A day after the President was seen abruptly cutting off an interview with CBS 60 minutes, he denounced the program and the veteran journalist who pressed him on a variety of issues, including his habit of attacking and intimidating his political opponents.
“It was a very hostile hostile attack by a woman [who does] nothing. “
The president’s comments took place during his third event Monday on the Pennsylvania electoral battlefield, a state he narrowly won in 2016 on his way to the White House. Then,. he improved Hillary Clinton by less than 45,000 votes, but four years later the polls give Joe Biden an advantage of about 5 points.
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Mr. Biden was born in the city of Scranton and often claims Pennsylvania as his home state, although he has lived and represented in neighboring Delaware for much of his life.
Speaking on Monday, just eight days before the election, Mr. Trump urged those gathered in Martinsburg to go vote for him.
“We win Pennsylvania, we win it all,” he said. He also organized events in Allentown and Lititz,
Meanwhile, Mr Biden made a small-scale appearance in the town of Chester, near Philadelphia, meeting with a dozen campaign volunteers and speaking to reporters.
Mr Biden said he was “not overly confident about anything” and “with the grace of God” he would win Pennsylvania.
“I think we’re going to win Michigan, I think we’re going to win Wisconsin. I think we’re going to win Minnesota, ”he said. “I think I have a chance to fight in Ohio. I think we have a chance to fight in North Carolina. We have a chance to fight in Georgia. “
On Sunday evening, CBS broadcast the full interview the President gave to veteran correspondent Lesley Stahl. In it, Mr. Trump appeared upset when she told him she would ask “tough questions.”
At one point, Ms Stahl asked the President, “Do you think your tweets and slurs are discouraging people? “
He replied, “No, I think I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t had social media. The media are wrong. Frankly, if I didn’t have social media, I wouldn’t have any way to make my voice heard.
Shortly thereafter, as Ms Stahl pressed him for details on the health plan he said would replace Obamacare, the president interrupted the interview.
Reuters additional reports