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Ingraham to Hannity: Let's tour liberal college campuses; Is Left running out of comparisons for Trump?

Fox News contributor speaks out about protecting free speech on 'Hannity'

 

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," April 27, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome to "Hannity." Now, in just a few minutes, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Geraldo Rivera will all join us.

But first tonight, six people arrested during protests at Berkeley, California, after Ann Coulter's speech, scheduled for today, was, in fact, canceled. Now this is just the latest example of the alt radical left and their assault on freedom of speech. They want to silence every single conservative voice in America. Pay attention. This is tonight's very passionate "Opening Monologue."

All right, so the alt-radical left, they continue to expose themselves as out-of-control fascists who are hell-bent on stifling speech in America, any speech that dares to challenge their politically correct worldview.

Now, what happened in Berkeley should trouble every single one of you, the American people, because it's our constitutional right for free speech that's being trampled on.

College campuses in this country are no longer environments for learning and robust debate and the free and open exchange of ideas, and they haven't been for a long time. Rational thinking has been replaced by safe spaces and micro-aggressions. Campuses are now closely guarded places where holier-than-thou left-wing liberals are indoctrinating our kids and children's youth. They're preventing opposing views from even being put forward.

Now, as I've been saying, this madness has got to stop. It's time to take a stand with me now before it's too late.

Now, in the case of Ann Coulter, all she was going to do tonight -- all she was going to do at Berkeley -- was give a speech about America enforcing immigration laws. Now, Coulter explained this further with our own Tucker Carlson. That was earlier tonight. Take a quick look.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT")

ANN COULTER, CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR: Well, my seditious and hateful speech, the theme of it was going to be -- obviously, it was going to be a searingly brilliant speech on immigration, but the main point of which was federal written law on the books about immigration, developed over generations by both Democrats and Republicans, should be enforced.

TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: Huh. That was it?

COULTER: Well, that was the overall theme, yes, those laws.

(LAUGHTER)

CARLSON: (INAUDIBLE) Of course, I agree with you...

COULTER: We should enforce them.

CARLSON: I agree with you emphatically, but you weren't going to call for war or violence of anything like that. You were just going to say existing laws ought to be enforced. And that was considered too radical.

COULTER: Ought to be enforced, yes.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: All right, think about this for a second. These snowflake liberals were threatening violence, feigning outrage all because Ann Coulter wanted to talk about enforcing laws that are already on the books.

Now, as you're very well aware, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these snowflake liberals just freaking out, shutting down any and all conservative voices.

Now, earlier this month, at Claremont McKenna College, well, agitators cut short a speech from conservative author Heather Mac Donald by using what she called, quote, "brute totalitarian force."

And a couple weeks ago at Duquesne University -- it's a college in Pennsylvania -- a student group actually protested a proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant -- which I love -- on campus claiming that it could jeopardize the school's safe spaces.

So what are we dealing with here? Well, it is now the sick reality that our kids, they're dealing with this every single day, sadly, on college campuses. Now, if you don't subscribe to the rigid left-wing ideology that's being pushed by the so-called tolerant alt-radical left, you're going to be shut down and you'll to be silenced by any means necessary.

I urge you all tonight, make your voice known. This madness has to stop.

Here with reaction, the editor-in-chief, Lifezette, Fox News contributor and nationally syndicated radio talk show (sic), our good friend, Laura Ingraham.

You know, I have to say this. I got to give Coulter -- who we've known for what, 20-plus years now...

LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Oh, yes. Absolutely.

HANNITY: You got to give her a lot of credit that she's willing to step into that lion's -- I -- I don't want to go to Berkeley! I'd do it just to make a point, at this point. But you know, who needs this aggravation?

INGRAHAM: Well, Hannity, I'll go with you. Let's say you and I will do a tour of the...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: ... Coulter.

INGRAHAM: ... most radical campuses -- yes, with Coulter. We'll -- I mean, we'll do it with Ann, and Ann has a lot of things going on, but one of us, two of us, all three of us will do a tour of the most radical campuses in the United States. Those are easy to find. And we'll just see how much they believe in free speech. We'll see how much they believe in tolerance and the peace and love and everybody get along movement, right?

They really don't. They never have. The Free Speech Movement of the 1960s in Berkeley -- you can go back and watch all those old video reels. Harry Reasoner was there covering it, and you know, Bill Buckley did a "Firing Line, famous "Firing Line" show in 1967 about the Free Speech Movement...

HANNITY: Such a good point.

