WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday tweeted a video of a mask-free “60 Minutes” anchor Lesley Stahl which was taken following a White Home interview he reportedly stormed out of.
“Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not carrying a masks within the White Home after her interview with me. Far more to return,” the president tweeted to his 87 million followers.
Within the six-second clip, Stahl may be seen smiling and talking with two unidentified masked man whereas holding a stack of papers and notes in entrance of her chest. It’s unclear if Stahl knew she was being filmed or who took the video.
In accordance with a CNN report, the commander-in-chief abruptly stormed out of the interview with Stahl after about 45 minutes of questioning.
The president was additionally meant to seem with Vice President Mike Pence however didn’t return to the room when his veep arrived, the report stated.
The disaster grew when White Home Assistant Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt publicly accused Stahl of criticizing her for not carrying a masks within the West Wing.
“That is moments after she criticized me for not carrying a masks whereas working at my desk. Guidelines for thee however not for me, Lesley?” Leavitt wrote in a tweet sharing the video.
Each Democratic nominee Joe Biden and working mate Kamala Harris had been additionally interviewed by “60 Minutes,” with the entire sit-downs meant to air on Sunday — simply 9 days forward of the presidential election on Nov. 3.
Reporters granted interviews with Trump and Pence are examined for the coronavirus earlier than they’re allowed to be in the identical room as them as a part of the White Home’s COVID-19 containment measures.
It’s unclear what made the commander-in-chief finish the interview with Stahl.
In a clip promoting the upcoming interviews, the veteran broadcaster promised “revealing, provocative conversations” with each candidates.
The pair final met for a contentious interview in 2018 the place the “60 Minutes” anchor pressed Trump on his views on local weather change and Russian interference within the 2016 election however the president completed the interview.