After it finally aired over the weekend, more has come to light as to why Donald Trump stormed out of the infamous 60 Minutes interview...
Donald Trump's latest interview in the run-up to the presidential election didn't really go to plan.
via: Getty ImagesThe president sat down for 60 Minutes last 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 even released unedited footage from the interview, ahead of its scheduled air date.
But, over the weekend, the time finally came for us all to watch the infamous interview.
via: Getty ImagesAnd more has come to light about why the president stormed out.
We all know that we are only days 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 last 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: GettyTrump 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.
Well, the interview finally aired on Sunday.
A new 60 Minutes, Sunday at 7:30pm ET/7pm PT https://t.co/eEZL7kzzoH— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603235294.0
Viewers were quick to note how much the president was complaining about the type of questions he was being asked.
via: Getty ImagesOne of which was Stahl asking why the crowds at rallies do not wear masks. "You’re so negative. These are the biggest rallies we have ever had. You just come in here with that negative attitude. You just come in here with that negative attitude," he responded.
One of the more stand-out moments was when Trump was asked if he was going to be okay with "tough questions."
via: Getty ImagesTo which he responded, "No, I'm not."
As we know, Trump then left the interview, accusing Stahl of asking Joe Biden easier questions.
via: Getty ImagesTo which Stahl replied that she did not interview Joe Biden.
More clips from the controversial interview have continued to be shared online.
via: Getty ImagesAnd show just how much the president complained throughout the interview, which he eventually cut short. Take a look at some of the key moments below...
“I wish you would interview Joe Biden like you interview me,” President Trump says to Lesley Stahl.… https://t.co/gC3S4aFLAD— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603670430.0
On the lack of masks at rallies.
Asked why so many people at his rallies aren’t wearing masks, President Trump tells Lesley Stahl: “Lesley, we hand… https://t.co/sCiJzFfJJW— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603670089.0
On downplaying the pandemic.
Lesley Stahl asks President Trump where he stands with suburban female voters and whether he’s deliberately downpla… https://t.co/LOBN1N5VFV— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603669837.0
On Trump's Twitter use.
Asked whether his tweets or name-calling turn people off, President Trump says: “I think I wouldn’t be here if I di… https://t.co/2AfIyntW8K— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603670571.0
On tough questions.
Lesley Stahl: Are you ready for some tough questions? President Trump: You’re going to be fair? Lesley Stahl: . .… https://t.co/7z702YBuDe— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603669576.0
On rising COVID cases.
President Trump says COVID cases are rising because of more testing, but according to the COVID Tracking Project, t… https://t.co/p6KzmzH8tf— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603669707.0
“It's going to be announced very soon,” President Trump says about a new health care plan. “We won't do anything an… https://t.co/ioef2Qj98B— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1603670188.0