CBS scores first national interview with President elect Trump
Tonight, at 7 p.m. for the first time the citizens of the United States will hear from President elect Donald Trump on some of the things he hopes to do for the country. CBS News flagship program, 60 Minutes, scored the first interview and there is no question that there will be big ratings.
Trump and his entire family his wife Melania and children Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr. and Tiffany were all part of extended interview done Friday afternoon in the Trump Towers not far from the CBS studios in New York. He reveals a number of interesting things in the interview conducted by Lesley Stahl.
He talks about how gracious Hillary Clinton was in her concession call and how he also received a call from former President Bill Clinton to wish him well
Trump on 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.”
Stahl followed with a question about if Trump would consider 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.”
He spoke about saving at least three very important parts of Obamacare, the preexisting conditions, the tax credit allowing parents to keep kids on their plans until age 26 and the portability of the plans.
He also stated that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced without a single day’s gap. In the 60 Minutes, interview he made it very clear that there would be no repeal of Obamacare without an immediate replacement.
“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.”
Some quotes used in this story and pictures were provided by CBS News.