CBS’ Lesley Stahl pushed back on President Donald Trump’s claim about the U.S. economy during a “60 Minutes” interview this week.
A clip of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” interview with Trump was previewed on Thursday where the president was asked what he believes is the “biggest domestic priority” to him “right now.”
Trump turned to the U.S. economy, claiming, “I’ll tell you, it was happening. We created the greatest economy in the history of our country. And the other side was coming in–,” before Stahl interjected.
“You know that’s not true,” she fired back. Trump, undeterred, responded, “It is totally true.” Stahl said, “No.”
The president, however, continued, “Virtually every number was the best. We had the best economy ever. And what was happening was things were coming together–.”
Stahl interrupted Trump, saying, “Well, what I asked you, what’s the priority? I mean, those are all the good things–.”
“The priority now is the great back to normal,” Trump declared. “Get back to where we were. To have the economy rage and be great with jobs and everybody be happy. And that’s where we’re going, and that’s where we’re heading.”
Trump’s appearance on “60 Minutes” was the interview where it was reported that he walked out of it before it was over.
Watch the exchange below:
WATCH: President Trump was asked by @LesleyRStahl about his priorities — before cutting his interview short.@60Minutes has a history of asking tough questions of presidential candidates during the run-up to the election.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 22, 2020
After reports that Trump walked out of the interview, the president threatened on Twitter to post the interview before it airs on Sunday.
He posted several photos from the interview on Twitter Wednesday. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted, “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 [60 Minutes].”
“Watch her constant interruptions [and] anger. Compare my full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers to their ‘Q’s,'” he added.
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”. https://t.co/L3szccGamP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2020
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