as far as decisions on the Cabinet. He was hammered throughout most of the election cycle, most of the primaries, and certainly in the general election. I mean, there wasn't a day that went by when there wasn't some attempt to, you know, take down the whole Trump apparatus.

But he didn't really change his approach all that much. He kept his focus for the most part, with a few exceptions, on the pledge to the American people that he was going to change the path that we were on, away from the old establishment order and to a much more populist pragmatic approach to both foreign policy and domestic policy, where you know, we finally get our economic house in order, at least start down that path.

We enforce our borders. We get rid of Obamacare, start to dismantle this massive federal government, Sean, that keeps ballooning in Washington.

And all these attempts to cut waste, fraud and abuse over the decades haven't really amounted to much. We need this government cut back, we need it trimmed back, we need a scalpel, we need a meat cleaver...


INGRAHAM: Yes, it needs to be cut back, Sean.

HANNITY: Let me ask you this...

INGRAHAM: Can I say something about the protesters just briefly?

HANNITY: Yes, go ahead.

INGRAHAM: When you go back to Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" -- and I know you've talked about it so well on this show over the years, but there's that one rule that says that the protests have to be relentless and they have to be so disruptive and so constant that they -- that they change and disrupt the normal order of things. And you can never have any conversation between the protesters and their opponents. The opponents of the protesters always have to be described as evil, immoral and evil.

So that's what's really playing out in this very, you know, organized effort to disrupt the normal course of -- of -- whether it's commerce or traffic or even schools to some effect.


INGRAHAM: And it's straight out of Saul Alinsky. I mean, this is a -- this is a Saul Alinsky, pattern, I think.

HANNITY: When you went to Dartmouth, did you have a cry room? Did you have a color and coloring books or play with Play-Doh or get hot cocoa from your professors? Any of that?

INGRAHAM: Yes, no. No, I...

HANNITY: You didn't?

INGRAHAM: I was causing trouble at The Dartmouth Review when I was editing that. So I -- they had other knives out for us at Dartmouth back then. But no, it's really gotten much worse from the mid-'80s, Sean.


HANNITY: ... cry room? What is a cry room? What is it?

INGRAHAM: Come on.

HANNITY: I haven't -- I don't know what it means to cry. Could you come on national TV, Obama wins in 2008, I fought my heart out to inform the American people he would be horrible. I end up being right. I wish I wasn't. And I came on the air with a dog to comfort me and have somebody, a producer, bring me a hot cocoa...


HANNITY: A coloring book, Play-Doh?

INGRAHAM: Yes, they bring Play-Doh, coloring books, Leggos. I mean...



INGRAHAM: ... infantilizing adulthood, Sean. And remember, masculinity itself...


INGRAHAM: ... is considered a threat on college campuses.

HANNITY: Yes, that's true.

INGRAHAM: Masculinity, you know, a guy's guy, no, you can't be that. That's -- that in and of itself is micro-aggression. And so you have to rein in all the masculine, you know, pronouns. You have to get rid of all that. Everything has to be gender- normed so everyone feels all the same...


HANNITY: ... permission to kiss you good night, you say to your date.

INGRAHAM: Exactly. Isn't that romantic?

HANNITY: That's so romantic. Would you like to come into my cry room and color with me? Great date.


HANNITY: All right. Thanks, Laura. Good to see you.

INGRAHAM: Good to see you, Sean. Take care.

HANNITY: And coming up -- Senator Jeff Sessions was in Trump Tower today for the transition meetings. The Trump transition team -- they're hard at work to fill these key cabinet and White House roles. We will speak with Herman Cain, Ari Fleischer. They're coming up next.

And later tonight...


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, I know you all feel guilty. You should because you did this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't care about white feelings right now!


HANNITY: Don't care about white feelings. Wow. Left-wing college students are freaking out, lashing out after President-elect Trump's victory. We've got so much tape and so many stories.

All of that, Ainsley Earhardt with the number one book in the country, and Larry Elder and Harvey Levin all coming up straight ahead.




SEN. JEFF SESSIONS, R-ALABAMA: Well, I think Donald Trump -- I've been in a number of meetings with him while he talks to people who are under consideration and he'd like to meet and talk to and just see who they are. And he just does a really good job. He's engaging right there, talking to them. And it's a good vibe, a good feel.

I think he gets a good feel for people and I think he has a good ability to size up people in an effective way. A big part of his success in business is having good people around him.


HANNITY: All right, that was Alabama senator Jeff Sessions at Trump Tower earlier today talking about President-elect Donald Trump's involvement in transition meetings. Trump has a lot of important cabinet and White House roles to fill. Today, he tweeted, quote, "My transition team, which is working long hours and doing a fantastic job, will be seeing many great candidates today." South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, Florida governor Rick Scott were also at Trump Tower today.

Joining us now with reaction, Fox News contributor Herman Cain, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.

Herman, one of the big surprises -- and Nikki Haley was not a Trump supporter. Mitt Romney reportedly is being considered for secretary of state. Look, I think Mitt Romney would have been a great president, but the way he acted here, no loyalty. He should not be under consideration, in my view. Your thoughts.

HERMAN CAIN, FOX CONTRIBUTOR: Well, we don't know if he's seriously under consideration, or if this is Trump's way of trying to bring the party together. Remember, there was a lot of division...

HANNITY: Oh, That would be fine. I think that's, you know, water under the bridge, let's start over.

CAIN: Right.


HANNITY: ... nice gesture.

CAIN: It could be an indication of that. But here's the other thing...

HANNITY: Blessed are the peacemakers, Herman. I read it in a book.


CAIN: Here's the other thing, Sean, that I believe is happening. One of the strengths that I've talked about on your show that Donald Trump has, which most great leaders do -- he's able to listen. You heard that statement by Senator Jeff Sessions.

Donald Trump is in the listening mode right now. And that's a good thing. And he's not just listening to people who supported him, he's listening to some people who reluctantly voted for him. So I think that is a good sign. I think it is a good thing. And...

HANNITY: All right, let me ask Ari...

CAIN: ... he is listening now.

HANNITY: Here's my criteria. How much controversy will they cause? The media is ready to pounce, Ari. I think that's one. How loyal are they going to be? Because stuff's going to happen, and he's going to need people who can get through the hard times. That's important to me.

Will they follow Trump's agenda, not their own agenda? You know how selfish they can be. Are they more than qualified for the job? And I think a full vetting like what they did with Mike Pence worked out so well, do with that everybody, especially top positions. Is that a good criteria?

ARI FLEISCHER, FMR. WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: It is, Sean, because the absolute most important criteria to serve a president is to do what the president wants you to do. You need to reflect the president. It's that person who put his name on the ballot, ran and got the voters to approve them. It's not the staff it's not and the Cabinet secretaries. And that dedication to doing it the president's way, the way he wants to do it, while internally, you can clash all you want. Give him the benefit of your advice, even if it's 180 degrees different.

But when the president decides something, you full-heartedly and absolutely go out there and fight for it. That's the job of the staff and the cabinet.

HANNITY: And you did a great job, and I'm sure maybe there were times you had different views than President Bush...


HANNITY: ... but you were loyal. You -- you -- loyalty -- how -- can he appoint someone that was so disloyal during the campaign and trust them? I don't think so.

FLEISCHER: Well, I think that's a great question here. And frankly, I'm kind of wondering if the secretary of state thing is for real.

HANNITY: I don't believe it, either.

FLEISCHER: Let me give you some advice, too. All these names being thrown about -- they're unsourced. Half the time. it's just somebody put their name in there. Yesterday, defense analyst in the Reagan administration Frank Gaffney was up for something. And then Frank said today that nobody in the transition even has talked to him. So a lot of these things are just rumors that get put into print.

HANNITY: Yes, you know, as Newt Gingrich told me, Herman, those that know aren't talking. Those that don't know are out there spewing whatever comes into their mind, which, by the way, that's what our media does now.

