Actor Sean Penn told Fox News host Sean Hannity he doesn’t trust him on Tuesday, sparking an awkward dialogue about trust. (Watch below at 7:30 a.m.)
The surreal conversation between political opposites began with Penn’s main reason for visiting “Hannity” ― to drum up support for Ukrainians fighting against Russian invaders.
Penn, who traveled in and out of the conflict to shoot a documentary, urged billionaires to supply Ukraine with fighter jets and missile defense technology.
Hannity asked Penn to remember what the Oscar-winning actor said when he called to inquire about his documentary.
“I said I don’t trust you,” Penn replied.
“Is there a reason you didn’t trust me?” asked Hannity, one of the prominent faces of a network that spat false takes on the Capitol riot, COVID-19 vaccines and efforts to educate children about racism.
“Yeah, there’s a lot of reasons why I don’t trust you,” Penn said, noting that there are “so many people who don’t trust their spouse, and yet we have to go on living.” .
“We all talk about how things are divisive, how divisive things are here,” he continued. “But when you enter a country of such incredible unity [like Ukraine], you realize what we have all been missing. And I don’t think I have time to indulge my lack of confidence, which becomes a petty thing.
Penn then shared his observations on the crisis in Ukraine. Toward the end of the interview, Hannity asked the ‘Mystic River’ star if he had gained her trust somewhat.
“There’s a lot of physical therapy needed after a big car accident,” Penn explained with a laugh. “We don’t do everything in a day.”