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President-elect Donald Trump speaks about victory on 60 Minutes

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Donald Trump gave his first interview as President-Elect Sunday, appearing on 60 Minutes alongside Leslie Stahl in a tell-all from Clinton’s concession call to a multitude of his presidential aspirations.

The conversation opened with the topic of Trump’s hard-fought battle against Clinton, he was asked if there was anything he might have said that he now regrets.

After his meeting with President Obama, Stahl asked Trump if there was any awkwardness between him and the Democrat, and whether Trump viewed his election as a repudiation of Obama’s legacy. The Republican said he felt no tension between himself and Obama, and that his victory simply means that the country wants to see him ensure that politicians work for the people once again.

Trump was also asked if he would act any differently as president than the hothead he was on the campaign trail. He replied that “sometimes you need a certain rhetoric to get people motivated,” though he insisted that he can act more presidential if he wants to.

Stahl also asked Trump what he would do to reduce the amount of lobbying happening in the nation’s capital, despite the fact he’s carrying several of the industry’s top members on his transition team. When pressured further on the subject, Trump said that some of the insiders he uses are necessary so he can effectively phase the inefficiencies out of the government.

When the subject of naming a new Supreme Court Justice was broached, Trump said that he would appoint pro-life justices that would respect the Second Amendment. Trump said that in the event that Roe V. Wade is overturned, the subject of legalized abortion would go back to the states.

Trump seized the opportunity during the interview to double-down on his proposed construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Though his plan to strengthen the border might not completely be a wall. Instead, Trump said that a “fence” would be sufficient in certain areas, which has been discussed over the last few days among the Republican Congress.

When Stahl mentioned reports of the protests against his election in days past, Trump said that people should not be afraid of him just because he wants to strengthen national security.

The conversation continued with a variety of issues, from the presidential salary—which Trump said he won’t take—to his promise to have a special prosecutor look into Clinton, to his opinion on whether the system is truly “rigged” even though he won.

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FTX’s Nishad Singh got $543 million loan

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More fallout from the FTX cryptocurrency platform collapse. Court documents show its affiliate Alameda Research loaned executives like Sam Bankman Fried $1 billion and more than $500 million to Indian American Nishad Singh, FTX’s top engineer. FTX’s interim CEO says never in his career has he seen such complete failure of corporate controls and a complete absence of trustworthy financial information. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it was unable to come up with customer funds.

Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing start up Theranos.In her trial, Holmes alleged she was in the midst of a decade-long abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend and Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The Indian American was also found guilty for his role in this fraud and will be sentenced later.

Starting next month, India will assume the G20 presidency for a year and chair more than 200 meetings, leading the way for global economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country’s leadership here will be inclusive, ambitious, and decisive.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Arvind Venkat & Tarik Khan win Pennsylvania State seats

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Looking back at the midterm elections, Arvind Venkat and Tarik Khan made history as the first South Asian Americans elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Advocacy group Indian American Impact played a major role on the ground, saying it trained and mobilized 200 volunteers to go door-to-door, to engage voters and provide info they needed to elect new leadership.

After 35 years, the Nancy Pelosi era is officially coming to an end. The speaker from San Francisco announced she’s bowing out of leadership, but will retain her House seat. The midterms cost Pelosi’s Democratic party the House and effectively ended her speakership.

Two former Indian American executives at Meta Platforms will launch a new non fungible token start up for creators. Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi have raised more than $8 million for their new company called Virtualness. But they are facing headwinds as the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse is putting pressure on the entire industry.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Meet FTX insider Nishad Singh

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The controversy around failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to captivate the world. Part of the scrutiny is now on the people involved, including Indian American Nishad Singh. According to new reports, this techie was part of FTX’s inner circle, which lived together and ran the cryptocurrency empire from the Bahamas. The software engineer was also reportedly aware that FTX secretly transferred customer funds worth billions of dollars to its sister firm Alameda Research. Currently, no one is facing any criminal charges. Diya TV featured Singh more than a decade ago for running ultra marathons as a 17 year old getting ready for college. 

Former President Donald Trump has officially announced he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House. Trump had been hinting at this announcement for months, as the embattled former president faces multiple criminal and civil litigations and as his party is grappling with a worse than expected showing in the midterm elections. 

At the G20 Summit in Bali, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden are coming together to condemn the rising threat of nuclear weapons as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to raise tension and anxiety around the world.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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