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President Trump on Christine Blasey Ford, his relationships with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un and more

Lesley Stahl speaks with President Trump about a wide range of topics in his first 60 Minutes interview since taking office

           cbsnews.com  2018-10-14 00:00:00+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Judd LegumSaagar EnjetiSaagar EnjetiCBS NewsNicholas KristofHugh HewittPhilip BumpRebecca LeberStefan BecketBen White
  • Judd Legum
    Judd Legum @JuddLegum

    Lesley Stahl’s interview with Trump is a tour de force. Sensing it wasn’t going well, Trump resorted to this: “Lesley, it's okay. In the meantime, I'm president--and you're not.” https://t.co/zOO3r50X6A

    Mon Oct 15 00:06:07 +0000 2018

  • Saagar Enjeti
    Saagar Enjeti @esaagar

    TRUMP when pressed on why he doesn't have public condemnation for Putin: "I'm the one that gave Ukraine offensive weapons and tank killers. Obama didn't. You know what he sent? He sent pillows and blankets." https://t.co/EwZoRb9Pvj

    Sun Oct 14 23:53:29 +0000 2018

  • Saagar Enjeti
    Saagar Enjeti @esaagar

    POTUS on Kim Jong Un: Q: Do you trust him? Trump: I do trust him, yeah, I trust him Q: Why would you trust him: Trump: Well, first of all, if I didn't trust him, I wouldn't say that to you. Wouldn't I be foolish to tell you right here, on 60 Minutes-- https://t.co/EwZoRb9Pvj

    Sun Oct 14 23:48:49 +0000 2018

  • CBS News
    CBS News @CBSNews

    . @LesleyRStahl : “Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?” Pres. Trump: “Look, I think something’s happening, something’s changing, and it’ll change back again…” https://t.co/EVT05KB0UY. @60Minutes https://t.co/VbHTsJDGfn

    Mon Oct 15 00:08:41 +0000 2018

  • Nicholas Kristof
    Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof

    [email protected] did an excellent job in her Trump interview, and I recommend reading the transcript: https://t.co/nOImt42WgH Note that Trump still denies climate change, and that he acknowledges what his administration denied, that he split immigrant families to deter them.

    Mon Oct 15 12:07:14 +0000 2018

  • Hugh Hewitt
    Hugh Hewitt @hughhewitt

    “You've had a string of wins lately.” 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl to ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩. I can hear #BlueBubbles exploding. https://t.co/GobMb0VPIY

    Sun Oct 14 23:40:29 +0000 2018

  • Philip Bump
    Philip Bump @pbump

    Part of what keeps Trump from getting away with reiterating untrue claims is a informed, skeptical interlocuter who is in the room with him and can interject with reality. https://t.co/RTdDonuAvS

    Sun Oct 14 23:49:26 +0000 2018

  • Rebecca Leber
    Rebecca Leber @rebleber

    Trump's unhinged comments to @60Minutes on climate change shows he's learned nothing except that he's been briefed him to stress the economics over the science denial... except he really can't stop himself https://t.co/YqiTaGXJdx https://t.co/FSLhsJPCd5

    Mon Oct 15 00:07:48 +0000 2018

  • Stefan Becket
    Stefan Becket @becket

    Transcript of Trump on @60Minutes: https://t.co/Yl6ao55kDU

    Sun Oct 14 23:36:20 +0000 2018

  • Ben White
    Ben White @morningmoneyben

    You really should read this whole transcript. @LesleyRStahl is just amazing. Will not get bulldozed by argle bargle. https://t.co/C4RK2h5PsL

    Mon Oct 15 00:45:02 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty – Warren’s pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree “in the range of 6-10 generations ago,” according to an analysis of her DNA.

       bostonglobe.com 2018-10-15 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Daniel Dale
    Daniel Dale @ddale8

    Trying to combat the “Pocahontas” mockery from Trump, who says she has no Native ancestry, Elizabeth Warren is today releasing a DNA test that suggests she had a Native ancestor “6-10” generations ago, making her 1/32nd to 1/512th Native. https://t.co/UJ6ooUHaWV

    Mon Oct 15 09:46:50 +0000 2018

  • Kasie Hunt
    Kasie Hunt @kasie

    This strongly reminds me of when President Obama released his birth certificate (in split screen with Trump’s helicopter touching down in New Hampshire) https://t.co/YPVGHvFlx0

