‘President Trump: The First Interview’ Live Stream: How to Watch the ABC Special Online
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‘President Trump: The First Interview’ Live Stream: How to Watch the ABC Special Online

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President Donald Trump chose ABC News for his first one-on-one interview since being sworn in on January 20. The hour-long special, titled President Trump: The First Interview will air on ABC at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 25. Portions of the interview will also air during Good Morning America on Thursday, January 26 and will be available on ABCNews.com.

In one portion of the interview, Trump tells ABC World News anchor David Muir that he “absolutely” believes that water boarding works, although he won’t approve of it if CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis don’t agree with him.

“When they’re chopping off the heads of our people, and other people. When they’re chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East – when ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times, would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire,” Trump told Muir.

Since the special has already aired, you can click here to see portions at ABCNews.com and read the complete transcript of the interview.

If you are not near a television when the wide-ranging special airs, you can catch it online through different platforms. Read on below for the ways to live stream the special on your computer or with an app.

If You Don’t Have Access to a Cable or Satellite Subscription [Select Markets Only]

On the Web:

Viewers in certain United States TV markets can watch the show through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee, but offers a free 7-day trial that will allow you to watch the show for free if you sign up. Sling’s Broadcast Extra package, which includes ABC, is available in the Chicago, Fresno-Visalia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco TV markets.

If you sign up, you’ll have the option to select one of two basic packages for $20 per month once the free trial ends. (You can select both if you want, but selecting at least one is mandatory.) The Broadcast Extra package, which you can add after you’ve created your account, costs an extra $5. Again: If you’re in one of the TV markets listed above and want to watch the show for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

Here’s how to sign up:

1. Click here to create a Sling account.

2. Select either the Best of Live TV package or the Best of Live TV Beta package, each of which costs $20 per month after your free trial is over.

3. Enter your billing information and create an account. Again: You will not be charged until after you’ve completed the free 7-day trial.

4. Once you’ve created your account, click on the icon next to the “sign out” button in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve clicked on the icon, click the blue “change subscription” link.

5. Click on “Best of Live TV Extras,” then scroll down to the Broadcast Extra add-on and click “add.”

6. Download the Sling app on your computer, and begin watching the show.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial and are in the Chicago, Fresno-Visalia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham or San Francisco TV market, you can watch the show Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

The service’s Best of Live TV package and Best of Live TV beta package each cost $20 a month, and the Broadcast Extra add-on costs an additional $5 per month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the Oscars for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.
Here’s how to sign up:

1. Click here to create a Sling account.

2. Select the Best of Live TV package or the Best of Live TV beta package.

3. Enter your billing information and create an account. Again: You will not be charged until after you’ve completed the free 7-day trial.

4. Once you’ve created your account, click on the icon next to the “sign out” button in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve clicked on the icon, click the blue “change subscription” link.

5. Click on “Best of Live TV Extras,” then scroll down to the Broadcast Extra add-on and click “add.”

6. Download the Sling app in the App store or the Google Play store.


If You Have Access to a Cable or Satellite Subscription [Select Markets Only]

On the Web:

You can stream the show on the ABC website here at abc.go.com/watch-live. You’ll be prompted to select a cable or satellite TV provider and enter your account information.

The live stream is only available in these markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.

If you have a DirecTV subscription in the following markets, you will also be able to watch the ABC live stream: Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah and West Palm Beach.

With an App:

You can also stream the show live using the WATCH ABC app. Again, you will need access to a cable or satellite provider account and will be prompted to enter your account info. The live broadcast is only available in these markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.

If you have a DirecTV subscription in the following markets, you will also be able to watch the ABC live stream: Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah and West Palm Beach.

The Watch ABC app is available for Apple (iOS), Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Xbox 360 and Fire Tablet.

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