What a difference a year makes.
On Saturday, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” hit Fox News personality Sean Hannity with a musical reminder of what he said while downplaying the coronavirus threat on the same day – February 27 – in 2020.
“No one in the United States of America has died from the coronavirus,” Hannity told his millions of viewers.
A year later, the death toll in the United States now stands at more than 500,000 people.
“The Daily Show” remixed Hannity’s statement into a club hymn:
Hannity, along with then-President Donald Trump, for months rejected COVID-19 and accused Democrats of politicizing the pandemic – even as the deadly virus swept the world.
Last month, Hannity was accused of “dabbling in anti-vaxx territory” after saying he was unsure of taking the coronavirus vaccine – even though Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul whose company owns Fox News, had received the blow and encouraged others to do so too.
Hannity on his radio show on Friday revealed he would get the COVID-19 hit – for which he was criticized as “neurotic” by his producer Lynda McLaughlin.
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