Fox News' Sean Hannity had lived in New York for years, but that just changed.
On Hannity's first show of the year, he announced that he had relocated to Florida, where he will now be broadcasting his show.
When I heard this news, I had to go back to an interview that Hannity conducted with former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, where he gushed over the city and let de Blasio off the hook. The interview was a complete and utter joke.
Hannity has now changed his tune, slamming New York on his way out the door, stating:
"If anybody is listening to this program for any length of time, been threatening now to do this for quite a while, but we are now beginning our first broadcast of my new home, and that is in the free state of Florida. I am out. I am done. I'm finished. New York, New York, goodbye. Florida, Florida, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. But it's great to be here."
"And finally, for the first time that I can think of in my adult life, I actually have representatives in the state that I'm living in that share my values. I have a governor by the name of Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott. So, I'm feeling a lot better about it."
Hannity is a huge Trump supporter and has used Fox News to give Trump a platform on many occasions, so I am curious how all this will play out with the former president and 2024 hopeful.
If you watched the full segment, Hannity was bragging about Florida, the complete opposite narrative that Donald Trump has pitched about the state. I am just wondering how all that will play out the next time that Hannity gets Trump on his show.
According to the latest census data, Florida is among the fastest-growing states in the country. In July, for instance, the state grew by 1.6%, or 365,000 people. On the other hand, New York lost 102,000 people, many large earners who contribute significantly to the state's income via taxes.
The three states that led the country for popular surges in 2023 were all red states: Florida, South Carolina, and Texas. That is great for the states, but I am now curious how this will impact voting because liberals are now saturating red states. Will they continue to vote for Democrats, or will they embrace the Republicans that run the states they fled to?