Politics Believing the questions "difficult", Donald Trump ends an interview
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After a tough interview led by Lesley Stahl, Donald Trump did not return for the second part of the interview. He complained about "difficult" questions.
A tense and cropped interview. On Sunday, CBS News aired the famous “60 Minutes” program, the issue of which was devoted to the presidential election. It was to include a joint interview withand Mike Pence, but the former refused to return after his one-on-one interview. The passage showing the departure of the American president was broadcast on the air: we see him complaining that Lesley Stahl, the senior journalist at the head of the program, asked him "difficult questions". "You have mentioned a lot of subjects that have been raised inappropriately," assures Donald Trump, who was notably questioned about the Covid-19 pandemic and the slogans chanted by his supporters at meetings, calling for the imprisonment of 'Hillary Clinton.
Ahead of 3rd debate, Trump again goes after moderator. This time it's NBC's Kristen Welker he calls 'unfair.'
Trump praised Welker in the past, complementing her in January for landing a gig on NBC's "Today" show. "They made a very wise decision," Trump said."She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game," Trump tweeted Saturday.
"I told you that I was going to ask you difficult questions," the journalist reminds him. “They were brought in inappropriately. Your first question was: "These are going to be tough questions." You do not ask that of Joe Biden, I saw your interview with Joe, the interview with Joe Biden, ”he continues, repeating his grievances with the press he considers ganged against him against the Democrat. “I never did an interview with Joe Biden,” defends Lesley Stahl, whose answer does not seem to stop the billionaire: “It was rubbish. The "60 Minutes" interview. I see Joe Biden, who gets easy question after easy question. I've seen all of his interviews. We never ask him a hard question. ” "Okay, but forget it for a minute, you're the president," Lesley Stahl tries to bounce, to no avail. "I think we've had enough interview here, Hope," he said, presumably speaking to his advisor Hope Hicks. Let's go, let's go. See you for two seconds, okay? ”
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"Look at the biases, hatred and rudeness of 60 Minutes and CBS"
After the departure of the US president, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany submitted to Lesley Stahl an imposing bound volume, containing according to it is Donald Trump's plan for the health system that is to succeed Obamacare, which he wants to repeal. “It was heavy. Filled with decrees, congressional initiatives, but no specific plan for the health system, ”noted the journalist. Donald Trump, supposed to return for the rest of the program with a joint interview with Mike Pence, has not returned. “President Trump is a straight talker. I think that's one of his great strengths as President of the United States, the American people always know their way of thinking, ”defended his vice-president. “And he's always ready. The American people know it. It's less about an exchange with the media, it's really more about the way in which we are going to redress this country, ”he continues, refocusing the interview on the administration's policy to revive the countries during the pandemic.
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Before the broadcast of the interview, recorded this week at the White House, Donald Trump had unveiled some Thursday a version on social networks: “Look at the biases, hatred and rudeness of 60 Minutes and CBS. The presenter of this evening, Kristen Welker, is much worse! ”He wrote a few hours, before the work of the journalist of NBC News is hailed by both camps. The channel had criticized this "unprecedented decision not to respect the agreement" between the two parties, which "will not prevent" 60 Minutes "from broadcasting a full, fair and contextualized report in which the presidents have participated for years" .
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He had also posted a short five-second video showing Lesley Stahl without a mask, chatting, during his visit to the White House - even though he himself did not has rarely worn a mask and refuses, again, to call for compliance with this health instruction.
Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come.- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Fighter jets fire flares, escort plane from airspace near Trump event in Arizona .
U.S. fighter jets escorted a plane flying in restricted airspace near President Donald Trump's rally in Bullhead City, Arizona.The North American Aerospace Defense Command tweeted that it sent two F-16s to investigate "a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication" with air-traffic controllers as it neared Bullhead City.