CAIN: Yes.

HANNITY: But that media is -- you know, they're pouncing on him for going to dinner with his own family and not fully reporting on the fact that he's going to get a hamburger next door. That became a big controversy for the media.

CAIN: Some of the liberal media admit it, like The New York Times, that they were biased and they did not present the facts. They haven't changed yet! They're going to kicking and screaming, nitpicking every move that Donald Trump makes.

But get back to the people question again. Donald Trump has demonstrated to me, not just from knowing him, but the fact that he's been successful in his selection of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, his instincts about people. Going back to loyalty, he will be able to tell because of his instincts whether or not somebody can be loyal to him, even though they may not have been in his cheering section when he ran for president.

HANNITY: Well said. All right, thank you both.

And coming up next on this busy news night tonight right here on "Hannity"...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What was your reaction when you saw the news that Donald Trump had been elected?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, first I cried, and then I had, like, a little panic attack.


HANNITY: Crying? Panic attacks? Liberals on college campuses -- they're absolutely losing it, and so are the faculty, over President-elect Donald Trump's victory. Wait'll you see this tape. That's coming up next.

Also, Ainsley Earhardt, Larry Elder -- they'll weigh in on more of the mainstream media's bias all against the Trump family. And TMZ's Harvey Levin -- he'll join us to talk about an incredible Donald Trump special he's hosting right here on this hour tomorrow night. It's a really good show. You don't want to miss it.


HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." So President-elect Donald Trump won the election fair and square, but some liberals enrolled in colleges all across the country -- they're not taking it so well.

Now, in order to help these fragile souls cope with the thought of a Trump presidency, some school administrators -- they are reportedly offering great services for these kids, including, let's see, disaster counseling, therapy dogs, faculty-sanctioned cry-ins where the faculty passes out hot cocoa to the pool little students. One university even was handing out coloring books and Play-Doh so they can play with it!

Now, despite their best effort to coddle these students -- well, many still participated in the mass walkouts and protests in order to voice their concern.

Now, recently attended one such protests -- this was at Towson University -- and spoke with some of the poor pampered little children. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're not attacking anyone. There's no attacking. There is come together (EXPLETIVE DELETED) (EXPLETIVE DELETED) (EXPLETIVEDELETED) (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, this is how we feel. (INAUDIBLE) you If you voted for Trump.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What was your reaction when you saw the news that Donald Trump had been elected?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, first I cried. And then I had, like, a little panic attack.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Had a hard time getting out of bed for a little while.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Had a panic attack the entire day.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I talked to my mom the next day on the phone, and I was just, like, bawling on the way to school.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't need white guilt, OK? I know y'all feel guilty. You should because you did this. I don't care about white feelings right now!


HANNITY: Don't care about white feelings right now. How nice.

Joining us with reaction, FOX News contributors Lisa Boothe, as well as the author of "A Time for a Turning Point" founder and executor -- executive director of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk is with us.

All right, Charlie, let's start with you. Maybe if they got somebody in their family that was sick and dying, their dog die, you got a diagnosis of cancer, your father, God forbid, has a heart attack. Maybe those are reasons to cry. Crying, Play-Doh, coloring books...


HANNITY: ... hot cocoa, therapy dogs, aroma therapy...

KIRK: What's going to happen when something actually bad happens?


KIRK: Seriously. Here's what I can't understand about the left. When will they realize this is one of the reasons why Donald Trump won? You know, the political correctness wave that swept across this country -- Donald Trump was a direct response to that. And look, Donald Trump was so effective at being able to speak to middle Americans that are fed up with the safe space spreading on college campuses, the micro-aggressions, the trigger warnings.

Colleges have become a place where they want everyone to look different but think the same. And how dare someone challenge that liberal orthodoxy on our college campuses. I think this deserves to be mocked, quite frankly.

HANNITY: I don't know what else to do with this.

KIRK: I definitely don't feel sorry for them.

HANNITY: What is a crying room in college where a professor gives you hot cocoa?


