Newt Gingrich endorses Trump; London's new Muslim mayor doubles down on Trump attacks

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," May 11, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And welcome to "Hannity." And tonight, 2016 presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is getting ready to meet behind closed doors with speaker of the House Paul Ryan tomorrow. And here's what Trump said earlier today about that meeting.


DONALD TRUMP, R-PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I think I'm doing very fine with Paul Ryan. I have a lot of respect for Paul Ryan. We're going to have a meeting tomorrow. We'll see what happens. If we make a deal, that will be great. And if we don't, we will trudge forward, like I've been doing and winning, you know, all the time.


HANNITY: And earlier today, Speaker Ryan said this at a press conference about tomorrow's highly anticipated sit-down.


REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WIS., SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I think these are conversations we're going to have. I don't really know him. I met him once in person in 2012. We had a very good conversation in March on the phone. We just need to get to know each other.

And we as a leadership team are enjoying the fact that we have a chance to meet with him. So I'd rather have a conversation in person than through the media, no offense.

This is a big tent party. There's plenty of room for different policy disputes in this party. We come from different wings of the party. The goal here is to unify the various wings of the party around common principles so we can go toward and unify.


HANNITY: So can and will the Republican Party unify? Joining us now, author of the best-selling book "Duplicity," former speaker of the House, FOX News contributor Newt Gingrich. Good to see you, sir.


HANNITY: You were on this program last week and you said it was a mistake, what Paul Ryan did. He said something there that caught my interest. He said, Oh, we don't need to have this discussion in the media.

Now, he's a speaker that doesn't do a lot of interviews. He knew when he went on CNN last week he would be asked this question. He did it by design. It seems to be a power play, from my perspective. So is this a game that he's playing?

GINGRICH: No, I don't think it's a game. Look, I think probably Paul discovered that that comment had a lot more resonance to it than he expected at the time. And I think he was trying to be very sincere, as he was in the interview you just showed.

I was talking to a reporter earlier today who was commenting on, here you have a New York billionaire, real estate, you know, "Apprentice" number one TV show guy, and here you have, really, a guy from Janesville, Wisconsin, a cheesehead who likes to go ice fishing, but who really cares about policy.

That's how big this party is. And it's a very diverse -- tomorrow's meeting, just in terms of where these two guys have come from in their lives, will be very diverse, and I think that it's important that what Ryan said today is real. They've got to get to know each other. They got to spend time talking to each other.

I think he could have gotten to exactly the same place with a little bit less noise. The speaker of the House has enormous underlying power because he has the total power to schedule. So the president is going to ultimately have to deal with him under any circumstance, and I think Trump understands that and Trump plans to deal with him. So it'll be an interesting meeting tomorrow.

HANNITY: You know, from the very beginning, you seem to be the one guy that had been in power that understood this phenomenon that was going on.  It reminded me a little bit of what happened when you came to power.  Republicans for the first time in 40 years, in 1994, reminded me a little bit of 2010, the Reagan revolution maybe, if you want to go back further.

But you were kind of a lone voice out there. Explain what you think has happened here and how the establishment in D.C. is so out of touch, where you got it and they never got it.

GINGRICH: Well, let me start by saying that, clearly, to anybody who's watched, you know, I endorse Donald Trump. I'm going to work very hard for the Republican nominee. I didn't get involved at that level prior because I have very good friends. John Kasich's a great personal friend of mine.  Ted Cruz ran a great campaign. And I tried to be an objective observer.

But here's what I think makes the difference. Because my background as a historian teaches me to sort of let the facts tell me what's going on, my first real break point, candidly, was the night that he was on with Megyn Kelly, and the first debate in August, and everybody in the elite said he lost that debate, it was terrible. Frank Luntz did this focus group where everybody said he lost.

And then as I watched the numbers that night on Facebook and on Google and on Twitter, by 65 percent to 70 percent, people said Trump won. And so I'm sitting there just as an observer, saying, Wait a second, something very profound is going on if he is sending a signal that nobody in the elite gets, but two thirds of the Republican voters get.

And so from that point on, I began trying to understand what does he do, how does he do it. And it's on a very simple principle. If I watch Aaron Rodgers as a quarterback, I figure it's my job to understand him. He doesn't need to ask me about being a quarterback. If I watch Tiger Woods as a golfer, it's my job to watch him. It's not his job to ask me about golf.

