Trump Says Clinton's Concession Call Was "Tougher for Her Than It Would Have Been for Me" On '60 Minutes'
The president-elect sat down with Lesley Stahl for an interview set to air on Sunday.
In his first full TV interview as president-elect, Donald Trump sat down with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl to discuss what's next for his family and for the country.
In the interview, which airs in its entirety on Sunday, Trump discussed Twitter, his stance on Obamacare and his phone call from Hillary Clinton on election night.
When Stahl asked about his plans for Twitter when he is commander-in-chief, Trump said he plans on using it as a tool for his presidency, calling it a "great form of communication." Boasting of 28 million followers, he said Twitter was "a method of fighting back," regarding negative stories about him in the press or stories he doesn't agree with.
"I'm going to be very restrained," he said. "I think it helped me win."
During his campaign, Trump vowed to repeal President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but during his talk with Stahl, he seemed to step back from his position. He still says he plans to "repeal and replace" it, but he plans on keeping a few aspects of it as well, including covering people with pre-existing conditions and "children living with their parents."
He also confirmed that he plans on repealing Obamacare "simultaneously" to when he introduces his new plan, so that there is no period of time when people are without coverage.
"That's what I do, I do a good job. I mean, I know how to do this stuff," he told Stahl. "We're not going to have a two-day period, and we're not going to have a two-year period where there's nothing. And it'll be great health care for much less money."
Trump also told 60 Minutes about Hillary Clinton's phone call on the night of the election, which he called "lovely" and "tough." He did concede that he thought it was "tougher for her than it would have been for me, and for me it would have been very difficult."
"She couldn't have been nicer," Trump said of the call, adding that he thinks Clinton was a "strong" and "smart" competitor. Bill Clinton also called him, said Trump, and told him it was "an amazing run."
On Stahl's question about consulting former President Clinton for advice when he enters the White House, Trump answered that he would. "Well he's a very talented guy, both of them — this is a very talented family. Certainly, I would certainly think about that."
Also appearing on the show with Trump were his wife Melania and children Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr. and Tiffany. The full interview will air Sunday on CBS.
Watch a segment of Sunday's interview below.