Donald Trump has been feuding with Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Hugh Hewitt, Roger Ailes, Ted Cruz … and pretty much anyone who’s ever had to say a bad word about him.
But according to the billionaire real estate developer, it’s the media that really gets him going.
In a wide-ranging interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” airing Sunday, Trump told Scott Pelley: “Some of the media are among the worst people I’ve ever met. I mean a pretty good percentage is really a terrible group of people.”
The answer came after Pelley asked Trump why he was so thin-skinned.
“I don’t like lies. I don’t mind a bad story. 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,” Trump answered, adding, “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.”
See a segment of the interview transcript below.
Pelley: But a reporter asks you a couple of tough questions and the first debate and the whole week after that its war on that reporter.
Trump: Well, I don’t think those were fair questions.
Pelley: An impression is created though that you like to dish it out but you can’t take a punch.
Trump: Oh I think I can take it. I–I could take it if it’s fair. Again, if people say things that are false which happens a lot with me — if people say things that are false I will fight, like, harder than anybody. If I do something wrong, and that happens, and they write a fair story that I did something wrong, there’s nothing to fight about. I can handle that. I don’t like lying. You know I’m a very honorable guy, I don’t like lies.
“60 Minutes” airs Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.
Watch part of Trump’s interview with Scott Pelley here.