Sean Hannity just landed an exclusive interview spot with President Trump during the Super Bowl pre-game show on Feb. 2.
Hannity says he will use the opportunity to discuss the president’s side of the Senate impeachment trial, along with other topics, such as the killing of Iranian terrorist Soleimani and the U.S. economy.
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News of the interview was first reported by Mediaite.
Hannity, a staunch supporter of the president, told Variety that he intends to ask Trump about the Senate impeachment trial, the state of the U.S. economy and the Trump-ordered killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
But he also plans to discuss other topics, including Trump's prediction on who will win the Feb. 2 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
The network that carries the Super Bowl traditionally airs interviews with the sitting president. Rights to the game work on a rotating basis between CBS, NBC and Fox.
"Face the Nation" anchor Margaret Brennan interviewed Trump last year when the Patriots faced the Rams in Atlanta on CBS.
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In the previous three Super Bowls televised by Fox, the pre-game presidential interviews were conducted by former host Bill O'Reilly, who left Fox News in April 2017 following allegations of sexual misconduct. O'Reilly interviewed Trump before the 2017 Super Bowl featuring the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, as well as former President Barack Obama in 2011 and 2014.
“I want to make sure I put myself in the position of somebody at home, hanging out with friends and waiting for the game to start,” Hannity told Variety of the interview.
The Fox News primetime host said he intends to ask the president about he impeachment trial in the Senate, the economy, and the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. He also plans to ask Trump to predict the winner of the game.
"It’s a nice, fun American day,” Hannity said. “What do you do on Super Bowl Sunday? I imagine you’re with friends and family, and you are probably grilling, making chicken wings. You’re making steaks maybe grilling a little fish, smoking some barbecue ... (but) there are important issues in the news.”