Lesley Stahl pushes back at Trump over 'greatest economy in history' claim
Oct 23 2020
Trump's interview with Leslie Stahl ended acrimoniously, according to one person familiar with the exchange who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The president criticized Stahl on Twitter, threatened to release footage from the interview before it airs, and posted a brief video of the veteran TV journalist not wearing a mask in the White House.
Within the clip, Stahl asks Trump, "Let me ask you what you assume your- the largest home precedence is for you proper now".
Trump faces Democrat Joe Biden in the debate on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
The president reportedly stormed out of the interview after Stahl continued to pepper him with questions and interrupt him.
Stahl tried to press Trump about mask-wearing at his rallies. "'60 Minutes', the most-watched news program on television, is widely respected for bringing its hallmark fairness, deep reporting and informative context to viewers each week".
In another tweet Donald trump directly attacked Lesley Stahl tweeting "Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me".
"Then, on Thursday morning, after he again teased a release of the video ("the vicious attempted 'takeout" interview of me"), a 37-minute-clip of the interview appeared on the president's Facebook page.
An aide confirmed to the Washington Post that Trump was concerned about the fairness of the interviews, believing Biden would have an easier interview and that 60 Minutes would "cut it up to make him look bad". President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were scheduled to be interviewed together for a walk-and-talk session.
"All Trump has to do is give people permission to vote for him", one adviser said of Trump and his strategy in the upcoming debate.
However, Trump's campaign advisor Jason Miller disputed the claims saying on social media that they were "fake news".