Although Trump sat for an interview, set to air on Sunday, a source said he left without doing a planned walk and talk and a joint interview with Vice President Mike Pence. CNN first reported on the drama surrounding the appearance.
Trump on Tuesday afternoon tweeted, “Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come.”
Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come. pic.twitter.com/0plZG6a4fH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2020
Stahl in May disclosed that she had been hospitalized for COVID-19, just as Trump was earlier this month.
The interviews with Trump and Pence are part of a package of stories on 60 Minutes slated for Sunday that looks that the 2020 presidential contenders. Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will also appear on the episode. Biden taped his interview with Norah O’Donnell on Monday.
The interviews with the presidential and vice presidential contenders have been a tradition for 60 Minutes in the past few cycles. Stahl announced the plans for the segments on Sunday’s broadcast.
Trump was last on 60 Minutes for a sit-down interview with Stahl in 2018, just before the midterm elections.