President-elect Donald Trump sat down with 60 minutes on Friday to discuss a wide range of topics. But it’s what they chose not to air that is causing outrage.
Lesley Stahl claimed that there have been some attacks on minorities since his election. Trump did not dance around the topic, he forcefully called for it to stop.
“I am very surprised to hear that. I hate to hear it,” Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl when told of some attacks on minorities that have reportedly occurred since his election Tuesday.
“I am so sorry to hear it and I say stop it,” Trump said before looking directly into the camera. “And I say right to the camera, stop it.”
It was a good answer. Trump could have made a rather reasoned argument that most, if not all, of these attacks are coming from leftwing groups posing as Trump supporters. Or many are fabricated and promoted by a complicit press. But he took the higher ground and just called for it to end.
It was, presidential.
But CBS, who apparently does not want to see him in such a light or has a vested interest in continued violence, edited the clip out of the aired interview.
And they had a rather lame excuse for cutting the clip:
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