David Gregory called into Imus in the Morning today from India while traveling with the President. After just a few moments on air, Imus realized David Gregory was drunk.
That’s just a *little* embarrassing for such a (snicker) serious White House correspondent.
The transcript is below.
Gregory is traveling with the president in India.
IMUS: Let’s go to the White House correspondent David Gregory.
DAVID GREGORY: I’m OK.
IMUS: You can calls us later if you want.
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: Are you drunk?
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: Are you all right David?
GREGORY: India is a wonderful language and i’ve been learning, where’s my little sheet here. I’ve been learning some new phrases to come home. But any way, that being one of them and i just think it’s nice.
IMUS: It is.
GREGORY: Thank you.
IMUS: Having a lot of fun there. What’s wrong with you?
GREGORY: I just think it’s funny. [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
CHARLES: He’s drunk.
IMUS: He is drunk!
CHARLES: Oh god.
IMUS: Why don’t you compose yourself and get back to us. You want to?
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: What are you in some harrem?
IMUS: What? David?
GREGORY: No, i’m fine.
IMUS: We need a camera.
Oh my lord.
IMUS: Somebody’s got —
GREGORY: i was — remember that movie “Arthur” with Dudley Moore where he just thinks funny things and that’s what was going on. If i could find this sheet, actually i just found it. Anyway.
IMUS: You have any news? [Laughter]
IMUS: we got to go, we’ll get back to you.
GREGORY: I’m sorry.
IMUS: That’s all right.
IMUS: Well, call us back will you?
GREGORY: Anyway. There are serious things going on here which i know you’re very interested in.
IMUS: We don’t have any time for them now. Quickly.
GREGORY: Big deal between India and the United States. The upshot is we’re going to provide nuclear know-how and fuel to india which they need for their economy to grow. But since they never signed the nonproliferation treaty it’s a real turn around and critics worry that it sends the wrong message to other parts of the world.
GREGORY: I would add, i would add that this is how you say thank you.
IMUS: What is it again?
[Speaking foreign language]
IMUS: Well that’s great. But we have to go. It’s always nice to hear from you.
GREGORY: I’ll call you after dinner.
IMUS: NBC Chief White House Correspondant from New Delhi, India. Clearly drunk.