The talk show host tweeted a promotional clip that made it appear as though Trump abruptly ended the interview.
New audio shows that a promotional clip tweeted by Piers Morgan was deceptively edited to make it appear as though the former President Donald Trump angrily ended the interview. In the clip, it seems that Trump calls Morgan “very dishonest” and says “turn the camera off” as he abruptly stands up to leave.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 20, 2022
The clip begins with Trump telling Morgan “I think I’m a very honest man. Much more honest than you.”
This had to be utterly indefensible conduct and editing by Piers Morgan if NBC is coming out to defend Trump. https://t.co/MB8QIcYjl3
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) April 21, 2022
Trump Gets An “Easy Win”
Writing for CNN, Chris Cillizza said that Morgan handed Trump an “easy win.”
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“[O]ccasionally a member of the media … does something colossally stupid that gives Trump just the ammo he needs to continue to make the case that the media is out to get him,” Cillizza wrote.
“Yes, Trump and Morgan got into it over the 2020 election … [b]ut Trump didn’t end the interview there,” he explained.
President Donald J. Trump:
“Piers Morgan, like the rest of the Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me. He wanted to make it look like I walked out on the interview when my time limit of 20 minutes went over… pic.twitter.com/c5npGXzp7w
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 21, 2022
What Really Happened in Piers Morgan’s Donald Trump Interview?
The audio recording provided to NBC News shows that Morgan finished the interview with a question about golf, and Trump’s “turn the camera off” comment was made after the interview concluded.
Trump capitalized on the moment by releasing a statement to call Morgan out.
“Piers Morgan, like the rest of the Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me,” Trump said. “It just shows, however, what I have to deal with in the Fake News Media. He went out of his way to deceptively edit an interview and got caught. That is a big story, isn’t it?”
Calling the interview “long” and “tedious,” Trump said that he stayed for an hour longer than he agreed for the interview.
If my team were as unethical and dishonest as the snake @piersmorgan, we would have sensationally edited this clip of Trump to make it look like he threw a tantrum and asked the cameras to be shut off when in reality—the interview was over and we simply wanted to chat off-camera. pic.twitter.com/uuJo4e2zNi
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2022
What About The Rest of the Media?
In his piece for CNN, Cillizza writes that “the most consistent strain of Trumpism over the years has been his assertion that the news is a) fake and b) out to get him (and his supporters).”
He calls that a ridiculous assertion, but is it?
Liberals at news outlets like CNN and NBC have shown that they are willing to write misleading headlines, deceptively edit videos, and do whatever it takes to push their agenda.
In 2021, ‘NBC Nightly News’ was criticized for a deceptive edit of a 911 call. In its reporting on a police shooting, the call was edited to remove a portion where the caller said the the girl who was shot had a knife.
In their report on the officer-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio, NBC Nightly News deceptively edited the 911 call to leave out the part where the caller says a girl was “trying to stab us.” They also don’t show viewers the knife in the attacker’s hand just before the shots. pic.twitter.com/r5uXD1qDb1
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2021
Chuck Todd admitted that he aired a video that took former Attorney General Bill Barr out of context on ‘Meet the Press.’
Today on Meet The Press, @chucktodd wildly took context out of an answer AG Bill Barr gave about his decision to drop the case into Gen. Michael Flynn.
I cut Todd’s segment along with Barr’s full answer together. Look at how blatantly dishonest this is. pic.twitter.com/tODOEwL48V
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 10, 2020
Cillizza may not consider Piers Morgan a true journalist, but they’re all playing the same game. It’s no wonder that trust in the media is at an all-time low.