Trump Takes to Facebook to Blast 60 Minutes, Will It Help?

Mish

Trump follows through on threat to release 60 Minute interview early.

Facebook Video

"Lesley, you discredited yourself," said Trump repeatedly to 60 Minutes interviewer Lesley Stahl.

After Trump walked out Stahl tells Vice President Mike Pence: “I feel that you both have insulted ‘60 Minutes’ and me by not answering any of our questions.” 

In the interview, Mr. Trump tells Ms. Stahl that he wants the Supreme Court to abolish the Affordable Care Act, saying: “I hope that they end it; it’ll be so good if they end it.”

Will that combative interview help Trump?

I fail to see how the interview swings undecided female voters, those over 65, or those whose main concern is Covid.

Besides, there are very few undecided voters remaining.

Even if it helps Trump slightly, slight help is not enough. Trump needs a near miracle.

More likely, it hurts Trump slightly even though is supporters will likely cheer this as a win.

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Mish

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Sechel
Sechel

I watched Trump's video dump and posted it in the user area. Stahl was fair. Trump came with a chip on his shoulder. It's clear he lives in a solipsism fed by yes men and sycophants. Stahl was having none of it. She was polite but asked Trump questions he didn't want asked. And after 45 minutes he storms off. Ironically by releasing it today he's given Biden debate ammunition. Trump said he wants to end Obamacare and admitted he has no replacement

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

Let's see. Obamacare has a positive rating from 55% of the American adult populace. Abolish and not replace will really please that majority.

RonJ
RonJ

TRUMP: Of course it can be verified. Excuse me, they found the laptop.

STAHL: It can’t be verified.

TRUMP: What can’t be verified?

STAHL: The laptop.

TRUMP: Why do you say that?

STAHL: Because it can’t be verified.

Bevan Cooney and Tony Bobulinski are keys to verifying the laptop. Bobulinski verified one of the Emails referenced by the New York Post. He is turning over a trove of material to a Senate committee. "Bobulinski claims cash and equity positions and 10% stakes in dealings were set aside for "the big guy," - aka Joe Biden."

Bevan Cooney has 26,000 Emails, a number of which are correspondence with Hunter.

njbr
njbr

He's the fluffiest of snowflakes.

Not the slightest grasp of any of the nuances of issues.

People expect weaving and dodging of uncomfortable issues from politicians. But no reponse on his plans for a next term? No plan for replacement of Obamacare?

Come-on, there are kids running for 6th grade class president that could filibuster rationally and fill 3/4 of an hour of back-and-forth.

He's literally got nothing.

Cognitive decline indeed.

EndTheFed
EndTheFed

If you're receiving a large subsidy, then Obamacare is great. But those earning $50k+ are getting totally hosed. Let's say an insurance company recieves $300/month for each Obamacare policy and four people sign up. The first three people are low income and pay $100 each per month which means that the fourth person (earnign $50k+ annually) has to pay $900 per month to make up for the subsidies. That's Obamacare!

Myself and several friends, all self-employed, lived this nightmare until the individual mandate was repealed. Ending the individual mandate put Obamacare into a death spiral even if it isn't repealled. You can buy superior, less expensive coverage on the open market and a seperate law could be passed to address prexisting conditions.

Sechel
Sechel

Going after 60 minutes is not a campaign strategy. It's a Donald Trump is crazy strategy. Trump does not play 3-d chess. This has been proven countless times yet there's always this notion out there that we're seeing strategy and not a kanipshin

Tengen
Tengen

I'm not sure this helps Biden, but it definitely doesn't help Trump.

Much like the constant MSM attacks on Trump lost effectiveness long ago, Trump's tantrums and antics are also ineffective. Anybody who is happy Trump walked out on Leslie Stahl was already firmly in his camp anyway.

The constant histrionics will never be appealing to most people, and that works both ways. Contrary to what online blue/red trolls say, most people just want to live their lives. Ironically Trump was supposed to break this cycle of politics-as-usual but instead turned it into the most over the top drama ever televised. His supporters claim Trump didn't court this, but they're wrong. He clearly revels in this WWE-style dreck while the country circles the drain.

CzarChasm Reigns
CzarChasm Reigns

Trump can't handle tough questions. Or the truth.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

tRump cannot face the truth, and his only strategy is to repeatedly lie.

Herkie
Herkie

I wonder if it CAN help Mish.

Of the 117,094 active eligible voters in this Florida county already in just the first four days of early voting the county has already recieved 45,553 votes. 39% turnout in 4 days with the election still 11 days 3 hours and 45 minutes away.

It is looking like this may be one of the heaviest turnouts not just here but everywhere. And turn out does NOT favor republicans.

numike
numike

How The Polls Hide Trump’s Lead” [The American Conservative]. “Two pollsters who got 2016 right think that the mainstream polls are wrong again, and although they grant that the election is very close, at this point they predict a Trump electoral college victory. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-the-polls-hide-trumps-lead/

Advancingtime
Advancingtime

Surging Media Bias has blown away the notion the free press will be fair and this year it seems the players that shape our opinions are doubling down. The blatant bias coverage we are seeing is enough to force the question, is the so-called "free press" working for us or under the directive of greater forces seeking to control events?

The article below argues both propaganda and censorship are a growing problem here in America.
https://A Free Press Has A Responsibility To be Fair.html


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