Fox News anchor Sean Hannity said Monday that he was stunned by Fox News’ announcement that Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson was leaving his primetime show.
Fox News announced Monday that Carlson and the network were parting ways. Hannity, whose show on Fox News starts immediately after Carlson’s now-former time slot, had no idea that Carlson would be leaving. Speaking on his radio show “The Sean Hannity Show” on Monday night, Hannity said “it’s very hard.”
“My phone has been blowing up all day. The hard part for me is I don’t have a clue … I have no idea. Was it Tucker’s decision? Was it Fox’s? Was it a mutual agreement that they had? I don’t know,” Hannity told his audience. “I guess people think that because I’ve been there the longest that I’d have some knowledge or understanding of what’s going on, but… I just don’t.”
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Hannity further noted that if anyone thinks his tenure at Fox News should give him some insider knowledge, they should remember that he doesn’t “own the company.” (RELATED: Elon Musk Talks Aliens And Apocalypse With Tucker Carlson)
Carlson’s exit has been met with a mixture of uproar and shock. Former President Donald Trump said Monday that he was surprised by Fox News’ decision, given Carlson’s incredibly high ratings. Former Fox News host Glenn Beck predicted that Carlson’s exit would “kill” Fox News.