Well, here you've got a guy who, as he said with his usual immodest style - - he will have -- he will have more votes than any Republican in history in the primaries. Now, at some level, you got to stop and say, Gosh, he's doing something right.

HANNITY: But then why...


HANNITY: There's this mysterious -- you're right. I would think the Republican Party that has been wringing their hands for years saying they got to bring more people in -- well, they're getting more working class voters. They're getting more people interested. Enthusiasm is through the roof. You would think there'd be happiness, and there is this lack of unity and anger out there. It's almost inexplicable. They got what they said they wanted, but then they don't want it!

GINGRICH: These are the wrong people.

HANNITY: Explain that.

GINGRICH: I mean, well, they're all strangers. I mean, somebody once said to me...


GINGRICH: Somebody said to me many, many years ago...


GINGRICH: ... that the -- the Michigan Education Association in the mid- '60s said to the teachers, Go get involved. And the teachers who went to the Democratic Party meetings were all told, We're so glad you're here. I hope you'll come back. We want you to work. And the teachers who went to the Republican meetings were told, Why haven't you been here before?


GINGRICH: It's just a total different attitude. So the old Republican Party, the Republican Party that wants to -- and I talked to somebody this morning who was told, you know, You better get on the Bush train -- this was back eight, nine, ten months ago -- because when the train leaves the station, there ain't going to be many jobs for people who aren't on the Bush train.

Well, let me tell you, that's exactly the wrong attitude. But those are the people -- whether they're at The Weekly Standard, whether they're on talk radio, whether they run a blog, whether they're so-called experts -- those are the people who are terrified by Donald Trump because he represents a new world.

It's as though you went to an old-fashioned local hamburger place and you said, Have you ever heard about McDonald's? Or you went to an old- fashioned small retail place and said, Have you ever heard about Walmart?

I mean, what you see coming down the road here is a much bigger party with many more people...


GINGRICH: ... that is going to be doing things -- they're not all going to work. Let me be clear here. Trump's not always going to be successful, and the speed with which he can recognize failure and adjust will be a big determination of whether or not he has a successful presidency.

HANNITY: You know, I was accused during this process of being soft not only on Trump but all the candidates, but I actually had a strategy with all of them when I did the town halls, and it was very simple. Let them talk. Ask them about the economy. Let them talk. Ask about health care, ask about energy.

And I went over all of my interviews with Mr. Trump. He repeatedly said he would appoint justices like Scalia and Thomas, repeatedly. He's going to give out a list before the election of the types of justices, names of people he would appoint from.

He's going to build the wall. That's conservative to me. He is very clear that if our national intelligence director and FBI director says that ISIS will infiltrate the refugee population, they're not coming in.

He has talked often about balancing the budget. He's talked about repealing and replacing "Obama care" with health care savings accounts to me many times, energy independence, education back to the states. He talked about doing the right thing for our veterans and building our military.

You're right when you say he's a populist nationalist, but if he did those things, that would be profound in terms of changing America for the better.  Is that not a conservative agenda?

GINGRICH: Well, I think it's a populist conservative agenda. But remember, the people who most object to Trump are the establishmentarians, they're the big rich who actually favor the old order. They're the people who ideologically believe in free trade, even if were taken to the cleaners. They're the folks who think the State Department's OK even if it's a total disaster. They're the people who actually secretly want massive illegal immigration so they don't want to control the border.

By the way, Ronald Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act in 1986 precisely to get control of the border. So when somebody says to me, Controlling the border is not conservative, I just ask them to read Reagan's diary where he writes about how important is it to control the border. But that's a national security issue.

But you have to understand, a lot of conservatism in this city is a very big business, very big rich, very internationalist and very establishment viewpoint. So for example, don't want to talk too openly about how bad the Federal Reserve is. That wouldn't feel right. Don't want to talk openly about how terrible the State Department is. That wouldn't feel right.

Along comes Trump, and one of Trump's great strengths is he's like the boy who says the emperor has no clothing. When Trump sees something stupid, he says it's stupid. Now, that's an enormous shock to many of our friends here...

HANNITY: All right...

GINGRICH: ... who've been told you're supposed to say it's lacking in brilliance, is the closet you can get to stupid.

HANNITY: All right. We'll take a break. When we come back, you're likely to be annoyed with me. We'll continue with Newt Gingrich. I'll explain when we get back.

Also coming up, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary really badly in West Virginia last night, a state that she had won by a huge margin in 2008. So how worried should the Clinton camp be? Newt will explain.

