Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner was interviewing former President Trump on her 11 a.m. show Monday, when all of a sudden she interrupted him to report some breaking news: Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas just resigned.
Faulkner’s guest was pleased when being told of this, saying “I’m not surprised. Good. That’s a big victory for our country.”
Unfortunately for the ex-president, Secretary Mayorkas has not resigned, and seconds later, after listening to her producers in her ear, Faulkner gave an update: “Forgive me, that has not happened. And I apologize.”
“Oh, OK,” responded Trump, chuckling. “Cross off that victory.”
“Let me clean up on aisle with my error, he has not resigned,” said Faulkner.
A weird cable news moment for all involved.
Later, a Fox News spokesperson told us: “The error stemmed from an audio issue in a virtual working environment. We corrected the mistake and continued on with the interview.”
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner just asked former President Trump to respond to the news that DSH Secretary Mayorkas had resigned, but she then almost immediately issued a correction because that hasn’t happened. pic.twitter.com/zOOh2Feii9
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) March 22, 2021