President Trump leaves contentious '60 Minute' interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter tirade 1
President Trump leaves contentious ’60 Minute’ interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter tirade

President Trump abruptly cut off an interview with the ’60 Minutes’ interviewer Lesley Stahl at the White House on Tuesday and then taunted her on Twitter, posting a short behind-the-scenes video of her at the taping not wearing a mask.

The president spent more than 40 minutes with CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, and did not proceed to shoot a second portion of the interview that included Vice President Mike Pence. Following a short break, the president decided he had spent enough time in the interview, one White House official said. Pence went on to spend 15 minutes with Stahl and the “60 Minutes” crew.

Just before leaving the White House on Tuesday for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, the president implied that the “60 Minutes” broadcast would not reflect what actually happened in the interview.

At his rally in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday night, the president said: “You have to watch what we do to ’60 Minutes.’ You’ll get such a kick out of it. You’re going to get a kick out of it. Leslie Stahl’s not going to be happy.” Reported by Politico

President Trump will appear in a town hall event hosted by The Sinclair Broadcast Group on Oct. 21, it was revealed Friday.

Eric Bolling, America This Week host and formerly at Fox News, will moderate the one-hour event, which will take place at the White House and include an interview with Trump and questions from audience members.

“This election is one of the most important in modern history and voters are still looking for insight into the many issues that are impacting their daily lives,” said Bolling in a statement. “We aim to give Sinclair viewers the answers to their most burning questions and look forward to getting a detailed view on what the next four years would look like under President Trump.”