After Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he quickly engaged in a war with the mainstream media. However, many in the right-wing media have often come to his defense, including Sean Hannity of Fox News.

Hannity deletes

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, the story that has dominated the headlines has been what impact Russia had on the results. Just last month, The Washington Post broke the bombshell story that revealed the results of a secret investigation done by the CIA. The report concluded that Russia was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee, with the ultimate goal of getting Trump into the White House.

Since then, the FBI and the White House have come to the same conclusion, though Trump and some in the right-wing media have question the intelligence reports. One conservative media supporter of Trump is Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is coming under fire for a controversial message sent out on his Twitter account on January 8.

Twitter user @donnielilhands tagged Sean Hannity in a post that read "YES! All Americans must join together to MAKE RUSSIA GREAT AGAIN," adding "TEAMWORK!!" and the hashtag "#MRGA." In response, Hannity wrote back "AMEN!!"

After two hours of being ridiculed on social media, Sean Hannity pulled his tweet, but not before a screen shot could capture the comment.

CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted in regards to the Hannity comment, attaching the screen shot and stating, "Update: Nearly two hours later, @SeanHannity has deleted his retweet that seemingly (accidentally?) endorsed "Make Russia Great Again" msg." Mediaite's Alex Griswold also commented on the Hannity tweet, which led to the Fox News host firing back.

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Hannity responds

After Mediaite ran an article about the tweet titled "Hannity, for one, welcomes our new Russian overlords," Sean Hannity wasn't happy.

"Alex this is why the media is so dishonest," the Fox News host wrote, before adding, "If you took the time to read my timeline you would have figured out it was an honest mistake." "Are you really that lazy and biased?," Hannity continued, while stating, "How about you quote all the tweets about NOT trusting Putin or Russia. You are dishonest and lazy."