Fox News commentator Sean Hannity says a story about him spending thousands of dollars dining at the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC on inauguration weekend is “fake news.”
A waiter told GQ that Hannity ran up a $42,000 tab at the hotel’s restaurant.
According to the waiter, the huge check included the cost of getting an eight-pound, 70-year-old lobster delivered to the hotel from Maine.
Politico’s Hadas Gold spotted the bizarre tidbit in GQ’s article about the hotel on Thursday.
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) July 27, 2017
Soon after, Hannity took to Twitter to call the waiter’s story “Ridiculous Fake News.”
FAKE NEWS!! Ridiculous Fake News!! NEVER HAPPENED. https://t.co/Muleg7VpPH
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 27, 2017
Fox News had previously denied the story to GQ on Hannity’s behalf.
Hannity has been a steady source of pro-Trump coverage on Fox News. In June, controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter published a column saying that the host “would endorse communism” if Donald Trump did.