HANNITY: Help me!

LISA BOOTHE, FOX CONTRIBUTOR: I don't want to find out. I don't want to be there with those individuals.


BOOTHE: Look, this is -- this is left-wing lunacy, so it doesn't have to make sense because progressivism doesn't make sense. And the reason why they're so upset is the fact that they should be afraid because their vision for the future, their progressive vision for the future was rejected by Americans last week, and that is a positive thing for this country.

And I do sincerely hope that this coddling society that has happened under President Obama and has really increased under President Obama in the past eight years -- I hope it comes to an end because the biggest fear here, Sean -- these individuals -- this is not the next workforce. These are not the future leaders of America that if they lose an election, they have to...

HANNITY: You know...

KIRK: ... go into a cry room with Play-Doh and puppies. Life is tough, and they need to recognize that!

HANNITY: You know, if there's any Americans -- I keep saying this election was about the forgotten man, and I swore I wasn't going to do this because I did it for over a year on purpose. I gave out the numbers of Americans out of the labor force, 95 million Americans, nearly 50 million on food stamps, 50 million Americans in poverty, 13 million more Americans on food stamps than when Obama first became president, eight million more in poverty.

Those people to me, you know, the day in, day out grind of not having hope and opportunity or a job or the ability to put a roof over their head and food in their refrigerator -- you know what? I could see them crying. I would understand. That's the forgotten men and women!

KIRK: That's the real suffering.

HANNITY: That's the real suffering...


KIRK: ... and the real story that's been happening over the last eight years. And you know, shame on these professors and these administrators for allowing this to continue.

Seriously, you know, if I was in charge of one of these colleges and I found out that a whole lecture hall class left and a professor let that happen, I would do everything in my power to try to discipline that professor. Obviously, you can't fire some of them because of tenure.

And then you have principals at these schools in Los Angeles -- I'm so proud of our students for walking out of class in solidarity against, you know, President-elect Trump.. Are you kidding me?

HANNITY: Any adult that plays with Play-Doh...

KIRK: Has serious problems, serious problems.

HANNITY: ... and colors in coloring books short of doing it with a child in your life.

BOOTHE: Well, and Sean...

HANNITY: They need therapy, all right! They don't need college, they need the therapy!

BOOTHE: And Sean, not to mention the fact that some of these things are happening at state universities. That's taxpayer funding going to some of this ridiculousness. And the numbers that your brought up and the statistics you brought up of the forgotten man, well, guess what, college students and college grads have it rough in terms of the economy.

HANNITY: Maybe they can go to the cry room.

BOOTHE: Because of president Obama's failed policies, the failed economy. But those recent graduate students are going to have a tough time finding a job under the policies that we've seen over the past eight years, not the mention student loan debt when we look at the correlation between the amount of money that the federal government puts into it and college is racking up the prices across the country.

HANNITY: I have some advice as I have been saying. Grow up. Grow up. Get a life. Take your hot cocoa and your coloring books and your Play Dough and grow up. I can't even believe this is happening, by the way, at Ivy League universities.

KIRK: Supposed best schools. We knew liberals' heads would explode. I did not know this was going to be happen. It's absolutely unbelievable.

BOOTHE: It's kind of entertainment, though. It's kind of funny.

HANNITY: Here's my prediction. The left is going to go insane in the next four years, and it's going to be chronicled right here, and I, in all honesty will enjoy every minute of it.

BOOTHE: It's funny. You have to laugh.

HANNITY: It's going to be a total crackup. And by the way, the world will end up getting better without them. Even with them crying, we'll do better. Anyway, thanks, guys.

The mainstream media, they continue to go after the president-elect and his family. Wait until you see this double standard.

Also, we'll check in with Ainsley Earhardt. She has the number one book in the country tonight. And Larry Elder to weigh in.

And later tonight.


DONALD TRUMP, R, PRESIDENT-ELECT: Everybody loved him. Much better than me, I guess, you know, I mean, in a lot of ways.


