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‘I talked to your bankers’: Watch Barbara Walters call out Trump for lying in a tense 1990 interview

23 Jul 2020

In a clip from a 30-year-old ’20/20′ episode, Trump tries to sidestep the truth. Walters isn’t having it.

Barbara Walters is trending on this #ThrowbackThursday for an old clip of an interview she did with Donald Trump for 20/20 back in August 1990, when Trump was facing financial trouble on almost every front, from the Taj Mahal casino to his airline to Manhattan land developments. The clip circulating on Twitter begins with Trump stating that he hopes the general public understands “how inherently dishonest the press in this country is.” Walters replies with, “As a member of the press, let me try to clear up some of the things which you say aren’t true.” She then goes to town and doesn’t let up when he tries to interrupt her or talk around some pointed questions. It’s the type of serious interview that we haven’t seen nearly enough of in the past four years (partial credit to Chris Wallace for his recent sit-down with 45).


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