Also Laura Ingraham, Herman Cain -- they weigh in on the 2016 race. Will the Republican Party unify?

And later tonight...


SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON: By giving the impression that Islam and the West are incompatible, you're playing into the hands of the extremists.


HANNITY: Well, either placate or what? Anyway, London's new mayor, its Muslim mayor, takes a shot at Donald Trump. That and more tonight on "Hannity."




SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, I-VT., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We have now won primaries and caucuses in 19 states! And let me be as clear as I can be!  We are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination!



HANNITY: All right, that was Bernie Sanders speaking after he scored yet another primary win over Hillary Clinton. And while Sanders continues to perform well, well, Clinton has turned her focus towards presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

But after getting trounced last night in West Virginia, shouldn't Hillary be a little bit worried first about securing the Democratic nomination?  Well, today, The New York Post skewered Hillary Clinton with this cover.  It reads, "Stop the coronation." Even Donald Trump slammed Clinton's inability to wrap up the Democratic nomination, tweeting, quote, "Well, I don't want to hit crazy Bernie Sanders too hard yet because I love watching what he's doing to crooked Hillary. His time will come."

So is Hillary Clinton taking a victory lap too soon? Back with reaction, former speaker of the House, FOX News contributor Newt Gingrich. All right, here's -- Bernie Sanders predicts Trump will crush Hillary Clinton.  Nearly half of Bernie's West Virginia voters, Democrats, say they will vote for Trump. Hillary's own campaign is warning donors she may lose all of the remaining primaries. And in 2008, she got 67 percent of the vote in West Virginia, 240,000 votes. Yesterday, she got less than 85,000. What do you think?

GINGRICH: Well, I think first of all, if she actually loses California, they're in a different world. And so if her campaign is right in that warning, they really better batten down the hatches.

Last night, by the way, if you look at it closely, in 2008, she carried 55 counties, every single county. Last night, she lost 55 counties, every single county. And in one county, she ran third. Sanders came in first, and a totally unknown local guy put his name on the ballot, came in second.  She ran third in a county in West Virginia.

She is in trouble. And let me tell you the number that I think could become a really big factor in this campaign. That number is 38. 38 is the percentage by which the Clinton Foundation pays men more than women in its senior positions. You can actually look this up. The DailyCaller did a great study on this. America Rising has really pointed it out. I am surprised it has not already become a big national issue.

Here's Hillary Clinton campaigning in favor of women, while the foundation that she and Bill own pays men 38 percent more than women? And I don't see how, if that gets known to the average person, how she's going to survive that.

HANNITY: That's huge.

GINGRICH: The hypocrisy and the dishonesty of saying, Oh, I'm really worried about women getting a fair wage, oh, by the way, not in the place I control. I think it's enormous.

HANNITY: All right, in the modern political era, the two times that I would say conservatism applied made the country a stronger, better place for everybody, the Reagan era and the early '90s. You did these tapes. I actually have VHS copies of them called, "Renewing American Civilization" - - well, you're laughing, but I actually bought them on line a year ago because I lost my copy.

All right, it led to Republicans taking over the Congress. You were the architect of that victory, for the first time in 40 years. You did a "Contract with America." I would like another contract with some of the items I mentioned -- judicial philosophy, building the wall, protecting veterans, building up our military, energy independence, education back to the states, health care savings accounts, a balanced budget.

Is that a good idea? Do you think that's...

GINGRICH: Look, it's a great idea, and I think what Paul Ryan said today gives us a step in that direction.

HANNITY: He told me nine months ago he was going to do it, but it didn't happen.

GINGRICH: Well, what he's got to do, instead of focusing on what they disagree on, if they can find 10 big things that they could agree on by September that you could bring every federal candidate, Senate, House and president together, and say, Look, you give us the opportunity, here are the 10 big changes we're going to do by Easter of next year.

So the first 100 days begins to really take form. And now you're not running a personality campaign only. And I think the senators who are running for reelection in tough states, if they had 10 big issues that we could win the issue, it makes it easier for them to beat the Democrat because now it becomes a question of what kind of America do you want, not just a personality campaign.

HANNITY: Is my list a good start? Seems pretty simple. Not that hard.

GINGRICH: Yes, I think it's...

HANNITY: All right, let me...

GINGRICH: I think it's a good start.

HANNITY: Let me -- a good start. Of course, you have to fix it. I understand.


