December 31, 2022

The first American woman to work as an evening television news anchor, Barbara Walters, died on Friday at age 93. Former President Donald Trump weighed in on Truth Social to say, "She was the greatest of them all, by far. I knew her well, was interviewed by her many times, and there was nobody like the legendary Barbara Walters - And never will be!"

Well, he's right about that. She was the best. And her interview in 1990 with Trump confirms that as she challenged the alleged billionaire on his finances.

"I've never seen press reporting as I have with regard to me," Trump said. "The general public understands how inherently dishonest the press in this country is."

"As a member of the press, let me try to clear up some of the things that you say aren't true," she shot back, then quoted Trump claiming that his "bankers and I worked out a terrific deal that allows me to come out stronger than ever."

Walters pointed out that he was close to bankruptcy, and she said that she had spoken with his bankers.

"You say on the verge of bankruptcy, Barbara, and you talk on the verge, and you listen to what people are saying," Trump said as he tossed a word salad.

"Well, I don't know what the bankers have said," Trump said. 'The Plaza is a very valuable property. Everybody told me, 'You paid too much, you paid too much.' Now, they're all saying, 'What a great deal he made.'"

(FYI: Trump paid $407.5 million for the Plaza and sold the building for $325 million in 1995. So, not a great deal.)

"No, they're not," Walters said.

Trump's taxes revealed that he paid zero dollars in taxes in 2020, and made no charitable donations during his last year in office. Walters called him out for being a fraud over three decades ago.

Walters, who shattered the glass ceiling and became a force to be reckoned with in an industry once dominated by men, took Trump's tiny balls and put them in her purse in 1990. Rest in peace, dear lady.

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