People Want to Know: Why Did CBS Sit on Clip of Trump Telling Supporters to ‘Stop’ Harassing Minorities?


trumpA lot of people found it curious last night that CBS decided to hold onto a clip of President-Elect Donald Trump telling his supporters to “stop it” with their hostilities towards minority groups.

Lesley Stahl interviewed Trump on Friday for 60 Minutes, and the conversation aired on Sunday night. During the talk, Stahl asked Trump about an increase in racially-charged incidents in the past few days that appear to have a connection to his controversial campaign rhetoric.

CBS previewed several clips and quotes ahead of their extensive profile, but Trump’s reaction to his supporters’ alleged hate speech was one of the biggest attention-grabbers of the entire discussion.

The segment caused a great deal of online conversation, and a lot of Twitter users are debating whether CBS should’ve had that clip out faster:

CNN’s Brian Stelter also apparently found the situation odd, so he reached out for comment and got this response:

Protests against Trump’s election victory continue to take place across the country.

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