HANNITY: I stand -- I'm just a humble little talk show host.

GINGRICH: No, the important thing is...

HANNITY: I know...

GINGRICH: The important thing is...

HANNITY: I know my place in this world! I understand.

GINGRICH: No, no, no. Look, the important thing is, do Trump, McConnell and Ryan think it's a good start, not does Gingrich think it's a good start.

HANNITY: Well, I would like to see maybe even a team of rivals like the Rick Perrys and Bobby Jindals and Rick Scotts and John Kasichs and Rudy Giulianis and Newt Gingrichs, you know, be named ahead of time and show that, Hey, he's serious about bringing serious, successful people that have governed well into government, which leads me to this, the question you'll hate.

You're the last guy that balanced the budget, last speaker of the House to balance the budget. You brought welfare reform. This was a real transformative speakership that you had. Your name keeps popping up for VP. If asked, would you accept it?

GINGRICH: Well, I'd certainly talk about it. I wouldn't turn it down automatically. And Callista and I are both aware of how -- the importance of being good citizens. But I have to say, it keeps getting brought up because you keep bringing it up.

HANNITY: No, no. It's not me. I did have a poll on my Web site,, and you did win the poll. And I didn't -- I'm not -- are you accusing my audience of being biased?

GINGRICH: No, I'm accusing you of being biased. The audience is just (INAUDIBLE)

HANNITY: Well, tell me who else is going to balance the budget? Who's going to...


HANNITY: Who else is going to literally -- I don't think this is a time for half measures. I'm being serious now.

GINGRICH: No, but take -- but take the people you just described. You know, a Rick Perry would be a very powerful vice presidential nominee.  John Kasich might well bring Ohio with him. And Kasich, after all, was the chairman of the Budget Committee when we balanced the budget. I mean, there are a number of very talented people that Donald Trump...

HANNITY: I hear Kasich doesn't want it. And I hear Rubio doesn't want it.

GINGRICH: Well, I don't know. I'm just saying, you know, it's not -- you know, I'm not the only person around. And Donald Trump, I think, ought to think very carefully starting with -- I have three questions. Could the person serve as president? Are they compatible with Trump philosophically and psychologically? And can they do a little bit to help win the election? I think that's the least important of the three because you really have to take the presidency really seriously and recognize if you pick a vice presidential nominee, you're potentially picking somebody who might well end up as president, and you better pick somebody who could get the job done if that happened.

HANNITY: All right. So that's not a no. I'll put that in the maybe column.

GINGRICH: I'm in the not -- I'm in the not no column.

HANNITY: You didn't even get mad. I'm pretty impressed. All right, former speaker...

GINGRICH: Well, I'm used to dealing with you.


HANNITY: I'm used to dealing with your -- I first interviewed you in 1990.  I'm used to dealing with your crap, Hannity, I know what's coming.


HANNITY: All right, thanks for being with us.

And coming up next tonight right here on "Hannity"...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to support the nominee. But there's a difference between support and actively campaigning for somebody.

SEN. MARCO RUBIO, R-FLA., FMR. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't want Hillary Clinton to win. Donald Trump is the only other choice on the ballot. I recognize that. I have pledged to support the nominee on top of it. I intend to keep it.


HANNITY: So ahead of tomorrow's big meeting with Paul Ryan, some Republican lawmakers say they're still not fully supporting Donald Trump.  When we come back, Laura Ingraham and Herman Cain will join us with reaction.

And also later tonight...


JON STEWART, COMEDIAN: When I think about Hillary Clinton, it's -- you know, I imagine to be a very bright woman without the courage of her convictions because I'm not even sure what they are.


HANNITY: Wow! Liberal Jon Stewart actually gets it right, calls out Hillary Clinton for being inauthentic, which she is.

All of that, plus...


SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON: By giving the impression that Islam and the West are incompatible, you're playing into the hands of the extremists.


HANNITY: London's new Muslim mayor takes a shot at Donald Trump and his proposed temporary Muslim ban. We'll debate that as "Hannity" continues.


HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." Now, tomorrow. Donald Trump will meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan about uniting the party. But Ryan is not the only Republican who has yet to fully back the presumptive GOP nominee. Here's what some other Republican lawmakers are now saying.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I disagreed with Mr. Trump, and yet I'm a very outspoken supporter because I know when we put it together, we're going to come together.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to support the nominee, but there's a difference between support and actively campaigning for somebody.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've said all along I'm going to get behind the nominee, whoever the nominee is. And now that the presumptive nominee is Donald Trump, then I'm getting behind Donald Trump.

