27 April 2018Hot off the Press
US President Donald Trump has engaged in a rambling interview on Fox & Friends on Thursday where hosts of the news show struggled to maintain control of the segment.
The President began the interview by revealing it was Melania Trump’s birthday, however it didn’t take long until Mr Trump had covered various topics including the Korean summit, the FBI investigation into his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, his election victory, and the Russian collusion investigation.
When talking of his lawyer Michael Cohen, Mr Trump said, “Michael would represent me on some things, like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, and from what I can see he did nothing wrong.”
Mr Trump has previously denied any knowledge that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 in order to secure her silence about alleged sexual encounters with the president. Mr Trump’s comments on Fox & Friends throw his denial into doubt.
The President continued his lengthy rants while the show’s hosts remained visibly uncomfortable as they attempted to salvage the interview.
Mr Trump became especially aggravated when he started talking of news broadcaster CNN.
“When you look at some of the others, you look at, like CNN, they’ll have a council of seven people, and of the seven people, every one of them is against me,” Mr Trump said. “I’m saying, where do they even find these people?”
President Trump continued to criticise the FBI as his voice became noticeably louder.
“Because of the fact that they have this witch hunt going on with people in the Justice Department that shouldn’t be there, they have a witch hunt against the president of the United States going on, I’ve taken the position — and I don’t have to take this position, and maybe I’ll change — that I will not be involved with the Justice Department.”
The interview was eventually concluded by one of the hosts.
“We could talk to you all day, but it looks like you have a million things to do.”
“We’ll see you next Thursday, Mr President,” they said.
Mr Trump appeared to have enjoyed the interview as he took to Twitter afterwards, tweeting:
Loved being on @foxandfriends this morning. Great show!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2018