President Trump’s history of walking out of interviews

Trump walkouts tend to be rare considering how many interviews he's done

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late Saturday night, April 29, 2017, on this return from a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

(CNN) – During an interview with CBS, John Dickerson told President Donald Trump, “I want to know your opinion, you’re the President of the United States.” And Trump replied, “Ok, it’s enough. Thank you. Thank you very much.” Dickerson was thank you-ed right out the door.

27-years earlier, it was Trump who walked out after tough questions from CNN about the financial health of his casinos.

“Back to the negative, back to the negative,” Trump said. “You know what? Do this interview with somebody else. We were talking about this yesterday on the phone. Do the interview with somebody else. Really -you don’t need this. Do it with somebody else.” Instead of “thank you” it was “good luck”.

Trump walkouts are rare when you consider how many hundreds, even thousands of interviews he’s done over the years. He’s never come close to terminating me, though as a Presidential candidate, Trump walked off on two Ohio TV reporters in a single day.

Reporter: “19 days out from the election you’ve been labeled a racist, you’ve been called a sexist. How do you respond to that?” Trump: “I am the least racist person you ever met.”

This, after a woman came out accusing Trump of touching her.

Reporter: “Another woman came out today about the U.S. open that you groped her today. Can you answer allegations about that?” Trump: “I know nothing about that.” Reporter: “The U.S. open allegations?” Trump: “No I know nothing.”

Trump clearly knew nothing about the fake rapper Ali G when he sat down with Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, who asked him to invest in “these ice cream gloves.” Trump declined to invest, but did it without taking off the gloves.

Trump: “Good luck folks, it’s been nice seeing you folks. You take care of yourself ok?” Ali G: “But are you going to be in on that?” Trump: “Well it sounds like an interesting idea.”

Trump tends to be harder on the microphone than the interviewer.