Fox News Silences Trump, Censors 'Election Fraud' Claims from Interview
'It’s a disgrace what’s happening, and I don’t think the country’s going to stand
Donald Trump's election fraud claims in a recent interview with Fox News were edited out by the network, prompting many to accuse them of censorship.
Trump told Fox News host Dan Bongino during the interview:
“It’s a disgrace what’s happening, and I don’t think the country’s going to stand for it."
Trump highlighted the border crisis, violent crime, the push to defund the police, and political prosecutions as evidence the United States is going in the wrong direction.
Then Fox News removed Trump's next remarks.
Trump's spokesperson Liz Harrington tweeted:
“Fox News EDITED and CHANGED what President Trump said, censoring out 45 accurately describing the Fake Election."
WOW. So I went to post a clip from President Trump's great interview from @FoxNews last night, and lo and behold, Fox News EDITED and CHANGED what President Trump said, censoring out 45 accurately describing the Fake Election.— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 8, 2021
Here is what President Trump said: pic.twitter.com/4aNKXioky4
“You have a fake election, you have an election with voter abuse and with voter fraud like nobody has ever seen before, and based on that and based on what happened, they are destroying our country,” Trump told Bongino.
And here is what Fox News posted to YouTube: pic.twitter.com/P7B6Otbv4S— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 8, 2021
Harrington tweeted a link to the interview in its entirety, which was posted on YouTube for the full context.
See the jump edit here on YouTube:https://t.co/LYojfEN4jR— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 8, 2021
The spokeswoman said Bongino had nothing to do with the deletion before describing Fox Nes's move as right out of Big Tech’s playbook.
This had nothing to do with @danbongino, the interview happened to be on his show. Dan is a great friend of America First.— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 8, 2021
It was @FoxNews who cut out President Trump's statement about the Fake Election, just like they have cut out coverage of election fraud ever since
Bongino disavowed the network’s decision in a Facebook post:
“I was not made aware of ANY edits made to my interview with President Trump on the Fox News Channel YouTube account,” he wrote.
“However, it’s my show, and I’m responsible for what happens with it.
"I’m looking into this, and I will provide a full account of what happened on my podcast tomorrow. I owe it to you."
“I’ve been a staunch ally to President Trump from the beginning, even when others sold him out,” Bongino added.
"And I have the receipts to back it up.”
Fox faced backlash from Trump supporters after its decision to call d an early victory for Biden in Arizona on election night even though hundreds of thousands of ballots had not been counted.
Trump political adviser Jason Mille tweeted on election night:
“There are still 1M+ Election Day votes out there waiting to be counted – we pushed our people to vote on Election Day, but now Fox News is trying to invalidate their votes!”
2/ We only need 61% of the outstanding, uncounted Election Day votes in Arizona to win.— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 4, 2020
These votes are coming from “our counties,” and the 61% figure is very doable based on what our other Election Day votes are looking like.@FoxNews should retract their call immediately.
The following days, Trump closed the gap dramatically from being down nearly 93,000 votes to 10,500 votes, which was the smallest margin of any of the swing states.
No other networks called Arizona for Biden election night, but the Associated Press did early Wednesday morning, Nov. 4.
NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN waited nine days after the election until Nov. 12 after all the ballots were counted.
Fox’s early call of Arizona for Biden set a grim tone that Biden could beat the incumbent president.
The network was not so brash to put North Carolina in the win column for Trump.
Fox declared the Tar Heel State for Trump on Nov. 14, though he carried it by nearly 75,000 votes.
This isn't the first time Fox censored Trump.
In June, the network cut away from Trump’s speech at the southern border wall in Texas after he began talking about election fraud.