- Allies of President Donald Trump keep slipping up and referring to the nonexistent Hillary Clinton administration.
- It comes as much of the right-leaning media is continuing to gin up outrage about Clinton’s actions during the 2016 campaign and during her tenure as secretary of state.
Fox News host Sean Hannity accidentally referenced Hillary Clinton’s nonexistent administration on Monday, continuing an unusual emerging trend among allies of President Donald Trump.
While discussing an Obama administration-era uranium deal that many Trump supporters have tried to link to the Clintons for years, the host tripped up.
“Now that we have no Trump collusion, here’s what we do have tonight,” Hannity said. “This is what the media will ignore. This is what matters, these are the facts, this is where the evidence comes in.”
“What did President Clinton, or President Clinton wannabe, President Obama, and key members of the administration — what did they know about the Uranium One scandal?” he said.
Hannity wasn’t the first Trump ally in recent days to accidentally reference Clinton’s nonexistent administration while stoking anger over the Uranium One nuclear deal.
Over the past several days, another top administration booster has repeatedly referred to Clinton’s nonexistent administration.
In an interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski mocked pending indictments of former Trump campaign officials, arguing that media were ignoring the 2012 Uranium One deal. The deal allowed Russia to acquire a partial stake in US uranium production, requiring the confirmation of nine government agencies, including the then Clinton-led state department.
“The speculation is so insane right now,” he said. “What we should be focusing on are the continued lies of the Clinton administration, the continued fallacies that they perpetuate.”
Lewandowski’s clip went viral. Two days later, he slipped up again.
During an interview on Fox Business Network on Monday, the former campaign manager called for a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One deal.
“We knew that the members of the CFIUS committee, the committee of foreign investments in the US, of the members that are sitting on that committee, I think seven or nine of them had ties to the Clinton administration, I mean the Clinton Foundation,” Lewandowski said.
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