Trump Trumps '60 Minutes,' Posting Interview Footage

Donald Trump Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
(Image credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

The White House has posted President Trump's 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl on its Facebook page. The interview is to air on the network Sunday (Oct. 25).

In fact, the same morning Trump was posting the interview, CBS was posting clips from the Trump interview on its own Facebook page, as well as clips from an accompanying interview with his opponent, Joe Biden.

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The President has complained the interview was unfair and far tougher than a previous 60 Minutes interview with Biden.

He tweeted his displeasure, along with trying to undercut the moderator for tonight's final presidential debate, NBC's Kristen Welker.

"Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS. Tonight’s anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse!," the president said.

The President had threatened last week to post the footage, which the White House said it was recording for archival purposes.

Trump cut the interview short after complaining that Stahl had led off with saying that she would be asking tough questions. He suggested that was not fair.

CBS News said the White House move was a first and broke a deal, but did not comment on whether it would complain to the White House officials.

CBS said on the 60 Minutes Twitter account that: 

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.