In the first interview conducted with President-elect Donald J. Trump since his White House win, the real estate mogul discusses the position he has been selected to hold and the realities that come with his position as the 45th Commander-in-chief.
In the interview with Lesley Stahl the 2016 election night winner discussed a wide range of topics and CBS correspondent asked questions to get a firm stance on where the president-elect stands on them.
The issues on the table include immigration and the building of the infamous wall, a barricade that Trump spoke at length about during his active campaign.
The mogul’s strong “build a wall” rhetoric has been met with negotiation within the Republican party. As of now, portions of it will be a fence instead of the visual barrier painted on Trump’s campaign trail.
The republican candidate and winner specifically stated to the question posed by CBS’s 60 Minutes, “They’re talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?”
Trump stated in response, “For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
The Sunday evening interview also called up Trump’s move to deal with immigration, a topic that he spoke at length about leading up to election night on Nov. 8.
Saying, “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally. After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that you’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that– but before we make that determination– … it’s very important, we want to secure our border.”
Trump also stressed the importance of bringing America together and uniting all people. To do this, the Republican presidential candidate said in response to the violent acts being done that, “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ‘cause I’m gonna bring this country together.”
Adding, “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.”
Other conversational subjects include Obamacare, a health legislation put into effect under President Obama, to make sure all people have access to health insurance.
A conversation he had with his four oldest children and wife sitting with him. In terms of Obamacare, the newly elected President expressed his desire to keep portions of it in place and said in reference to same-sex marriage, “its a law”…”it was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean, it’s done.”
When it comes to the Supreme Court Justice seat that is up to be filled, Trump states that, he is looking for a pro-life candidate.