Donald Trump- 60 Minutes Interview
Last night Donald Trump had his first big interview since his election last Tuesday. 60 Minute’s Lesley Stahl wasn’t shy about delving into issues that many American’s are horrified over. Mass deportations, the over-turning of the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, and of course, his commentary on refugees, minorities, and women. Here are a few out-takes from the major issues that were discussed:
Lesley Stahl: One of the groups that’s expressing fear are the LGBTQ group. You–
Donald Trump: And yet I mentioned them at the Republican National Convention. And–
Lesley Stahl: You did.
Donald Trump: Everybody said, “That was so great.” I have been, you know, I’ve been-a supporter.
Lesley Stahl: Well, I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?
Donald Trump: It– it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.
Lesley Stahl: So even if you appoint a judge that–
Donald Trump: It’s done. It
— you have–
these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve
been settled. And, I’m fine with that.
Trump: They spent $1 billion against me on the word “Temperament.” It was given by Madison Avenue. And they thought that, by temperament, they could maybe, you know, win the election. Obviously, it didn’t work because we’re here and they’re not. And I think my strongest asset is my temperament because I have a temperament where we win and we’re going to start winning again. We’re going to win on trade, we’re going to win at the borders, we’re going to knock out ISIS.
Lesley Stahl: Let me ask you about Obamacare, which you say you’re going to repeal and replace. When you replace it, are you going to make sure that people with pre-conditions are still covered?
Donald Trump: Yes. Because it happens to be one of the strongest assets.
Lesley Stahl: You’re going to keep that?
Donald Trump: Also, with the children living with their parents for an extended period, we’re
Lesley Stahl: You’re gonna keep that–
Donald Trump: Very much try and keep that. Adds cost, but it’s very much something we’re
going to try and keep.
Lesley Stahl: And there’s going to be a period if you repeal it and before you replace it, when
millions of people could lose –
Donald Trump: No, we’re going to do it simultaneously. It’ll be just fine. We’re not going to
have, like, a two-
day period and we’re not going to have a two
year period where there’s
nothing. It will be repealed and replaced. And we’ll know. And it’ll be
great health care for much
less money. So it’ll be better health care, much better, for less money. Not a bad combination.
On Building a Wall
Lesley Stahl: So let’s go through very quickly some of the promises you made and tell us if you’re going to do what you said or you’re going to change it in any way. Are you really going to build a wall?
Donald Trump: Yes.
Lesley Stahl: They’re talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?
Donald Trump: For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.
Lesley Stahl: So part wall, part fence?
Donald Trump: Yeah, it could be – it could be some fencing.
Lesley Stahl: What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?
Donald Trump: 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– Lesley, it’s very important, we want to secure our border.