Comments before and during the Fox interview that never happened.
Fox News: Mr. President, do you prefer that we toss softball questions, wiffleball questions, or marshmallow questions at you?
Trump: The press always asks me nasty questions, mean questions. I don’t want any nasty questions.
Fox News: So marshmallow questions it is. You’ve said that the press treats you worse than they treated President Abraham Lincoln, would you care to expound on that.
Trump: Expound? I haven’t gained a single pound. It’s the bulletproof vest, trousers, and suit coat. I golf to keep myself in shape.
Fox News: Yes, Mr. President. We’re sitting in the Lincoln Memorial. That must have some special meaning to you.
Trump: Lincoln? The press treats me much worse than they treated Lincoln. Lincoln was president before Obama, wasn’t he? Ten-fifteen years before Obama? Obama screwed everything up. Lincoln might have put him up to it, you know.
Fox News: Yes, sir. I’m young so his presidency was before my time as a hard charging Fox News reporter. So, tell me, Mr. President, what do you think of Lincoln?
Trump: I hear he was good. People say he is a Republican. I don’t remember him–I may have met him once or twice–but I don’t recall. If he is a Republican, that’s–well, good. Good. Very good. I like loyal Republicans. Maybe I should have Jared contact him.
Fox News: Mr. President, Abraham Lincoln is dead.
Trump: He’s dead? Sad. Very sad.
Maybe we should build a monument to him. Something with a huge wall. I’ll have Ivanka look into that.