‘Turn on Fox’: Trump Scolds David Muir and ABC Repeatedly For What He Sees As Unfair Coverage
Tonight, ABC News aired the full version of David Muir‘s interview with Donald Trump. The interview has already been sparking headlines left and right all day, but delivered even more soundbites when it finally aired.
At one point, while defending his speech to the CIA — which was criticized across the networks for being tone-deaf and insensitive as well as for reportedly seating a cheering section for Trump — he told Muir that ABC hadn’t covered the event fairly.
Here is exactly what he said:
That speech was a home run. That speech, if you look at Fox, OK, I’ll mention you — we see what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. They showed the people applauding and screaming and — and they were all CIA. There was — somebody was asking Sean — “Well, were they Trump people that were put–” we don’t have Trump people. They were CIA people … People loved it. They loved it. They gave me a standing ovation for a long period of time. They never even sat down, most of them, during the speech. There was love in the room. You and other networks covered it very inaccurately. I hate to say this to you and you probably won’t put it on but turn on Fox and see how it was covered. And see how people respond to that speech.
Throughout the interview, Trump criticized non-Fox media for being unfair to him, hitting Muir and ABC repeatedly. For instance, during a discussion of Trump’s insistence on perpetuating the false claim that 3 to 5 million votes were cast illegally in the election that led to his presidency, he told Muir, “Let me just tell you, you know what’s important, millions of people agree with me when I say that if you would’ve looked on one of the other networks and all of the people that were calling in they’re saying, ‘We agree with Mr. Trump. We agree.’ They’re very smart people.”
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