President Trump cut short his 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl today, walking out after 45 minutes and refusing to do the traditional “walk and talk” portion with the 60 Minutes correspondent.
Trump apparently didn’t like where the conversation was going, and tweeted that he was considering releasing the full interview, prior to Sunday’s broadcast.
…Everyone should compare this terrible Electoral Intrusion with the recent interviews of Sleepy Joe Biden!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2020
However, we hear that the White House had agreed it was taping the interview for archival purposes only. Any release of the interview would, in essence, break that agreement.
Trump also tweeted an image of Stahl without a mask which was taken immediately following the interview when she spoke to her producers, as we noted in a previous post.
Stahl had been wearing a mask as she entered the White House and leading up to the time of the interview.
Norah O’Donnell kicked off Tuesday’s broadcast of the CBS Evening News by mentioning the news that Trump had cut short the 60 Minutes interview:
Pres. Trump is ramping up his campaign schedule with plans to make as many as 5 stops a day in the final sprint.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 20, 2020
As for O’Donnell, her interview with former vp Joe Biden will also air on Sunday’s 60 Minutes broadcast.