Trump Posts '60 Minutes' Interview After Complaining Anchor Was Biased

Ruben Fields
October 23, 2020

Donald Trump posted on Facebook his unedited and truncated interview with CBS" Lesley Stahl in advance of its showing Sunday on "60 Minutes'.

Towards the end of the interview, Trump tells Stahl that she's making "vicious" statements and eventually confronts her about her "inappropriately brought up" questions.

CBS News in a statement called the White House's decision "unprecedented" but said the interview would air Sunday, as planned.

While Trump argued that "bias, hatred and rudeness" was present throughout the interview, upon watching it's plainly obvious that Stahl is simply doing her job.

"Your first question for me was, 'Are you ready for tough questions?'" Trump says to Stahl.

Donald Trump is trying so hard to control his 60 Minutes narrative that he actually released clips from his interview with reporter Lesley Stahl early.

It features questions from correspondent Lesley Stahl about the current president's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the status of the American economy, as well as the claims that Trump's campaign was supposedly "spied on" by the Obama administration - to just name a few of the topics of discussion.

Mr Trump responds: "It's not attack, it's defence".

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The president was interviewed for 45 minutes on Tuesday this week before abruptly ending the interview because he thought the news channel had enough material.

"[My supporters] don't like to see rioting in the middle of 5th Avenue or in the middle of other streets in Portland or other places and they like it when their president gets the endorsement of virtually every police group and, frankly, nearly everybody having to do with law and order - positive law and order", Mr. Trump said. "That's enough. Let's go", he says before getting up and leaving.

Trump and Democratic candidate Biden held their second and final presidential debate on Thursday, twelve days ahead of the 3 November national election.

In the video, Stahl asks the president about his political rallies, noting the size of the gatherings and the presence of people not wearing face masks to keep from spreading coronavirus.

60 Minutes is among the most-watched news shows on U.S. television and is particularly popular among seniors. The company also defended Stahl's professionalism and her line of questioning to the president.

"I didn't want to have this kind of angry.", she tells the president. You people make up your minds what you're gonna do. but in terms of advocating mass behavior that would be bad behavior?

"Not from me, the public, and I feel you didn't do that and I'm upset".

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