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Lesley Stahl Confirms That Trump Attacks Media to Discredit Negative Press About Him

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Stahl recounted Trump confessing that he attacks the media so no one will believe negative stories about him.

60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl, a 13-time Emmy winner whose interviews have remained at the forefront of popular culture for decades, had a chilling story to tell about her interaction with Trump soon after the election.

At the Deadline Club Awards presentation on Monday night in New York City, Stahl was interviewed by Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour." During the chat, she recounted her experience interviewing Trump in November 2016, just after the election had concluded.

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She described meeting the then-incoming POTUS in Trump Tower with another of her colleagues, and hearing him predictably begin to attack the media at length. She asked him if this barrage against the press would slow down now that he'd secured the victory.

"I said, you know that is getting tired, why are you doing this -- you're doing it over and over and it's boring," Stahl said. "He said you know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you."

The room of people listening was silent, before Stahl added, "He said that. So put that in your head for a minute."

You can watch her interview below:

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