Since Lesley Stahl’s 60 Minutes interview with the president, she has had to deal with some pretty terrifying repercussions…
The president sat down for 60 Minutes last Tuesday, with correspondent Lesley Stahl, but as we all know, Trump cut the whole thing short.
Nobody was shocked to see that Trump had taken to Twitter in a series of rants about Stahl.
But the safety of her family is also at risk…
So, of course, Trump is trying to salvage the little reputation he has left.
It seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden – although Trump probably wouldn’t admit that himself.
But it has been powering on ahead… despite many major setbacks.
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.
He 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.
But when Joe Biden proposed making the next presidential debate a virtual one in the interest of health and safety, Trump put his foot down.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the October 15th town hall-style debate in Miami would take place virtually as health experts raised concerns about whether it would be safe to hold the event in person given Trump is still recovering from COVID-19.
For some reason, the proposition of a virtual debate infuriated the president and he boldly said he “wouldn’t waste his time” on it.
And in typical Trump fashion, the president announced at the last minute that he would hold his own town hall forum in Miami at exactly the same time, hosted by NBC.
So it’s not surprising to see Trump attempting to salvage that last bit of respect from potential voters.
Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl for CBS News’ 60 Minutes, but it was far from plain sailing.
60 Minutes said the White House agreed only to record the interview for its archives…
And said it has a history of interviewing presidential candidates while asking important questions in the run-up to elections.
Later Tuesday, Trump branded the interview as “biased” and threatened to release it before it aired.
“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.
“Everyone should compare this terrible Electoral Intrusion with the recent interviews of Sleepy Joe Biden!”
“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.
She 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.
“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.
Stahl and her family are even being escorted whenever they leave the house to ensure their safety.
The caller directed the threat to Lesley and her family.
After the interview, Stahl accused Trump of insulting her show, which could have been a motive for an extreme fan to act out.
For more, keep scrolling for Melania’s crazy rant about the Democrats…