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.
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. https://t.co/Mn6HRAOwHL pic.twitter.com/WmsoRQP2WJ
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 26, 2020
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.
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