Meanwhile interviewer Lesley Stahl didn’t mention the real anti-Trump violence. That’ll be different, a President taking no salary and no vacations.
Via NY Post:
President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that Americans have nothing to fear from his incoming administration.
“I would tell them don’t be afraid, absolutely,” Trump told CBS’ “60 Minutes” when asked about the thousands of protesters from coast to coast who have taken to the streets since he became president-elect.
The wide-ranging interview, taped Friday in his Trump Tower penthouse, marked Trump’s first televised sit-down since his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.
Topics ranged from the social divisions exposed by their bitter race to Trump’s willingness to walk back some of his more incendiary campaign promises and his shock at winning the White House.
Trump admitted that while his family was high-fiving over the Election Day returns, he was left nearly speechless by his poll-defying win.
“I realized that this is a whole different life for me now,” the billionaire builder and reality TV star said.
“I’ve done a lot of big things, I’ve never done anything like this. It is— it is so big, it is so— it’s so enormous, it’s so amazing.”
Trump said he was surprised to hear about reports his supporters had harassed blacks, Hispanics, Muslims and gays, was “very surprised to hear that….because I’m trying to bring this country together.”
“I am so saddened to hear that,” he said.
“And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it— if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”
Pressed about how “African-Americans think there’s a target on their back” and “Muslims are terrified,” Trump said: “I think it’s horrible if that’s happening.”
‘I realized that this is a whole different life for me now.’
But he added: “I think it’s built up by the press because, frankly, they’ll take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could’ve been there before.”