Trump releases raw video of ‘60 Minutes’ interview he walked out on

  • Trump releases raw video of ‘60 Minutes’ interview he walked out on

Trump releases raw video of ‘60 Minutes’ interview he walked out on

Beyond just being another instance of Trump never letting anyone finish talking, it seemed like just another battle in the war between Trump and any news media that demands he be accountable for his actions.

White House staff typically record interviews with the president independently to ensure accuracy, though it's unclear if they would have a video recording of Trump's sit down with Stahl or whether it would be violating an embargo agreed to with the program.

"Last time I remember you saying to me, 'Bring it on, '" Stahl reminds him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS News said Stahl wore a mask when she entered the White House and greeted the president but removed it for the interview. But Trump seemingly believed that the exchange revealed him to be a victim of media bias.

"No, you don't", Stahl answered.

"You wouldn't say that to Biden, what you just said to me".

"I will soon be giving a first in television history full, unedited preview of the vicious attempted "takeout" interview of me by Lesley Stahl of @60Minutes".

"I hope that they end it", Trump said. "It's defense against attacks".

"I think we have done a great job with COVID", Trump told Stahl.

"Lesley, uh, President Trump is a man who speaks his mind", the vice president said. It's abundantly clear from the get-go that Trump thinks a "fair" interview is one where he's allowed to lie, misdirect, deflect, and not be forced to talk about things that make him look bad, like his disastrous response on the coronavirus pandemic.

From there, Trump spent much of the interview accusing Stahl of being biased and "negative" with her questioning.

"There is this kind of anticipation that people in power are held to account and they answer questions from the public", she 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", CBS News said in a statement.

"He's in the midst of a scandal", Trump continued, before being cut off by Stahl.

When it was clear Stahl would not oblige this request, Trump turned to complaining.

"Now we know why Trump was so mad about this interview", Democratic National Committee spokesman Daniel Wessel said in a statement. "So why didn't you develop a health plan?" 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.

Trump and Biden will appear together on Thursday night for the final head-to-head debate before Americans go to the polls on November 3.

"I didn't want to have this kind of angry.", she tells the president. Notably, the Biden campaign has not denied its authenticity. She denied that the release of Hunter Biden's emails - which apparently reveal foreign corruption in the Biden family - constitute a "scandal", and denied that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "spied" on Trump's 2016 campaign, despite mounds of documentary evidence to the contrary.