Oct 13, 2018

Trump's past "60 Minutes" moments

President Trump was interviewed by "60 Minutes'" Lesley Stahl Thursday for an episode airing on Sunday and discussed how the Saudis could be behind the disappearance and possible murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The details: In this interview, the president also talks tariffs, China, North Korea, Russia, NATO, global warming, his treatment of the Brett Kavanaugh accuser, according to CBS. Though this will be Trump's first interview with the program as president, it won't be the first time he's been featured on "60 Minutes."

A look back

In 1985 Trump had his first "60 Minutes" experience with Mike Wallace where he was interviewed about his real estate business. Wallace interviewed other Trump Tower tenants who accused him of driving up rent prices to evict them and called him arrogant. His response was "I think I’m right. And when I think I’m right, nothing bothers me.”

In 2015 while on the campaign trail, Trump was asked about a man making an anti-Muslim statement during a rally and he responded with "I love the Muslims....but like anything else you have people with problems."

In 2016 Trump and then running-mate Mike Pence sat across from Leslie Stahl and were asked about the country's fight against ISIS. "We have to wipe out ISIS…We have no choice. Hillary Clinton invented ISIS with her stupid policies," Trump said.

In 2016 President-Elect Trump sat with his family in a chair across from "60 Minutes" correspondent Leslie Stahl and flipped his position on affordable health care, saying people with pre-extended conditions would still be covered after a repeal of Obamacare, and lauded Hillary Clinton as a "great competitor" despite his criticism on the campaign trail.

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Trump with Barr and Meadows outside St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. on June 1. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he would endorse "any candidate" with a pulse who runs against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Driving the news: Murkowski said on Thursday that she supported former defense secretary James Mattis' condemnation of Trump over his response to protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing. She described Mattis' statement as "true, honest, necessary and overdue," Politico's Andrew Desiderio reports.

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Trump visits Mattis and the Pentagon in 2018. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

Over the course of just a few hours, President Trump was rebuffed by the Secretary of Defense over his call for troops in the streets and accused by James Mattis, his former Pentagon chief, of trampling the Constitution for political gain.

Why it matters: Current and former leaders of the U.S. military are drawing a line over Trump's demand for a militarized response to the protests and unrest that have swept the country over the killing of George Floyd by police.

New York Times says Tom Cotton op-ed did not meet standards

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A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to "send in the troops" in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards.

Why it matters: The shift comes after Times employees began a coordinated movement on social media on Wednesday and Thursday that argued that publishing the op-ed put black staff in danger. Cotton wrote that Trump should invoke the Insurrection Act in order to deploy the U.S. military against rioters that have overwhelmed police forces in cities across the country.