Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States at exactly noon on January 20, 2021.
During his evening broadcast on January 21, 2021, Sean Hannity ran a segment lambasting Biden for having a "disastrous first week" as President.
Biden hadn't even finished his first full day.
Still, the host came armed with a list of complaints. Hannity opened the segment by claiming Biden was struggling to answer questions.
He then cited the Keystone pipeline decision as evidence of Biden's "anti-energy policies" and claimed it would cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs. Official GOP emails push the same rhetoric.
Fact checkers say the number is nowhere near hundreds of thousands and is closer to 35 . Not 35 thousand or 35 hundred; 35 total jobs. It would also move up the timeline on some always-planned layoffs of temporary workers.
Hannity switched gears to discuss "Hunter Biden's laptop" before eventually laying pandemic blame on Biden.
The Fox News host sharply critiqued President Biden's pandemic response; claiming the new administration was downplaying the severity of things and should have better control. Hannity made similar remarks on his radio show.
Again, Biden had not yet completed his first full day as President when the "Disastrous First Week" segments aired.
Twitter was quick to criticize Hannity's heavy-handed review.
An hour or so ago, I posted something from The Daily Show that had Hannity grousing Biden hadn't gotten pandemic un… https://t.co/j7DIZigreL— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1611182261.0
@seanhannity Perhaps you were never really good at math. You mentioned President Biden’s disastrous first week. A w… https://t.co/7u5YvPSTaS— Ellen Sorce (@Ellen Sorce)1611340474.0
@VaushV Sean Hannity already said on Thursday that Biden had "a disastrous first week". This was the day after the inauguration.— Our Long National Nightmare Is Over (@Our Long National Nightmare Is Over)1611442797.0
damn that was fast he really must be sleepy Biden if he made us sleep through five days https://t.co/6j2LRZy9x9— FactCheck (@FactCheck)1611326194.0
Sean Hannity ~ King of d’Nile‼️ We’ve watched YOU deny climate change...systemic racism...corrupt police...trump’s… https://t.co/K5ipUzgEk5— GRITS1951 (@GRITS1951)1611369775.0
Look I know time is fake especially during a pandemic but it's been like 2 full days bro. https://t.co/XejNtdO2qg— Jana Hall - ON FRIDGE DUTY (@Jana Hall - ON FRIDGE DUTY)1611305817.0
Call me a traditionalist or conservative, but I'm still of the view that a week is 7 days. https://t.co/YBJ2jraeNy— Timothy E Kaldas (@Timothy E Kaldas)1611295771.0
@jeremynewberger Must be why Sean Hannity had a headline about Biden's "disastrous first week" when the guy hasn't… https://t.co/ZhrNzuaadK— At0micPunk | BLM (@At0micPunk | BLM)1611281540.0
@SteveHofstetter You sound like Sean hannity and Biden's disastrous 36-hour first week— Didi Harrington Gingue (@Didi Harrington Gingue)1611365128.0
I guess that according to Sean Hannity, one of Biden's executive orders was to reduce the length of the week to a d… https://t.co/S2QRjil7jE— Scott Frank (@Scott Frank)1611295141.0
Man, the first week has really flown by. It feels like its just been a day. But Sean Hannity would never lie to me… https://t.co/iEo0NLVJzn— Michael Kelminson (@Michael Kelminson)1611281354.0
It has still not been a full week of the Biden presidency. Hannity has continued to criticize Biden's performance.