The symbiotic relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News is well known, so it came as little surprise that Fox would make some convenient edits to the video of Trump's embarrassing moment in front of the UN General Assembly earlier today.
In case you missed it, Trump stated with a straight face:
"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."
While that claim would draw thunderous applause from the President's usual audience at one of his rallies, at the United Nations it drew laughter.
Trump followed the claim with his usual agreement with himself and stated:
And the gathered assembly laughed again, to which Trump responded:
"Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK."
You can watch NBC News's video of the moment below:
WATCH: Laughter in UN General Assembly as President Trump touts his administration's progress in past 2 years: "Did… https://t.co/xn7vResWKF— NBC News (@NBC News) 1537886616.0
But for Fox, when it came time to tweet the video of the global embarrassment, the network decided to share two clips, one covering just before the laughter—cutting abruptly as the President finishes the word "country"—and picked up again just after the laughter ended.
Here is the first video.
.@POTUS: “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the his… https://t.co/rOnaFpN5vD— Fox News (@Fox News) 1537886678.0
The second video picks up just after Trump reacted to his audience's laughter over his claim. Here it is.
.@POTUS: “America’s economy is booming like never before.” #UNGA https://t.co/BbfDKAJ5PG— Fox News (@Fox News) 1537886845.0
The laughter and the President's reaction conveniently did not appear in Fox News coverage. However people happily filled in the blanks for the network.
While the dubious claims and the laughter of world leaders in response led the news on other networks, Fox News tried to pretend it never happened. And pundits called it propaganda.
On Twitter, people let Fox News know what they thought of their altered video and minced few words.
Many shared the unedited versions so Fox News Twitter followers could compare them side by side.
While others added the news of what happened immediately after Fox News' version cut off.
@FoxNews @POTUS I'm from the Netherlands. Let me give you my reaction on behalf of our government. HAHAHAAHHAHAHA… https://t.co/OdLISbMzPb— Willem Oosterhof (@Willem Oosterhof) 1537896475.0
@FoxNews @POTUS You missed the end of that, where the crowd laughed.— Deadass Abe Lincoln (@Deadass Abe Lincoln) 1537886749.0
@FoxNews @POTUS The crowd then laughed at him like this #RealNews 🍄 https://t.co/yaUyZg9uZo— Adam 🧔🏾🎮 (@Adam 🧔🏾🎮) 1537893317.0
@FoxNews @POTUS ...and then the audience laughed at the obviously absurd statement.— Informed1 (@Informed1) 1537888088.0
@FoxNews @POTUS You missed the good part, guys. Oh, that was on PURPOSE. Right. You realize how ridiculous that bec… https://t.co/ujxCTiPW00— Annoyed Norwegian #TIR #FBIR (@Annoyed Norwegian #TIR #FBIR) 1537893924.0
@FoxNews @POTUS ... and crowd laughs ... make it complete #FOXNEWS— Self Respect (@Self Respect) 1537886975.0
@FoxNews @POTUS https://t.co/GGGXJ8Tr3L— Donz0 (@Donz0) 1537886911.0
@FoxNews @POTUS You stopped the vid before the crowd laughed at him.— Some Guy (@Some Guy) 1537886794.0
@FoxNews @POTUS And they all laughed... https://t.co/KPGEQUL0Sz— 𝚍𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚠𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚕𝚎𝚢 🙈 (@𝚍𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚠𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚕𝚎𝚢 🙈) 1537895488.0
@FoxNews @POTUS conveniently cut it before you could hear the crowd laugh at him loudly, and he address that reaction.— The Dude Abides (@The Dude Abides) 1537887717.0
@FoxNews @POTUS Then the audience laughed. https://t.co/Cx9SapVPTu— Miss Dee (@Miss Dee) 1537887216.0
While others took the network to task for their creative editing.
@FoxNews @POTUS Why did you edit out the mocking laughter? #fairandbalancedmyass— Pamela (@Pamela) 1537894060.0
@FoxNews @POTUS Wow this really is state news. They laughed at him— Lewis George (@Lewis George) 1537888316.0
@FoxNews @POTUS Propaganda tv— MommaT (@MommaT) 1537897010.0
@tweetmommybop @FoxNews @POTUS Yeah, they omit the laughter that followed.— Pennie Reese (@Pennie Reese) 1537897493.0
@FoxNews @POTUS Oh poor FoxNews...You can stop the video before the laughter, but you can't get other networks, or… https://t.co/g8qQsIJai3— Susan M. Bell (@Susan M. Bell) 1537891614.0
@FoxNews @POTUS It’s ironic that the state media channel whose reports should be accompanied by a laugh track edite… https://t.co/z1T97F9fSd— #Resist Trumpism (@#Resist Trumpism) 1537894018.0
@FoxNews @POTUS Great editing out of the laughter! Now THIS is what I call Fake News!— Beth Hylton (@Beth Hylton) 1537893431.0
@FoxNews @POTUS https://t.co/v1wo19SnTs— Karen S Barnes🌊🌈🗽 (@Karen S Barnes🌊🌈🗽) 1537894465.0