INGRAHAM: ... the anti-war movement. Yes, I mean, let -- that was the -- it was called the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley. They were pushing for communist professors to be able to be protected by standards academic freedom. So communists could be protected, but Ann Coulter's speech isn't. Come on.

HANNITY: You know what -- you know what -- it's almost like Ahmadinejad gets invited to -- you know, here's a guy that talks about wiping Israel...

INGRAHAM: Columbia.

HANNITY: ... off the fact of the earth. Columbia, an Ivy League institution -- you know, he gets to speak there. And not only does he get -- a guy that threatened to wipe Israel off the map, denies the Holocaust - - that's OK. Ann Coulter -- you know, wait a minute. You've given me a great idea. Let's expand on this. You know, this is extemporaneous television.

INGRAHAM: OK.

HANNITY: How about you, Coulter, me, I -- I -- we got to ask Rush, see if he'll come, the "great one," Mark Levin...

INGRAHAM: Oh, yes. Oh, yes, he'll do it!

HANNITY: We'll ask him.

INGRAHAM: Yes. Of course, he's not going to do it, but we'll ask him just for the heck of it. He's not going to do it.

HANNITY: We'll get every -- how about Clarence Thomas? (INAUDIBLE) Clarence Thomas makes liberals bubble and fizz like Alka-Seltzer and water.

(CROSSTALK)

INGRAHAM: ... just, yes, give a speech on -- right.

HANNITY: We'll go a massive tour, and we'll air it on the Fox News Channel.

INGRAHAM: Yes, I mean -- oh, my God, Sean, first of all, it will be a smash hit. We'd actually get a lot of great students to show up who are actually interested in ideas because those students today feel like they are outnumbered and they're outgunned. They're -- they're in danger. But they actually do believe in a vigorous exchange of ideas. Those students are out there. You hear from them. I hear from them.

So I don't want to tar all students with -- with the -- with the Black Mask crowd, the anarchists funded by, you know, all these left-wing groups, global groups, that want to, you know, seek anarchy and...

HANNITY: Wait a minute. I got a great idea.

INGRAHAM: ... show America to be an illegitimate country. Yes. What can we call it?

HANNITY: We'll do a -- we'll call it the Great American tour. I don't know. So here's -- or how about the Make America Great tour. But here's the thing. We'll do 100 cities, and we'll crescendo in the biggest place we can.

INGRAHAM: Yes.

HANNITY: And Donald Trump will give the closing speech to that crowd, as big a crowd as we can get. That will really drive them insane because I think this is all rooted -- I think a lot of this -- on a serious note -- is really rooted in -- there's a hatred towards the president that is so bad and so deep...

INGRAHAM: Oh, yes.

HANNITY: ... that anybody that likes him...

INGRAHAM: That's visceral.

HANNITY: ... anybody that supports him...

INGRAHAM: It's visceral.

HANNITY: ... comes under attack, including his 10-year-old son and his own wife and his own daughter and any of us that support him. But maybe students really need to hear what conservatism is, right?

INGRAHAM: Well, you know, I think -- I think, Sean, a place we could end the tour would be Brown University, probably the most left-wing of all the Ivies. I love Providence. I grew up in Connecticut. I think Brown is, you know, an incredible place.

But really push the envelope. We'll go from West Coast and end in the East Coast, OK? So we'll do all the West Coast colleges, do Berkeley, we'll do UCLA, USC, US -- UCSD. We'll do the Claremont, Pomona College. Then we'll move across the country slowly. We'll do U -- Madison, Wisconsin, all the lefties. We'll -- we'll -- you know, we'll do the -- Boulder, Colorado. Then we'll end up ultimately at Brown University.

To me, that makes sense. We'll do Yale. We'll go to Obama's alma mater and we'll end up there.

HANNITY: OK. But On a serious note, I really do think that conservatism as a philosophy, as an ideology, number one, is good for America. It's good for young people. It's an opportunity society. It's a climb the ladder thing...

INGRAHAM: It's freedom!

HANNITY: ... where a guy like me -- it's freedom. It -- that's a good way to sum it up.

INGRAHAM: Yes.

HANNITY: But it's about opportunity. It's about American independence. It's about a strong national defense and energy independence and jobs and - - and corporations. I never got a job from a poor person.

INGRAHAM: They don't want that.

HANNITY: Why?

INGRAHAM: Right. But they don't want that. They want chaos.

HANNITY: I started a dishwasher. Here I get paid more...

