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If Donald Trump's "60 Minutes" interview with Lesley Stahl ever actually sees the light of day, it promises to contain plenty of moments he'd rather people not see, which explains his tweetstorm threatening to release the footage himself.

The incident occurred at the White House where Trump was being interviewed by veteran journalist Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes, a highly-regarded program that is featuring both the Trump-Pence and Biden-Harris tickets in their weekend edition.

A person familiar with the situation told CNN that the image from the tweet shows Stahl with her producers immediately after Trump ended the interview.

Soon thereafter, he left the White House for his election rally in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mr. Trump tweeted. "Everyone should compare this bad Electoral Intrusion with the recent interviews of Sleepy Joe Biden!".

Stahl, who said on air in early May that she had been successfully treated for covid-19, reportedly wore the mask leading up to her interview with the president, but isn't wearing it in the short video posted by Trump.

The "60 Minutes" interview is part of a pre-election special that will also include interviews with Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen.

This is the third time Stahl will have interviewed Trump since he was elected in 2016.

Biden will be interviewed by Norah O'Donnell, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News".

Hours after the president abruptly ended an interview with the legendary "60 Minutes" journalist, Mark Meadows insisted Wednesday that his boss actually finished the sit-down as scheduled. Three aides, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the president overreacted, and one suggested that he might actually boost the ratings of a tough interview. "Much more to come", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Jason Miller, Trump campaign adviser, disputed that on Twitter.

Along with the remarks, he shared a picture of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany handing Stahl what appeared to be a book on the Trump administration's work on healthcare. She previously had been wearing a mask when she entered the building and up to the start of the interview. Stahl was hospitalized with the coronavirus in the spring and has since recovered.

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