Fox News had an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Monday and it did not go well for either party. Harris Faulkner interviewed the former president and handled the entire thing irresponsibly. The exchange started off normal, with Trump talking about the situation at the southern border and making disparaging comments about migrants being “very bad people coming into our county.” Faulkner let that go on, as that’s normal rhetoric for Fox News. Then, Trump played his greatest hits by claiming that the 2020 election was rigged and that Joe Biden didn’t really defeat him. While some Fox hosts will now eagerly cut off Trump when he talks about voter fraud, Faulkner let him go on uninterrupted, never offering any pushback or follow-up questions.
The interview really started going off the rails when Faulkner falsely reported live on air that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had resigned. The Fox host apparently got a message in her ear that she misinterpreted, prompting a false report and then an immediate correction. Trump, standing by during the whole thing, was pleased about the news of Mayorkas resigning before getting disappointed by finding out it was untrue. Later in the interview, Faulkner asked a question about immigration that Trump apparently didn’t like. She said, “most presidents, ex-presidents, do not weigh in at this level. Why did you feel like you needed to on this issue?” Trump responded dismissively, with “well you called me, I didn’t call you, in all fairness.” Neither Trump nor Faulkner brought their A game to this interview and the result was an awkward disaster for the viewers.
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