President-elect Donald trump dismissed his campaign promises about prison for Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about conflicts of interests over his business Empire and condemned the neo-Nazi movement, which is celebrating its victory.
Answering the questions the second time since his election, trump has given 75 minutes reporters, editors, and reviewers from The New York Times. The event was not broadcast live, but some journalists have put comments trump Twitter in real-time. And, as trump has not held a press conference two weeks ago, the entire political world was glued to Twitter.
The President-elect was quite generous in relation to its long democratic opponents. Their commitment to jail, Hillary Clinton, trump said he does not want "to hurt the Clintons," and that it would be "very, very bad for the country." He praised President Barack Obama, saying that he appreciated Obama. "I really enjoyed his company," said trump.
Trump brushed off questions about his actions in the White house could benefit his business. "The law is absolutely on my side. The President may not have a conflict of interest," said trump. During the election campaign, trump has pledged to withdraw the United States from climate agreements with Paris, which are making efforts to combat global warming. It was part of the wider changes to the President-elect on the subject of climate science. Previously, he has rejected the scientists ' conclusion that humans played a role in the warming of the Earth. But Tuesday, trump said that "I think there's some connection" between people and climate change, although he declined to go into details.
Trump has posted some high foreign policy ambitions.
"I would like to be the one who made peace with Israel and the Palestinians. It would be such a great achievement," he said, referring to the conflict that annoys presidents for many decades.
Trump's approach to foreign policy remains an open question. He told the times, "I don't think we should be a nation-Builder" - an implicit shot at party of the American army in the war in Iraq.
He also said that "we must put an end to this madness that is happening in Syria," adding that he has "a different opinion than everyone else" about this conflict without explaining this point of view.
Trump hasn't spent a press-conference within 14 days after his election victory. It was the longest period of silence from the elected President in decades. So when he met with The New York Times, the entire political world was watching.
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