President Trump often calls Sean Hannity after the show’s nightly primetime broadcast on Fox News, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing a source close to the White House.
“The president has started to call people more on the weekends, from the cellphone, which he didn’t used to do,” the source told the newspaper.
“Every time it says on MSNBC or CNN, which you know he watches, ‘This is the adult.… Thank God they stopped him,’ it all gets to him,” the source said.
Trump tweeted late Tuesday blasting “fake news” that his chief of staff John Kelly would soon be ousted, saying Kelly is “doing a FANTASTIC job for me, and more importantly, for the USA!”
Hannity, a staunch ally and defender of the president and then-candidate, will interview Trump on his show Wednesday night.
The Hill added:
According to the Times, Hannity has told Trump that he needs to take a harder line on immigration after Trump reached an agreement with Democrats to extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients without including funding for his border wall.
Trump unveiled a lengthy list of demands to be featured in DACA legislation on Sunday night, including border wall funding.
The White House disputed the Los Angeles Times report, telling the Times that Trump “always had a robust list of outside advisers in business and politics because he is open minded and ultimately wants to do the right thing for the country.”