Watch Trump Go into Freakout Mode When He's Asked to Go Beyond Making Vague Promises

Donald Trump spoke with CBS’s Scott Pelley on Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes” and then promptly attacked his interviewer on social media, adding Pelley to the long list of journalists Trump has lashed out against during this campaign cycle.


Trump appeared excited enough for the interview that aired alongside an interview with Russian President Vladmir Putin earlier this week, tweeting his belief that “60 Minutes” would treat him “fairly”:
[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"603507","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"183","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"521"}}]]
But perhaps it was Pelley’s follow-ups to every one of Trump’s nonsensical and half-baked answers that perturbed the notoriously thin-skinned mogul (Pelley even pressed him on that), as he later lashed out as his interviewer on Twitter. Here are a just a handful of Pelley’s retorts to Trump’s now familiar empty bluster on issues like illegal immigration, trade, healthcare reform, and taxes:

“Do you know what the numbers are?”

“You’re not going to be able to prevent the devaluation of the currency.”

“You can’t just break the law.”

“How are you going to pay for it?”

“It doesn’t sound practical.”

“You know, the problem with a lot of these ideas is that the president of the United States is not the CEO of America.”

“You love hearing about yourself.”

“Who tells you no?”

“You know, neither party likes you very much.”

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"603505","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"618","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"515"}}]]
Last week, Trump attacked a New York Times reporter and AP photojournalist over photos of empty chairs at his speech in South Carolina, calling the photographer “a f***ing thief.”

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.