Fox news host Harris Faulkner broke the news to Donald Trump live on air Monday that President Biden’s DHS secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, “has resigned,” that’s not true.
“This has just happened now and I want to double check this with our producers,” Faulker said, putting a finger to her earpiece. “The DHS secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has resigned, Mr. President. Your thoughts.”
Trump, who has called for Mayorkas to resign celebrated his ‘departure’ live on air.
“Well, I’m not surprised,” Trump replied. “It’s a big victory for our country.”
Faulkner then walked it back after Trump responded, “forgive me, that has not happened. And I apologize.”
“OK, cross off that victory,” Trump said.
“Let me clean up on aisle seven my error: He has not resigned,” Faulkner said, before asking Trump to elaborate on his call for Mayorkas’s resignation.
Fox News later said in a statement that the error “stemmed from an audio issue in a virtual working environment. We corrected the mistake and continued on with the interview.”