President Trump says Defense Secretary Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'

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He lies about nearly everything. He noted, "It was encouraged by the USA because it was seen as building a stronger resistance to the old Soviet Union... it also came out of historic sense that Europe had had all these wars that its member states fought with each other, and that by bringing them into some kind of economic union, that kind of horrendous scenario would be more likely to be avoided in the future".

Stahl brought up Trump's now infamous speech at a political rally in MS in which he mimicked Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who testified before the Senate judiciary committee that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were both teenagers.

"Lesley, it's okay", Trump said. How did he come off in the language of visual performance?

TRUMP: I'm not doing anything. She was well prepared. Here are the other notable moments from Trump's "60 Minutes" appearance.

There have been consistent rumors all summer that Mattis is nearing the end of his tenure as Trump's defense secretary.

But in TV terms, it's advantage Trump - at least, with his base.

On the old chestnut of RUSSIA MEDDLING IN THE 2016 ELECTION to ensure that Trump won, he scoffed, "Do you really think I'd call Russia to help me with an election?"

When asked if other people would soon be leaving his administration, Trump responded, "Yeah, other people will go, sure". There's something- you'll be surprised to hear me say that. "Leslie, it's okay. In the meantime, I'm president and you're not". He would not. "I don't pledge anything".

The answer was colloquial NY in attitude and totally defiant toward the press. Meanwhile, President Trump's interview had effectively the same impact as a rally - with a much larger audience.

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TRUMP: I'm saying Russian Federation, but I'm also saying China. "I love it here".

CBS News released a clip of the interview before Sunday's broadcast. "If they feel there will be separation, they don't come", he said, claiming without evidence that there are "really bad people coming in" who "haven't known the children for 20 minutes, and they grab children, and they use them to come into our country".

TRUMP: - is a bigger problem. He also dubbed the nearly daily media reports detailing "chaos" within the White House as "fake news".

I was part of a discussion Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" about this major shift in Trump's media strategy.

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Stelter raised the question of whether more access to the president is a good thing given all the misinformation and lies he pumps into the media ecosystem during TV interviews.

Trump said he had lunch with Mattis two days earlier and the retired Marine four-star general had not told him that he was leaving. In fact, his very self-concept seems wedded to the Nielsen numbers. I mean- I'm not a baby.

TRUMP: I'm not denying climate change.

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