Trump Posts '60 Minutes' Interview After Complaining Anchor Was Biased
Oct 24 2020
CBS News has said the White House recorded the interview alongside the network, but agreed only to use the footage for archival purposes.
CBS insiders said Trump's red hot meeting with Stahl finished ahead of schedule after she consistently addressed him on his reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and his absence of straightforwardness over his ailment in the wake of getting the ailment.
She said she was upset by how the interviews had gone.
"No, I'm not", Trump replied.
"Lesley, you're discrediting yourself", he said.
In the clip, Stahl interjects when Trump claims his administration "created the greatest economy in the history of our country" to tell him that's not true. "The way she closed churches in MI is a disgrace".
"People are exhausted of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong", Trump said on the call.
Trump denies ever "going after" Whitmer, but admits criticizing her. But Trump seemingly believed that the exchange revealed him to be a victim of media bias.
"This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a fake and biased interview is all about", Trump had said. When Stahl noted there was no evidence Obama had done so, Trump claimed without substantiation that his accusations had been "totally verified".
"Now we know why Trump was so mad about this interview", Democratic National Committee spokesman Daniel Wessel said in a statement. The high court is set to hear a challenge to the landmark healthcare law shortly after the Election Day, and Senate Republicans are poised to confirm yet another Trump nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court on Monday.
"I hope that they end it; it'll be so good if they end it", Trump said.
"The fact of the matter is, who is it that's burning down American cities right now?"
"Oh he probably will, because I think he's a very dishonest guy", Trump said.
"The White House's unprecedented decision to disregard their agreement with CBS News and release their footage will not deter "60 Minutes" from providing its full, fair and contextual reporting which presidents have participated in for decades", the network said in a statement. He also complains about her opening line of their conversation, when she asks the president if he is "ready for some tough questions".
"Lesley, what question haven't I answered?" Trump abruptly ended the interview.
"I saw the interview with Joe Biden. Watch her constant interruptions & anger", Trump tweeted on Thursday morning. "Compare my full, flowing and "magnificently brilliant" answers to their "Q's". "I think it's disgraceful".