Media

Lesley Stahl: Giant health care book in Trump interview had ‘no comprehensive health care plan’

CBS’s Lesley Stahl said the giant book presented to her as the president’s health care plan after President Trump walked out of a “60 Minutes” interview had “no comprehensive healthcare plan.”

The moment took place just after Trump cut short an interview last week. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany then walked in to deliver what she said was the White House health care plan, warning it was a little heavy. Stahl can be heard saying “I can’t lift it” in the interview.

Then, in a voiceover for Sunday’s “60 Minutes” episode, Stahl says the book lacked a health care plan.

“President Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, gave us a heavy book that she described as the president’s health care plan. It was filled with executive orders and congressional initiatives, but no comprehensive healthcare plan,” she said.

The full interview aired Sunday, but Trump had already released his portion of the interview after expressing outrage at the way Stahl had conducted it and alleging it would be shared in a biased manner.

“I will soon be giving a first in television history full, unedited preview of the vicious attempted ‘takeout’ interview of me by Lesley Stahl of @60Minutes,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers to their ‘Q’s’.”

Trump on Wednesday had also tweeted out photos from the interview, including one of the moment where Stahl was handed the book of Trump’s plans on health care.

Tags book Donald Trump Health care Trump

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video