The president of the United States, Donald Trump, broke an agreement with the television network CBS on Thursday by publish early an interview that the ruler abruptly interrupted considering that the questions that were being asked were “inappropriate”.
Trump’s taped interview was with the show 60 minutes on the CBS network, which airs on Sunday nights and is one of the most influential spaces on American television.
“Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness of 60 minutes and CBS, “Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, where he posted a link to his Facebook page, in which published the interview without editing and it lasts almost 38 minutes.
In the video, you see how Trump gradually answer more defiantly to questions that journalist Lesley Stahl asks her about the coronavirus, access to health and her behavior on social networks.
Near the end of the video, Stahl told Trump: “I didn’t want to have this kind of interview,” to which the president complained that his electoral rival, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, does not receive such “hard” questions and, at the same time, accused the journalist of having asked him from the beginning “inappropriate” issues.
“No, I told him I was going to ask him tough questions,” Stahl replied, at the same time reminding Trump that he is the president of the United States and therefore, should be able to answer to those kinds of questions.
After that exchange, the interview ended and Trump refused to participate in a walk and a conversation that had been previously agreed and in which the US Vice President, Mike Pence, was going to participate.
In a statement, CBS lambasted Trump for his “unprecedented decision” to ignore the agreement to which he had arrived with the chain and reiterated that he still plans to broadcast the full interview this Sunday in order to offer context. Also, CBS will broadcast an interview with Biden this Sunday.
Trump’s decision to publish their conversation in advance on CBS comes on the same day that the last debate between the two candidates will be held before the elections on November 3.
This last face-to-face will take place in Nashville (Tennessee) and will be moderated by Kristen Welker, journalist of the television channel NBC News and against which Trump attacked this Thursday when considering that it is “much worse” than Stahl, the CBS reporter.
Stahl is a renowned journalist in the US who has received numerous awards and was a CBS correspondent in the White House during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush, in addition to having moderated and produced important programs such as Face the Nation Y 60 Minutes.