Trump's '60 Minutes' Interview 13 takeaways: Donald's going to deport 3 million illegal immigrants soon
Los angeles : All those who do not like Donald Trump as president-elect, get over with it! The billionaire businessman on Sunday for the first time gave a 60-minute interview following his shock US election victory.
His first interview appeared on CBS and will be aired Sundays at 7/6c on CBS. During his interaction with host Lesley Stahl, the Republican nominee doubled down on several of his campaign promises in the sit down chat.
Let us take a look at the biggest takeaways of the interview (some excerpts):
The wall: “I’m very good at this. It’s called construction,” Trump said.
Deporting illegal immigrants: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
Taxes: “We’re going to substantially simplify and lower the taxes.”
Hillary Clinton: “She is very strong and very smart. They’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them. And I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do ’60 Minutes’ together.”
Barack Obama: “We talked about the Middle East, that’s tough. It’s a tough situation. I wanted to get his full view and I got his, you know I got a good part of his view.”
On ISIS: He declined to tell Stahl how he planned to defeat ISIS, saying he wanted to preserve the element of surprise, and that “we have some great generals.” “I’ll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they’ve done.”
Obamacare: According to Trump, the replacement for the Act will include a provision mandating that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, and that parents will still be able to keep children “still living with them” on their insurance.
Draining the swamp: “I’m saying that they know the system right now, but we’re going to phase that out,” he said.
Abortion rights: He plans to appoint a Supreme Court Justice who leans pro-life as he does. “Yeah, well, they’ll perhaps have to go, they’ll have to go to another state.”
Marriage equality: “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m fine with that.”
The Electoral College: “I’m not going to change my mind just because I won. But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win.”
His tweeting: “If I use it at all, I’m going to do very restrained,” he told.
Protests and hate crimes: “I am very surprised to hear that,” Trump said when the reports of reacist acts were brought up by the host.
“I think it’s a very small amount. Stop it.”
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