RUBIO: I don't want Hillary Clinton to win. Donald Trump is the only other choice on the ballot. I recognize that. I have a pledge to support the nominee on top of it, and I intend to keep it.


HANNITY: Here with reaction, editor-in-chief of, FOX News contributor Laura Ingraham and FOX News contributor Herman Cain.

All right, Laura, let me start here. This is bigger and broader. This was done consciously by Paul Ryan on top of that. You have people to broke their pledge, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, for example. Then you got Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Bill Kristol -- they want a third-party candidate.  George Will says Republicans should work to defeat Donald Trump in all 50 states.

The only word I can come up with here is just they're trying to sabotage him!

LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yes, I think what we find on my radio show, and I'm sure you find it on yours, Sean, is that most folks listening -- and there are a lot of people across the country, of course, listening to what we do every day -- they really do want America to get better.

They know America is in trouble. They know there are lots of really big problems. Some of them seem impossible to solve, but they want them solved. And they want growth to be real. They don't want this ridiculously flat-lining GDP. They don't want trade deals that rip America off. They don't want a border that's so porous.

And if the Republicans work together instead of grousing, or you know, holding onto their bitterness or launching personal insults against Trump - - if Republicans actually think about what will happen just in the first hundred days of Hillary, and they really focus on that for a moment, lots of good things can actually happen.

So I'm cautiously optimistic that a lot of unity will come. I'm pretty optimistic about it, actually.

HANNITY: You know what bothers me, Herman Cain? The very people that caused the insurgency by being weak, feckless, timid, visionless -- oh, now they're going to withhold their support and go against the will of the people, record numbers of people in the history of Republican primaries!  Nobody got more votes than Trump! And we still have all these states to go. What does that say?

HERMAN CAIN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: What that says is that they are more interested in their egos than this whole ideology. It's not about ideology. It's about egos. And all of the things that Laura articulated - - she's exactly right.

Here's the other thing. I believe that unity will happen when some of these congressmen and senators realize that Donald Trump at the top of the ticket can be an asset instead of a liability. I don't buy all of this pushback based upon ideology. No, that's not it at all.

They are pushing back because they are afraid, and rightly so, that they cannot control Donald Trump. And they're used to controlling the nominee.

HANNITY: You know, all the things that I went over with Newt earlier in the show, Laura -- OK, he's going to name conservative justices. He's going to tell you before he even gets elected, if he gets elected. He's going to build the wall. He's going to take care of vets. He's going to build up the military. He wants to balance the budget. He wants health care savings accounts. He wants energy independence, and education to the states.

Who in the Republican Party is opposing that?

INGRAHAM: Well, I don't know that any of the people withholding their support would oppose any of that. I mean, maybe they don't like what he says on trade. They think -- I guess they think trade is working out really well for the average American, which it's obviously not. And they think open border are -- you know, that's not a priority for them. They just want to bring more, you know, foreign workers into the country and maybe move quickly on amnesty.

But he's not going to do that. And that's not where the country at least is in terms of the Republican Party. Most people believe that America is a special place. It's an idea that we should preserve. American exceptionalism is different from British exceptionalism or Greek exceptionalism, no offense to either country. We do believe we're special.

But you know, if you're going to watch Hillary become president, you have to know that you're going to further degrade the idea of American sovereignty and independence.

HANNITY: OK, is she...

INGRAHAM: You're going do degrade it.

HANNITY: Is Donald Trump going to beat her? Every indication is she is such a weak candidate. She's definitely beatable.

INGRAHAM: I think Trump is really in a very strong position right now.  All these people saying he's going to lose all these states, women are going to vote against him -- these are all the people who said he was going to quit after Iowa, that he peaked in February. So all of these commentators making these points -- I'm sorry, I don't want to dwell on the never-Trumpers, but most of them have been wrong for not just...

HANNITY: The whole time.

INGRAHAM: ... this year, they've been wrong for years, OK? And they don't get what's happening in the country.

HANNITY: And by the way, and...

INGRAHAM: I'm really beyond them. I've moved beyond them. I'm on to the general election. I want to beat Hillary.

HANNITY: I agree you. I moved beyond them, too. All right, will he win?  Herman Cain.

