In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Larry King refuted Trump’s attempt to distance himself from an interview on Russian TV after a spokeswoman claimed Trump thought he was doing an interview with King.
ERIN BURNETT (HOST): The Trump campaign claims it had no idea that that interview was airing on a Russian network.
So have you had a chance to speak to Donald Trump since this interview, or your producers to speak to his campaign?
LARRY KING: No, I have not, no one’s called me. I mean, I’m friends with Donald, I’m friends with Hillary. I know a lot of people for a lot of years. I never say who I’m going to vote for. I’m always fair.
We were doing an interview, it was supposed to be for ten minutes and right at the end of ten minutes it stopped. I never got to say goodbye, I don’t know why I stopped so abruptly.
But if Donald said he thought it was a podcast, that stretches it a little because he just did my podcast. I did not make the arrangements for him to be on the show. My producers talked to his people, and they made the arrangements. So I never know what was said to him except he was doing my TV show.
BURNETT: Now, is there any chance that they wouldn’t have known that this was airing on R.T.? I mean, given, as you know we’re saying it’s the main distributor.
KING: I have no idea. You’re asking me to go through their heads. I have no idea.