Donald Trump discusses the Affordable Care Act and Hillary Clinton’s concession phone call in excerpts from Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, which represents his first television interview since becoming president-elect.
In one clip, Trump backs off his campaign promise that he would immediately and completely repeal President Obama’s healthcare law if elected. Speaking to Lesley Stahl, Trump says he would keep the portion covering people with pre-existing conditions, “Because it happens to be one of the strongest assets.”
Trump also intends to preserve the part covering children living at home under the age of 26. “It adds cost, but it’s very much something we’re going to try and keep,” he says.
As for potential downtime between repealing and replacing Obamacare, Trump insists, “We’re going to do it simultaneously. It’ll be just fine. That’s what I do. I do a good job. You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff.”
In a second clip, Trump describes his conversation with Clinton when she called to concede the election: “She couldn’t have been nicer,” he recalls. “She just said, ‘Congratulations, Donald, well done.’ And I said, ‘I want to thank you very much, you were a great competitor.’ She is very strong and very smart.”
Trump’s 60 Minutes interview will air this Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. ET on CBS. Watch two previews below.