Fox News gave Maria Bartiromo Trump her first TV interview since the election. It was full of lies

Bartiromo opened the interview with a question about election fraud and told Trump, “The facts are on your side.” Trump replied in a false statement, “This choice was a fraud; it was a wrong choice.” Fox’s anchor then reflected the president’s anger and said, “This is disgusting, and we cannot allow America’s election to be corrupt.”

The interview highlighted that Trump is “unable or unwilling to accept reality,” said Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent for “Trusted Sources,” on Sunday.

Trump misinformed everything during the conversation.

“We had mistakes when thousands of votes were transferred from my account to Biden’s account,” Trump falsely told Bartiromo as he continued the postal vote, incorrectly claiming that “the dead applied to the ballot.”

In addition to Trump’s unwillingness to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory in the election, the indisputable acceptance of Bartiromo Trump’s false narrative also poses a threat to U.S. democracy, said Oliver Darcy, CNN’s chief reporter on “Reliable Sources.”

“News organizations – and I think Fox claims them – have a responsibility,” Darcy said. “The President of the United States is trying to overthrow the election. … Honestly, there is not much daylight Maria and [Infowars conspiracy theorist] Alex Jones. “

Bartiromo’s career as a journalist dates back more than 25 years. He made a name for himself when he launched CNBC’s morning show “Squawk Box” and anchored “The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and “About Money with Maria Bartiromo.” In 1995, he made history as the first reporter to broadcast live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

But much of the media world has changed its mind after going to Fox News.

“Maria Bartiromo, a once feared and acclaimed journalist who worked mostly on the New York Stock Exchange floor and forced CEOs to tell the truth, now sits behind a desk and invites the president to lie, lie and lie,” Stelter said. .

Trump’s election disinformation campaign is a less cohesive strategy and is more about throwing spaghetti on the wall in the hope that something will stick, said Jonathan Rauch, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution:

“What’s running now is a classic Russian-style disinformation campaign,” Rauch said.

He added that Trump’s intent is to “flood the zone” and “confuse people” by displacing conspiracy theories, lies and half-truths.

The fact that his conspiracy theories have gained so much grip shows that Trump’s strategy has effectively won the support of Republicans – if not to overthrow the election result. When it comes to Trump’s skills in this area, Rauch said, “I think he’s better than Putin.”

Rauch added that President-elect Joe Biden did a good job of “not getting the bait of every conspiracy they threw there.”

Sunday’s interview came after a long silence for Trump. People who work closely with the president avoid answering election questions, avoiding the president’s efforts to overthrow the election.