INGRAHAM: Chaos and anarchy -- exactly. Chaos and anarchy is where these -- these -- these folks thrive. And to demonstrate how cowardly most of them really are -- they're a bunch of cowards -- is that a lot of them walk around in masks. They put either half of their face covered or their whole face covered. Or they just -- they'll just spout a bunch of cliches and bromides. There's no real argument.

Ann Coulter would actually get up there and make an argument, a logical argument. You might disagree, you might agree about why immigration laws are important and are actually bipartisan. She'd make that argument, and really smart students would get up and ask her questions, maybe challenge her, say, Well, I don't really understand that. Why couldn't we do it this way?

HANNITY: Well, said.

INGRAHAM: That's what smart kids do. That's what smart students do. These aren't -- they're not interested in learning. They're interested in disruption, chaos and -- and -- and complete anarchy. That's where they thrive. That's where they live. And that's how they're getting funded. They want to show this whole American system to be illegitimate. That's their goal. If they can do that, then they win.

HANNITY: You know, I'll say this, then we got to go to break here. But if you really think about it, it'd be such an opportunity to have this free, open, lively exchange of ideas and ideals and philosophies and opinions. Everybody could actually benefit from it, rather than -- where are these people on the left tonight? Where's the Hollywood liberals tonight? Where's Michael Moore tonight? Where's Bill Maher tonight?

INGRAHAM: Where's Pelosi?

HANNITY: Where's Pelosi?

INGRAHAM: Where's Nancy Pelosi?

HANNITY: Where are all these people on the left?

INGRAHAM: Nancy Pelosi lives -- Nancy Pelosi lives about 25 minutes from Berkeley, 30 minutes from Berkeley. That's where she lives. OK, where's Dianne Feinstein?

HANNITY: Yes, that's a good point. I've got to break.

INGRAHAM: They all live close to Berkeley. Where are these people? They're nowhere to be found because they...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: Let's invite them. I got to take a break. We'll come back. More Laura Ingraham right after the break. Great points, Laura.

President Trump slams Democrats, saying they want a government shutdown. Our own Lou Dobbs -- he'll check in with us with reaction tonight.

And also tonight...

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: The ego here is...

(CROSSTALK)

MATTHEWS: ... like it's simian, almost. It's simian, like a monkey banging on a -- with a stick -- you know, I'm the biggest. I'm the biggest, pounding his chest!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: The alt radical left continues to spew vile hatred towards President Trump as he now approaches his first 100 days in office. Mercedes Schlapp, Geraldo Rivera -- they'll weigh in on this busy news night tonight. We're glad you are with us, even those of you in the media, as "Hannity" continues.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity," as we continue with Laura Ingraham.

Laura, I'm looking at the breaking news coming in. At this late hour, Kevin McCarthy saying it doesn't look like they're going to have a vote on health care tomorrow. Frustrating to me, knowing how hard the Freedom Caucus -- Mark Meadows in particular...

(LAUGHTER)

HANNITY: No, seriously, they've done the heavy lifting for the president to get this bill...

INGRAHAM: Yes.

HANNITY: ... across the finish line. And this bill is so important because it saves a trillion dollars on the president's economic plan. And it seems that the only reason they would do that is they probably don't quite have all these votes whipped yet. But they didn't build consensus in the beginning or let anyone see the bill. What's your reaction to that.

INGRAHAM: Yes. I think -- I think, again, this is another loss for Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan was given this assignment to quarterback this legislation through the House. It wasn't easy. It was going to be difficult. You have a lot of different factions, different people, different values, different personalities.

But this is something you had to do. I mean, if you can't get health care done and done right eight years after saying you're going to do it -- I mean, I don't even know what to say about that. I mean, what does that say about your ability to lead at a critical time for our economy?

HANNITY: You know...

INGRAHAM: The president's doing everything he can on the tax reform front. This is -- I mean, I'm not going to sugarcoat this. This is -- I think it's an embarrassment that this couldn't be done and done properly.

HANNITY: I am with you. Here's the frustration I have. And I don't -- you know, you meet Paul Ryan, he's a very likable guy. He said here on this program. I went to Washington and I interviewed him -- We're going to get this all done in 200 days.

INGRAHAM: Right, but...

HANNITY: He seemed sincere.

INGRAHAM: Sure.

HANNITY: He said, We have a consensus bill. But then I find out it wasn't a consensus bill. He said everybody's seen it. Nobody saw the bill. And it seems -- you know, all my life, since I was a paperboy, a dishwasher, a cook, waiter, busboy, bartender, tile layer, framer, roofer, painter...

(CROSSTALK)

INGRAHAM: OK, are we going to do the whole list?

HANNITY: No.

INGRAHAM: OK...

