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Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs; plus the latest 2020 election news
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Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs; plus the latest 2020 election news

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Washington, as he returns from a campaign rally in North Carolina.

Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs

President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with “60 Minutes” on Facebook before the show’s scheduled Sunday broadcast.

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as CBS anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on a host of topics, including his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support among suburban women, the lack of masks at his rallies, and the “Obamacare” replacement plan he has long promised but failed to unveil.

“Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS,” Trump wrote Thursday as he tweeted the Facebook link. And he again preemptively criticized the moderator of Thursday night's final presidential debate.

Throughout the interview, Trump returns to attacks on Joe Biden's son, based on an unconfirmed New York Post report, and accuses the media of being too soft on his Democratic rival.

As Trump continued to throw unsubstantiated allegations at Biden and former President Barack Obama, Stahl tried to explain: “This is ‘60 Minutes’ and we can't put on things we can't verify."

CBS News called the White House's decision “unprecedented,” but said the interview would air Sunday as planned.

“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,” the network said in a statement.


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