Former US President Donald Trump has slammed claims that he stormed out of a recent interview with Piers Morgan and has released an audio recording of how his sit down actually ended. Trump accused Morgan of being “just like the rest of the Fake News Media.”
On Wednesday, TalkTV, which is set to broadcast the interview on April 25, released a highly dramatized promotional video for the sit-down, dubbing it “the most explosive interview of the year.” The promo provided a 30-second video summary of the discussion over incredibly loud cinematic music and portrays Trump as growing increasingly frustrated with Morgan’s questions. The video ends with Trump seemingly cutting the interview short, saying “Turn the camera off” and telling Morgan that he is “very dishonest” as he rises from the chair to take off his microphone.
However, an audio recording of that very same interview, released by Trump’s team, suggests a completely different story. In the recording, Trump and Morgan can clearly be heard laughing, engaging in small talk and thanking each other for the interview, contrary to what a “deceptively edited” promotional video for the interview suggested.
Near the end of the audio clip, which was uploaded to SoundCloud by Breitbart, Piers Morgan can be heard saying “That was a great interview,” to which Trump replies “Yeah.” Morgan then says “Thank you very much. I really appreciate it,” before Trump says “Turn the camera off.”
On Wednesday, Trump published a statement along with a link to the audio clip, saying “Piers Morgan, like the rest of the Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me.”