Fox News host Sean Hannity is being mocked for his recent move from New York to Florida.
Announcing his relocation under the banner “the blue state exodus continues” on his iHeartRadio show on Tuesday, Mr Hannity said: “Tonight we are now broadcasting from my new home, the great free state of Florida.
“Like so many Americans, I left New York for good and now find myself in the state with—let's see—warmer weather, law and order, better education, more freedom, a better quality of life, and guess what? No state income tax.”
He continued: “I've been threatening to do this for some time now, but now we're starting our first show from my new home and that's in the free state of Florida. I am out. I am done. I am done.
“For the first time that I can think of in my adult life, I actually have representatives in the state that I live in that share my values,” he added, according to The hill.
On his radio show, he criticized Democratic-dominated states for supposedly having “high taxes, heavy regulation, high crime” and “horrible school districts.”
“And if anything, I'm probably late and behind the curve, and many others have made the move beforehand, and there's not a single person I know who's made such a move who isn't glad they did . ” He claimed.
However, social media users grilled Mr Hannity over the announcement, calling his relocation a “gift” to New York.
“Wow, what a gift to New York,” one said the account holder.
“My list of reasons to leave Florida grows every day,” said attorney Ron Filipkowski He wrote.
“Florida is the anti-history, anti-awakening, anti-black, anti-science, anti-LGBTQ state. Hannity has a strange definition of freedom,” said Marlene Robertson added.
“Hannity has moved from one remote studio (at his Long Island mansion) to another remote studio,” reporter Brian Stelter. told X.
Former GOP strategist Tim Miller added: “Rich senior moves to Florida: More at 11.”
Sports reporter Ian Hest he said: “I'm a native Floridan. I've lived here almost all my life. But these people flooding into our state and exploiting us are really poisoning our way of life. We have to build a wall.”
Jon Bauman, president of Social Security Works PAC and Vice Chair of the DNC Seniors Council, commented on the “blue state exodus continues,” banner. saying“As if New York isn't excited to be rid of this garbage.”
Nate Gilbert noted it The daily show Jon Stewart mocked Mr. Hannity for threatening to leave New York by early 2014.
Palm Beach Daily News reported in April 2021 that Mr. Hannity bought a mansion about three miles from Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's residence and private club.
Mr. Hannity reportedly paid $5.3 million for the oceanfront property.
After his move was announced Tuesday, a friend of the Floridian He wrote to X: “Woke up to this absolutely horrible stench outside. Ugh. I couldn't figure out what it was. Then I remembered Sean Hannity just moved to the state.”
The story of Mrs. Betty Bowers, a satirical character played by comedian Deven Greem, thrown away, he added: “So Sean Hannity is flying on his private jet to get away from his million dollar New York mansion to his new Florida mansion to broadcast how the wealthy elites don't care to work -Class people like him, right?'
However, some social media users sided with Mr Hannity in his desire to leave New York.
Greta Van Susteren, a former colleague of Mr. Hannity who now works for Newsmax, He wrote on X: “This is what New York with its high tax rate doesn't understand…the amount of taxes Sean Hannity will save in a year living in Florida will pay for a luxury home in Florida. And? New York is losing that tax revenue. Same goes for DC PLUS DC has a horrible crime situation…”