TRUMP: He just had a tremendous heart. And I have heart, I love people.
But he had something that was very special.


HANNITY: A clip from a special hosted by my friend TMZ's Harvey Levin is going to air here tomorrow night in this time slot -- I have a day off -- right here on the Fox News Channel. Harvey will join us later with a preview and much more straight ahead.


HANNITY: Welcome back to HANNITY. So this week the alt-radical left mainstream media that continued to ferociously attack president-elect Donald Trump and his family, watch these insane examples.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The president-elect's daughter Ivanka Trump is taking heat today for selling ice on "60 Minutes."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her own company using the new first family's interview on "60 Minutes" to promote her jewelry line, sending this alert to fashion reporters, noting Ivanka was wearing, quote, "her favorite bangle from the Metropolis collection on "60 Minutes." The bracelet retails at $10,800.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Donald Trump managed to find a place in Manhattan where he can get applause which is not easy these days with constant protests in front of his building. And managed to get those applause by going into a restaurant filled with very rich people.


HANNITY: Now, several so-called news outlets are running articles saying Melania Trump, she changed her story on her college education. Why does this matter? Here with reaction, Salem nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder, the author of the number one book in the entire country, Amazon's bestselling children's book "Take Heart my Child, A Mother's Dream," "Fox & Friends" cohost Ainsley Earhardt.

I want to understand this. So the media is upset Donald Trump took his family to dinner and he didn't tell the press, and he ordered a hamburger, in case you're interested. And so they're upset. Ivanka is wearing her own jewelry line and told people. Oh, my God. This is insanity.

AINSLEY EARHARDT, FOX NEWS HOST: It's breaking news, we have a Fox News alert. She is wearing her favorite bangle from her Metropolis collection, it is gold with diamonds.

HANNITY: Buy the way, it looked nice.

EARHARDT: Who cares?

HANNITY: I know. She's smart.

And then she had to put out a statement, Larry, that said -- I feel sorry for her. It's ridiculous, because that's standard operating procedure. She goes out, picture is taken, they show the jewelry. She wears her own line. So what? It's crazy.


LARRY ELDER, SALEM RADIO NATIONAL SYNDICATED HOST: Shockingly, Sean, there's a liberal bias against Republicans. When George Herbert Walker Bush was running against Bill Clinton, "Investor's Business Daily" found that 90 percent of the front page newspaper stories about the economic were negative even though we were in a year-and-a-half economic recovery. Next month, Bill Clinton gets elected, only 14 percent of the very same front page newspaper stories were negative. Same data, same economic news, it was just being interpreted very differently.

In 2000 George W. Bush gets elected, the "Wall Street Journal" runs something, Sean, called "The homelessness rediscovery index," arguing that now all of the sudden the newspapers were going to be very interested in the plight of homelessness. Sure enough, there was an upward spike in the stories. If anybody had any doubt about liberal bias, WikiLeaks put it to rest. You have these major outlets, "Washington Post," "New York Times," colluding with the DNC and Hillary Clinton to get her elected. People like Dana Milbank asked the DNC for suggestions for a column he was doing called "The 10 Most Outrageous Things that Donald Trump Ever Said." They gave him 10 suggestions. He used eight of them. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? We got four years if not eight years. Get ready, Sean. It's only going to get worse.

HANNITY: This is going to be a rollercoaster. The media is sitting in wait, especially as it relates to those people who get big appointments by Donald Trump. I think the funniest and saddest and most pathetic thing, though, Ainsley, is these poor college students that are having cry-ins and cry rooms and aromatherapy and pet therapy and Play Dough sessions and coloring book session and their professors are making them hot cocoa because they can't cope with the reality that their candidate lost.

EARHARDT: It's crazy, ridiculous. They need to get a job. They need to go drink a beer, go to a keg party and go to a football game like most college students.


EARHARDT: Give me a break. Who has time for that?

HANNITY: I'd rather go to the keg party and a football game.

EARHARDT: College is fun, people.

