The leading Republican candidate was supposed to appear on multiple news programs on Tuesday morning, but he pulled out at the last minute citing technical difficulties. Network sources say otherwise: Trump backed out because he didn’t like the camera shots of him.
Trump was stationed at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where a camera crew was on site to record back-to-back interviews for half a dozen different networks’ morning shows. But microphones picked up Trump telling an aide,
“I don’t like the way I look. Just tell them there’s technical issues.”
Trump offered to conduct the interviews via phone, a favorite tactic of his campaign. CBS News has a policy against interviewing candidates over the phone, but other networks, including MSNBC and Fox, conducted interviews without video.