During a recent interview on Fox News, President Trump was caught up in an awkward moment after host Harris Faulkner referred to him as an ex-President.
She also asked why Trump insisted on bad mouthing the Biden administration, which breaks with presidential tradition.
You can see the segment here:
Faulkner asked Trump:
"Most president, ex-presidents like yourself do not weigh in at this level. Why did you feel like you needed to on this issue?"
"Well, you called me, I didn't call you, in all fairness."
But Faulkner didn't back down.
She followed up, saying:
"You wrote the statement last night. It was pretty strong."
Many people online thought both sides of the interview should be embarassed.
@atrupar Talk about embarrassing. Their quibbling over which one called the other one first. Former Guy outing Fox… https://t.co/Rp8WytqtZj— 𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓸𝓷𝓲𝓮 𝓝𝓾𝓻𝓼𝓮 (@𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓸𝓷𝓲𝓮 𝓝𝓾𝓻𝓼𝓮)1616427395.0
@atrupar "You called me." "You wrote the statement." This is a disagreement where no matter who is right, we all lose.— Anastacya (@Anastacya)1616426951.0
@atrupar Even HE doesn’t read his own statements lol. Must still be paying Stephen Miller to write them.— Tony (@Tony)1616427330.0
Twitter couldn't help but cringe at the uncomfortable moment from a political figure that, in a normal world, would be the picture of decorum.
@atrupar @ReenieGeraci Wow that was completely embarrassing 😳 https://t.co/1U2CmNtbtH— Inspector Gadget (@Inspector Gadget)1616428282.0
Of course, Fox News' disregard for good faith, fact-based arguments hasn't earned it many fans online either.
@atrupar Fox calling out his impropriety seems paradoxical to me.— Zandally (@Zandally)1616427016.0
@atrupar They told on themselves— Chris B (@Chris B)1616426916.0
@atrupar https://t.co/qhgPIu72JH— Al Bundy (@Al Bundy)1616442632.0
Donald Trump may not be on many people's TV screens anymore, but when he did appear he was just as uncouth as most people remembered.
@atrupar Looks like a great place to work— Some guy (@Some guy)1616429716.0
Perhaps the former President would be more comfortable with public interviews if he was still able to blow off steam on Twitter.
Because he can’t wait whine and scream on the Twitter https://t.co/o9fEhXW4Ba— modern goat (@modern goat)1616435690.0
He'd honestly rather be golfing.. https://t.co/sEJAQuKPyp— meat woodman (@meat woodman)1616443365.0
Donald Trump had better get used to being called an "ex-President" because that's what he'll likely be for the rest of his life.