Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a friend in Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Hannity has hosted Trump on his show dozens of times since last summer, often at critical junctures in the race. Trump has secured hours of airtime the night before primaries and caucuses, including several extravagant interviews that lasted the entire hour of Hannity’s show. While Hannity has often interviewed Trump’s competitors, none have been given the same platform to spread their message as Trump.
Sweetening the deal further, Trump has rarely been asked difficult questions during these appearances. Quite the opposite.
"Were you really number one in your class?" Hannity asked Trump last August, repeating a false story first circulated by Trump in 1973. Trump did not appear on the Dean's List of 56 people from his graduating class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has declined to release his academic transcripts.
"I was a good student. I was a very good student. People are shocked by that," Trump responded.
"I'm not shocked," Hannity said.
Hannity has had Trump’s back during some of his cringe-worthiest controversies. For instance, Hannity defended Trump to the hilt when his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with simple battery for manhandling a reporter.
Hannity will hold an "EXCLUSIVE" hour-long event with Trump on Monday evening, one day before the Wisconsin primary.