(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Actor Sean Penn and Fox News host Sean Hannity exchanged terse words on “Hannity,” not that kind sentiments would have been the predicted outcome of the chat.
“Thanks for coming in, I appreciate it.” Hannity said. “I made a phone call to you, I read you were [in Ukraine]. The story interested me.”
“I’m interested in the work you are doing and why you were there even before the war started and this documentary,” he continued. “Do you remember what you first said to me?”
“I do,” Penn said.
“What did you say?” said Hannity.
“I said I don’t trust you,” Penn responded.
“Is there a reason you don’t trust me?” Hannity asked, according to Breitbart.
“There are a lot of reasons I don’t trust you. A lot of people don’t trust their spouse. But yet, we have to get on with life,” Penn said.
“I never felt this way about where our country is and what I experienced emotionally in Ukraine,” Penn continued. “It had not—we all talk about how divisive things are, how divided things are here. When you step into a country of incredible unity, you realize what we’ve all been missing.”
“I don’t think I’ve got time to indulge my lack of trust, which becomes a petty thing as people and babies are being vaporized,” he said. “These people are fighting for the dreams and aspirations of all of us Americans. We talked about that, too, and we agreed on that.”
Penn said that he was originally in Ukraine to better understand the country and its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Penn went on to say he was optimistic about Ukrainians beating the Russians and believes the United States should be much more involved.
“It is clear to me that the Ukrainians will win this,” he said. “The question is, at what cost.”
The full interview ran about a half hour.