Monday, 14 November 2016

A must read! Donald Trump first TV interview after winning the elections.


After defying all odds to become the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump gives a first TV interview on the the situation of things after his infamous campaign.


According to the President elect he envisions an America in which women would have to travel to a different state to get an abortion. The interviewer was CBS' 60 minutes host Lesley Stahl. She grilled him on the following: Harassment of African Americans ,Latinos,Muslims and gay people by his supporters. Supreme court appointees, immigration and so many others.

During the interview, which aired in full on Sunday, Trump confirmed his intention to build a wall on the border with Mexico - although he conceded it might be a fence in some places - and pledged to deport two to three millions undocumented immigrants whom he believes have criminal records.


ON ABORTION 

Trump pledged to appoint pro-life justices and said he was himself pro-life. He then predicted that, should Roe v Wade be overturned, abortion would become a states' rights issue again.
This means women would be able to get abortions in certain states, but would be prevented from doing so in other states - as has not been the case in 43 years. 
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He went further saying 'It's got a long way to go and things will take shape as time will tell. And in his words 'we'll see what happens'.

ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE 
The president-elect said he was 'fine' with same-sex marriage remaining as the law of the land and insisted the issue had already been settled by the Supreme Court. But didn't comment much on the issue whether he supports marriage equality or not. He simply said

It's already in Law.'It's done. He further reiterated that hese cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They've been settled. And I'm - I'm fine with that,' he said.

ON APPOINTING A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
He bluntly dodged this question of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private server - a promise he made during his campaign.

He said he didn't want to hurt the Clintons and called them 'good people' and that he wanted to focus on healthcare and immigration instead of narrowing down on his former opponent - even though thousands of his supporters had called for him to 'lock her up'.

The president-elect declined to say if he would fulfill that promise but said he would give a 'very, very good and definitive answer' on his next 60 Minutes interview with Stahl. 

ON TELLING HIS SUPPORTERS TO STOP HARASSING PEOPLE


She brought up accusations that supporters have harassed Latinos and Muslims and African Americans and asked Trump his opinion. He  replied: 'I would say don't do it, that's terrible, because I'm going to bring this country together.

ON REPEALING OBAMACARE
Trump said he would keep some parts of Obamacare, such as the measure that protects people with pre-existing conditions, which the president-elect called 'one of the strongest assets' of the law.
He then pledged to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare.  

ON TONING DOWN HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT
Trump promised that his Twitter account would change now that he is the next president. 
'I'm going to do very restrained, if I use it at all, I'm going to do very restrained,' he said.
He praised social media for helping his campaign. 

'I think it helped me win all of these races where they're spending much more money than I spent,' Trump said.
'I think that social media has more power than the money they spent, and I think maybe to a certain extent, I proved that.'
ON NOT TAKING VACATIONS AND NOT ACCEPTING THE SALARY
Trump predicted he and his administration wouldn't be 'very big on vacations because there was 'so much work to be done'.
He said he wouldn't take the $400,000 presidential salary. I think I have to by law take $1, so I'll take $1 a year,' Trump added.

ON PEOPLE BEING AFRAID OF HIM
Trump believes those who are afraid of him are only afraid because they don't know him. He said some protesters were professionals - a claim he also made on Twitter Friday, the day the interview was taped.

ON MEETING THE OBAMAS
Trump opened up about his 90-minute meeting with President Barack Obama after the election.
Their conversation was supposed to last only 15 minutes but the two men spoke for an hour and a half.
The chat, according to Trump, could have continued for four hours.

He and Obama talked about the Middle East, the president-elect revealed, before calling Obama 'very smart and very nice' and praising his 'great sense of humor.' And said their meeting was never strange inspite of all that went down during the campaign

ON BUILDING THE WALL
Stahl asked Trump whether he would actually have a wall built on the border with Mexico, to which Trump replied with a definite 'yes'.
He admitted that a fence could be used in certain areas instead of a wall. 'I'm very good at this, it's called construction,' Trump added.

The president-elect then said he would begin his immigration policy by deporting or incarcerating undocumented immigrants whom he says have criminal records.
He wasn't sure yet what would become of undocumented immigrants who do not have a criminal record. 


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