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Trump Releases Footage From '60 Minutes' Interview He Walked Out Of

Nick Visser
·2-min read

President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to release unaired footage of his interview with “60 Minutes,” just two days after he abruptly cut the appearance short and began criticising Lesley Stahl, the popular news program’s host, on social media.

“Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS,” read a caption beneath his video posted on Facebook Thursday.

Trump, who has a noticeably raspy voice throughout the video, appears to grow frustrated during the interview with Stahl’s line of questioning as they discuss rising COVID-19 case numbers, unemployment claims, and his hopes that the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act, despite the ongoing pandemic.

Trump tells Stahl that his health care plan is “fully developed” and will be announced “very soon.”

He also says he hopes the Supreme Court ends the Affordable Care Act. “I hope that they end it. It will be so good if they end it. Because we will come up with a plan,” Trump says.

“Will,” Stahl highlights in response.

“Yeah, we will. We have large sections of it already done. And we’ve already come up with plans,” Trump says, without going into detail about what his administration’s changes to the health care law might be.

Trump also boasted that the country is “rounding the corner” on the coronavirus pandemic, despite cases rising across the country.

“We’re doing well. We understand the disease. I saved millions of people,” he says while blaming the rising case number on an increase in testing.

“You’re so negative, you’re so negative,” he says at another point, after Stahl questions him about his political rallies and participants’ adherence to mask guidelines. “You just come in here with this negative attitude. These are the biggest rallies we’ve ever had.”

Trump earlier this month was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalised. He has said that he has fully recovered. First lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive...

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