Trump gave an interview to Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes this weekend. It did not go well for her. She repeatedly tried to “catch” Trump, as members of the liberal media always do with Republicans, but Trump just bulldozed over her. Repeatedly.
Even Variety is admitting it:
‘60 Minutes’ Was Outmatched by Trump (Column)
On Oct. 14, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an interview with President Donald Trump — rare for its status as having appeared outside of Fox News or conservative media. Appearing the same weekend as First Lady Melania Trump’s appearance on “20/20,” this would seem to represent a new level of media blitzing on the part of an administration that’s already seen its head get plenty of free promotion during rallies broadcast on cable news.
And, like Melania Trump’s utterly-on-message, relentlessly forward-moving TV interview, the president’s interview had effectively the same impact as a rally; it allowed him to bulldoze his chief enemy, the media, while airing his own points at ceaseless length. The lesson the media has evidently not learned yet is not to be sitting right there when he does it…
By pushing through questions and by capitalizing on an interview approach seeking to synthesize his entire presidency into two segments of television, Trump effectively converted “60 Minutes” into a short rally.
Watch some highlights below:
Leslie Stahl really lost that battle.