Donald Trump walked out of an interview with Lesley Stahl at ’60 Minutes’ lol

United States President Donald J. Trump returns to the White House

After four-plus years of Donald Trump’s media shenanigans, I would hope that the American people understand the dipsh-ttery Trump pulls on a regular basis. He always cries “fake news” when he simply doesn’t like a story. He always attacks journalists – usually female journalists – to make himself feel better and bigly. He’s a pathetic, stupid slob who is obsessed with media coverage of himself but only the most superficial. And now this: he agreed to an interview with Lesley Stahl at 60 Minutes for an episode devoted to Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Trump actually sat down for the interview and answered questions for about 45 minutes. Then he walked out.

President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened.

After camera crews set up at the White House on Monday, Trump sat down with host Lesley Stahl for about 45 minutes on Tuesday before he abruptly ended the interview and told the network he believed they had enough material to use, according to two sources.

CBS News did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment. When reached for comment, the White House did not dispute CNN’s reporting.

The President later accused Stahl of not wearing a mask and tweeted out a brief clip of her without one while at the White House. A person familiar with the situation told CNN that the image from the tweet shows Stahl with her producers immediately after Trump ended the interview. Stahl had not yet gone back to get her personal belongings to put her mask back on. She had a mask on from the time she entered the White House and just before the interview began.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris were also interviewed by “60 Minutes” and all four are scheduled to appear in the same program on Sunday. While Biden and Harris taped their interviews separately, Trump and Pence were scheduled to appear on camera together, like they did four years ago, for a walk and talk session. But Trump did not return for the appearance with Pence, sources said.

[From CNN]

We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see how 60 Minutes presents the Trump walk-out. I bet he called Stahl “nasty” and “fake news” and then he waddled away wheezing. Sad, sick old man gets mad at respected journalist, news at seven! Literally!

Anyway, yeah, we know how bad it was because Trump spent hours whining and hate-tweeting yesterday. Stahl must have really gotten under his thin skin! (Also: he’s so desperate to “run” against a woman, any woman, lock her up, lock them all up!)

U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House

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  1. Swack says:

    Did he wear a mask the entire time? Probably not at all. I hope they show him walking out with no editing of it.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, it’s pretty rich that the guy only wears a mask when absolutely forced to, doesn’t require his staff to wear them and makes fun of Biden for wearing one is now pretending to be outraged about her not having one on?

      I’m really sick of him and his insane supporters trashing every debate moderator, every journalist, calling everything a “gotcha” moment. It’s exhausting and just so demoralizing.

      • ClaireB says:

        I still fail to understand how politicians managed to reframe being caught in a lie as a “gotcha” moment which is rude of journalists. Someone is going to have to explain to me how a public figure being called on his/her sh– is now something bad.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        ClaireB, along the same lines, I never got why asking 45 or others to testify under oath was a “perjury trap”…uh, DON’T LIE and you won’t be committing perjury…WTF?! it’s like his supporters were openly admitting that he’d lie under oath. “how dare you ask him to testify under oath…don’t you know that he’ll have to lie to cover his butt and OMG how COULD YOU?!”

      • Esmom says:

        ClaireB, It was the right wing propaganda machine that managed to create this ongoing narrative and keep it going to this day. Remember when Katie Couric dared to ask Sarah Palin what newspapers she read? That to me was the start of the modern era of faux outrage at the media supposedly trying to bring politicians down. It was designed to protect these GOP monsters and deflect from their ignorance, corruption and/or lies.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Attacking Lesley Stahl is guaranteed to win him the full support of those white suburban housewives he so desperately craves.

    Lesley Stahl is an icon; long may she terrify bloated, narcissistic misogynists. And she does it with such style and grace.

    • Becks1 says:

      I feel like his campaign staff must be going crazy at this point. They know the need the suburban white women to win some of the battleground states, and he just seems to be going out of his way to hurt himself with those women (attacking Savannah Guthrie, now Lesley Stahl) . It’s like he knows he needs the votes of those white women but he’s embarrassed that he needs the votes, I don’t know.

      • ce says:

        He needs the votes, but can’t figure out a way to pretend to respect women. What to do?? Almost as if he should never be in this position to begin with

      • MF1 says:

        He hates women so much that he just can’t help himself.

      • LightPurple says:

        So he’s sending Ivanka everywhere. She has spent most of the past two weeks in battleground states and always includes something that is “official White House business” so we pay the full cost of her travel, lodging, and meals and the same for her very large staff. Because we women all love Nagini so and want to give her all our tax money.