    Mon Oct 15 10:41:57 +0000 2018

  • Tom Bevan
    Tom Bevan @TomBevanRCP

    This just in: Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test purporting to show "strong evidence" she is anywhere from 1/32 to 1/512 Native American. https://t.co/MHvK38JBeV

    Mon Oct 15 10:18:04 +0000 2018

  • Annie Linskey
    Annie Linskey @AnnieLinskey

    So, Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test. https://t.co/vBPdezfuUV

    Mon Oct 15 09:16:03 +0000 2018

  • Parker Molloy
    Parker Molloy @ParkerMolloy

    Trump demanded a DNA test, he got one. It’s a *very* distant ancestor (6-10 generations back, making her anywhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American), but 🤷🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/3lMDXOSfo9

    Mon Oct 15 10:17:45 +0000 2018

  • Manu Raju
    Manu Raju @mkraju

    Warren moving to take this issue off the table ahead of possible 2020 run. Second story this fall about Native American heritage - the other about how she didn’t benefit from heritage to advance in her career https://t.co/61QY9DuLUs

    Mon Oct 15 11:25:16 +0000 2018

  • jamelle g-g-ghoulie 👻
    jamelle g-g-ghoulie 👻 @jbouie

    I have always thought the “Pocahontas” slur was low key a real vulnerability for Warren so this was probably inevitable if she was seriously contemplating a 2020 run. https://t.co/vad3XpmF6S

    Mon Oct 15 11:19:27 +0000 2018

  • Liam Stack
    Liam Stack @liamstack

    Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American ancestor 6 to 10 generations ago https://t.co/OReXexBS9w

    Mon Oct 15 12:03:18 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Elizabeth Warren releases results of a DNA test to @AnnieLinskey showing “strong evidence” of Native American blood, trying to put Trump’s “Pocahontas” routine to rest https://t.co/2xh2CAfuPH

    Mon Oct 15 12:08:49 +0000 2018

  • James Hohmann
    James Hohmann @jameshohmann

    Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test to the @BostonGlobe that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, @AnnieLinskey reports: https://t.co/lPWk9jaPjT.

    Mon Oct 15 08:07:47 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the heir to the Saudi throne Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the heir to the Saudi throne – The disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi imperils the close relationship the president’s son-in-law cultivated with the brash crown prince.

     washingtonpost.com 2018-10-14 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Critics say Kushner has been dangerously naive to trust Prince Mohammed and has been easily manipulated by Saudis. But Kushner’s defenders say he’s unafraid to privately chide MBS and that their relationship pays dividends for America. https://t.co/iCJb6OMGze

    Mon Oct 15 01:50:20 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    NEW —> Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the Saudi heir My latest — a deep dive on the Kushner-MBS relationship amid an international crisis over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance — with @carolleonnig & @agearan https://t.co/30HtRDOiDv

    Sun Oct 14 21:53:37 +0000 2018

  • James Gleick
    James Gleick @JamesGleick

    Can we just remember that Jared Kushner is not actually a “prince”? He’s just the doofus tax-cheat son-in-law of our accidental grifter president. https://t.co/T5qsVESqY0

    Mon Oct 15 01:29:36 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the heir to the Saudi throne https://t.co/kcrvJlwaEr

    Sun Oct 14 23:09:03 +0000 2018

  • Aaron David Miller
    Aaron David Miller @aarondmiller2

    Terrific piece @PhilipRucker @CarolLeonnig @Agearan on MBS and Kushner. The most successful Saudi foreign policy initiative bar none is the bamboozling of the Trump Administration.https://t.co/0XljUviQKy

    Sun Oct 14 22:14:44 +0000 2018

  • Evan Rosenfeld
    Evan Rosenfeld @Evan_Rosenfeld

    WaPo: U.S. intel officials who have been warily watching Mohammed bin Salman’s rise since before he was appointed crown prince in 2017 said they assessed him as a naive, inexperienced & ambitious upstart who was not prepared for a position of great power. https://t.co/rdk5zMTXpD

    Sun Oct 14 23:14:57 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Early on, Kushner’s private calls with Prince Mohammed caught intelligence officials by surprise and worried national security folks because they were one-on-one. But admin officials say Jared has followed protocols since. https://t.co/iCJb6OMGze

    Mon Oct 15 01:55:59 +0000 2018

  • Rosalind Helderman
    Rosalind Helderman @PostRoz

    Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the Saudi heir, by @PhilipRucker @CarolLeonnig @agearan https://t.co/PuAJLouiss

