He absolutely NAILED it.
In an interview that aired last night, Donald Trump told CBS reporter Scott Pelley that he wasn’t thin-skinned, but merely “angry” at the willful inaccuracy of the mainstream media.
During the wide-ranging interview for CBS’ “60 Minutes“, which touched on everything from Trump’s personal life to tax policy, one of the most interesting responses was based on the mainstream media’s perception that Trump is easily offended.
However, when Pelley asked him, “Why so thin-skinned?” Trump showed a different side of his character.
“I don’t like lies. I don’t mind a bad story,” Trump began. “If you did a bad story on me for 60 Minutes, if it were a fair story I wouldn’t be thin-skinned at all.
“You know, some of the media is among the worst people I’ve ever met,” he continued. “I mean a pretty good percentage is really a terrible group of people. They write lies; they write false stories. They know they’re false. It makes no difference.
“And frankly I don’t call it thin-skinned — I’m angry.”
This isn’t the first time that Trump has gone off on the press, particularly in the political world. During a speech he gave in Dallas earlier this month, Trump blasted the mainstream media and got 20,000 people in attendance to boo them.
“I found the press to be much more honorable in the financial media,” Trump told the audience. “But the political media — and I found some great ones … George Will is a disaster. The guy’s a disaster. Honestly? Another one, Karl Rove … He still thinks that Mitt Romney won. He’s still going around saying, ‘I think he won.’”