      • sassafras says:

        He had a chance after his hospital stay to completely speak to suburban / college educated voters. “Wow, I didn’t realize, I’m serious about this now.” He could have changed his tone, showed some empathy/ leadership, talked about how great America’s doctors are and how we’re going to support them.

        But did he?

        No. He turned it into a ME ME ME moment and continues to horrify every decent American.


      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ Becks1-EXACTLY❗❗ He’s embarrassed that he needs any woman’s help.

        The man is CRIMINALLY. INSANE.

  3. Jay says:

    I think the best thing they could do would be to not air his performance at all, but have someone read a transcript of his answers or display the text on a black screen. It highlights the incoherence and denies him screentime.

    For someone who needs to win over women and seniors, this seems like a GENIUS move!

  4. Darla says:

    He hasn’t released anything tho. The WH must be on the phone with the CBS poohbahs negotiating. And it’s CBS, so don’t count on seeing the full meltdown.

    • The Hench says:

      If he actually releases something, I’ll eat my arm. That was my first thought on reading his daft tweet.

      Lesley Stahl should tweet back – ‘Bring it on, Mr President’.

    • jwoolman says:

      The White House made their own video of it all, I think.

  5. Chica1971 says:

    There’s a tape of LS reflecting on an earlier interview with Trump after 2016 . Trump stated that he went after reporters because people forgets what he actually said and focus on the reporters instead.

  6. Heather says:

    Why would any news program bother to interview him at all? Waste of time. He’s never going to be honest. Never going to be gracious. Never going to be ‘Presidential’.

    Just stop giving him free airtime. That will drive him more crazy than anything and it’s simple. Just ignore him.

    • Esmom says:

      Because the media keeps insisting on upholding norms and treating this like a normal presidency. It’s just so depressing that they can’t just call things they way they really are. Instead they keep trying to play by the rules that he just trashes every single day. It’s insane.

    • Swack says:

      Either way they lose. If they don’t interview him/show the interview then he gets on Twitter or at one of his rallies and says how they are biased toward Biden and trying to protect him. If they interview him and show it then they are giving into his craziness. Better to know the enemy your fighting.

  7. AmyB says:

    Wait??? So Trump is now criticizing Stahl for NOT wearing a mask? LMAO

    This shit is too ridiculous for words! The man literally had Covid weeks ago, still goes to rallies, no mask, no social distancing, and now he wants to post a picture of a journalist not wearing a mask? I guarantee she most likely had one on for the majority of the time she was in his presence though!

    He is literally self-destructing ! Please dear God makes this POS go away come Nov. 3rd!

    • Hoot says:

      She DID wear a mask for most of the time she was at the WH. He just managed to catch her for the 5 seconds she didn’t, and, of course, he immediately posted it on Twitter.

      He is despicable – a selfish, misogynistic, crybaby, liar, who does not deserve the loyalty of his constituents (who he loves to their faces but hates behind closed doors).

  8. FancyPants says:

    Oh so now he’s the Mask Police? GMAFB. He kept trying to interject Hunter Biden and she wouldn’t let him, I guarantee it.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha you’re probably right. This Hunter fixation is out of control on Twitter so you know he can’t let it go for long enough to focus on anything else.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I suspect he kept trying to turn the convo to Hunter and Stahl was like “yeah no that’s a nothing burger, been proven…so, tell me about your plans to control and contain COVID…” and kept directing him to talk about HIS policy and HIS plans.

      he wants an investigation into the Biden family “crimes” using the laptop as his smoking gun and all the FBI wants to do is investigate which Russian dropped it off and told the store to give it to Rudy Colludi. the laptop is leading to our gov’t investigating a Russian disinformation campaign, not a presidential campaign (well, maybe 45′s…)

      when you consider that the Post employees weren’t even sure to run the story as it hadn’t been fully vetted or the info confirmed by anyone, and the person who wrote it didn’t even want their name on it, it’s hard to believe any of it. and 45 is grabbing at it like it’s his last chance.

      • The Hench says:

        Listening to Pod Save America last week and that was their advice for journalists – keep asking him about what his policies are for a second term. All he ever does is talk about what he’s ‘done’ (vaguely – as in I made the best economy) or attack the media or Biden. He has NOTHING planned for the future because all he cares about is wining and grifting. Not about actually governing.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        She probably was bring up that secret bank account in China, showing he paid ALMOST $200 THOUSAND DOLLARS to the Chinese govt in taxes. He also has investments/property there, and let’s not forget all the trademarks he and daughter-wife got (voting machines, caskets, BODY BAGS, *AND* ESCORT SERVICES….think of all this children caged that are missing, as well as the ones here, now, “with no way to trace the parents”….he’s wasn’t Epstein’s buddy for nothing!)