HANNITY: The whole list. Here's my point, though...

INGRAHAM: ... I'm going to list my jobs now, if you're going to do that. OK.

HANNITY: For two decades of my life, I've always had a sense of urgency. I have it every day on radio, like you do. I have it every day on TV, like you do.

INGRAHAM: Yes.

HANNITY: Where is his sense of urgency to get this done after promising it eight years?

INGRAHAM: Well, precisely, Sean!

(LAUGHTER)

INGRAHAM: And also, why do you keep telegraphing that you pretty much have the votes? I know he said today, We'll vote when we have the votes, which, of course, they're not going to call the vote unless they have the vote, they have the consensus.

But all over the last two weeks, how many times did you and I get calls from Capitol Hill saying, We're close? We're really close. We're going to do it. So you raise expectations and you muddle the communications.

I have to say, I think the communications strategy of the Republicans on this one issue has been positively abysmal. There are a couple of people I think really know this issue and know it well, but I think, for the most part, people are always -- they're speaking in generalities or speaking in such legislative mumbo-jumbo that regular folks can't follow it. You've got to get...

HANNITY: I agree.

INGRAHAM: ... better communications. You have to know your caucus. And otherwise, just give it to someone who can do it. That's all I can say.

HANNITY: Laura, nobody in America after eight years wants to hear -- they don't care what reconciliation is. They don't know what it is, and they don't care. They don't know what cloture is.

INGRAHAM: Right.

HANNITY: They don't know what the Byrd rule is.

INGRAHAM: No.

HANNITY: By the way, nor should they care.

INGRAHAM: Not interested.

HANNITY: What they want to know, it's very basic. Are my premiums going to be lower and am I going to have better care and more options available for me and my family? And after eight years, you're right, it's inexcusable.

Here's my fear, though, and I want your take. Is this going to be on every bill? Are they going to get the president's economic plan over the finish line? Because they're hurting the president and the country! The president has a vision and an agenda. And it's not about him, it's more about the people, the 95 million Americans out of work, the 50 million in poverty and on food stamps, the 51-year low of buying a home.

When are we going to worry about those people?

INGRAHAM: Right. It gives the Democrats an issue that they should never have had. "Obama care" was a major winner in this campaign for Donald Trump. He campaigned coast to coast on the borders, trade, "Obama care," obviously, taxes. But that was one of the big things that won votes in every critical state.

The fact that the Republicans cannot get their act together on Capitol Hill on this speaks volumes about them. It does not -- in my mind, it does not speak ill of what the White House tried to do. I mean, I guess you could go back and question their tactics, as well. But this is a legislative matter. And -- and "Obama care" has to go! We all know that.

So why are we still at this point? And you just gave the Democrats a big, fat bat to hit you over the head going into the mid-term election cycle, unless somehow, they can turn this around. I guess now -- are we going to move to 300 days soon, or 400 days or...

HANNITY: Oh, my God.

INGRAHAM: You know, I mean, do they need a super-majority, Sean? They need a super-majority now in the House and Senate to get anything done. We'll hear that soon.

HANNITY: You know, if it wasn't so sad, it's funny.

All right, Laura, I got to break.

INGRAHAM: Yes. Yes.

HANNITY: As always, thank you for being with us. Appreciate it.

INGRAHAM: All right.

HANNITY: All right, coming up, President Trump slams Democrats over the possibility of a government shutdown. Lou Dobbs is here next. He'll have reaction.

And also watch this later tonight...

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MATTHEWS: The ego here is...

(CROSSTALK)

MATTHEWS: ... like it's simian, almost. It's simian, like a monkey banging on a -- with a stick -- you know, I'm the biggest. I'm the biggest, pounding his chest!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: Chris Matthews and the alt radical left liberals -- they continue to smear, slander President Trump. Mercedes Schlapp, Geraldo Rivera -- they're going to weigh in tonight.

That and much more on this busy news night tonight on "Hannity."

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." So with just one day to go before Congress must pass the spending bill, President Trump is calling out Democrats for their continued obstruction -- non-stop. In an interview with Reuters tonight, President Trump said that if the government is shut down, it will, in fact, be the Democrats' fault. And earlier today, the president tweeted, quote, "I promised to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the government. Politics." He later added in another tweet, quote, "Democrats used to support border security. Now they want illegals to pour in through our borders."

Here with reaction from our sister station, the Fox Business Network, our friend, Lou Dobbs. You know, in 2006 -- it's such a good point -- all of these people, all of these Democrats -- they all supported the border wall. How did now we become xenophobes and they are the precious, wonderful, inclusive party?