CAIN: Yes. I believe Trump can win the nomination, which he's close to doing based upon the most recent primary results. And he can beat Hillary Clinton. This is the sound bite that the liberal media and some anti-Trump people are putting out there. He can't beat Hillary. That's not true!  When Trump declared his presidency, they didn't think he could win. So now they're in a state of shock. He's winning.


CAIN: And he's going to be the nominee.

HANNITY: And he -- all right. Guys, I got to roll. Always good to see you both. And you're both coming to the convention which means dinner is an Laura every night.


CAIN: No. On you, Sean.

HANNITY: All right, it's on me. It's on me. I don't care.

CAIN: You're buying.



Coming up next tonight on "Hannity" --


STEWART: What I think about Hillary Clinton is, you know, I imagine to be a very bright woman without the courage of her convictions because I'm not even sure what they are.


HANNITY: Jon Stewart right for once. Apparently he's not a huge fan of Hillary's. We've got some examples that prove just how phony she really is.

And also later tonight --


SADIQ KHAN, LONDON MAYOR: By giving the impression that Islam and the west are incompatible, you're playing into the hands of the extremists.


HANNITY: London's new Muslim mayor lecturing Donald Trump about his proposed temporary Muslim ban or they risk the safety of great Britain and the U.S.? Our panel weighs in straight ahead.


HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." Devout liberal and former Comedy Central talk show host Jon Stewart is back in the news for comments that he made about Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. And this may come as a shock to you, but Jon Stewart and I may have finally found something we agree on. Watch this.


STEWART: What I think about Hillary Clinton is, you know, I imagine to be a very bright woman without the courage of her convictions, because I'm not even sure what they are. But she will -- I think she will be in big trouble if she can't find a way, and maybe I'm wrong, maybe a real person doesn't exist underneath there. I don't know.


HANNITY: Now for years right here on this program we've shown you examples of how Hillary Clinton is quite inauthentic. Watch this.


CLINTON: I don't feel no ways tired.  I come too far.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What is something that you always carry with you?

CLINTON: Hot sauce.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want you to know, people are going to see this and say, OK, she's pandering to black people.


CLINTON: OK. Is it working?

What I said was totally out of context from what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time.


HANNITY: Yes, but she wants to put them out of business and she also wants coal miners out of jobs. Joining us now, the reverend of One Spirit Revival Center, Darrell Scott is with us, and author of "We the People," by the way, great book, by my friend, Juan Williams, cohost of "THE FIVE." Juan, let's go, stop the coronation.

JUAN WILLIAMS, CO-HOST, "THE FIVE": I think given what you're doing here, Sean, the general election has started and you have gone after Hillary Clinton.

HANNITY: Bernie Sanders predicts Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton.

WILLIAMS: Get out of here.

HANNITY: Hillary donors were warned -- wait a minute, Hillary Clinton donors were warned Bernie is going to run the table.

WILLIAMS: Fine. But I want to say you and Jon Stewart actually are on to something very real with the voters, which is the question of Mrs. Clinton's trust, her authenticity. I will say this. The saving Grace for Democrats, she's running against Donald Trump. His numbers are even worse.

HANNITY: OK. But Donald Trump is dead even in very important states right now. Pastor, let me go to you. You know, why is it every Democratic presidential candidate gets before a predominantly black audience and their tone, their cadence, the pitch, the way they -- everything changes. Is that called pandering?

REV. DARRELL SCOTT, NEW SPIRIT REVIVAL CENTER: To me, it's almost worse than pandering. It's a -- I don't know, stereotyping. I mean, to be honest, I think Hillary Clinton might show up at the BET awards or something in black face, because, I mean, what is she doing? What's she going to say next? She says she carries a bottle of hot sauce in her pocket? What's she going to say next, her favorite food is fried chicken, watermelon, and red Kool-Aid? Come on now. It's very obvious Hillary Clinton is the typical politician that will say and do anything to get elected. She comes across as dismissive. If anyone challenges her on anything that is essential, she dismisses it and she has this condescending attitude. You know, she -- I don't know, she panders to black people. She tries to, quote/unquote, "act black" when she's around black people. And actually it's ridiculous and it's --

HANNITY: Let me bring Juan back in here, give him some numbers. Bernie Sanders predicts Trump will defeat Hillary. Half of Bernie's West Virginia voters say they're going to vote for Trump over Hillary. And Hillary, her campaign warned donors before last night's results that she might lose, quote, "even if Bernie runs the table," she might lose all the rest of the contests that remain on the Democratic side.

