“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff pretended not to be able to hear when he was asked a tough question in an interview on an Australian TV show Sunday.
The “Today” Show’s Ben Fordham confronted Wolff about a claim he made in January in an interview with Bill Maher that President Trump has been unfaithful to his wife. The author of the typo-riddled book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” said in the HBO interview that Trump was having an extra-marital affair, but denied that claim last week.
“You said you were absolutely sure,” Fordham said to Wolff. “Just last week you backflipped, and said, I quote: ‘I do not know if the President is having an affair.’ Do you owe the president and the first lady an apology?”
Wolff began stammering toward the end of Fordham’s question, repeatedly saying, “I can’t.” After Fordham finished talking, Wolff claimed to be unable to hear.
“Hello?” Wolff asked. “I’m not getting anything.”
The man who wrote the explosive book about the Trump White House @MichaelWolffNYC joined @BenFordham this morning. But unfortunately, our interview was cut short due to 'technical difficulties'. It's a shame we didn't get to hear the answer to that final question… #9Today pic.twitter.com/tBdaU3LcfH
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 25, 2018
“You’re not hearing me, Mr. Wolff?” Fordham asked.
“I’m not getting anything,” Wolff replied.
“We were hearing each other well just before,” Fordham shot back. “Mr. Wolff was hearing me before but he’s not hearing me. Looks like the interview may be over.”
“I think we will leave it there,” Fordham said, as Wolff ripped off his mic and earpiece.
Watch the footage from the London studio where Wolff was doing the interview:
An update on our interview with Michael Wolff earlier this morning. This footage from our London studio reveals that there were no audio problems and Wolff could clearly hear @BenFordham's question! #9Today pic.twitter.com/a91DzcajMP
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 26, 2018
Several hours later, the Today show revealed that Wolff could in fact hear what was being asked of him.