LOU DOBBS, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: It has something to do, I think, Sean, with who is president, don't you? The number of Democrats, as you say, who supported -- actually paying some attention to the national sovereignty just 10 years ago, to about 2009, '10, those people are gone. They are now Schumer-ites. They are, you know, the acolytes of the head clown, as President Trump calls him, and they have been clowns.

And what I can't understand, actually, Sean, is why anybody takes the left seriously in this country. I really think the president is in a very good place. He has done more than any president in the last -- in recent history, certainly in the last half-century -- in the first 90 days of his presidency.

And to sit here and to watch -- you know, Laura, bless her heart -- she's trying to be nice to Paul Ryan. As you know, I never have worked very hard to be. I think the man is absolutely a disaster. He's become nothing less than a caricature as House speaker. He's inept. And the conference, if they don't get rid of him, we're going watch this nonsense go on in perpetuity.

HANNITY: Lou, what's so frustrating -- I know you have actually called for the speaker to step down.

INGRAHAM: Absolutely!

HANNITY: And you're one of the few -- what's so frustrating is the opportunity that's presented to the country before us to really institute change. You know, we've been going over on this program -- I won't put up the list tonight -- but all the accomplishments of the president, keeping his promise, checking off his list. He's not perfect. Nobody's perfect. But he's done a really good job of keeping his promises.

DOBBS: Well, he's pretty close to perfect, Sean. I mean...

HANNITY: He's close.

DOBBS: I mean, I'm -- I'm -- I'm serious.

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: ... he's doing.

DOBBS: He's worked his tail off, still is, meanwhile taking care of national defense, national security and all the challenges that aren't on the Trump agenda. I mean, it's truly remarkable what he's doing, and the credit that he is not receiving for what he's done.

But you know, I think he's in a good place, and I'm inferring from watching him just in the last few days, he's no longer -- you know, he is perfectly willing -- if the House is so reticent to do the people's business, then let that fall on the heads of Paul Ryan and his leadership team because they are absolutely deserving of accountability and blame.

HANNITY: Is there -- is there a -- do you worry about -- and maybe this is an artificial timeline...

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: ... but you know, I know the media says the first 100 days. Reagan didn't get a lot of his -- his bills through Congress...

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: ... until much later in the first year, but he got them through. Do you worry about a timeline or a window of opportunity that may close for the Republicans because then we get back into an election cycle? I would think the Republicans have some confidence. The Senate electoral map looks really good for them in 2018.

DOBBS: Correct. And I really believe that if Paul Ryan loses the House, that's on him. That's on this leadership team. President Trump will be president for eight years, God willing. The electorate will assure that. Paul Ryan -- his fate is in the wind. The conference should not put up with him. Mitch McConnell has done a job. He's delivered on what the president asked.

(CROSSTALK)

DOBBS: ... to be the Supreme Court justice, and they've delivered.

This is a -- and you talk about Republicans. I do, as well, every night on my broadcast. But you know, when we talk about Republicans, it is a -- it's a coalition. It's not at loose as the coalition...

HANNITY: Right.

DOBBS: ... that makes up the Democratic Party, but it is a coalition. Paul Ryan is not a conservative, never has been. His leadership team is a mixed bag of conservatives, moderates.

HANNITY: But -- but Lou...

DOBBS: The Freedom Caucus are traditional conservatives and great Americans!

HANNITY: I agree.

DOBBS: All of them!

HANNITY: I agree, and here's the fascinating thing. And I can report with absolute authority that the people that had the urgency, that were working behind the scenes...

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: And I know you know this because you and I stay in contact, so I tell you all my secrets...

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: But you know how hard guys like Mark Meadows and -- and...

DOBBS: Sure.

HANNITY: ... Jim Jordan and all those Freedom Caucus guys -- when the bill didn't get voted on that Friday, they started that next Saturday to try and help the president to get this over the finish line. They compromised. They've worked with the varying coalitions within the Republicans. The Tuesday group, the Study Group, the more moderate Republicans, the drinking on Saturday night group, and we have a bill, and it's still not getting over the finish line tonight. It's so frustrating.

DOBBS: It's frustrating for you and for me. And as you say, Mark Meadows, you and I both know Mark Meadows, and Jim Jordan for the great, first of all, great Republicans they are. I think either one of those two would be a terrific speaker. I mean, they would be terrific in that role.

