MSNBC Host Cuts Short Interview With Trump Flack: Thats Not What I Asked!
MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson finally grew tired of Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidleys constant deflections and misinformation during a Thursday morning interview, eventually cutting it short while noting that he wasnt answering any of her questions.Hours before the hotly anticipated final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Jackson welcomed Gidley to ostensibly talk about the presidents debate preparations and strategy. Gidley, however, attempted to use the segment to steamroll Jackson, something she wasnt having from the start.Almost immediately, Gidley refused to say whether or not the president had any prep sessions for Thursday nights debate or who was involved with the presidents preparation, something Jackson noted was relevant considering the coronavirus outbreak that was connected to the first debates prep sessions.Im not going to tell you who is in the room, if the president wants to do so, he obviously can, Gidley huffed, setting the tone for the rest of the interview.The Trump flack went on to gripe about the completely biased debate commission, prompting Jackson to note that the organization has placed mute buttons on the microphones to enforce the rules that Trump openly flouted in the first debate.Jackson attempted to keep the interview on-track about the debate rules while Gidley continued to swing the conversation to other issues, such as Hunter Bidens emails and how Trump defeated ISIS, causing the MSNBC host to point out that the Trump spokesman was not answering her debate-related questions.Please, Ive asked four times, she said.Yes, and I was getting there, Hallie, Gidley replied.We dont have 45 minutes. You know how these things work, the MSNBC anchor shot back.After Gidley finally said the president is a counter-puncher and wont let Biden lie about him at the debate, therefore admitting that the president doesnt intend to abide by the debate rules on interruptions, Jackson moved on to the FBI and director of national intelligence hastily announcing that Iran was behind a voter-intimidation scheme.Gidley claimed the Trump campaign didnt get any heads up on the announcement, prompting Jackson to move on to FBI Director Christopher Wray confirming that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, refuting the presidents repeated claims.Number one, the president himself has been somebody that has spread misinformation and disinformation about voting security, she said. Given this new information from director ray and the comments hes reiterating, will the president back off on the claims? Is that a conversation youre having with him?The campaign spokesperson, however, insisted hes seen numerous reports of voting ballots in trash cans, causing Jackson to point out that is not proof of widespread voter fraud. Gidley, meanwhile, asserted that fraud was rampant.Specifically within the last 12 hours said on national television that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Somebody who is a part of the Trump administrations own intelligence expert field Hogan, thats coming from Wray, Jackson pressed before referencing the president reportedly looking to fire Wray. Does the president have confidence in his FBI director? Yes or no.As Gidley pivoted again, saying the American people want a free and fair election, Jackson fired back: Thats not what I asked!The Trump flack then began to blame Biden and former President Barack Obama for not stopping interference in the last election, finally leading Jackson to cut the interview short.Nope, okay, I guess youre not going to answer that question, she flatly noted before ending the segment.Jackson is just the latest mainstream news anchor who has cut off an interview with a Trumpworld figure when the conversation has spun off the rails or become pointless. CNNs Jake Tapper has ended interviews with Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro in recent weeks while MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin booted Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes for peddling a conspiracy about Biden.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.More DescriptionImage URL