Read time: 1 minute

Journalist Laura Bassett: Trump's Super Bowl Interview Is Filled With 'A Lot Of Ignorance And A Lot Of Lies'

Freelance journalist Laura Bassett on Sunday warned Super Bowl-watchers not fall for Donald Trump's pre-game interview because she said it was filled with "a lot of ignorance and a lot of lies."

Freelance journalist Laura Bassett on Sunday warned Super Bowl-watchers not fall for Donald Trump's pregame interview because she said it was filled with "a lot of ignorance and a lot of lies."

In an interview that aired on CBS before Sunday's big game, Trump claimed that he had seen "Mueller's report" on the 2016 election and that it did not link his campaign to Russia. In fact, special counsel Robert Mueller has not released his report and so it's unlikely that the president has read it.

Trump suggested that his intelligence community is so inept that it might describe Iran as a "wonderful kindergarten" and that he might leave troops in Iraq to "watch Iran."

The president went on to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as "very bad for our country."

"I heard a lot of word salad in that interview," Basset told MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday. "There were a lot of topics on which he demonstrated a complete lack of understanding. He completely flubbed the meaning of the red line in Syria."

"I think Trump was talking really fast and not saying a lot," she added, "and if you paused at any moment to think about what he just said, you would hear a lot of ignorance and a lot of lies."

All around Twitter, journalists and pundits found the interview equal parts frustrating and bizarre.

(Entire thread unrolled here)

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.