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Trump And Putin Appeared On "60 Minutes" Together... From Different Continents

At Tuesday night's debate, Trump said he got to know Russian President Vladimir Putin "very well" because they were "stablemates" on 60 Minutes. That's a strange claim.

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Donald Trump said during the debate that he got to know Vladimir Putin when they were "stablemates" on 60 Minutes.

"I got to know him very well, because we were both on 60 minutes, we were stablemates and we did very well that night. You know that,” he said.

This struck some as a little strange.

Weird comment on Putin/Trump and 60 minutes appearances.

What the hell does "60 Minutes" have anything to do with this answer from Donald Trump? #wiright #GOPDebate

Trump and Putin appeared in separate, taped pieces for 60 Minutes in an episode that aired on Sept. 27. Putin was interviewed in Russia, Trump was interviewed in New York.

Putin's interview took place in his home in Russia? https://t.co/uSSJX9NWtc Trump's was in New York. I'm confused.

60 Minutes is a taped broadcast, and it is unlikely Trump and Putin would have shared a green room.

THEY WERE NOT IN A GREEN ROOM TOGETHER. NOT EVER. THAT'S NOT HOW @60Minutes WORKS!

Fact check from my friends at @CBSNews in the row behind me: @60minutes doesn't have a green room, Trump interviewed in NYC, Putin in Russia

As Trump said, the episode did bring in big ratings.

Ratings: @realDonaldTrump boosts @60Minutes, @QuanticoTV opens solid: http://t.co/52kFwHWOiI







Christopher Massie is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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