The interview was blistering in many regards….
Obviously it was incredibly hot outside.
How President Trump was surviving in a full suit and tie, I don't know.
But it was also blistering in the fact that Wallace tried to attack and trap President Trump many times and our President was not rolling over and taking it….he fought right back.
Even to the point of calling Wallace "fake news" right to his face.
The moment happened early on.
Below is the FULL interview, but you can see this moment at about the 2:00 minute mark.
Take a look:
Other highlights included President Trump telling Wallace he would NOT be issuing a national mandate for masks.
Bravo, Mr. President, thank you!
And take this with a grain of salt considering the source, but here is the full 40 minute interview condensed down to 4 minutes by the Washington Post:
Here is more on the soon-to-be legendary interview, from Fox News:
President Trump, in a “Fox News Sunday” interview with Chris Wallace set to air Sunday, blamed surging violence across the country on “stupidly run” cities, while also offering support for facial coverings to stop the spread of coronavirus but saying he wouldn't issue a national mandate.
During the exclusive interview at the White House on Friday, Wallace asked Trump to explain why murder rates were up in cities like Chicago and New York.
“I explain it very simply by saying they’re Democrat-run cities, they are liberally run. They are stupidly run,” the president said.
The president's comments came after at least 17 people were shot in New York City on Monday.
Trump added that Democrats who run the cities seeing a spike in violence “want to defund the police, and Biden wants to defund the police.”
Wallace pushed back on Trump’s accusation that former Vice President Joe Biden, his presumptive opponent in November, wants to defund police.
“Look, he signed a charter with Bernie Sanders,” Trump said. “It says nothing about defunding the police,” Wallace replied.
”Oh really? It says abolish, it says. Let’s go, get me the charter, please,” Trump continued.
The full interview is to air Sunday on Fox News at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.
During the interview, the president also addressed facial coverings used to stop the spread of coronavirus, saying, “masks are good.” But pressed on his decision not to initially wear one himself, the president referenced how top health officials have had changing views on the subject.
“I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody wear a mask, everything disappears,” Trump said.
Speaking of the initial comments from health officials – which have since changed – Trump said: “Hey, Dr. Fauci said don’t wear a mask. Our Surgeon General – terrific guy – said don’t wear a mask. Everybody who is saying don’t wear a mask – all of sudden everybody’s got to wear a mask, and as you know masks cause problems, too.”
He then said: “With that being said, I’m a believer in masks. I think masks are good.”
It is the president’s first Sunday show appearance in more than a year and his first sitdown with “Fox News Sunday” since November 2018.
Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a former presidential candidate, unveiled a unity platform this month -- part of an effort to find common ground between the party's center and its left flank.
Calls to abolish or defund the police are absent in the policy document. But it does include a number of reforms, including the banning of chokeholds, investments in “community policing” and investigating patterns of police misconduct.
It also would provide federal funding to create a “civilian corps’ of unarmed first responders — including social workers, EMTs and trained mental health professionals to handle non-violent emergencies, particularly mental health emergencies and low-level conflicts. It claims this would allow police officers to focus on more serious crimes.
In a July 8 interview with activist Ady Barkan, Biden said that some funding should “absolutely” be redirected from police, but his campaign denied this was support of defunding police.
In the interview, the presumptive Democratic nominee said that police forces don’t need surplus military equipment, saying this is what leads them to “become the enemy” in a community.
“But do we agree that we can redirect some of the [police] funding?” Barkan asked Biden.
“Yes, absolutely,” said the former vice president.
In early June, the Biden campaign said that Biden does not believe that police should be defunded.