CNN’s SE Cupp: Harris Faulkner’s Interview With Trump ‘Wasn’t Journalism,’ It ‘Was An Infomercial’
Minutes after Fox News aired anchor Harris Faulkner’s interview with President Donald Trump, CNN’s S.E. Cupp blasted Faulkner and Fox News, calling the interview “an infomercial” as the president was just trying to spin the Michael Cohen story after his former attorney was sentenced to three years in prison.
After CNN Right Now host Brianna Keilar aired a clip from the interview that featured Trump saying he didn’t violate campaign finance laws and that Cohen pleaded guilty to something that isn’t even a crime, Cupp noted that she wanted to say something about the interview itself.
“Can we say for the record, that was not an interview?” Cupp stated. “That was an infomercial allowing the president to provide his evidence. ‘See, look what this paper said and look what this person said.’ To ask the president how he feels about his good approval numbers.”
She continued, “I watched the whole interview. It wasn’t journalism. That was an infomercial. I’m not sure we learned much about the investigation or China or tariffs or anything else going on. All we heard was what Trump wanted to say and what fox wanted us to hear.”
Cupp went on to dismiss the entire thing because the president was just “trying to rewrite and spin the story” in front of a friendly audience.
“He is not getting real push back on whether or not he made a payment to this tabloid, AKA, one of his best friends,” she added, referencing National Enquirer publisher David Pecker’s deal with federal prosecutors admitting that he made a hush-payment to Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal to “suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.”
Meanwhile, this is how the Faulkner ended her interview with Trump:
Check out this adversarial journalism from Harris Faulkner:
“What do you love about being president?”
“When you get up in the morning…what do you love?”
“You have such energy for this…Not every president would have worked 6 or 7 days out on the campaign trail.” pic.twitter.com/lkltGq7XX2
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 13, 2018
Watch the clip above, via CNN.