And you know, I'm talking with Jim Jordan tonight on my show. He is working hard to compromise and he is not asking for a full load. He is accommodating the interest of the president and even the moderates within the House to move forward for the good of the country and to make sure people -- I mean, lost in all of this is, is it good for the people? Are we reducing health care costs? Are we improving health care as the president insisted? Are we doing something special here? And the answer is we're not because the leadership of the House simply will not give way to the agenda.

Think about this, Donald Trump receives 63 million votes in 2016 at the polls. And Paul Ryan received 230,000. And Ryan is talking about an agenda that he was elected on. I mean, the man is delusional.

HANNITY: He also said the president is a racist. He wouldn't be seen with him during the election. He said to me that he supports his agenda, but my problem is, you know something, Lou? The people of this country shocked the world by voting for Donald Trump because they really want to change direction. The president I would argue has checked off every agenda item he possibly can that he can do on his own. These guys have wanted this power. 2010, give it us the House. 2014, give us the House and Senate. 2016, the go the White House. And they're still, it's almost like impotence. They are incapable of getting this over the finish line. The president can't do this on his own. We have three branches of government here.

DOBBS: You are right, but he can do much. He has immense power. And I think what he's already doing with executive orders, there was a time I would have said rein in the imperial presidency, but against the entrenched establishment power represented by Paul Ryan, let's be very clear here. He is a hired man for the Chamber of Commerce for the Business Roundtable. He is emblematic. He's not. It's not even close. It's not even close. Donald Trump is for the people.

HANNITY: Lou, Lou, 95 million Americans are out of the labor force, 95 million Americans are out of the labor force, 50 million in poverty, 50 million on food stamps. How about they work for the American people? My patience is running thin.

DOBBS: Many of those folks in the House are doing just that. It's just unfortunate that the GOP leadership team isn't.

HANNITY: Lou Dobbs, I hope they are listening because my patience is running thin. Good to see you, my friends.

DOBBS: Thanks.

HANNITY: And up next, right here, tonight on "Hannity" --

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CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: The ego here -- I love it. It is almost simian, almost. It's simian, like a monkey banging with a stick. I'm the biggest! I'm the biggest! Pounding his chest.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: The alt radical destroy-Trump media, they continue to stoop to new lows in their attacks against the president. Up next we will get reaction from Mercedes Schlapp, our friend Geraldo Rivera. And also tonight --

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MADONNA, SINGER/SONGWRITER: I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House White House.

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HANNITY: An update, liberal snowflakes at it again. They have not been handling Trump's presidency well. We have some lowlights from the president's first 100 days, and you don't want to miss this. We will get reaction from Ric Grenell and Charlie Hurt, straight ahead.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." So every day we see more and more examples of hate from the left directed at Republicans. And they seem to be running out of comparisons for President Trump, they're running out of words and derogatory terms. Earlier today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi actually compared the president to a vampire. This is pretty desperate, but watch it.

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REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: I'm trying really hard to find something positive. I wonder about -- although this morning I had three choices. I was thinking it was more of a creature that stalked the night, that these things just came out at night like a vampire. He is tweeting these things, but not it's spread to the morning.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: And over at NBC News, Mr. "Thrill up his leg" himself Chris Matthews, he is back. He said President Trump is like a monkey banging a stick. Wow.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MATTHEWS: The ego here -- I love it. It is simian almost. It's simiam, like a monkey banging with a stick, you know. I'm the biggest! I am the biggest! Pounding his chest. It does have a simian quality to it. Primordial I should say.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: Joining us now with reaction, Fox News contributor Mercedes Schlapp, Fox News correspondent at large Geraldo Rivera. Geraldo, I will be fair here. I don't think anyone was tougher about Barack Obama's radical associations, his ideology, Alinsky and ACORN and Frank Marshall Davis and Reverend Wright and Ayers and Dohrn then I was. Maybe the tape will show I am wrong. I don't remember ever being that vicious and personal.

GERALDO RIVERA, FOX NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think, Sean, we have selective memories. I'm not suggesting that you used --

HANNITY: You are attacking me. You are supposed to be my friend. Really?

RIVERA: I love you and I love the president and I want the president to succeed, but the reality is he is at historic lows for this period of his presidency since polling was invented. We want him to succeed.

HANNITY: He transcends polls, Geraldo. He transcends them.

RIVERA: But here's the danger of being unpopular. When you are unpopular, particularly, and you're a blustery guy, and you become unpopular because of missteps with Obamacare or the refugee ban or whatever it is, you allow your enemies like Chris Matthews to strike. You allow them to make obscene comparisons like this monkey with the cymbal. It is horrible.

HANNITY: Let me ask Mercedes.

