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Donald Trump Grants First Post-Election Interview to ‘60 Minutes’

CBS News’ Lesley Stahl will interview Donald Trump for a piece set to be broadcast on “60 Minutes” Sunday at 7 p.m. The exchange will be Trump’s first interview since winning Tuesday’s presidential election.

Stahl will sit down with the President-elect Friday at his residence in Manhattan. She will also speak with Trump’s wife Melania, as well as his children Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric, and Donald, Jr.

In the final stages of his campaign, Trump had granted the bulk of his interviews to journalists with whom he enjoyed a friendly rapport, such as Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. Earlier in the race he had conducted frequent interviews, more than many other candidates, with multiple media outlets, including CBS. Stahl spoke with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence in July for “60 Minutes,” their first interview together after the former named the latter as his running mate.

By sitting down with Stahl for “60 Minutes,” Trump is granting his first post-election interview to the broadest possible television-news platform. The long-running newsmagazine is television’s most watched news show, and receives a sizeable lead-in during the fall from NFL football.

Stahl is currently in her 26th season with “60 Minutes,” having joined the show as a correspondent in 1991.

Trump on Thursday met with President Obama at the White House for a conversation about the upcoming transition of power. The two spoke together in front of cameras following a roughly 90-minute meeting.

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