CBS Releases Clips of Trump and Biden '60 Minutes' Interviews

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The president left his sit-down early and has threatened to release the full video of his talk with Lesley Stahl.

Despite President Trump threatening to release footage from his shortened interview with Lesley Stahl ahead of its 60 Minutes airing, CBS News beat him to the punch, releasing on Thursday morning the first preview clips of both the president's sit-down with Stahl and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's interview with Norah O'Donnell.

In excerpts shown on CBS This Morning, Trump is asked about his domestic priorities and what the U.S.' greatest foreign adversary is. He and Stahl talk over each other a bit and she challenges his assertion that his administration "created the greatest economy in the history of our country" and pushes him on what he has "to solve."

Biden, meanwhile, addresses questions about whether he would support packing the Supreme Court, by saying that he would appoint a commission to study various reforms.

"If elected, what I will do is I'll put together a national commission of — bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative," he says. "And I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it's getting out of whack — the way in which it's being handled and it's not about court packing. There's a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated and I've looked to see what recommendations that commission might make."

Trump left his interview with Stahl early and did not return to tape an appearance with Vice President Mike Pence.

Following news of his exiting the interview, the president took to Twitter to write that his interview with Stahl was "FAKE and BIASED" and threatened to release a White House account of the interview before its Sunday airtime. On Wednesday during an interview on Fox Business Network, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows also shared there is a "high probability" that Trump will release footage from the interview before its scheduled airtime.

After CBS released clips of the 60 Minutes sit-downs, Trump again threatened to release his full interview with Stahl, retweeting his video of Stahl not wearing a mask.

"I will soon be giving a first in television history full, unedited preview of the vicious attempted 'takeout' interview," Trump tweeted in part. "Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and 'magnificently brilliant' answers to their 'Q's'."

CBS News said Stahl wore a mask when she entered the White House and greeted the president but removed it before the socially distanced interview began. The clip Trump tweeted was of Stahl talking with her producers, all of whom had tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, after the interview.

Trump later posted his own footage of his interview with Stahl, a 38-minute video, to his Facebook page, writing in part, "Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS."

He also used the opportunity to criticize the moderator of Thursday's final debate between himself and Biden, adding, "Tonight’s anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse!"

He posted the same message to his Twitter account, linking to the Facebook post.

8:56 a.m. This story has been updated with Trump posting his own footage of his sit-down with Stahl to his Facebook account.