HANNITY: Who plays with play dough? Coloring books?

EARHARDT: Five-year-olds.

HANNITY: People that would by your book. By the way, how happy are you, it's the number one book in the country.

EARHARDT: A lot of that is because of you and the great people at Fox. We have a great team here and you all have been such a family to me and embraced. I didn't know the first thing about writing a book. I consulted you a lot through the process because you have a lot of experience and you've had how many number one bestsellers.

HANNITY: Three and done. Never again. I'm never --

EARHARDT: It's a long process but it's so exciting. And you guys who have bought the book are amazing. In fact we're running out of these books. They're replenishing the book. They're printing them as we speak so you will get them the first week of December if they're out. Barnes & Noble has a bunch of them. Amazon has just sold out, but they're getting them all next week. So you will get your book before Christmas. Buy signed copies. I'm going out for a signing tonight, in fact. It's been a fun experience.

HANNITY: And by the way, Larry, when is the last time you've played with play dough? When's the last time you hit a coloring book?


ELDER: It's been a while.

HANNITY: Do you drink hot cocoa anymore? I think I prefer an Irish coffee.

ELDER: Somehow, someway I've got a feeling these students are going to motor through this and get by, somehow.

HANNITY: What is a cry room? What is a crying room?


EARHARDT: You know when you're in your 20s --

HANNITY: No, I don't.

EARHARDT: You're trying to discover who you are. You fight with your parents. You think you know better than anybody else. That's what they're going through.

HANNITY: OK, aromatherapy.

EARHARDT: I agree. It's ridiculous.

HANNITY: We don't even take care of vets that watched their friends’ legs blown off or die.

EARHARDT: They're worried about Ivanka Trump's gold bracelet that she wears. Meanwhile Chelsea Clinton's wedding is being paid for with charity money, with money that people gave to the Clinton Foundation that's supposed to go to children over in Africa that are dealing with AIDS.

HANNITY: All right, Ainsley, you've been on our show 10 years. It's your one-year anniversary on "Fox & Friends." Congratulations.

EARHARDT: Thank you.

HANNITY: Good luck with the book number one in the country. We're really proud of you. Good job.

EARHARDT: Thank you. I appreciate your help.

HANNITY: And up next tonight right here on HANNITY.


TRUMP: Everybody loved him. Much better person than me I guess, I mean, in a lot of ways.

LEVIN: Why do you say that?

TRUMP: Well, he just had a tremendous heart. And I have heart. I love people. But he had something that was very special.


HANNITY: All right, tomorrow night, you do not want to miss this, a primetime special about president-elect Donald Trump. It's hosted by my friend TMZ's Harvey Levin. It's going to air right here tomorrow night on the FOX News Channel. Harvey Levin will join us next. He's have a preview. That's straight ahead.


LEVIN: Freddy is standing in the middle there.

TRUMP: Right.

LEVIN: Tell me about, Freddy.

TRUMP: Unbelievable personality, the best. Very handsome guy. Everybody loved him. Much better person than me, I guess, you know, I mean in a lot of ways.

LEVIN: Why do you say that?

TRUMP: Well, he just had a tremendous heart. And I have heart. I love people. But he had something that was very special and smart. He had the whole package. And he got into trouble with the alcohol.

LEVIN: He really became, you know, horribly addicted to alcohol.

TRUMP: Well, he did. And he died of that.


HANNITY: All right. That was a preview of a new special. It's called "OBJECTified: Donald Trump." It's hosted by TMZ's Harvey Levin. It takes viewers inside the Manhattan residence of president-elect Donald Trump, gives you a look at some of his most important possessions. The show is going to air right here on the Fox News Channel -- I have the night off tomorrow -- 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. Joining us now is TMZ founder, a good friend, by the way, Harvey Levin. How are you?

LEVIN: I'm good. Thanks for the time slot, Sean.

HANNITY: Just take it over. I'm under contract. I'm not worried.


HANNITY: I'm a fan of your show.

LEVIN: Thank you.

