Saturday, June 15, 2024

NBC Fact Checks Its Trump Interview with Kristen Welker Finds Mostly Lies After Reporter Fails to Do It On Air


Kristen Welker calling Donald Trump “Mr. President” was the just the beginning of how egregious and flat footed her interview was with him this morning on “Meet the Press.”

Trump did what he always does– he bloviated and bullied, told Welker she was interrupting him. He made several false claims, none of which Welker stopped. Only later NBC issued its own fact check of Trump’s ridiculous statements.

But who will read the fact check? Trump bulldozed and bluffed and outright lied over and over. The network just wanted ratings, which I’m sure they got. Welker’s cred went out the window.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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