After Stahl persisted in lying to the president President Donald Trump took the unusual and correct step.. He walked out of the interview. He was right to do so. There’s no reason to be interviewed by a liar. Stahl’s career is over. If it isn’t over it should be. .
Read the transcript below of the interaction with Stahl and the President over verifying the laptop evidence:
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I think it’s one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever seen, and you don’t cover it.
LESLEY STAHL: Because it can’t be verified. (That’s a lie)
TRUMP: You want to talk about insignificant things.
STAHL: I’m telling you.
TRUMP: Of course it can be verified. Excuse me, they found the laptop.
STAHL: It can’t be verified. (Another lie.)
TRUMP: What can’t be verified?
STAHL: The laptop.
TRUMP: Why do you say that?
STAHL: Because it can’t be verified. (A third lie.)
TRUMP: The family on the laptop — [Joe Biden’s] gone into hiding for five days. He’s gone into hiding.
STAHL: He’s preparing for your debate.
TRUMP: It’s taking him five days to prepare? I doubt it. I doubt. Okay, go ahead. *************
This is not journalism. It’s lying. Lying isn’t journalism.. Lesley Stahl lied to the president of the United States