5 most worrying things Trump said during his 60 minutes interview

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 15 October 2018 07:15
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President Donald Trump has made a few worrying statements in a wide-ranging interview on CBS' 60 Minutes, in which he spoke about Russia, North Korea, Kavanaugh and climate change among other pertinent topics.

Journalist Lesley Stahl put the US President to work with her questions, and his answers left much to be desired.

Here are some of them:

1. Climate change could "change back"

He said:

I think something's happening. Something's changing, and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's man-made. I will say this: I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't want to be put at a disadvantage. 

But it could very well go back. You know, we're talking about over a million...years. They say we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael.  

Ok but what about science?

"You'd have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda," he added.

2. Trump knows about Kim Jong-un's human rights violations...and he doesn't really care...

Sure, I know all these things. I mean, I'm not a baby. I know these things.

He continued: "Look, let it be whatever it is. I get along with him really well. I have a good energy with him. I have a good chemistry with him. Look at the horrible threats that were made. No more threats. No more threats."

So we're just going to normalise dictators and human rights violations?

3. He didn't apologise for mocking Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at a Mississippi rally

"I will tell you this," he said. "The way now Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh was treated has become a big factor in the midterms. Have you seen what's going on with the polls?"

He added that he believes Ford was treated with respect, before stating:

You know what? I'm not going to get into it, because we won. It doesn't matter. We won. Had I not made that speech, we would not have won.

4. Trump refuses to pledge to stay out of the Mueller investigation

Asked if he would refrain from interfering in special council Robert Mueller's investigation, he said no.

"I don't pledge anything, he said. "But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that."

I think it's a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion of any kind. There is no collusion, I don't want to pledge. Why should I pledge to you? If I pledge, I'll pledge. I don't have to pledge to you. But I have...I have no intention of doing that.

5. Trump says Putin 'probably' had a part in the UK assassination but he doesn't care

When pressed about his warm relationship with Vladimir Putin, Trump was asked: "Do you agree that Vladimir Putin is involved in assassinations? In poisonings?"

He responded:

Probably he is, yeah. But I rely on them, it's not our country.

The president of the United States, Ladies and gentlemen.

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