Strong Bigly President in 60 Minute Interview

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  1. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    President Trump's favorite descriptions for himself and the way he handles things is strong and bigly. So I found the details of of his 60 minute interview extra amusing.

    Quote:

    The interview began with Stahl asking the President if he was "ready for tough questions." Trump replied that he only wanted her to be "fair."

    "But you're OK with some tough questions?" Stahl asked.
    "No, I'm not," Trump replied.

    From there, Trump spent much of the interview accusing Stahl of being biased and "negative" with her questioning.


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    Our Republican friends might think "our poor picked on President". What I think is that he is anything but strong. I just found the above exchange so hilarious. I haven't laughed that hard in weeks. Stahl knows Trump is very sensitive and was obviously trying to steel him for what was to come, apparently mostly questions about the pandemic. Instead Trump responds as if he's writing the next Saturday Night Live script.

    The final joke at the end of the SNL skit is that POTUS breaks his agreement with CBS and releases the interview prior to 60 Minutes airing out of petty spit.
     
  2. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Member

  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I've seen many Presidents since Eisenhower. Our current President is unlike any of those other Presidents. That being the case I never imagined even for this President that the leader of our country would ever respond this way.

    "But you're OK with some tough questions?" Stahl asked.
    "No, I'm not," Trump replied.


    I thought it was hilarious because it is so unexpected. I still find it hilarious. It was not a troll. Although if you thought it was a troll then didn't you "fall for it" by responding? (P.S. that last question was a troll. ;) )
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2020
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I think it's mostly just that Trump sees the mainstream media as tools when he can use them, and enemies when he can't. I don't think he has any respect for them as intermediaries to the public, and as reluctant as I am to admit having anything in common with him, for the most part neither do I.
     
  5. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Member

    That's my position as well.

    I don't care for him, but I love how he made the leftist media take off its mask and expose how corrupt it has become. What shocks me is that so many still swallow what the Press feeds them, after all this mess.
     
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  6. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

  7. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Yet President Trump made great achievements during his presidency.
    I see Arab nations making peace with Israel.
    I see N Korea not threatening America, and I remember how out of control the situation was Obama/Biden administration.
    Former President Obama said that this was #1 treat at the time.
    NATO, many nations are participating in their own defense interests, funding the NATO. Wasn't the case during Obama/Biden.
    ISIS was a mess, today is a different story.
    US didn't get in to any military conflict.
    the list is huge.
    Soon we may have 3 SCOTUS justices appointed by President Trump.
    Tax cuts created jobs. Something Biden will reverse.

    And much more all nicely explained in the separate post I just started.
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    How is that?
     
  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No, you don't. You've seen two enter an agreement with Israel. Neither (Bahrain and the UAE) has any real significance on the global stage.)

    This has everything to do with the Iranian threat to the region.
     
  10. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    The peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain,

    Sudan joined, so it's 3 now. This one is with the new leadership and maybe weak but time will show.

    And Saudis are very close to joining.
     
  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yes, I know of Sudan. And yes, it is about 70% Sudanese Arab.

    We've seen decades of tension between Israel and the Arab and non-Arab nations in the ME. But Sudan? Gee, glad they got THAT settled. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    President Trump is out there working harder than anybody ever has in politics for four years.
    I can’t believe there’s no reward for that.
     
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    LOL, whatever. 60% of his schedule is "executive time" with no agenda, and he's no stranger to the golf course: https://www.trumpgolfcount.com/
     
  14. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Most all of that "executive time" reportedly is watching cable news.

    Amusing website, I hadn't seen that before. Trump's biggest complaint against Obama was that Obama was not a US citizen and so was not really President. His second biggest complaint was that Obama golfed too much.
     
  15. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Sources for the info?
     
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's tempting to say they're from Q so you'll believe it, but... no, I cited the golf thing, and the other was from a leak to many outlets, just search for "60% executive time" and take your pick.
     
  17. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

  18. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Axios reported: “The president sometimes has meetings during executive time that he doesn’t want most West Wing staff to know about for fear of leaks.
    And his mornings sometimes include calls with heads of state, political meetings and meetings with counsel in the residence, which aren’t captured on these schedules.”
    President Trump is very productive so the “executive time” is consistent with an effective management style developed over 30 or 40 years.
     

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