    Sun Oct 14 22:04:27 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Trump’s critics say his admiration for strongmen and reluctance to champion human rights and democracy makes authoritarian leaders like Saudi Prince Mohammed feel empowered because they do not fear U.S. retaliation https://t.co/iCJb6OMGze

    Mon Oct 15 01:58:48 +0000 2018

  • Daniel W. Drezner
    Daniel W. Drezner @dandrezner

    I’ll believe that Jared Kushner is growing into his role as a White House staffer when he learns to attend his goddamn intelligence briefings. https://t.co/l3V0CYcmQO https://t.co/Bih70wuHFY

    Mon Oct 15 00:35:50 +0000 2018

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     vox.com 2018-10-15 01:07:46+00:00
Vox Vox Laura McGann Ari Solomon Dr. Kathie Allen (((AlanRosenblatt)))
  • Vox
    Vox @voxdotcom

    Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Kavanaugh’s accuser is telling the truth https://t.co/tuPhUNWAGp

    Mon Oct 15 01:07:48 +0000 2018

  • Vox
    Vox @voxdotcom

    President Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth. https://t.co/Kd31XLs2LQ

    Mon Oct 15 11:45:02 +0000 2018

  • Laura McGann
    Laura McGann @lkmcgann

    Trump finally just said it. https://t.co/eIpjlA6TS5

    Mon Oct 15 01:08:38 +0000 2018

  • Ari Solomon
    Ari Solomon @VeganAri

    "It doesn't matter... we won." -Donald Trump on Justice Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford. This is America today. This is what the Republicans have done to our country. https://t.co/a0SIEfWCbx

    Mon Oct 15 03:40:34 +0000 2018

  • Dr. Kathie Allen
    Dr. Kathie Allen @kathieallenmd

    Trump thinks it is irrelevant if Dr. Ford was telling the truth. He also thinks climate change will "go back" and isn't concerned that Putin and the Saudi Prince may be murdering their enemies. https://t.co/E8rspoukVQ

    Mon Oct 15 03:25:14 +0000 2018

  • (((AlanRosenblatt)))
    (((AlanRosenblatt))) @DrDigiPol

    SURPRISED? ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ said he doesn’t care if Dr. Ford was telling the truth. “It doesn’t matter,” Trump told Lesley Stahl. “We won.” #metoo #fem2 #Kavanaugh https://t.co/9cC5CIrzcA

    Mon Oct 15 08:42:27 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Warren releases DNA test suggesting distant Native American ancestor Warren releases DNA test suggesting distant Native American ancestor – The senator’s action, meant to push back against critics, comes as she prepares for a possible 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

       washingtonpost.com 2018-10-15 00:00:00+00:00

Current Status: Reality Breaks Up a Saudi Prince Charming’s Media Narrative Reality Breaks Up a Saudi Prince Charming’s Media Narrative – The media was happy to sing his praises in the spring, when the crown prince met with Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley titans. Then came the Jamal Khashoggi story.

       nytimes.com 2018-10-14 22:51:41+00:00
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  • Alex Burns
    Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT

    This is a gut punch of a @jimrutenberg column about American media’s enthusiastic complicity in the rise of a Saudi dictator https://t.co/lpU2mppiPZ

    Sun Oct 14 23:04:21 +0000 2018

  • jimrutenberg
    jimrutenberg @jimrutenberg

    Many in the media bought the Saudi Crown Prince's narrative; Hollywood opened its mansions to him & news orgs signed up to his "Davos in The Desert." But before allegations of a journalists murder and a bone saw, trouble lurked in plain sight, my column https://t.co/V8pLQnRbOj

    Sun Oct 14 22:58:51 +0000 2018

  • Susanne Craig
    Susanne Craig @susannecraig

    Suddenly the “M.B.S.” moniker took on a grim new meaning among the plugged-in set of Washington: Mister Bone Saw, via ⁦@jimrutenberg⁩ https://t.co/BCgVF6ERf7

    Sun Oct 14 23:37:51 +0000 2018

  • jimrutenberg
    jimrutenberg @jimrutenberg

    NYT MEDIATOR COLUMN RETURNS: Reality Breaks Up a (Saudi) Prince Charming’s Media Narrative https://t.co/V8pLQnRbOj

    Sun Oct 14 22:54:48 +0000 2018

  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin @jmartNYT

    Gotta go on background to float giving back that Saudi money “In light of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance, Endeavor is reassessing the deal, according to a person with knowledge of Mr. Emanuel’s thinking, who shared it...” https://t.co/xEuWAtBEWQ

