Hello bashers! Trillanes gains fans after BBC interview
The camp of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV claimed that the senator has been getting “praises” from netizens after they watched his controversial interview with BBC’s Hardtalk.
Trillanes’s office said that the senator received “positive feedbacks” from netizens contrary to the claims of the Duterte supporters on social media that his Hardtalk interview bombed at the tills.
The senator posted the complete interview in his official Facebook page to prove that he was able to “hold his ground” during the hour-long exchange with Hardtalk host, Stephen Sackur.
Netizen Marla R. said she watched the full video interview since she saw Duterte supporters sharing links and spliced videos that Trillanes was rebuffed by the program host. “But contrary to their claims, Trillanes answered properly the questions.”
Another netizen named Christopher Q. added: “I don’t see Trillanes being embarrassed. All important issues thrown at him were answered. Giving counter-arguments is not embarrassing at all. Pity the people who think otherwise.”
Expressing her admiration, netizen Joy. L said: “Salute you Sen.trillanes for a good (interview). Well done you answered all the questions bravely without any hesitation.”
“Well-said Senator Trillanes! Your answers are factual based on truth! We uphold your courage and unwavering stand for truth, justice, freedom and democracy!” another netizen named Yang R. said.
Since its Facebook posting, the full interview video has garnered almost 11,000 likes and more than 7,000 shares. “That’s what I’ve been saying all along that this BBC interview, in fact, is one of the proudest moments in my public life,” Trillanes said.
“So, no matter how Duterte’s minions spin this interview as a disaster, those who actually watched the full 24-minute interview say that I held my ground and was able to present my insights despite the perceived hostility of the host,” Trillanes added.