Sean Hannity accidentally airs a wonderful ad for socialism

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Hannity asked his audience if they wanted ‘these people running the country?’ The internet responded: Yep.

Fox News pundit Sean Hannity attempted to downplay the upset victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who won in a Democratic primary in New York on Tuesday night, by rattling off a list of her polices as the “modern Democratic party.”

While Hannity was trying to make it seem like a bad thing, the internet erupted in glee.

The Fox News host rattled off on Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda while it was displayed on a large graphic. The list included: Medicare-for-all, women’s rights, criminal justice reform, abolishing ICE, and free public college tuition.

“Many are hailing Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape, but in reality her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary,” Hannity said, adding: “This is the future. This is your modern Democratic party.”

After airing a clip of Ocasio-Cortez saying she would be in support of impeaching President Donald Trump, the host continued:

“The only difference between the self-proclaimed socialist that you just saw and the rest of the Democratic party is: she’s actually more honest,” he said.

Hannity may have thought Ocasio-Cortez’s vision for the United States was “downright scary,” people online struggled to find ways to agree with him.

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The Fox News host ended the segment by asking his audience “do you really want these people running the country?”

Judging by the response to his segment online, it’s likely a good portion of people do want that.

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