Donald Trump appeared on the Fox News show "Gutfeld!" on Wednesday, and some viewers were confused to hear laughter in the background.
The network says host Greg Gutfeld, "parodies current events and converses on key issues, bringing a comedic twist to the news. Additionally, Gutfeld interviews newsmakers and culture critics on the major headlines of the week."
Clips posted to social media show Gutfeld gushing with praise for the twice-impeached former president, who had criticized the Fox host.
"I wouldn't say it's love," Gutfeld said. "I would say it's admiration and admitting that I was wrong because I was focusing on words and not deeds."
Vox's Aaron Rupar and Reuters' Jan Wolfe noted that it sounded like Fox News had added a laugh track to the interview. But it is unclear whether the laughter was from a pre-recorded track or from the show's live audience.
I do think think is the first Trump interview I've ever watched accompanied by what sounds like a laugh track https://t.co/dFUcyDuSki— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1631157003.0
(Correction: A previous version of this story claimed that Fox News had added a laugh track to its interview with Fox News.)