‘The president said a hostile conversation between a current affairs reporter and the Oval Office would be released early to prevent misinformation.
President Donald Trump has decided to release his entire interview with CBS News journalist Lesley Stahl before it airs on “60 Minutes.”
The president took the unusual step because Stahl’s lack of media objectivity might mislead concerned voters.
“I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of ’60 Minutes,’ before airtime,'” he said on Twitter. “This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a fake and biased interview is all about.”
President Trump encouraged all 87.3 million of his social media followers to review the entire interview before watching the edited version on Oct. 25.
“Everyone should compare this terrible electoral intrusion with the recent interviews of ‘sleepy’ Joe Biden,'” he said on Twitter.
The remarks came after the president prematurely ended his White House interview with Stahl on Oct. 20. The BL understands he was accused of failing to wear a face mask before testing positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
The president has already revealed he regularly wore a face mask and removed it during public engagements. He then responded to Stahl’s criticism by sharing footage of the reporter not wearing a face mask herself despite speaking at close quarters with two males wearing face masks.
“Lesley Stahl of ’60 Minutes’ not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me,'” he said on Twitter.
The president also indicated he would release more controversial images of Stahl through his Twitter feed.
“Much more to come,” he said.
The Trump 2020 campaign supported the president’s decision to end the interview early because it was “very fake news.”
“No drama—interview was not ended abruptly, and we have the receipts from the interview—all of them,” senior campaign adviser Jason Miller said on Twitter. “We need to put the whole thing out so people can see for themselves … Lesley is a bad example for mask-wearing.”
Miller also warned CNN’s White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins not to follow Stahl’s questionable professional conduct while she holds interviews with the president in future.
“Kaitlan—do not follow her lead,” he said.