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President-elect Donald Trump speaks about victory on 60 Minutes



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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