Besides discussing universal healthcare (some of the Affordable Care Act might stay) and how many undocumented immigrants he's planning on deporting (two or three million), President-elect Donald Trump was grilled on a few more issues during his 60 Minutes interview. Like the incidents of people of color and the LGBTQ community being harassed. Trump said, "I am very surprised to hear that-- I hate to hear that, I mean I hate to hear that."
Stahl interviewed Trump on Friday, and in her voiceover, she notes, "When we interviewed him... Mr. Trump said he had not heard about some of the acts of violence that are popping up in his name… or against his supporters. Nor he said had he heard about reports of racial slurs and personal threats against African Americans, Latinos and gays by some of his supporters."
After expressing his surprise about the attacks, Trump said he was only familiar with one or two incidents and didn't answer Stahl on whether he knew about them from social media.
Here's the transcript
Donald Trump: But I think it’s a very small amount. Again, I think it’s--
Lesley Stahl: Do you want to say anything to those people?
Donald Trump: I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ‘cause I’m gonna bring this country together.
Lesley Stahl: They’re harassing Latinos, Muslims--
Donald Trump: 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.
Same-sex marriage was also brought up: Stahl asked, "Do you support marriage equality?" and Trump said, "It’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done... These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that."
But regarding another case settled by the Supreme Court—Roe v. Wade—Trump said, "I’m pro-life. The judges will be pro-life," and "[H]aving to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states. So it would go back to the states."
That would mean some women would need to go to other states for abortions, Stahl pointed out, to which Trump said, "Well, they’ll perhaps have to go, they’ll have to go to another state... It’s got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go."
He refused to divulge his plans for ISIS—"I’m not gonna say anything. I don’t want to tell them anything. I don’t want to tell anybody anything"; "All I can tell you is we’re going to get rid of ISIS"—and claimed he'll rid himself of the lobbyists he's got on his transition team at some point, but "That’s the only people you have down" in D.C." to hire.