Watching Trump and Biden answer questions from 60 Minutes is a study in why they are where they are in the polls. Biden allows discussion of a hot-button topic in a thoughtful way, Trump trumpets his past (illusory) successes.
The Trump portion was from before he stormed out of his interview with Lesley Stahl in a fit of pique:
WATCH: President Trump was asked by @LesleyRStahl about his priorities — before cutting his interview short.@60Minutes has a history of asking tough questions of presidential candidates during the run-up to the election.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 22, 2020
More Sunday on @CBS. pic.twitter.com/ZWxP1B7GvO
Biden is open to adjusting the Supreme Court, but he also — sensibly — sees how this could be a dangerous and even futile precedent. There is nothing I would like more than to toss Cardi B and a Democratic fetus onto the Court in retribution for the packing the Court has endured, but it's not a bad thing for the Democratic nominee for POTUS to be cautious on this topic.
Meanwhile, Trump told Lesley Stahl — same reporter — in 2016:
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.
Also worth noting: Trump had previously said he would leak his 60 Minutes interview before airtime in retribution for unfair treatment ... and it was another broken promise. UPDATE: I stand corrected! Because rules, agreements and norms do not apply, and whaddayagonnado, sue me?, Trump did release a recording of his 37 minutes with 60 Minutes.