- 15 июля 2016, 04:57
- POLITICO. Top Stories
The attack in Nice, France tonight has upended the pre-convention media plans for both presidential candidates.
Donald Trump announced that he was postponing his vice presidential announcement, originally scheduled for Friday morning. Additionally, Trump told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly he was likely also postponing a planned joint interview with his vice presidential nominee on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes."
"Well, in light of what's happened tonight, in light of this, you know, absolutely horrific attack, you know, I'm not sure that I'm feeling good about doing 60 Minutes and I'm not sure that 60 Minutes is going to want to do anything other than this attack," Trump said in his second phone-in interview on Fox on Thursday evening.
O'Reilly had, for the first time, both presidential candidates on tonight, with Hillary Clinton also calling into O'Reilly's show to respond to the Nice attacks. Clinton also called in to CNN's Anderson Cooper. For the perennially pre-planned candidate, it was a spur of the moment decision, to appear with an television host who would typically be seen as part of hostile territory.
The call was still be worked out as the show was ongoing.
"We are efforting Hillary Clinton to come on in a phone call on this hour. Her staff has been very cooperative with us tonight, I will say that and we hope that she will do that," O'Reilly said before Clinton called in.
When Clinton was finally connected to O'Reilly, she called for an "intelligence surge" to battle terrorism, and defended NATO.
“Our alliance with France is so strong…we need to stand strongly with them,” Clinton told O'Reilly. "We need to strengthen our alliances and I include NATO in that.”