Among a long list of questions about what a Donald Trump presidency will look like, many voters are wondering how the president-elect will carry himself on Twitter while serving as the Commander-in-Chief. But according to Trump, his social media presence is one thing he’s prepared to dial back on.
Trump sat down with interviewer Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes on to discuss his controversial campaign for the White House and his intentions as the next president. And when asked whether he would continue to tweet uncensored remarks every time he was ticked off about something, the president-elect replied, “I’m going to do very restrained, if I do it at all.” That’s probably not quite the answer some voters were looking for, but it sounds like everyone can at least say goodbye to his 3 a.m. lash-outs.
Still, Trump attributed a lot of his Twitter use and his millions of followers to helping him beat Hillary Clinton. “It’s a modern form of communication. There should be nothing we should be ashamed of. It’s where it’s at,” he added. “I have a method of fighting back that’s very tough.”
So far, Trump’s “restrained” strategy has taken a pretty rocky start. Following the results of the election, he took to Twitter on Nov. 10 to blast the “professional protesters, incited by the media” who had taken to the streets across the nation to stand against him. “Very unfair,” he tweeted. By within a couple of hours, he sang a different tune, writing that he loved “the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country.” He added, “We will all come together and be proud.”