Trump Threatens to Air “Full, Flowing & Magnificently Brilliant Answers” to “60 Minutes” Questions
The Donald Trump/”60 Minutes” tweet storm continues to rage. Thursday morning the CBS news program posted a one-minute teaser of Lesley Stahl’s sit-down interview with Donald Trump – the one he abruptly ended by not returning to do the show’s classic “walk and talk” with Vice President Mike Pence.
In the clip Stahl asks Trump what his biggest domestic priority is right now. As he has done repeatedly when responding to policy questions posed by real journalists Trump fell back on his well-worn pat answer “we created the greatest economy in the history of our country.” Smiling, Stahl interrupted Trump and said, “You know that’s not true” and then repeated her question.
Trump responded with discombobulated word salad: “To get back to normal. To have the economy rage and be great with jobs and everybody be happy.”
Stahl also asked the president “who is America’s biggest foreign adversary?” Trump replied with more word salad: “I would say China. They’re an adversary. They’re a competitor. They’re a foe in many ways but they’re an adversary.”
Watch more of Lesley Stahl’s interview with President Trump, Sunday. pic.twitter.com/zA5q4pFxeI
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 22, 2020
Less than hour after “60 Minutes” tweeted out the clip, Trump put aside his usual duties of the presidency to tweet this:
“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. Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and “magnificently brilliant” answers to their “Q’s”.
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. Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and “magnificently brilliant” answers to their “Q’s”. https://t.co/L3szccGamP
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2020
Apparently Trump missed this part of former President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday:
“I get that this president wants full credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic he ignored. But you know what? The job doesn’t work that way. Tweeting at the television doesn’t fix things.”