WILLIAMS: She is closer, Sean Hannity, to the Democratic nomination than Donald Trump is to the Republican nomination.

HANNITY: That's not true.

WILLIAMS: It is true.

HANNITY: You have that corrupt super-delegate system.

WILLIAMS: Oh, that one. I see.

HANNITY: They all go to Hillary but not Bernie.

WILLIAMS: I see. Listen, you got enough trouble with the establishment on the Republican side --

HANNITY: Not really. I don't care about them. Neither do the voters.

WILLIAMS: My point to you, and speaking to the pastor's point, is black voters are not stupid people.


HANNITY: I got a question. Why does Hillary --

WILLIAMS: They are supporting Hillary Clinton.

HANNITY: Why does Hillary all the time even before a predominantly black audience, why does she change the way she speaks?

WILLIAMS: Every politician does this.

HANNITY: I go before predominantly black audiences, I'm me.

WILLIAMS: People pick up the cadence of the folks they're trying to relate to.

HANNITY: Really?

WILLIAMS: Let me just tell you --

SCOTT: Wait a minute.

WILLIAMS: When she went down to West Virginia and spoke to the miners, I thought that was an authentic folk from Hillary Clinton. She said, you know what --

HANNITY: The same guy she says she wants out of a job.

SCOTT: She told him honestly coal jobs are going away, the coal industry is going away, and she has a plan --

HANNITY: And she lost.

WILLIAMS: -- to get new jobs for him.

HANNITY: Pastor, come on in here.

SCOTT: They call Bill Clinton "Slick Willy." I call her "Slick Hilly."  She's "Slick Hilly," that's who she is, because she's trying to do whatever it takes to get a vote. She doesn't care what she says. You don't mimic or articulate anyone's characteristics simply because you're before them.

HANNITY: Let me ask you this, do you think the black community which historically tends to go 90 percent Democrat, do you think Donald Trump will get a much bigger percentage of the black vote?

SCOTT: I know for a fact Donald Trump is going to get a larger percentage of the black community.

WILLIAMS: Oh, come on.

SCOTT: The black community appreciates authenticity, and the one thing the black community does say about Trump is love him, like him or not, he keeps it real.

HANNITY: Are black Americans better off or worse off since Obama's been president eight years? And I've got the numbers.

SCOTT: Let me say -- let me say this.

WILLIAMS: If you ask black people, do they think Barack Obama has been a great president --

HANNITY: Are they better off?


HANNITY: I didn't ask you that. More black Americans out of work, more black Americans on foot stamps.

WILLIAMS: We went through a terrible recession.

HANNITY: Eight years ago. Eight years ago.

WILLIAMS: This is like asking do you think Latinos are going to back Trump? Do you think blacks are going to back Trump? There is no way, Jose.

SCOTT: Black Americans are going to support Donald Trump.

WILLIAMS: I just don't see it.

SCOTT: I was born in 1958. I'm a child of the 60s. In the 60s black people, we couldn't find jobs in the 60s, black people were rioting in the street. In the 60s black people were getting beat up by police. Here it is 2016 with a black president with black mayors, black governors, and black people are still rioting in the streets, can't get jobs. Graduation rate is lower than it's been since 1963, and we're getting beat up by the police.


WILLIAMS: Barack Obama is not on the ballot. Who is on the ballot is Hillary Clinton, and the bad news for Republicans, she's running against Donald Trump.

HANNITY: Thank you both.

When we come back, you heard about this new Muslim mayor of London. He's warning Donald Trump, change your views on Islam or otherwise you might be subject to attacks. We'll tell you about that, and our "Question of the Day" straight ahead.



TRUMP: We have a ban. There are obviously some very bad things going on. We're going to figure out what's going on and we're going to be very, very careful. We're allowing Syrians to come in here. We have no idea who they are. We have no paperwork.  There's no documentation. They're pouring into country, our country, by the thousands. You see what's happening in Germany, it's a mess. You look at Sweden and some of these other countries that are taking them. It's a total mess. And I want to be very, very careful.


HANNITY: That was Donald Trump earlier today talking about preventing foreign Muslims who cannot be properly vetted from entering the country. Trump's proposal has been under steady attack from critics right here at home, and yesterday London's newly elected Muslim mayor took a swipe at the presumptive Republican nominee, saying in part, quote, "Donald Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both of our countries less safe.  It risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of extremists." Earlier today London's new mayor doubled down on this attack. Take a look.


