‘Ambushed’ Bongino responds after Trump spox accuses Fox News of censoring his interview

Former President Donald Trump took part in a phone-in interview Saturday on Fox News’ “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino,” discussing the 2020 election, border security, and school reopenings, among other things.

But not all of that conversation would stand, according to Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington, who took to Twitter to charge, “Fox News EDITED and CHANGED what President Trump said, censoring out 45 accurately describing the Fake Election.”

Harrington shared two clips, one before the described edit and one after.

“It’s a disgrace, what’s happening,” Trump is heard saying in the first clip shared. “And I don’t think the country is going to stand for it much longer. They’re disgusted. You have a fake election. You have an election with voter abuse and with voter fraud like nobody’s ever seen before, and based on that and based on what happened, they are destroying our country, whether it’s at the border, whether it’s on crime.”

As seen here, Harrington was clear that she considered the editing of the footage as “censoring.”

The second clip edited out the former president’s remarks about the election: “You have a fake election, you have an election with voter abuse and with voter fraud like nobody’s ever seen before, and based on that and based on what happened.”

Granted, Trump and his legal team had plenty of time to produce evidence of voter fraud, and while they may not have received a warm welcome from the courts, they failed to show proof of widescale abuse.

At the same time there is no denying that the wide application of mail-in ballots in many parts of the country due to the pandemic had an impact on the outcome of the election.

And while there’s a concerted media effort to deny any allegations of irregularities, with them repeating ad nauseam that these are “unsubstantiated claims,” the press doesn’t even take a cursory glance at the fact that President Joe Biden received more than 81 million votes — a total that blew away a record set by Barack Obama in 2008 with 69.4 million votes, when much of the nation was infatuated with the idea of electing the first black president.

Joe Biden.

Harrington also shared the full video from Fox News Channel’s YouTube page of what was aired, which edited out the remarks about the election:

“This is just as bad as Big Tech. They are putting President Trump’s honest statement, and the concerns of tens of millions of Americans, down the Memory Hole,” she said in a follow up tweet.

Harrington stressed that the editing “had nothing to do” with host Dan Bongino, whom she described as a “a great friend of America First.”

Bongino responded to the controversy by tweeting a statement from his Parler account and he did not sound pleased with Harrington’s tactics.

“I was not made aware of ANY edits made to my interview with President Trump on the Fox News YouTube account. I’m looking into this right now and I will provide a full account of what happened,” the statement said. “Also, it’s disturbing that I wasn’t even contacted BEFORE this tweet was sent out to determine who did this, and why. I’ve been a staunch ally to President Trump from the beginning, even when others sold him out. And I have the receipts to back it up.”

Bongino promised his  followers he would address this matter Monday on his podcast.

“You deserve a response, and you’ll get it. You have my word,” he said in another post.

He also shared this: “If you can’t tell the difference between your allies, and your enemies, then maybe you shouldn’t step on the battlefield. Alfred was right that some people ‘just want to watch the world burn.'”

One thing is certain, you can count on the rabid left to stoke the division, as seen here in a tweet from Salon writer Zachary Petrizzo:


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