My first thought was, “Trump supporters? WHAT Trump supporters?” The news has been reporting on Trump protesters since Hillary conceded. Just like at the rallies, where Trump supporters were getting beat-up by Hillary’s thugs, the media reported it as “Trump supporters causing violence”.
So, I watched the full interview. Lesley Stahl clearly set him up for a sound bite they could use against him. It went something like this…
- Lesley led him by asking about the protests.
- Then, she asked if he heard that HIS supporters were harassing minorities.
- Trump said he hadn’t heard that (like the rest of the country)
- Lesley asked him, “But if they were, what would you tell them?
- Trump replied, “I would tell them to stop.”
- Lesley then rephrased the question to get a better, more complete sound bite from Trump.
Do you see what happened? She got him to answer a hypothetical question, so they could report it as FACT.
This is why only 6% of America still trusts the media.
You can watch clips from the interview here.