- An audio launched by Trump’s communications director recorded Morgan laughing with and thanking the previous president
- Budowich slammed Morgan for stretching the supposed 20-minute interview to greater than an hour
- Budowich accused the producers of Morgan’s present of utilizing Trump to revive the broadcaster’s profession
Former President Donald Trump’s communications director has launched an audio recording that seems to refute reviews suggesting he walked out of an interview with Piers Morgan.
Discuss TV, which debuts Monday, not too long ago teased the interview between Morgan and Trump, with a video titled, “Donald Trump Walks Out On Piers Morgan.” The video confirmed Trump asking the crew to cease filming as he rose out of his chair after the English broadcaster pushed him about his 2020 electoral defeat.
“Very dishonest,” Trump was captured saying.
Nevertheless, the previous president’s communications director Taylor Budowich launched an audio recording the place the 2 males seemed to be laughing and thanking one another.
“That was an important interview,” Morgan mentioned, based on the audio recording obtained by NBC Information. “Thanks very a lot. I actually respect it.”
Budowich mentioned Trump rose from his seat after Morgan thanked him and instructed the crew to show the digital camera off. The previous president’s communications director accused the present’s producers of deceptively splicing the footage to make it seem as if Trump requested the crew to cease filming whereas he was storming out in anger.
The communications director additionally mentioned Trump made the “very misleading” remark after Morgan repeatedly dragged out the interview even after saying he solely had one query left to ask. The interview, which Trump’s staff anticipated to final solely 20 minutes, stretched to greater than an hour.
“This can be a pathetic try to make use of President Trump as a option to revive the profession of a failed tv host,” Budowich mentioned. “It is usually one other instance of President Trump being proper, as he instructed Piers Morgan that the host was dishonest to his face and Piers, for the primary time in his life, didn’t disappoint.”
The interview comes after Morgan and Trump had a tense assembly on the former president’s residence in Mar-a-Lago. In an op-ed for The New York Submit, Morgan mentioned Trump acquired a listing of feedback that the British host mentioned about him over the previous two years. The checklist of quotes included Morgan saying that Trump was accountable for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and mentioned he was mistaken about his claims that the 2020 election was rife with voter fraud.
Morgan mentioned he was capable of redirect their discuss to golf and have Trump comply with nonetheless do the interview.
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