On Monday, Sean Hannity tore into Prince Harry telling him that Americans don’t need a lecture on the First Amendment after he called it “bonkers” and said he really didn’t understand it.
“I have a special message tonight for England’s royal pain in the a**, Prince Harry, who thinks America’s First Amendment is, quote, ‘bonkers,’” Hannity opened at the beginning of the show according to the New York Post.
Hannity then went on to directly address the royal towards the end of his segment: “Before we go I have a message for Harry who is now attacking one of America’s most sacred rights, the freedom of speech. Harry, we really don’t need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment.”
“And if you can’t understand the importance of free expression and the importance of Constitutional principles that allow for a free exchange of ideas and opinions that make America the greatest country on earth then maybe it’s time for you to move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas,” the primetime host declared.
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Hannity’s admonition comes after Prince Harry did an interview on the Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast on Thursday where he admitted that he doesn’t fully understand the First Amendment and what it entails.
He went on to point out: “This is what public figures in America go through.” The Fox News host has been the recipient of many attacks from people who don’t know him and who have attempted to “cancel” him.
“In a way I kind of feel sorry for you because you seem torn between your new bride and your family back in England,” Hannity stated. “Understand this is the same First Amendment that allowed you and your wife to trash your own family in the Oprah Winfrey interview. You and Meghan were allowed to accuse your family of racism.”
Hannity proceeded to educate the Prince on how little America needs his advice: “We don’t really need lectures about customs or sacred freedoms, and by the way, you’re free to go home, make amends at the Palace with the people that you and your wife hurt deeply.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham snarked at Hannity following his closing segment: “I thought you were going to throw the Revolutionary War in his face.”
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,” Prince Harry said during the podcast. “I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.”
“You can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said,” he contended.
Conservative Americans who hold the First Amendment near and dear to their hearts took offense at Harry’s brushing off of their right to free speech.
Republican Texas congressman and veteran Dan Crenshaw tweeted: “Well I just doubled the size of my Independence Day party.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 17, 2021
Brexit’s Nigel Farage shredded the royal over his remarks: “For Prince Harry to condemn the USA’s First Amendment shows he has lost the plot. Soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond.”
For Prince Harry to condemn the USA's First Amendment shows he has lost the plot. Soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 15, 2021
The View’s Meghan McCain was incensed: “We fought a war in 1776 so we don’t have to care what you say or think. That being said, you have chosen to seek refuge from your homeland here and thrive because all of what our country has to offer and one of the biggest things is the 1st amendment – show some utter respect.”
Laura Ingraham embodied many Americans’ sentiments when she bluntly remarked on Twitter Sunday: “Don’t let the door knob hit you, Windsor.”
Not content with insulting Americans, Prince Harry also disrespected his own family in the podcast lashing out at Prince Charles, Prince Philip, and the Queen stating that he had suffered “genetic pain.” British aides allegedly demanded that he give up his royal titles after those statements.
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