On Monday, a bombshell story broke revealing Fox News host Sean Hannity to be a client of Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. In response, Hannity decided to speak out.

Hannity on Cohen

It all started back in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's lawyer, paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in "hush money" during the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair she allegedly had with the president back in 2006.

In the months that have followed, the Trump administration has denied any wrongdoing, with Cohen and his own legal team also pushing back against the allegations. However, the FBI raided Cohen's office earlier this month in regards to the alleged payment, which led to Cohen appearing in court on Monday. During the hearing, court filings showed that Cohen gave legal advice to three people in 2018, with one name being Sean Hannity of Fox News.

As expected, Sean Hannity quickly received criticism due to his strong support of Donald Trump and Michael Cohen on his Fox News show, leading the host sending out a pair of tweets in his own defense on April 16.

"Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective," Hannity tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, Hannity added, "I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party."

Twitter reacts

Following Sean Hannity's tweets of denial, social media went viral in mockery and opposition.

"Then why did you instruct Michael Cohen to conceal your name if you weren't a client? It also means your attorney lied to a federal judge about the existence of an attorney-client relationship. You might want to re-think this line of defense," one tweet read.

"Then why did you tell Michael Cohen to keep that relationship secret?

Because you knew the relationship was unethical," a Twitter user wrote. "Shut up, liar. You also have a fat head and American hates you," another tweet added. "Oh, so I guess we all should believe you. Don't worry about it, and you can spare the denials because what's done in the dark will surely come to the light," an additional tweet noted.

"Has he ever paid for an abortion on your behalf?" a social media user wondered. "Aaand, you didn't inhale nor did you have sex with that woman...Lol! You're just a stupid little puppet for a Big Clown! Blaaah! Blaaah! Blaaah!" a follow-up tweet stated.