CBS's "60 Minutes" has changed its lineup for Sunday evening and will re-air an October story about refugees form the war-torn country of Syria.
“Lineup change: #60Minutes will be airing a story on Syrian refugees on tonight’s broadcast starting at 7 PM,” the show’s Twitter account posted Sunday.
Lineup change: #60Minutes will be airing a story on Syrian refugees on tonight’s broadcast starting at 7 PM— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 29, 2017
The move comes amidst backlash against President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE’s executive order on Friday which called for a 120-day ban on admitting refugees and an indefinite halt on admitting refugees from Syria.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets and airports in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York to protest the order, which also calls for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States.
The updated introduction to Sunday's episode will note that, "Once again, Syrian refugees find themselves at the center of a heated debate – pitting our American tradition of altruism against our fear of terrorism," according to the release.
"Donald Trump won the presidency claiming tens-of-thousands of Syrians – mostly young men – were streaming into the U.S. and that the Obama Administration had no system to properly vet them. So, what has the vetting process been? We went to the region, as we reported last fall, to see for ourselves," the report begins.
Trump has said before he enjoys watching “60 Minutes.” An Axios report from last week noted that he records the Sunday night show.