President Donald Trump dodged the hot fire when he was interviewed by Margaret Brennan on ‘Face the Nation’ as she threw a handful of hot coals his way, but he played it cool even though she was fishing for some combative interactions. Trump kept it “respectful and diplomatic” during his interview, which occurred before the Super Bowl.
Many people might have expected him to lash out or get heated, but that didn’t happen. Anyone looking for controversy was let down and we were treated to a professional and presidential interview, even though many of his previous interviews were a bit more dialed up.
Considering that the CBS interviewer interrupted him on several occasions and spoke over him, Trump did an excellent job at keeping his cool.
Liberals hoping for Trump to unleash a tirade on the interviewer were left drooling, but hungry, as they went unfed.
But this was before the Super Bowl, a time where people are supposed to be eating delicious foods and enjoying what was supposed to be a good game, even though Super Bowl LIII turned into a snoozefest.
Hollywood Reporter stated the interview wasn’t very heavy on news topics. They provided several notable quotes from the interview, showing how it really went down regardless of how any leftist outlets reported on it.
At one point Trump brought up national emergencies, saying:
“There have been plenty national emergencies called,” Trump said. “And, this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers. These are people that are horrible people bringing in women mostly, but bringing in women and children into our country.”
Trump talked about Iraq and holding a base there to keep tabs on Iran. He claimed that it’s perfect for keeping an eye on various locations in the Middle East, particularly parts which are troubled.
Watch the interview below:
The most notable part of the interview, as reported by Hollywood Reporter, might be the fact that Trump did not use the whole interview to waste any energy on attacking the mainstream media.
“Trump did not use the interview to attack the media, though he called a report about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talking to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about a possible run for Kentucky Senate “fake news.”
It’s refreshing to see President Trump during an interview in which he simply answers the questions with whatever is on his mind. Trump speaking his mind instead of running off a bunch of prewritten lines is one thing that many of his supporters enjoy about him.
He has no reason to hold back and he enjoys stirring the pot at times. Trump’s biggest strength is his independence and refusal to be part of the “system” that most politicians fall into once they land a position in office
Some politicians find their job as nothing more than a job and they “play the game” once they’re elected, doing the minimal to keep people at bay and not finding themselves amid controversy.
Trump steers right into controversial territory headon and embraces the challenge.
Trump might be the first president to say things that every other president might have been thinking, but didn’t want to say in order to keep themselves out of the spotlight.