Sean Hannity ‘Not Pushing’ Donald Trump Over Ted Cruz

Fox News host says he can “make a case” for both candidates

Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity says he doesn’t favor Donald Trump as he prepares to host an event with Ted Cruz.

Hannity responded on Twitter to followers who agreed with an International Business Times piece that suggested he gives special treatment to the GOP frontrunner.

Hannity said on Twitter that he’s “fair” to both Trump and Cruz and will support whoever emerges as the GOP nominee, because he supports Hillary Clinton’s defeat. He said he “can make a case” for both Trump and Cruz.

The host moderated a Trump town hall Wednesday and on Friday he will host an hour-long Q&A with Cruz.

Hannity has offered the same amount of time to Trump and Cruz. A Fox News source tells TheWrap that he has also offered Marco Rubio a similar hour-long interview, but the Rubio campaign has yet to commit.

John Kasich has not yet been invited to participate in an individual town hall, so far, but has appeared on Hannity’s program, including earlier this month.

Hannity was the first and only cable news host to offer a one-hour interview to each of the Democratic and Republican candidates as they announced. Clinton and Bernie Sanders declined.  

This isn’t the first time IBTimes columnist Brendan James has personally criticized Hannity. Last December, James called the FNC host a “cheerleader for the GOP,” “diminished figure” and a “relic at Fox News.”

Some of Hannity’s recent tweets are below: