President Trump sat down for a one-on-one interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace that aired Sunday morning, and the commander-in-chief was on the defensive throughout, calling Wallace "fake news" after the two debated the U.S. coronavirus mortality rate. The discussion touched on numerous subjects, and Trump and Wallace pushed back against each other's statements.
At one point, Trump repeated his argument that military bases honoring Confederate soldiers shouldn't be renamed, and when Wallace pointed out that the military itself is in favor of the move, Trump replied that he "doesn't care what the military says."
WALLACE: The NDAA, you have threatened to veto it…it would rename Army bases named for Confederate generals…the military says they’re for this.
TRUMP: I don’t care what the military says. I’m supposed to make the decision.
WALLACE: So you’ll veto that?
TRUMP: I might. pic.twitter.com/u4vwA929Sj
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 19, 2020
Wallace also revealed the results of a new Fox News poll to Trump that showed former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, holding an eight-point lead over Trump. The president quickly dismissed the poll, deeming it fake.
"First of all, I'm not losing. Because those are fake polls" -- Trump dismisses a Fox News poll showing Biden up by 8 points pic.twitter.com/VAyZKn1YEK
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2020
When Wallace told Trump the poll showed voters have more confidence in Biden's "mental soundness" than Trump's, the president challenged Biden to take a cognitive test he recently took and passed with flying colors. Wallace, though, interjected and informed the president he took the same test himself, and found it to be quite easy, to which Trump claimed Wallace wouldn't be able to answer many of the questions.
Chris Wallace to Trump on Trump's cognitive test: "Well, it's not the hardest test. It shows a picture and it says, 'what's that'. And it's an elephant." pic.twitter.com/7hnZphc1Rp
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 19, 2020
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