‘Does he think this made him look good?’ Twitter slams Trump for his 60 Minutes tantrum

Trump during the 60 minutes interview

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After spending a day complaining about the press, Trump decided to release the unedited footage of him ungraciously walking out of a 60 Minutes interview. Neither of these decisions reflected well on the president.

The interview, which was released to Facebook, apparently was supposed to make people look at “the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS.” But instead, all the public saw was Trump instructing Lesley Stahl to “just be fair.” When Stahl reminded him that last time, he encouraged her to ask tough questions, he answered, “I’m not looking for that!”

Trump tweeted on October 22, “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 @60Minutes. Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers to their ‘Q’s’”. (No one knows who he was quoting when he said his answers were “magnificently brilliant.”)

Twitter found the whole charade quite amusing.

Stahl asked Trump about his condemnation of Dr. Fauci, his rallies which have defied social distancing and mask standards, the Affordable Care Act, and polls showing his lack of popularity with suburban women. Instead of answering these questions in a “magnificently brilliant” way, Trump deflected and complained. “You’re discrediting yourself, Lesley,” he told Stahl. She fired back, “No, you are.”

Stahl also lectured Pence, who wouldn’t give her a straight answer but instead would launch into long speeches.

“This was not a rally. This was not just a campaign speech to the public. This was supposed to be an interview, and the same with the president,” she said. “And I feel that you both have insulted ‘60 Minutes’ and me by not answering any of our questions and by giving set campaign speeches that we’ve heard both of you give at rallies and not answering our questions.”


A photograph of Trump with Crazy Hair

Flickr / Scott Spiegel

The general consensus was that Trump’s 60 Minutes Twitter tantrum was ridiculous.

Who did the filming?

A photograph of Donald Trump standing at a podium giving two thumb's up

Flickr / Gage Skidmore

If Trump has his own version of the interview, does that mean he had his own camera crew?

Some were grabbing the popcorn

Popcorn Factory

Jill Wellington / Pixabay

A Trump meltdown makes for entertaining viewing.

Others were too busy calling him a crybaby

Trump with his arms crossed

Twitter / @DonaldJGrumpy

Whining about being treated unfairly in an interview isn’t exactly a sign of toughness…

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