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Sean Hannity's pledge to suspend 'petty' political fights for 12 hours fell 4 hours short

At 3:11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity decided that some things are just more important than politics. "In light of dangerous NKorea threat, I'm stopping all petty political disagreements for at least next 12 hours," he tweeted. "Petty" is, of course, a subjective term, but at 11:03 p.m. EDT, less than eight hours after making his 12-hour pledge, Hannity tweeted this to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

Hannity was responding to a report about McConnell telling a Rotary Club group that Trump "had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process" and pushed "too many artificial deadlines." To be fair, defending Trump is clearly a 24/7 endeavor, and in Twitter years, eight hours is practically forever, especially if you're prone to engaging in "petty political disagreements."