President-elect Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes on Sunday afternoon, for his first post-election interview to share shocking revelations about his campaign and upcoming presidency. (If the above video is not viewable, you can view the interview in full here.)
Trump's campaign was considered one of the most controversial runs in recent history. And although Trump said he thought the campaign was one of the proudest moments of his life, he admitted he regrets some of the statements made against his opponent Hillary Clinton.
As for his many proposals, such as building a wall and banning Muslims: contrary to what Trump may have made his supporters believe, the president-elect claims that they, were not to be taken literally, but as "talking points." Since being elected, Trump has already backed out or dialed down on his plans. As previously reported, he has decided against banning Muslims from entering the country, and will not completely "repeal and replace" Obamacare. He revealed that he will keep some elements of Obama's affordable healthcare plan. With that being said, the president-elect doesn't seem to backing down from his plot to deport or jail millions of immigrants who are living in the country illegally. "We’re getting them out of our country. They're here illegally," he stated.
Another major revelation from the interview came when Trump spoke about his pick for a Supreme Court Justice. While he declined from revealing who he's considering for the position, he did share that he would appoint some one who was pro-life. "Look, here's what's going to happen. I'm going to—I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life," he said. "In terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody’s talking about the Second Amendment and they’re trying to dice it up and change it, they’re going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states."
Hundreds of thousands of voters have taken to the streets in New York, California, and many other states to protest against the president-elect, but that isn't scaring Trump. Why? Because he's "going to bring the country together." That message has undoubtedly been lost in Trump's countless divisive speeches, but he says that probably is because he doesn't "think they know me." "I think in some cases, you have professional protesters," he added of the nationwide rallies.
Oddly enough, Trump had not heard of the numerous hate crimes occurring in his name throughout the country. But once he was alerted to the acts against minorities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, he had a message to his supporters. "I would say, 'Don't do it,'" he politely demanded. "That's terrible because I'm going to bring this country together... I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, 'Stop it.' If it—if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: 'Stop it.'"
President-elect Trump admits there's a lot of work that needs to be done to bring the country together, but he's up for the task. Trump says he will be hard at work to make the country great again, and although he might be taking a more "restrained" approach to using Twitter, the people will probably be able to catch the president online from time to time.
You can view Trump's entire interview, which includes segments with his wife and children (minus Barron) here or watch it above.