    Mon Oct 15 02:37:21 +0000 2018

  • Glenn Kessler
    Glenn Kessler @GlennKesslerWP

    Reality Breaks Up a (Saudi) Prince Charming’s Media Narrative - The New York Times https://t.co/kkEq0af1LV

    Mon Oct 15 00:54:11 +0000 2018

  • Yashar Ali 🐘
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar

    Reality Breaks Up a (Saudi) Prince Charming’s Media Narrative https://t.co/N81ACVKJwc

    Sun Oct 14 23:33:44 +0000 2018

  • Elian Peltier
    Elian Peltier @ElianPeltier

    From "modern leader" to "Mister Bone Saw:" what the disappearance of #Khashoggi says about the Western media's perceptions of MBS https://t.co/g16wV93kZA

    Mon Oct 15 09:17:08 +0000 2018

  • Kenneth P. Vogel
    Kenneth P. Vogel @kenvogel

    American media was too credulous in embracing the glittering narrative that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed was selling about himself as the modern Middle Eastern leader the West had been waiting for, suggests @jimrutenberg in the return of the Mediator column https://t.co/QJPcPgapaL

    Mon Oct 15 02:11:51 +0000 2018

  • Avi Asher-Schapiro
    Avi Asher-Schapiro @AASchapiro

    Recently, as some news outlets put out positive coverage of Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, the Committee to Protect Journalist has been "beside ourselves," @sherifmnsour told @jimrutenberg, because we knew his “reform claims were merely a sham.” https://t.co/nBZeVfMsaH

    Mon Oct 15 01:12:13 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump defends mockery of Christine Blasey Ford, says it got Kavanaugh confirmed Trump defends mockery of Christine Blasey Ford, says it got Kavanaugh confirmed – "If I had not made that speech, we would not have won," the president says in a TV interview.

    nbcnews.com 2018-10-15 11:14:21+00:00
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    thedailybeast.com 2018-10-15 03:03:52+00:00
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Current Status: Trump, defiant, unloads on '60 Minutes' Trump, defiant, unloads on '60 Minutes' – The president portrayed himself as an isolated but eminently empowered commander in chief.

    politico.com 2018-10-14 21:17:55+00:00
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Current Status: GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority – NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban…

     apnews.com 2018-10-15 05:51:09+00:00
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     politico.com 2018-10-15 05:04:41+00:00
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  • Glenn Greenwald
    Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald

    Democratic candidates in mid-term races have almost completely ignored the Trump/Russia issue because "most Americans are barely following the Mueller investigation’s intricate legal movements" & "voters don’t want to talk about it." https://t.co/eafxD3crXX

    Mon Oct 15 11:42:37 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Mueller is everywhere, except the midterms https://t.co/trvD6dYiCE

    Mon Oct 15 09:40:46 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Sears filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors, marking the collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century.

   wsj.com 2018-10-15 05:03:00+00:00
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  • Jason Leopold
    Jason Leopold @JasonLeopold

    Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing marks collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century https://t.co/VxMLer4JHZ

    Mon Oct 15 05:05:45 +0000 2018

  • Paul Page
    Paul Page @PaulPage

    Sears files for bankruptcy protection, marking the collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century https://t.co/nyggq3AR7J via @WSJ

    Mon Oct 15 10:53:42 +0000 2018

  • Steve Lookner
    Steve Lookner @lookner

    "The retailer reached a deal with its lenders that will allow the 125-year-old company to keep hundreds of its stores open for now." https://t.co/51WtR5qDBk

    Mon Oct 15 06:20:26 +0000 2018

  • Matt Powell
    Matt Powell @NPDMattPowell

    Sears filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors, marking the collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century https://t.co/MUpENlu7rs via @WSJ

    Mon Oct 15 05:22:20 +0000 2018

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Current Status: The takeaways from Trump's "60 Minutes" interview The takeaways from Trump's "60 Minutes" interview – "Lesley, it's okay. In the meantime, I'm president — and you're not."

   axios.com 2018-10-15 00:22:38.794000+00:00
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Current Status: Democratic Governors Association raises $100 million ahead of midterms Democratic Governors Association raises $100 million ahead of midterms – Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, speaks to supporters while flanked by Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, right, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a campaign…

     washingtonpost.com 2018-10-15 00:00:00+00:00

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   npr.org 2018-10-15 11:16:15+00:00
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