Sean Hannity offers to send Barack Obama's family to Kenya: “You can't come back"

"I'll pay for you to go to Canada. You want to go to Kenya? I'll pay for you to go to Kenya. Jakarta"

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published October 26, 2016 12:32PM (EDT)

 Sean Hannity (Credit: Fox News)
Sean Hannity (Credit: Fox News)

Fox News host Sean Hannity is apparently grumpier than usual as his preferred Republican presidential candidate slips further behind Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in national and battleground state polling.

Angered by the growing likelihood of a Clinton win, Hannity lashed out at the current Democratic occupant of the White House, Barack Obama, offering to charter an airplane to send the president's family to Africa.

Hannity was set off into a rage by a comment from White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who had joked, "The president's working very hard to make sure nobody has to leave the country as a result of an electoral outcome that the president doesn't support."

On his radio show Hannity asked, “You want to go to Canada?” He continued, “I'll pay for you to go to Canada. You want to go to Kenya? I'll pay for you to go to Kenya. Jakarta, where you went to school back in the day — you can go back there.”

As if the sly birther reference were not enough, the right-wing commentator added into his rant a nod to the biggest birther theorist of them all to further needle Obama.

I will charter Donald Trump’s plane if he’ll let me, and I will charter it to the country of your choice,” Hannity said.

"I have one stipulation," he added. "You can't come back!"

Hannity later defended his offer to ship the Obamas to Africa by referencing a family trip to Kenya:

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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