In his Opening Monologue on Thursday, Sean Hannity identified White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain as the “puppeteer” behind the actions of the “cognitively impaired” 78-year-old President Joe Biden, calling out the Delaware Democrat’s longtime confidant for dismissing the American people’s concerns about rising inflation.
Klain, who served as Biden’s vice presidential chief of staff as well as President Obama’s Ebola czar, retweeted a Harvard professor who diagnosed the current inflation spike as a “high-class problem”.
On “Hannity,” the host said Klain’s intentional ignorance to the economic plight of working class Americans under Biden is not becoming of a leader:
“If you are middle-class or low income in America, you are in trouble, thanks to Joe Biden – He’s the one that gave up the energy independence he inherited,” Hannity said.
“Shadow President and master puppeteer – so kind, so thoughtful and loving – Ron Klain … believes we smelly Walmart shoppers of America, that cling to God, guns, Bibles, and religion don’t need to worry about inflation,” he said.
Biden’s former boss, President Obama, famously claimed during a 2008 fundraiser that economically depressed Pennsylvanians “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them — or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment, as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Hannity said the future only looks bleaker for Americans:
“Look at your gas tank, how much does it cost you to fill your tank? Your heating bills were about to jump 54% as “The Wall Street Journal” put it, a ‘winter of giant gas bills is coming’.”
He noted that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, a liberal appointed by Obama, has even sounded the alarm about Biden’s inflationary policies.
The host echoed a sentiment from CNBC anchor Joe Kernen, about a Democratic president “losing” Summers:
“It’s really bad and it gets worse,” Hannity said, finishing Kernen’s thought in his own regard.