RIVERA: He is best when he is measured, when he's reasonable, responsible. The way he was with the Syrian crisis, the way he was with the MOAB in Afghanistan. This president can be a great president, a successful president, and he can knock the legs out from all these critics, but he has got to be careful about these missteps.

HANNITY: Mercedes, I would argue he did not fail on the refugees. That was a liberal court. That was judge shopping. And the same with immigration, as we were talking about with Lou Dobbs, that is really the House's fault. They were ill-prepared for this moment. And I'd say one other thing, if you look at the polls another way, he'd win the popular vote, and 98 percent of the people that voted for him are happy with him and would vote for him again.

MERCEDES SCHLAPP, WASHINGTON TIMES: Let's just start by saying the liberals are becoming experts in name-calling. And I have to say, I disagree with Geraldo. The president could have had a flawless 100 days. He could have done everything right. But the Democrats will never accept him as president. They are determined to destroy this president. They are determined to ensure that this resistance movement lives on for a long time. They have no desire to cooperate or to help this president succeed.

And let me tell you, by not cooperating with the president, that means that they are going against America. They are going against our country. We know that the American voters, the mandate is for president Trump to govern, to function. And when you look at the polling, the American voters for the most part -- the vast majority are saying Democrats should work with Republicans and the president to move forward on a legislative agenda. So I'm sorry, the Democrats, even if he would have succeed on anything, they are going to be incredibly critical of the president because they don't accept him as their commander-in-chief.

HANNITY: By the way, not going for solutions is going to hurt them. Geraldo?

RIVERA: I think that is true that Democrats do not accept President Trump, and I think that is tragic. That is unfortunate. But the president started out. We were in Washington together, Sean, inauguration day. His speech -- was his speech let's be in this together, let's get bipartisanship, let's get stuff done, let's get health care for every American. No, his speech was we are going to be here, we are going to do this and you are creeps.

SCHLAPP: No, he was about calling out the political class and calling out the elites who have created enough gridlock in Washington where they have not had significant change here in Washington, D.C., where they've listened to special interests and not the American people. President Trump goes for the American people.

RIVERA: Was it a speech designed to reach the American people or was a speech designed to reach the people who voted for him? This is a president who can be great. I know --

HANNITY: Geraldo, real quick question. Do you think there is anything he can do or say that is going to get either the Democrats in the House or Senate -- they would not even give him an up or down vote when Republicans give it to Sonia Sotomayor or Elena Kagan and then Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Is there anything he can say or do that you think is going to get any of these Democrats to ever say a nice thing about him or support him or support legislation? I don't. They're not his friends.

RIVERA: You should be in Steve Bannon's seat, or I should be, because we would advise him to chill, to put Rex Tillerson forward, to put these great generals forward. He's got an excellent cabinet. Put them forward. Show that he has an experienced, a deep bench, a great team, pro-American. We are going to get things going again.

SCHLAPP: He's doing that, Geraldo.

RIVERA: He's got to accentuate the positive. And he's doing it at times. I like what he is in North Korea right now. He's come around, very measured, with Canada and Mexico, very measured. I think we can get it done, but he has to overcome his own excesses.

HANNITY: Mercedes, last word.

SCHLAPP: I hate to say it, but I think when we look at the Democrats, and you had several of them from the beginning calling for a possible impeachment of President Trump, of the fact that they can, they believe there is this collusion with Russia and the fact that they are determined to take down this president -- this is not about President Trump. He is focused on his agenda and moving forward. The Democrats are there to stop his agenda and they're doing everything they can to do so. And that liberal media, they are part of that resistance movement and I think it's incredibly harmful for America, for our country, where we need to push forward for economic and national security.

HANNITY: The country desperately is craving solutions because we have very severe problems and many Americans are suffering in large part because of bad government. I love you both. Good to see you. Thanks for being with us.

SCHLAPP: Thank you.

HANNITY: And up next tonight right here on "Hannity."

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ASHLEY JUDD, ACTRESS: I am a nasty woman.

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HANNITY: All right, the alt radical left, they have been losing their mind since President Trump took office. Up next, we're going to show you the out-of-control lowlights from the president's first 100 days. Charlie Hurt, Ric Grenell, their with us next straight ahead.

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HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." So Saturday will mark President Trump's 100th day in office, and from the very first moment he was sworn in as commander-in-chief, the alt radical left destroy-Trump media and everybody else on the left, they never really gave the president a chance, and they literally have been out in full force trying to destroy his presidency and delegitimize him. This is only a small, tiny, itsy-bitsy sampling of the leftwing madness. Watch.

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MADONNA: I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.

