CBS’ Lesley Stahl is sharing what was in the massive book the White House handed to her following her “60 Minutes” interview with the president. The book initially appeared to be blank, as some noted, from photos.
Prior to the interview airing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany — who gave Stahl the massive book — wrote on Twitter, “Handing Lesley Stahl just a small part of what President [Donald Trump] has done for healthcare in the United States.”
President Donald Trump ended the “60 Minutes” interview early, and while waiting to see if he would return, as Stahl noted, McEnany handed her the book.
Stahl said on “60 Minutes” of the book, “It was heavy, filled with executive orders, congressional initiatives but no comprehensive health plan.”
Watch the video below:
President Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, gave us a heavy book that she described as the president’s health care plan. It was filled with executive orders and congressional initiatives, but no comprehensive healthcare plan. https://t.co/Mn6HRAOwHL pic.twitter.com/WmsoRQP2WJ— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 26, 2020
Handing Lesley Stahl just a small part of what President @realDonaldTrump has done for healthcare in the United States.— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 20, 2020
She couldn’t believe how HUGE it was and said, “I can hardly lift this‼️” pic.twitter.com/RSWrzKo1or
Stahl’s remarks follow after McEnany declared on Twitter last week, “NO, the White House did not try to pass off hundreds of blank pages as its healthcare policy.” She added that the book contained “512 pages, 13 executive orders, and 11 pieces of healthcare legislation.”
McEnany also told the Washington Examiner:
“This book contains all of the executive orders and legislation President Trump has signed, which have brought down healthcare premiums and drug costs that were skyrocketing during Obama/Biden; increased access to care while Obama/Biden lied that you would be able to keep your doctor and your plan; and improved the quality of care, including protecting preexisting conditions.”
NO, the White House did not try to pass off hundreds of blank pages as its healthcare policy:— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 22, 2020
➡️ 512 pages
➡️ 13 executive orders
➡️ 11 pieces of healthcare legislation
PLUS an America First Healthcare Plan from President @realDonaldTrump‼️https://t.co/OD5xm1pEKG
Trump spoke about a new health care plan during the “60 Minutes” interview where he said, “It is fully developed. It’s going to be announced very soon.”
“It's going to be announced very soon,” President Trump says about a new health care plan. “We won't do anything and no plan unless we have preexisting conditions covered.” https://t.co/yrT4L1LjIu pic.twitter.com/0uRIXDf3A1— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 25, 2020
“We won’t do anything and no plan unless we have preexisting conditions covered,” Trump added.