Former President Donald Trump has kept a relatively low profile since being banned from Twitter and booted from the White House in January of this year.
This week, the former President gave his first in-person interview to far-right Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of his most vocal supporters in the media.
Trump divulged that even people on his own campaign suspected him of working with Russia in the 2016 election, and he said he was "beyond seriously" considering a run in 2024.
But it's something Hannity said that's generating mockery across the internet.
Hannity kicks off his interview with Trump with this hard-hitting question: "You are working as hard as you did wh… https://t.co/LrDp7lH2xR— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1618881123.0
Hannity heaped praise on Trump's so-called stamina:
"I know a lot of people that are around you every day. This is what they're all telling me: you are working as hard as you did when you were in the White House. Except to play a little golf more. You are keeping an insane schedule, seven days a week. You really don't stop!"
Many of Trump's supporters have taken to praising the former President's energy as one way to ingratiate themselves with the face of today's Republican party. New York Republican Nan Hayworth hailed Trump as having the "vigor and stamina of ten people." Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said Trump's energy at the Republican National Convention was in "STARK contrast" to that of then-candidate Joe Biden.
People found the similar praise from Hannity laughable.
If I ever had the chance to interview the former President I’d keep making up compliments until he balked. “You s… https://t.co/EFNx4471L6— Peter Sagal (@Peter Sagal)1618881881.0
This is comical https://t.co/KIUHgShhJd— Bwco (@Bwco)1618927507.0
Farce? Parody? Oh deary me, I think it's real... https://t.co/WrDnJlYw7k— in lindac (@in lindac)1618902821.0
Wow, this is like a twilight zone replay. https://t.co/8VyoMwFiQt— susie (@susie)1618887168.0
This is such a joke. https://t.co/BKv3pRXGqq— Lydia Shanen (@Lydia Shanen)1618916663.0
Hannity and all of Fox: Media is so soft on Biden Also Hannity and all of fox: https://t.co/csIe3uufcV— Alfred (@Alfred)1618921719.0
Many were skeptical about Hannity's claims regarding Trump's work schedule.
This tells me he's doing nothing. Moping around whining about not being made emperor. They *always* try create the… https://t.co/A9gff8MUQO— Todd Poirier (@Todd Poirier)1618881275.0
A liar interviewing a liar https://t.co/hAe7AfxS2W— april ward (@april ward)1618909665.0
“Don’t stop” what? Living? No, he hasn’t yet. He looks awful though. How does Hannity fawn over that ignorant slob… https://t.co/iKZkAsYQKj— Snarker (@Snarker)1618907543.0
It's unclear if Trump will mount another presidential campaign in 2024, or settle for being the most sought-after endorsement of the Republican primaries.