According to CNN, Trump abruptly ended his sit-down with host Lesley Stahl after 45 minutes on Tuesday, and failed to return later for a joint Q&A with Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump’s democratic rival Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris were also interviewed for this Sunday’s special election-themed 60 Minutes.
Without addressing his alleged walk-out, Trump — whose anti-mask rhetoric came back to haunt him when he contracted COVID-19 earlier this month — took aim at Stahl on Twitter for not wearing a mask on White House grounds. “Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me,” he wrote alongside video of Stahl sans mask, before cryptically adding, “Much more to come.”
According to a source, the image of Stahl not wearing a mask was captured immediately following the interview and while she was with the CBS team, all of whom had been tested. “Lesley had a mask on leading into the interviews as appropriate,” maintains the insider.
Trump later tweeted that “for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about.”
A rep for CBS News declined to comment for this story.