The US president posted the recording of this CBS interview on his Facebook page, violating the agreement between the White House and the channel. He believes that the journalist has shown “bias”.
He gave them priority. US President Donald Trump released a recording of an interview with the CBS channel which was not yet broadcast, and whose door he slammed accusing the journalist of bias.
The head of state explained in a tweet (in English) that he wanted to anticipate the broadcast of the interview on the program “60 Minutes”, Sunday, in order to expose “prejudice, hatred and rudeness” chain.
The raw video from 37 minutes, published by the president on his Facebook page, contrary to what the agreement between the White House and the chain provided for, seems to show the interview from start to finish. We see a Donald Trump frustrated by the tone of the questions.
The journalist, Leslie Stahl, raises several times Donald Trump and questions his answers to certain sensitive subjects, such as the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The President ends up announcing that he is canceling the part of the interview during which he was to be joined by Vice President Mike Pence (at the end of the video).
“Your first sentence was, ‘The questions are going to be tough.’ I don’t mind, but when you set up the interview, you didn’t say that. You said, ‘Oh, let’s do a cool interview’ “, he says. The president also complains that CBS and other media are not addressing such difficult questions to his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. “I’ve seen all his interviews. No one ever asks him such tough questions.”, he said. CBS also interviewed Joe Biden for “60 Minutes”. The interview will air on Sunday.