    • Christin says:

      Anytime he mentions Hunter, a reporter (or candidate) needs to just state that we FIRST need to talk about HIS family and that may take a lot of time. I think Joe actually said something to this effect in the first debate.

  9. FancyPants says:

    Oh so now he’s the Mask Police? GMAFB. He kept trying to interject Hunter Biden and she wouldn’t let him, I guarantee it.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    I can’t wait for the outrage from the cult worshippers about the lie of her not wearing the mask they consider tyranny for a disease they don’t believe exists.

  11. Sean says:

    There was a rumor circulating in Twitter yesterday suggesting Trump walked out because he had an accident that was heard by the entire crew and carried a diSTINKive smell.

    It all DEPENDS on what you believe…

  12. Tom says:

    We’re being played.

    Yesterday the NYT broke a story about Trump’s financial involvement in China. Instead, everyone’s talking about how he walked out on 60 Minutes.

    Advantage: Trump

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I lean this way.

    • Lena says:

      You’re right. That is literally what a Trumpiter said on Twitter “he’s playing the press “. Focus focus on his real outrages like the latest he has extensive financial interests in China and even a bank account there. Chant China China China at him and then watch the meltdown.

    • Betsy says:

      The Trump’s a traitor for a whole other country news broke later, no?

      • Darla says:

        they know when it’s about to break though, they are always called and asked if they want to comment before the Times or WAPO publishes.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      maybe Stahl had info about the China $ thing and asked him about it? and THAT’S why he ran off?…

    • Rapunzel says:

      Of course Trump’s in debt to China. He’s been ranting Biden is owned by China, and we all know the dude is Hector Projector.

    • molly says:

      You’re giving him far too much credit. He’s never playing five dimensional chess. He’s a raging narcissist who lashes out when anyone calls him on his crap. That’s it.

    • Valerie says:

      Yep. Deflection.

  13. SJ Knows says:

    Big, Orange, Angry Baby!

    Honestly, what will it take for him to go away?

    The Secret Service Agents assigned to protect him must be so, so tired of him.
    They do their job working for/with a man who has no morals, no brains, no idea of what he is doing.
    They all deserve a months PTO when he gets tossed out of office.

    • Larisa says:

      So, I don’t know the actual people on his detail, but I know someone who works for the SS at the White House and she’s a huge Trump supporter and before the last election, she was always saying that Hillary is mean and was disrespectful to the SS when she was the First Lady and that Trump was very nice and appreciative and easy to deal with. Haha

      • AL says:

        What does she say now? Kinda ironic to say that she works for the “SS”…gives me 1940′s vibes.

      • Jay says:

        That could certainly be true – Trump views all relationships as transactional, so I could certainly see him being chummy with the guys whose job it is to protect him. He’s said to have a certain slimy charm when he wants. Plus, we know he admires uniforms and weaponry, like so many dictators do.

      • Lucy says:

        I know someone who has friends with SS…he told me Hillary was horrible, Obama very nice and Michelle was the worst! I take with grain of salt as this man feels women should be basically barefoot & pregnant and I think SS men just cannot handle strong, confident women!

      • Valerie says:

        lol, he’s appreciative because they follow orders unquestioningly.

  14. Jess says:

    Wait, he suddenly cares about masks? I thought they were a sign of weakness! Lol

  15. vegasschmegas says:

    He probably had a diaper blowout.

  16. Rapunzel says:

    10 bucks says Trump told Stahl to take off her mask while on camera (which she’d likely do anyway).

    My guess? He got pissy when Stahl wouldn’t let him rant about Hunter Biden.

  17. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Trump finishes too early, blames the woman, and just gets up and leaves the room? Why does this not surprise me like, AT ALL?

  18. kerwood says:

    Lesley Stahl is an news icon. She’ll be around long after 45 is dragged away in handcuffs.

  19. Lizzie says:

    My money is on her dismissing this Hunter Biden hoax that Giuliani got from Russia/Ukraine. He already got taken down by Savannah Guthrie, he couldn’t handle Leslie Stahl doing the same and walked out.

  20. sassafras says:

    Once again, Trump’s plots backfire. Sure, he might be distracting us from the China $$$ story but the whole country will tune into 60 Minutes, see the damage he wrought and then… watch Joe and Kamala be nice, intelligent, decent humans. Funny how KARMA works, Mr. President.

  21. WatchingATrainwreak says:

    Thanks to Trump’s tantrum on Twitter…CBS just got a guaranteed ratings boost for 60 Minutes…without spending a penny to advertise the show on Sunday. Well done, Mr. President!