Former President Trump tore into “60 Minutes” for its easy treatment of President Biden Sunday, declaring the long-running news program “highly partisan.”
Biden, who rarely grants interviews, sat down for the second time in his presidency with CBS News’ Scott Pelley for an interview primarily focused on America’s response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas crisis.
Trump, who is aiming for a rematch against Biden in 2024, took to Truth Social telling his followers that “60 Minutes” should be “ashamed of themselves.”
“They just interviewed Crooked Joe Biden, and led him along like a lost child,” Trump wrote Sunday night.
“Each question contained the answer, and was so weakly and apologetically asked that it was a JOKE which should be considered a campaign contribution to the Democrat Party.”
“Why should CBS get free public airwaves for this highly partisan ‘show,’ which never apologized to me for the mistakes they made on the ‘Laptop from Hell?’ They are protecting Biden even though he is the most corrupt and incompetent President in the history of the United States,” he continued.
Trump alluded to his combative “60 Minutes” interview with CBS News’ Lesley Stahl where she famously laughed off the Hunter Biden scandal in the final weeks of the 2020 election and told the then-president that the newly-surfaced laptop could not be verified.
The 2024 GOP frontrunner further railed against CBS News during a campaign event in Iowa on Monday.
“Did you see [Biden] on ‘60 Minutes’ last night?” Trump asked the crowd. “The questions- ‘Isn’t it true that you really like Israel a lot and that you’ll do this and this,’ and he goes ‘Yes.’ ‘Isn’t it true…’ – they don’t treat me that way on ‘60 Minutes!’”
Ahead of the interview, Pelley offered his viewers a disclaimer about Biden’s condition.
“Late Thursday, we met President Biden at the White House. It had been a rough week, and we could see it on him. Mr. Biden will be 81 next month, and he has said that when he’s tired, his life-long stutter can creep back in,” Pelley said.
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