Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview on Facebook

Yolanda Curtis
October 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump went through Thursday with a threat to release his own footage of a yet-to-be-aired interview with CBS that he cut short, angrily complaining of bias.

From there, Trump spent much of the interview accusing Stahl of being biased and "negative" with her questioning.

CNN reports that "CBS News has said the White House recorded the interview alongside the network, but agreed only to use the footage for archival purposes".

"Just be fair", he tells Stahl at the beginning of the clip.

He added that her call points to "some bias" on her part because the conversation was "obviously" for her interview with Trump, who on Thursday released the video through his Facebook page because he wanted to show how he'd been treated.

But, he said, the CBS star had the "audacity" to ask him to find out if his audience would stay calm if Trump loses, "or was I going to urge you to raise hell out there".

On Tuesday, Trump had said he would consider posting a White House copy of the interview "prior to airtime" and tweeted criticism of Stahl for not wearing a face mask immediately after their interview. CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl asks President Donald Trump seconds before they began rolling for an exclusive "60 Minutes" interview set to air on CBS this Sunday.

Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will hold the final United States presidential campaign debate today. "I think we have enough of an interview here. I say jokingly, suburban women you should love me because I'm giving you security and I got rid of the worst regulation", Trump said. Then, with five minutes to go before Vice President Mike Pence was due to join him, he declared he'd had "enough", and walked out. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, dispatched his ex-boss, former President Barack Obama, to make a pitch for him in Philadelphia. "Softball after softball", he says, as Stahl attempts to move on. "60 MINUTES, the most-watched news program on television, is widely respected for bringing its hallmark fairness, deep reporting and informative context to viewers each week".

The President also posted three photos from the interview without any further remarks.

"Not from me, the public, and I feel you didn't do that and I'm upset". "The American people want a president who will put the health of America first and open up America's economy".

"There is this kind of anticipation that people in power are held accountable and that they answer questions from the public - not from me, from the public".

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