President-elect Donald Trump says he’s a “very sober” person and says he’ll conduct himself “in a very good manner” as the nation’s president.
But the combative billionaire adds in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that his manner “depends on what the situation is.”
The president-elect was asked in the interview conducted Friday if he’s going to use the same, sometimes divisive rhetoric he used during the campaign. He replied that “sometimes you need a certain rhetoric to get people motivated.”
The interview was broadcast Sunday.
Trump is demanding that any of his supporters who are harassing people or destroying property “stop it.”
He tells CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he is “saddened” to hear that is happening. He says, “I will say it right to the cameras: Stop it.”
Trump spent much of the day on Twitter bragging about one-time GOP critics who have congratulated him. He also revived his feud with The New York Times.