US President Donald Trump fulfilled his promise and threat early Friday and published a recording of his interview with the “CBS” and withdrew angrily before it ended due to what he saw as prejudice against him by his interlocutor.
Trump said on Twitter that he wanted to pre-empt the network’s presentation of the interview as part of the “60 Minutes” program on Sunday to reveal the “bias” of journalist Leslie Stahl who conducted the interview and her “hatred and rudeness.”
In contradiction to the agreement between the network and the White House, the president’s Facebook page published a recording of the interview.
In the tape, Stahl does not raise her voice or interrupt Trump except to confront his statements about his handling of the novel coronavirus crisis and encourage his supporters to chant to jail his political opponents and other sensitive topics.
During the interview, the US president addresses Stahl by saying, “I said at the beginning that the questions will be difficult. Well, I don’t mind that, but when you were preparing for them you didn’t say that, but rather I said Oh let’s have a nice interview “before he asked her to end the meeting abruptly.
Trump has long complained that CBS and other media outlets did not ask his Democratic rival Joe Biden equally difficult questions, but were rather soft with him over and over again.
“I saw all of the interviews he gave. He was never asked any difficult question,” Trump said.
CBS also interviewed Biden for “60 Minutes”, which is scheduled to air on Sunday.
Trump released the interview, which was recorded at the White House on Tuesday, hours before his last debate early Friday with Biden.