President Trump foiled “60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl — who asked a series of condescending, partisan questions — by gleefully reminding her that’s he president. And she’s not.
Stahl kicked off one segment with a lie by saying: “You are the first president of the United States who never had a political post before, nor ever served in the military.”
That is false. Barack Obama and Bill Clinton never served in the military — nor did at least 10 other former U.S. presidents.
“60 Minutes” films its interviews in advance and edits them before they air, so why didn’t anyone edit out Lesley Stahl’s false statement? That proves at least one point President Trump made during the interview, which is that the media is unfair to him.
When Stahl asked Trump if he had any regrets about his two-year tenure, he replied, “I regret that the press treats me so badly.”
Stahl then asked about the longstanding federal immigration policy that separates illegal-immigrant children from their parents at the southern border.
Obama separated families at the border.
Obama housed unaccompanied minors in tent cities & in cages.
Obama prosecuted hundreds of thousands for illegal border crossings.
Obama deported millions.
Where was this TIME cover then?
(Yes, the children in cages photo was taken in 2014) pic.twitter.com/uywXO4FIBi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 21, 2018
“I’m just telling you that you treated me much differently on the subject [than you did Obama],” Trump said.
Stahl replied, “I disagree, but I don’t want to have that fight with you.”
That’s when President Trump quipped: “Lesley, it’s okay. In the meantime, I’m president and you’re not.”
In another segment, Stahl tried to railroad President Trump into pledging that he would not suspend Robert Mueller’s fruitless investigation into “Russian collusion.” The Mueller probe has yielded no evidence of collusion after almost two years.
“Will you pledge that you will not shut down the Mueller investigation?” Stahl asked.
Trump replied: “I don’t pledge anything. But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that. I think it’s a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion.”
Trump then reminded Lesley Stahl that she’s not the spokesperson for the United States, or even all Democrats.
“There is no collusion. I don’t want to pledge,” Trump said. “Why should I pledge to you? If I pledge, I’ll pledge. But I don’t have to pledge to you.”
This is not the first time that “60 Minutes” hack Lesley Stahl has been rude and obnoxious to President Trump.
Shortly after Trump was elected in November 2016, Stahl badgered him during an interview with his family. Stahl had the audacity to blame Trump for the leftist anti-Trump riots that were occurring at the time.
Trump pointed out that if Hillary Clinton had won the election and his supporters rioted, there would have been immediate media condemnation of all Trump supporters.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 15, 2016
“If Hillary had won and if my people went out and protested, everybody would say, ‘Oh, that’s a terrible thing.’ And it would have been a much different attitude,” President Trump said. “There is a double standard here.”
Lesley Stahl continued to blame Trump for the Antifa riots, while ignoring the fact that leftist protesters smashed car windows, blocked traffic, set fires to cars, vandalized buildings, and beat up Trump supporters.
Patriots, please vote on November 6. America’s future depends on you.