KHAN: By giving the impression Islam and the west are incompatible you're playing into the hands of the extremists. It's not the message to send if you're the greatest country in the world. And what is the story of America? I think Donald Trump doesn't get the history of America. My point with respect to, you know, Americans is, look, you know, I think, you know, you got a choice when it comes to the elections in November. You have a choice of hope. You have a choice of somebody trying to divide not just your communities in America but divide America from the rest of the world.


HANNITY: Here with reaction, the religious director of the Islamic Center for greater Toledo Imam Talal Eid, and the presidential of Act for America, Brigitte Gabriel. Imam, let me start with you. So he's basically saying Donald Trump is ignorant and could make both of our countries at risk if he doesn't say the right thing and not offend people with his words. Isn't that a threat, that either you say what people expect you to say, or they're going to going to attack you?

IMAM TALAL EID, ISLAMIC CENTER OF GREATER TOLEDO: Well, thanks for having me on the show. I would not use the word "ignorant." I just want Mr. Trump to be more sensitive to the issue.

HANNITY: More sensitive? Isn't there an implied threat there that it makes our country less safe? He says either say things the way we demand or you're going to be attacked? That is how interpret that.

EID: My concern here, I do not want to see American Muslims paying the price of irresponsible statements made by Mr. Trump.

HANNITY: The greater victim of hate crimes according to government statistics are Jewish Americans, just so we're factually accurate. I guess my next question to you is, and I think this is very important for our audience to understand, is that we have the director of national intelligence James Clapper, our FBI director, our assistant FBI director, our chairman of our House Homeland Security, Obama's former envoy General John Allen to defeat ISIS have all said the following in some way, shape, or form, that ISIS will infiltrate the refugee population. Are you willing to gamble with the lives of Americans and bring people here knowing that our own intelligence community is saying ISIS will infiltrate it? I'm in the willing to do that. Are you?

EID: Well, let's straighten up the record here. I'm not against the FBI or immigration policies.

HANNITY: I'm asking you a question. They said ISIS will infiltrate the refugee population. Until we can guarantee the safety of Americans, shouldn't we have a ban?

EID: Then they need to do professional work rather than make a general statement that, OK, I'm not going to let --

HANNITY: How do you know what is in somebody's heart? How do you ascertain if someone is a good person or not?

EID: So why you want to prevent people like the mayor of London, why you want to prevent them coming here?

HANNITY: Because he's saying either change your views or you'll be attacked. You'll be less safe.

BRIGITTE GABRIEL, ACT FOR AMERICA FOUNDER: Well, we are less safe. We are -- we were welcoming the Muslims, then they attacked us on 9/11. On 9/11, we had open arms. As a matter of fact, President Bush immediately after the attacks said Islam is a religion of peace and immediately went to the nearest mosque to tell Muslims don't worry, we love you, we know this had nothing to do with you.

And since then we have had terrorist attack after terrorist attack and foiled terrorists poised to kill Americans over and over regardless of what we say. This sensitivity stuff is boloney. It's time to protect the American public. And for the mayor of London who is actually a Muslim sympathizer who actually represented one of the most notorious radical terrorist imams who is actually banned from Britain right now, the same mayor representing him, he has no business lecturing Americans about who we get in and who we get out.

As a matter of fact, Sean, today a British television aired a documentary about what Muslim British -- British Muslims really think. And the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Britain said, quote, "We made a big mistake in judging Muslim immigration." And he said the reports talked about immigration, integration and segregation. And they said Muslims are creating nations within nations.

HANNITY: I've got to run, but I will tell you that unless we can vet them and guarantee the safety of Americans, we better listen to our intelligence community or Americans will die, and ISIS has told us that is their strategy. Thank you, both.

Coming up, we have a very important "Question of the Day" about who should be vice president. That is next.


HANNITY: Time for our "Question of the Day." So who do you think should be Donald Trump's vice president? Just go to, @SeanHannity on Twitter, also, let us know what you think.

Before we go, quick programming note, be sure to tune in tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern. Donald Trump will join us right after his closed door meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. And that's not all. "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson will join us to talk about the 2016 race. That's tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern.

Unfortunately that's all the time we have for tonight. Don't forget, set your DVR so you never miss an episode. We take attendance and it hurts our feelings if you're not here. We'll see you back here tomorrow night.  Thanks for being with us.

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