President Donald Trump published the unedited “60 Minutes” interview with CBS’s Lesley Stahl Thursday before it could be taken to air on Sunday. It was not a dramatic walk-out as many claimed.
H/T: The Federalist
After 20 minutes of sparring with the interviewer, Trump began voicing his frustration at a combative Stahl.
From the interview:
“I wish you would interview Joe Biden like you interview me,” Trump said, complaining that while his November opponent undergoes a massive scandal implicating corrupt ties to Chinese businessmen, the news media asks former Vice President Joe Biden what kind of ice cream was purchased during a campaign stop.
“He’s in the midst of a scandal,” Trump continued, before being cut off by Stahl.
“He’s not,” Stahl interrupted. “He’s not. No.”
“You’re like Big Tech. You’re protecting him,” Trump said, going on to outline several of the questionable transactions recently revealed by Senate investigators and the New York Post in recent weeks to a defiant Stahl. “Do you think it’s okay for the mayor of Moscow’s wife to give him millions and millions of dollars? … Do you think it’s OK for Hunter Biden to say we’re giving the ”Big Guy’ 10 percent of this massive amount of money?”
Stahl later asked the president about his earlier comments that the media is “fake.”
“You said to me, ‘I say that, because I need to discredit you so that when you say negative things about me, no one will believe you,'” Stahl said.
“I don’t have to discredit you,” Trump responded. “You’ve discredited yourself.”
Watch the full interview below.
TRUMP: "What can't be verified?"— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 22, 2020
STAHL: "The laptop!"
TRUMP: "Why do you say that?"
STAHL: "Because it can't be verified."
TRUMP: "The family, on the laptop -- He's gone into hiding for five days."
STAHL: "Well he's preparing for your debate." pic.twitter.com/sfOj8AgyMx
Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come. pic.twitter.com/0plZG6a4fH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2020
Yet another example of the media explicitly saying they don't think the Hunter emails should be discussed let alone reported -- a corrupt abdication of their role.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 22, 2020
Of course it can be - and has been - verified: by others in the email chains, by the hard drive, by *asking Biden*. https://t.co/Hg2a0rL6J2