“Thanks for coming in. I appreciate it. I made a phone call to you. I read you were there,” Hannity began, referring to Penn shooting a documentary film in Ukraine when the Russian invasion broke out. “The story interested me. I said I’m interested in the work you are doing and why you were there even before the war started and this documentary. Do you remember what you first said to me?”
Penn said, “I do.”
Hannity said, “What did you say?”
Penn replied, “I said I don’t trust you.”
Hannity said, “Is there a reason you didn’t trust me?”
Penn said, “There are a lot of reasons I don’t trust you. A lot of people don’t trust their spouse. But yet, we have to get on with life. I never felt this way about where our country is and what I experienced emotionally in Ukraine. It had not — we all talk about how divisive things are, how divided things are here. When you step into a country of incredible unity, you realize what we’ve all been missing. I don’t think I’ve got time to indulge my lack of trust, which becomes a petty thing as people and babies are being vaporized. These people are fighting for the dreams and aspirations of all of us Americans. We talked about that, too, and we agreed on that.”
There are a lot of reasons to distrust Penn, too, considering he is a leftist who has buddied up to authoritarians like the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s mass-murdering communist dictator Fidel Castro. Penn never expressed any concern about the “dreams and aspirations” of the people suffering under their oppression.