Trump Administration Releases ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Trump administration has violated an agreement with CBS News and released the White House’s recording of an interview with “60 Minutes.” 

The interview with correspondent  Lesley Stahl was taped Tuesday at the White House but was stopped abruptly by the president.  

CBS News said in a statement released Thursday:

“The White House’s unprecedented decision to disregard their agreement with CBS News and release their footage will not deter 60 MINUTES from providing its full, fair and contextual reporting which presidents have participated in for decades. 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.  Few journalists have the presidential interview experience Lesley Stahl has delivered over her decades as one of the premier correspondents in America and we look forward to audiences seeing her third interview with President Trump and subsequent interview with Vice President Pence this weekend.”

The president had left the interview abruptly and then attacked threatened to release the White House’s own recording.

The interview was set to be aired on Sunday.  The special interview will also feature a separate interview with former Vice President Joe Biden, and interviews with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris.