MICHAEL WOLFF DEVELOPS A DISABILITY ON AUSTRALIAN TV – A bit hard of hearing, poor old fellow, on Australia’s “Today” morning show:
“You said during a TV interview last month that you are absolutely sure that Donald Trump is currently having an affair, while President, behind the back of the First Lady. I repeat, you said you were absolutely sure,” asked Fordham, who was filling in for Karl Stefanovic.
Despite no technical issues beforehand, Wolff immediately insisted he could no longer hear the TV host.
“Hold on, I can’t …” he muttered, as he fiddled with his earpiece.
“Last week, you backflipped and said, ‘I do not know if the President is having an affair.’ Do you owe the President and the First Lady an apology, Mr Wolff?” Fordham pressed.
“I can’t hear you. Hello?” Wolff responded.
“Just last month you said you were absolutely sure that the President was having an affair, and now you say he is not,” the Today host continued, before the American author again responded: “I’m not getting anything.”
“You are not hearing me, Mr Wolff?” Fordham asked, as Wolff dismantled his earpiece and got up to walk away. “Mr Wolff was hearing me before, but he’s not hearing me anymore … So the interview may be over.”
It certainly was — by then, Wolff had walked off set completely.
All that fire and fury must have damaged Wolff’s hearing, ‘cos it wasn’t a technical problem:
Later, the Today show revisited the drama, and played footage from the UK studio.
In the video, Fordham’s voice repeating his question could clearly be heard at Wolff’s end.
Watch it all here. “Technical problems”start at 4:30. Hilarious.