You gotta love Donald Trump. He finally realizes that the media cannot be trusted to ask honest questions and treat him fairly. Instead of asking him what is his favorite flavor of ice cream or whether he prefers kittens over puppies, CBS veteran Leslie Stahl feigns outrage and tries to ambush Trump with loaded questions.
Trump is having none of it. He counters every absurd assertion. The most glaring hatchet attempt by Stahl is her harping on the rising number of Covid cases. She is equating for the uninformed viewer that a rise in cases is the same as getting sick and dying.
But there is living proof sitting in front of her that even if you test positive and get sick from Covid, you can beat it and come back stronger than ever. In my own experience, I now have more than a half-dozen family members who have tested positive. A few were sick as if they had a bad flu. Some only had very mild symptoms and quickly recovered. None died.
Leslie Stahl is busy trying to play the fear card, figuring that the average American is so terrified that even the word “Covid” will reduce them to a puddle of quivering flesh. Not so.
What is so goddamn hypocritical of Leslie Stahl’s hysterical posturing is her rant about masks (start at the 11:45 mark). Only later do we see the pictures posted by Trump’s people of Miss Mask Crusader strolling around the White House without a mask. Talk about a double standard.
CBS is whining today that the White House breached some agreement. Good. Despite some press reports that Trump “stormed” off or walked out, you can see for yourself that CBS called a halt to give a five minute warning and Donald Trump announced, “I think you have enough.” At that point he got up and ended the interview.
Good on Trump.