Dan Walker responds to the “nasty” and “unpleasant” criticism by saying, “I can’t control those things.”
DAN WALKER has retaliated against the criticism he received after questioning Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, on his trip to Greece during the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
After his furious discussion with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday morning, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker received a lot of backlash from viewers. Although the interview began with Dan grilling Dominic about his vacation in Greece, the talk quickly shifted to the topic of UK troops leaving Afghanistan. Despite the outcry, the host defended himself, insisting that he was simply doing his job.
Dominic first met with Dan Walker and Sally Nugent to discuss the government’s plans for the UK troops in Afghanistan and how long they would be there.
However, the heated discussion became even more heated when Dan disclosed he used social media to ask viewers what questions they should ask the Foreign Secretary, with many asking about his vacation.
“The reason for that, Mr Raab, is that while the Taliban marched on Kabul and British troops were under fire, many people had and still have the vision that you were on a beach in Crete and didn’t return home for another two days?” he said.
“First and foremost, Dan, in hindsight, I would not have gone abroad at all,” Dominic replied.
While his family was on the beach, the politician assured viewers that he was at his apartment watching the Cobra meeting.
“The idea that I was sitting on a beach, or one claim that I was paddleboarding in the ocean, these things are absolutely rubbish when they’re spread around,” he explained.
When the presenter asked, “Were you then instructed or requested to come home on Friday and then persuaded the Prime Minister to allow you to stay until Sunday?” Dan and Dominic clashed.
“That is all nonsense,” Dominic shot back, “I’m not going to go through the answers I’ve provided over the week again, but that is not accurate.”
Viewers who were taken aback by Dan’s line of questions accused him of being “nasty” and “unpleasant” after the interview aired.
Others flocked to Twitter to criticize the journalist’s treatment of Dominic.
“BBC rubbish yet again,” one person wrote. Even if people are on vacation, they can still communicate; it’s called “Brinkwire Summary News.”