Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Mocked for Telling Viewers Not to Believe What Donald Trump Just Told Her

Fox News host Laura Ingraham was the subject of online mockery Friday after a clip from her Thursday night show featuring an interview with President Donald Trump went viral. In the clip Ingraham told viewers that the interview conducted earlier in the day did not delay a ceremony in Normandy, France, commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The problem? In said interview, Trump had told her that he was holding up the ceremony in order to conduct his latest interview with his favorite cable news network.

"Some of you may have heard or read that president Trump held up the entire D-Day ceremony in order to do this interview with me," she told viewers of The Ingraham Angle. "That is patently false. Fake news," she added, referencing a phrase made popular by Trump.

But former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti was among those to share the clip spliced together with one of Trump telling Ingraham just the opposite.

"I'm holding them up because of this interview, but that's because of you," Trump told Ingraham during an interview that was conducted in front of a backdrop of the graves of American soldiers killed in World War II.

Laura Ingraham tells her viewers not to believe what they just heard Donald Trump say.

— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 7, 2019

.@IngrahamAngle want to try that one again?

— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) June 7, 2019

Fox News' Laura Ingraham telling viewers that Trump never said what he clearly says on screen in this exact same clip is a level of gaslighting I never thought humanly possibly.

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 7, 2019

The truth lies somewhere in between. According to multiple reporters present in Normandy, Trump's interview was still going on after the D-Day ceremony was scheduled to begin. But Trump was seemingly not the only cause for the delay. Trump's interview with Ingraham had finished before his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, arrived on the scene, allowing the ceremony to begin, according to Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire.

D-Day ceremony in Normandy starting thirty minutes late, veterans were waiting.

Trump did Fox News interview after he arrived, slowing him from reaching stage. But, from pool’s vantage point, he appeared to be done and ready before Macron arrived, at which point ceremony began

— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 6, 2019

Regardless of the precise timing, Trump still attracted criticism for giving a fiercely partisan interview overseas and just yards from the graves of American war dead. During the interview, Trump derided special counsel Robert Mueller for having "made a fool out of himself" the last time he testified before Congress and lashed out at Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"Nancy Pelosi—I call her 'Nervous Nancy'—Nancy Pelosi doesn't talk about it," Trump said. "She's a disaster. She's a disaster. Let her do what she wants, you know what? I think they're in big trouble."

Aside from the interview, President Trump earned rave reviews, even from many frequent critics of his, for his speech marking 75 years since the pivotal Allied invasion of Normandy.

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Laura Ingraham speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Getty/Tasos Katopodis/WireImage