Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview Was Even More Pathetic Than Anticipated

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Do we want a man in the Oval Office who cannot even handle a few questions from 60 Minutes‘ Lesley Stahl? The coward-in-chief talks big to his followers, but rather than do the dirty work, he winds them up and points them at the person to attack. He locks up children, but give him a strong woman or any woman who does not fawn over him, and he folds. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Trump walked into the 60 Minutes interview with a chip on his shoulder. In the traditional interview of the Democratic and Repubican presidential candidates and their seconds, Stahl said she had “many issues and questions” for him, but he walked out of the interview. She added:

‘…in what has become an all-too-public dust-up, the conversation was cut short. It began politely, but ended regrettably, contentiously.’

Lesley Stahl asked:

‘Are you ready for some tough questions?’

Trump said “You’re gonna be fair.” She started but he tried to grab the conversation. She did not let him:

Stahl:

‘I’m gonna be fair.’

Trump replied, “Just be fair.” Stahl asked:

‘But you’re okay with some tough questions?’

Trump answered, “No, I’m not. I mean–” She laughed incredulous,  “You’re not okay with tough questions?” Then, he said she was not fair “You don’t ask Biden tough questions.”

The interview kicked off. Stahl asked:

‘So we have the pandemic. On your watch, we’ve had racial strife, we’ve had looting. Why do you want this job? Why do you wanna be president again?’

He answered:

‘Because we’ve done a great job and it’s not finished yet. And when I finish, this country will be in a position like it hasn’t been maybe ever. The economy is already roaring back. And– other people aren’t gonna bring it back, certainly the person that we’re dealing with is not gonna bring it back. They’re gonna raise taxes.’

Lesley Stahl asked him:

‘Let me ask you what you think your– the biggest domestic priority is for you right now.’

He responded:

‘Well–Ultimately, le– let me– and I– I’ll tell ya, it was happening. We created the greatest economy in the history of our country. And the other side was-coming in–.’

Stahl interrupted, “that’s not true.” He answered, “It is totally true.” Stahl said:

‘No. It isn’t, but President Trump did have an impressive string of economic accomplishments.’

Trump said:

‘We had the best stock market price ever and we’re getting close to that price again. The unemployment numbers for African Americans…’

Throughout the interview when Stahl corrected the president, he interrupted her and the two struggled for control. Stahl was smooth, she gracefully insisted, and Trump did not like it. She asked what his priority was. He continued his answer without acknowledging she had said anything. Watch this:

Trump:

‘The priority now–is to get back to normal. Get back to where we were. To have the economy rage and be great with jobs and everybody be happy. And that’s where we’re going, and that’s–‘

Stahl:

‘And–‘

Trump:

‘–where we’re heading.’

Here are a few questions she had for him, and his answers:

Stahl:

‘And who is our biggest foreign adversary?’

Trump:

‘I would say China. They’re an adversary. They’re a–‘

Stahl:

‘They’re the biggest?’

Trump: –

‘–competitor. They’re a foe in many ways, but they’re an adversary. I think what happened was disgraceful, should never have happened. Should– they should never have allowed this plague to get out of China and go throughout the world. 188 countries. Should never have happened.’

Lesley Stahl:

‘…You have unemployment claims going up. You have COVID cases going up. I mean, it’s like the gods have suddenly decided– decided to conspire against you–‘

Trump:

‘I don’t think so at all, no. I think we’ve done–‘

Stahl:

‘Well, what about the–‘

Trump:

‘–a great job with COVID. ‘

Stahl:

‘Sir, excuse me, cases are up in about 40 states.’

Trump:

‘Okay– you know why cases are up also? Because we do more testing. The fake news media loves to say cases are up. The fact is, we’ve done a very, very good job–‘

Stahl:

‘Cases are up. When you’re out there saying we’ve turned the corner, this thing is disappearing–‘

Trump:

‘That’s right. We have turned–‘

Stahl:

‘-and people can see–‘

Trump:

‘–the corner. We have turned the corner.’

Stahl:

‘–people can see cases going up all over the– in the Midwest, in the Mountain West, record numbers of cases–‘

President Donald Trump:

‘We have turned the corner.’

Stahl:

‘–in some states.’

Trump:

‘We understand the disease. We understand the elderly, and we are taking care of them like nobody’s ever taken care of ’em. So we are taking care of our people.’

Stahl:

‘Let me ask you something about suburban women.’

Trump, “Yeah.” Yet, at a rally on tape he said:

‘Suburban women will you please like me? Please, please.  I saved your damn neighborhood, okay?’

Stahl:

‘You said the other day to suburban women, “Will you please like me? Please, please–“‘

Trump:

‘Oh, I didn’t say that. You know, that’s so misleading, the way y– I say jokingly, “Suburban women, you should love me because I’m giving you security.” And I got rid of the worst regulation– see, the way you said that–‘

Stahl:

‘Yeah?’

Trump:

‘–is why people think of you and everyone else as fake news. I said kiddingly, “Suburban women, you should love me.” I got rid of a regulation–‘

Stahl:

‘But you’re behind with suburban women in the polls.’

Trump:

‘I doubt it. I doubt it. I really doubt it.’

Stahl:

‘One of the reasons is that they don’t feel you’re being upfront about the pandemic. Are you deliberately downplaying it?’

Trump:

‘-–we’re rounding the corner. We’re doing well. We’re doing well.’

Trump talked right over Stahl as she asked questions ever, the contraian. Then she asked “about the mask wearing.” He responded:

‘You know, you’re– you’re—-so negative. You’re so negative. These are the biggest rallies we’ve ever had. You just come in here with that negative attitude. These are the biggest rallies we’ve ever had…what’s your next question?’

Stahl asked:

‘Governor Gretchen Whitmer was the target of a kidnapping plot by an armed militia group.’

Trump:

‘It was our Justice Department that is the one that’s helping her.’

Lesley Stahl said, “I thought you liked spy– sparring–“

President Donald Trump:

‘ I don’t mind it. I don’t mind it. But when I watch him walk out of a store, and he’s walking with an ice cream. And the question the media asks him, “What kind of ice cream? What flavor ice cream do you have?” And he’s in the midst of a scandal.’

They bickered a bit, then Trump said:

‘But the media is fake. And frankly, if I didn’t have social media, I’d have no way of getting out my voice.’

Stah:

‘You said to me, “I say that because I need to dis– discredit you so that when you say negative things about me, no one will believe you.’

Trump:

‘I don’t have to discredit you. You’ve discredited yourself. Well, then you brought up a lot of subjects that were inappropriately brought up–They were inappropriately brought up. Right from the beginning. No, your first question was, “This is going to be tough questions.” You don’t ask Joe Biden, I saw your interview with Joe, the interview with Joe Biden.’

Lesley Stahl:

‘I never did a Joe Biden interview–‘

Trump:

‘It was a joke. The interview, 60 Minutes. I see Joe Biden, giving softball after softball. I’ve seen all of his interviews. He’s never been asked a question that’s hard. No, but you start with me. Excuse me, Lesley, you started with me. Your first statement was, “Are you ready for tough questions?” I think we have enough of an interview here, Hope. Okay? That’s enough. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go meet for two seconds, okay? Thanks. I’ll see you in a little while. Thanks.’

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