Trump To Lesley Stahl In Contentious ’60 Minutes’ Interview — ‘I’m President And You’re Not’
President Donald Trump ended a testy exchange with CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl by telling the reporter, “I’m president and you’re not” in an interview that aired Sunday.
During the interview on “60 Minutes,” Stahl attempted to change the subject after Trump made a comment about media dishonesty, but the president clearly wanted to make a point about the media criticizing his administration for its child separation policy that had also taken place under former President Obama.
“I’m gonna change the subject again,” Stahl said.
“Well, no, even the way you asked me a question, like, about separation,” Trump insisted. “When I say Obama did it, you don’t wanna talk about it.” (RELATED: Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You)
After Stahl told the president they would run his answer, Trump continued: “When I say I did it, let’s make a big deal of it.”
Lesley Stahl: I’m gonna run your answer, but you did it four times, so.
President Trump: I’m just telling you that you treated me much differently on the subject.
Lesley Stahl: I disagree, but I don’t wanna have that fight with you.
President Trump: Hey, it’s okay–
Lesley Stahl: All right, I’ll get in another fight with you–
At which point the president ended the discussion: “Lesley, it’s okay. In the meantime, I’m president and you’re not.”