Sean Hannity Denies He Gave Interview Questions to Trump
He also denied, as reported by Michael Wolff, that he considered leaving Fox News to work for Trump.
Sean Hannity is contesting a claim in Michael Wolff's forthcoming book that the Fox News host provided President Donald Trump with a list of questions before an interview.
Instead of Trump sitting for 60 Minutes, "the interview went to Fox News' Sean Hannity, who, White House insiders happily explained, was willing to supply the questions beforehand," Wolff wrote in a column on his book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, for The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. "Indeed, the plan was to have all interviewers going forward provide the questions."
Hannity said it didn't happen that way. He also denied that he once said that he would leave Fox News and "go work full time for Trump because nothing was more important than for Trump to succeed."
In a statement through a spokesperson on Thursday, Hannity responded: "I never provided questions ahead of time to President Trump and never said I was going to quit my longtime, successful TV and radio career to work for his administration."
Hannity interviewed the president in Harrisburg, Penn., in front of a live audience on Oct. 11. During the interview, Hannity praised the president on multiple occasions and the president complimented Hannity on his show and his ratings.
The White House has contested the accuracy of some of the salacious anecdotes and claims in Wolff's book.