President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to be interviewed this week on CBS’s long running news show ’60 Minutes,’ his first post election interview.
The interview will be taped on Friday and will air on ’60 Minutes’ normal times slot at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The interview by Lesley Stahl will take place at Trump’s residence in New York’s Trump Tower. The President-elect will be accompanied by his wife Melania Trump as well as his four adult children Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric and Donald, Jr.
’60 Minutes’ also was granted the first post election interview of then President-elect Barack Obama in 2008.
Donald Trump’s electoral college victory over Hillary Clinton has unleashed a wave of protests in cities across the country, as the former Secretary of State won the national popular vote. However, based on state by state counts and the electoral college, Donald Trump came out the victor, similar to the 2000 election.
Protesters gathered in major cities across the country from New York, to Chicago, to Seattle, to Los Angeles, chanting “Not my president.”
On Thursday, the real estate billionaire met with President Barack Obama at the White House in order to discuss the transition. He is also scheduled to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Speaking about after the meeting at the White House, Trump said:
“This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes, and we were just going to get to know each other. We had never met each other. I have great respect. The meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half. And it could have — as far as I’m concerned, it could have gone on for a lot longer.
We really — we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the President in the future, including counsel. He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.”
In his victory speech on Wednesday, Trump said:
“Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”