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Obama's first post-election interviews to air on CBS on Sunday

Obama's first post-election interviews to air on CBS on Sunday
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Former President Obama will appear in interviews with CBS News hosts on Sunday in his first television appearances since news outlets projected President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE as the winner of the 2020 election. 

CBS News announced in a press release Wednesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE’s predecessor will be interviewed by Gayle KingGayle KingFauci to Chelsea Clinton: The 'phenomenal amount of hostility' I face is 'astounding' Caitlyn Jenner: My family not 'involved whatsoever' in gubernatorial bid 'CBS This Morning' moving to new Times Square studio MORE for “CBS Sunday Morning” and Scott Pelley will talk with the former president for “60 Minutes.” 

CBS added that the previews of the interviews, which will be conducted in Washington, D.C., will air Thursday and Friday. 

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The television events mark Obama's first on-air appearances since the Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe press has its own border problem Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration I visited the border and the vice president should too MORE were projected to take the White House. 

In the interviews, Obama is expected to discuss his memoir, “A Promised Land,” which is scheduled for a Nov. 17 release. The book is the first of two planned volumes from the former president as a reflection on his two terms as commander in chief. 

CBS noted in its release Wednesday that Obama was featured on “60 Minutes” with his wife, Michelle, in their first post-election television interview on a Sunday exactly 12 years prior.

Obama will also be featured in an episode of Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyKate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen Minorities barred from Buckingham Palace jobs until 1960s: report MORE's show, “The Oprah Conversation,” during which the two discuss Obama's journey to the White House and the issues that shaped his presidency. The episode will premiere on Apple TV+ the same day as the book's release. 

In the final weeks before Election Day, Obama made several appearances on the campaign trail rallying support for Biden. In his rally addresses, the former president condemned Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic and his handling of the presidency as a whole. 

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During an Oct. 31 rally in Flint, Mich., Obama delivered a scathing assessment of Trump’s tenure in the White House, criticizing the incumbent’s “reality show” style of politics and accusing him of focusing more on self-glorification than on the duties of his office.

“He hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself or his friends or treating the presidency as anything more than a reality show to give him the attention that he craves,” Obama said. “But unfortunately, the rest of us have to live with the consequences.”

After The Associated Press and other major news outlets projected Biden as the winner of the presidential race Saturday, Obama released a statement on social media, writing that he believed Biden will “do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote.” 

Trump has since refused to concede as his reelection campaign continues to wage a multistate legal battle with claims of voter fraud and irregularities in key battleground states. Several groups of experts and local courts have since disputed these claims. 

Biden on Tuesday called Trump’s unwillingness to concede an “embarrassment,” adding “I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”