On Friday, CBS’ Lesley Stahl sat down with President-elect Donald Trump for a wide-ranging interview that covered myriad topics following his historic election win. The “60 Minutes” interview aired on Sunday, and clips promoting the exclusive were shared by CBS ahead of the program.
Some viewers, however, are questioning why CBS did not immediately post a clip in which Trump told any of his supporters who are reportedly harassing minorities to “stop it!”
Stahl told Trump some of his supporters are allegedly “harassing Latinos, Muslims.” Trump replied, “I am so saddened to hear that and I say stop it. If it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the camera: stop it!”
Some CBS viewers wondered why the network didn’t air the clip sooner as reports have claimed some Trump supporters have attacked members of minority groups following his election win.
Some voices in the Twitterverse, however, defended the network, saying Trump could have spoken out about the issue at any point.