Barbara Walters perfectly shut down Trump in this 1990 interview and people think she's a hero

The Trump presidency has seen many old clips (and tweets) come back to haunt him.

But a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters might be one of the most revealing.

Walters has been dubbed a hero after a 30-year-old interview with Trump resurfaced this week.

In the video, tweeted by @BLONDIE_007_, Walters questioned Trump about his then-recent business failures and rumoured bankruptcy.

Trump replies in a way that we now recognise.

Iโ€™ve never seen press reporting as I have in regards to me.

And I hope the general public understands how inherently dishonest the press in this country is.

Walters responds;

As a member of the press, let me try to clear up some of the things that you say arenโ€™t true.

She then reads some of Trumpโ€™s own quotes back to him.

Being on the verge of bankruptcy, being bailed out by the banks?

Skating on thin ice and almost drowning, thatโ€™s a businessman to be admired?

The clip has been shared thousands of times on Twitter and people have praised Walters for her no-nonsense approach to Trumpโ€™s frequent attempts to interrupt and deflect.

The full 18-minute-long clip is on YouTube, and it's definitely worth a watch, because turns out that 1990 Trump sounds a lot like 2020 Trump.

Who knew?

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