Politics ‘Magnificently brilliant’: Trump boasts of his contentious ‘60 Minutes’ interview
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Twelve days until the general election, President Trump says he is very impressed with his performance on “60 Minutes” -- if he does say so, himself.
The Republican president re-upped his unseemly feud with legendary CBS News journalist Lesley Stahl on Thursday, threatening to release their interview before it airs to a likely national television audience of millions.President Donald Trump (MANDEL NGAN/)
Trump, who angrily cut short the sit-down, says the full tape will show that a “vicious” Stahl tried to trap him with a gotcha-style interview.
The president insists he was at his eloquent best in the interview.
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“Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers,” Trump tweeted, without elaborating who if anyone gave high marks to his responses.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) . Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and “magnificently brilliant” answers to their “Q’s”.
The manufactured controversy over the interview is puzzling political analysts, who question the wisdom of Trump’s attacks on the widely respected Stahl.
If the White House follows through on its threat to release its own tape of the interview it would likely draw even more attention to an interview that Trump essentially derides as a #FakeNews hit job.
It could also distract attention from any potential boost Trump might get from Thursday night’s final debate with Joe Biden, which is probably his last best chance to reach large groups of undecided voters and possibly cut into the Democrat’s large lead in polls.
The “60 Minutes” interview is part of a major pre-election special of the widely watched news magazine that will air on Sunday evening, October 25 on CBS.
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