On Thursday, NBC’s Lester Holt sat down with President Donald Trump for his first interview since he fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. Of course, as a member of the mainstream media, Holt desperately tried to use the interview to humiliate Trump. Unfortunately for him, his efforts just backfired in a big way.
Western Journalism reported that in the clip above this story, Holt interrupted Trump nine times in just three minutes. Most of the interruptions came when Trump was trying to explain to Holt a part of the letter he wrote former FBI Director James Comey in which he noted that Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation.
“Why did you put that in there?” Holt asked.
“Because he told me that. I mean, he told me…,” Trump began.
“He told you you weren’t under investigation regarding the Russian investigation?” Holt interrupted.
“Yeah, and I’ve heard that from others. I think…,” Trump said before Holt interjected again.
“Was it in a phone call? Did you meet face-to-face?” Holt said.
“I had a dinner with him. He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on. We had a very nice dinner at the White House…” Trump said as Holt cut him off a third time.
“He, he asked for the dinner?” Holt asked.
“A dinner was arranged. I think he asked for a dinner,” Trump replied.
Unfortunately for Holt, the only thing he accomplished was making himself look like an unprofessional interviewer:
How dare Holt interrupt President Trump! He would not have done that to Obama.
— Bill Mitchell (@billmitchell_AZ) May 12, 2017
When they interrupt this much, they are goading him, not interested in the truth, just want to get him frazzled.https://t.co/38wO1dmgF1
— Mike Out Yonder 🇺🇸 (@OutYonder0777) May 12, 2017
— Marv L Shedley (@MarvLSOne) May 11, 2017
The hosts of Fox & Friends agreed.
“Seemed like an interrogation,” said co-host Steve Doocy.
“How disrespectful was that?” added co-host Brian Kilmeade.
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