Hannity led off with a question that Weiner is probably sick of hearing -- “What the hell were you thinking?” -- and the one-time New York City mayoral hopeful refused to answer.
Things only got worse.
After the two went around in circles about Weiner’s sex scandals and briefly touched on policy issues, Hannity brought up the debt ceiling. Weiner then berated his host repeatedly about whether he supported raising the debt ceiling. Hannity begrudgingly acknowledged it would have to be raised and then complained about Weiner hijacking the interview.
According to a rush transcript from "Hannity," this is a portion of what was said:
HANNITY: Do you think it's hard now to make -- obviously you don't do well in the mayoral race. Do you think people are unforgiving? You got a very low percentage of the vote.
WEINER: I don't know, you guys don't stop begging me to come on. So apparently you want to talk to me.
HANNITY: I didn't beg you. We asked you to come on. And by the way, I was kind of surprised you said yes.
WEINER: Well you asked me about 50 times.
HANNITY: We always ask. We ask everybody. I have asked President Obama 1,000 times.
WEINER: Now I'm here and you want to ask me about why I'm here. You invited me here. If you don't want me here, I don't have to be here. You invited me.
HANNITY: I thought maybe the reason you're here is because maybe you wanted to transition to television and maybe you're coming on in hopes of replacing Chris Matthews.
HANNITY: You don't want to -- what would you like to do in the future?
WEINER: I don't know. I'm not here as part of a divine plan. You asked me to come on. You said you wanted to talk about ObamaCare and the government standoff. I'd be glad to talk about it. Frankly, it seems sometimes you need explaining on things, so I'm here to do it for you, brother.
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