HANNITY: I grew up watching "Candid Camera." This is "Candid Camera" on steroids and growth hormone to the next, next, next. It's that good.


LEVIN: Oh, my gosh.

HANNITY: But you know what's funny. I watched that show, but I watched this show you did with Trump. And as I was watching it, the whole time I kept thinking why didn't Trump show some of the side of him that he showed you before we went to the ballot box? This was very intimate.

LEVIN: Yes. And you know, the idea of the show, Sean, is to trace somebody's life through the objects they choose to keep from childhood to present. And the objects become kind of a jumping off point to talk about what is going on in their live at that time.

And it was really interesting. I agree with you that making it kind of a relaxed setting where he could connect to what he was looking at and even get emotional about it, really showed a side certainly I haven't seen before and I don't think anybody who watched him on television for 16 months really saw.

But he talked very candidly about -- you showed something with Freddy there. We went on to talk about the fact that Freddy died at 42 of alcoholism. I said, look, are you afraid you have that gene and that you might be an alcoholic? And he was almost shockingly candid with me about it. He has fears. And we talked about, you know, why his dad sent him to military school for five years.

HANNITY: That was -- by the way, that is a great moment. I don't want to give it away. And you also have, for example, details of a letter to Trump from Nixon. You asked him about his wife, Melania, and I thought it was a very honest answer there. He even wanted to be a filmmaker. There are some real interesting moments. I learned a lot about that I never knew.

LEVIN: Yes. And we spent a lot of time digging up, doing research and just really trying to understand him and his life. And it's very different from -- you know, it's funny. I used to think of him almost as a linear kind of guy, that he is who he is and you didn't kind of see a variation in terms of emotions or conflicts or anything like that. And I saw way more of them in the time spent with him. And I think you see it on the show.

HANNITY: What is good about it, and I am not sucking up to you, because I learned so much to this. It is so refreshing is that you weren't gotcha.
You were asking real questions in an intimate environment. He brought you in his inner sanctum in a way. And it ended up giving us a side of Trump that I don't think most Americans know. How much to it change your view of him?

LEVIN: Well, you know, I know you have known him for a long time. I've known him as well. I knew him a long time before he announced he was going to run for president. And I saw more of this side than I have seen in what I've been looking at for the last 16 months.

HANNITY: Yes, me, too.

LEVIN: And what it does is that it brings it back into balance. It's almost like, I know this sounds kind of weird to say, but it's almost like will the real Donald Trump stand up? And I think it's a combination of both, but I don't think you've seen any of this in the last 16 months. Yet it has existed for many, many years. And I think maybe you see that when you watch the special.

HANNITY: Listen, it's really well done. Congratulations. It's going to air here tomorrow night in the slot at 10:00 p.m. You don't want to miss it. By the way, do they pay you for TMZ? Do you get paid to have fun? Do you make money on that?

LEVIN: Dude, I get up at 3:00 in the morning. Come on.  

HANNITY: I'm supposed to feel bad you have more fun on TV than anyone else?


HANNITY: My heart is bleeding for Harvey. All right, the special is great, tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern. Thanks for being with us. Congratulations.

LEVIN: And enjoy the night off.

HANNITY: I'm going to. I need one. When we come back, we need your help. Our "Question of the Day" straight ahead.  


HANNITY: Welcome back to HANNITY. Time for you "Question of the Day." So don't you think the liberal, colluding, mainstream, leftwing, alt-left media, don't you think they're treating president-elect Trump and his family a little bit unfairly? Oh, my gosh, he didn't tell us and he went to get a cheese burger. Oh, Ivanka is wearing her own jewelry line. Oh, my gosh, this is a catastrophe. This is an outrage. No, it's not. This is a media that can't accept the fact that people don't trust them anymore, and nor should they.

Just to go, @SeanHannity on Twitter and let us know what you think.

Don't forget, Harvey Levin, a great interview tomorrow in this time slot with Donald Trump. You don't want to miss it. Great show. I'll see you back here Monday. Thanksgiving week, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

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