Following the controversy surrounding Trump's 60 Minutes interview, the president has shared unedited footage of him storming out early...
Donald Trump's latest interview in the run-up to the presidential election hasn't exactly gone to plan.
via: Getty ImagesThe president sat down for 60 Minutes on Tuesday with correspondent Lesley Stahl, but the interview resulted in Trump cutting the whole thing short.
And, of course...
via: GettyNobody was shocked to see that Trump had taken to Twitter in a series of rants about Stahl.
The president clearly isn't happy...
via: GettyAnd now, he has released unedited footage from the interview, in which he can be seen storming out early.
The interview was slated to air on Sunday...
via: Getty ImagesAnd reactions have come in strong to the president's move.
We all know that we are only weeks away from the highly anticipated presidential election...
via: GettySo, of course, Trump is trying to salvage the little reputation he has left.
Because, as you will all be aware...
via: GettyIt seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden - although Trump probably wouldn't admit that himself.
Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year...
via: GettyBut it has been powering on ahead... despite many major setbacks.
Trump's presidential campaign seems to be hitting rocks...And things took an ultimate turn for the worst when at the start of October, the president and the first lady, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19. Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Centre.
Despite the huge worry surrounding Trump's health...
via: GettyHe was discharged just a few days later and insisted to the nation that all we need to do is to "learn to live with COVID," which was very concerning to hear.
The whole campaign process has been nothing short of shambolic.
via: GettySo it's not surprising to see Trump attempting to salvage that last bit of respect from potential voters.
And, with the election looming...
via: Getty ImagesTrump sat down with Lesley Stahl for CBS News' 60 Minutes this week, but it was far from plain sailing.
60 Minutes said the White House agreed only to record the interview for its archives...
via: GettyAnd said it has a history of interviewing presidential candidates while asking important questions in the run-up to elections.
However, Trump has been accused of cutting the interview - which was taped at the White House - short...
via: GettyAnd Trump went on to brand the interview as "biased" and threatened to release it before it aired.
The president's rant was documented on Twitter..."I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about..." he tweeted.
He continued..."Everyone should compare this terrible Electoral Intrusion with the recent interviews of Sleepy Joe Biden!"
In another tweet, Trump slammed Stahl, claiming she was not wearing a mask at the White House."Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come," the president tweeted, along with a video clip of Stahl not wearing a mask.
However, CBS News says Stahl wore a mask as she entered the White House and greeted the president.
via: GettyShe then removed her mask when socially distanced just before the interview began. CBS says the clip Trump tweeted occurred after the interview and shows Stahl speaking with her producers, all of whom had tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Trump's campaign adviser Jason Miller has since disputed claims that the interview had ended abruptly.
via: Getty"Very fake news! No drama, interview was not ended abruptly, and we have the receipts from the interview - all of them! Maybe we need to put the whole thing out so people can see for themselves?" Miller tweeted.
The interview was set to air on Sunday.
A new 60 Minutes, Sunday at 7:30pm ET/7pm PT https://t.co/eEZL7kzzoH— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603235294.0
But now, just days after the threats...The president has released unedited footage from the interview detailing the moment he stormed out.
The footage instantly went viral.And people have had a lot to say about it.
Many felt it painted the president in a bad light.
@arlenparsa I don't understand why he wouldn't want to hide that part of the interview. It makes him look like a we… https://t.co/y0wZoeDxw5— preising (@preising)1603386031.0
@arlenparsa On so many levels, this is a metaphor for his entire presidency. The inability to face tough reality,… https://t.co/EXc7oGKxVD— 🐮Devin Nunes' Russian Cow🐮 (@🐮Devin Nunes' Russian Cow🐮)1603385311.0
@arlenparsa I’m sorry but if you have been elected by the people, took an oath of the office to protect those peopl… https://t.co/RSwVNiYkWX— Sheri (@Sheri)1603390232.0
@arlenparsa "When you set up the interview, you didn't say that" there would be tough questions. Does he think ever… https://t.co/QlRJrZZO12— Politics and Health 😎👩🏼🏫👓🌊 (@Politics and Health 😎👩🏼🏫👓🌊)1603400658.0
@arlenparsa As always, a masterclass in deflection. Let's not talk about me, let's talk about you. Enough about me,… https://t.co/kXsaRre8yJ— Lisa (@Lisa)1603387777.0
@arlenparsa I'm not sure what I find more disturbing. Him having a whiny bitchfest against Leslie Stahl's question… https://t.co/MbeSMk5LXz— Jfb31664 (@Jfb31664)1603389173.0
After viewing the full interview on Trump's Facebook page, others had a very different view.
You can watch the clip in question below.
Raw footage: Trump walks out of interview after complaining that Lesley Stahl's questions were too tough for him https://t.co/5MplZffcF4— Arlen Parsa (@Arlen Parsa)1603381090.0