JUDD: I am a nasty woman. I am not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathed in Cheeto dust. I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol.

SARAH SILVERMAN, COMEDIAN: Show us your -- taxes, you emotional child.

REP. MAXINE WATERS, R-CALIF.I will fight every day until he is impeached. Impeached 45! Impeached 45!

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CROWD: A liar, a cheat, a climate change denier. A liar, a cheat, a climate change denier.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There is a con man in the Oval Office with deep ties to organize crime who just discovered he likes bombs, and he may be a Russian asset.

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HANNITY: Joining us now with reaction, Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt, former spokesman for the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Ric Grenell. Ric, I don't even know what to say. I could spend an entire hour and just run tape. We'll call it liberal lunacy or Trump derangement syndrome. It's so off the hook. But it's also poisonous. It's also destructive to getting things done for people in this country. Your thoughts?

RIC GRENELL, FORMER SPOKESMAN FOR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO U.N.: I think it's perfectly clear, Sean. I talked to so many people who didn't vote for Trump and they are embarrassed by what is happening on the left. I don't know what's going on in Washington but the rest of us see exactly the meltdown on the left.

Right up the road here from where I am, in Berkeley, we don't have the ability on a college campus, at a great school like Berkeley, can't even have students listen to alternative viewpoints. The intolerance from the left has just really been exposed. And I am actually quite encouraged. I think you look at Donald Trump's first 100 days and he accomplished some things that affect every single American every day for the next 25 years. And that is putting a Supreme Court justice nominated and confirmed and getting him through. That is a huge accomplishment. And then you also look at just dialing back on the foreign policy of the last eight years. We are not leading from behind anymore. I will take all of that any day. I think this has been wildly successful.

HANNITY: I think that is one of the biggest surprises. The Saudi crown prince, the Israeli prime minister, the Egyptian president, King Abdullah of Jordan, the great relationship, they hit it off with the president of China who is now working with us to solve the North Korea problem.

Charlie, think back --

GRENELL: Real diplomacy.

HANNITY: You and I were kind of beaten up a little bit by some of our fellow conservatives that thought we were nuts and Trump is never going to build a wall, Trump is never going to do these tax cuts, Trump is never going to put an originalist on the court. I am so over I told you so, but we kind of told them.

CHARLES HURT, POLITICAL COLUMNIST, WASHINGTON TIMES: Yes, indeed. Everything that we heard about Donald Trump during the campaign and of the predictions about how he would fail here he would fail there, of course Ric is exactly right about Justice Gorsuch. That is a victory that we will benefit from for decades going forward.

And just stop and think about. If Donald Trump the candidate had predicted, had made the campaign promise that just by being elected I will reduce illegal border crossings by 70 percent, he would have been laughed out of the campaign. They would have doubled down on everything they said about him. And yet here we are, Congress has not allowed to build one inch of the wall that he wants to build and illegal border crossing is down 70 percent. That is a massive, massive victory second only to Neil Gorsuch. It is absolutely extraordinary.

HANNITY: By the way, are either one of you sick of winning yet?

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GRENELL: And he hasn't even accomplished some of the big things that we expected to him to accomplish.

HANNITY: You know the funniest thing about Trump that I love the most, he had these town halls, the media is in the back -- all you people out there, the liars, they'll turn around and he'll all call them liar. We've never seen anything like this. People don't get it. He is actually very funny.

HURT: And taking on political correctness, which has dominated politics for the last 20, 30, 40 years in Washington, taking that on and crushed it has been such an important thing about it.

HANNITY: Last word, Charlie, quick.

HURT: Sean, I've been a lifelong Republican. I have waited for the day to have a Republican president who not only is looking to make American strong, who is going to make less government, but also is somebody who is fighting for the common man.

HANNITY: Very well said. And they need that fight. Thanks, guys, appreciate it.

HURT: Thanks, Sean.

HANNITY: And when we come back, our "Question of the Day" and some of your "Hannity" voicemails on the "Hannity" hotline straight ahead.

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HANNITY: Time for the "Question of the Day." Do you think the left is trying to silence conservatives? I think so. Respond.

And by the way, here are some of your voicemails you left me on the Hannity hotline.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Has anyone ever told you that you look like Fred Flintstone? Just saying.

OSCAR: Hey, Hannity, I just wanted to tell you that if I had a dollar for every brain you don't have, I would have one dollar.

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HANNITY: I really needed that. Anyway, have something to say? Nice, mean, it doesn't matter. Call the number on your screen. We'll see you back here tomorrow night. Thanks for being with us.

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