Central Florida reacts to Donald Trump '60 Minutes' interview
Trump discusses border wall, health care, more
ORLANDO, Fla. – A day after President-elect Donald Trump's interview on “60 Minutes” aired on News 6, Central Floridians reacted to his message.
Trump's interview was popular on social media, but many people in downtown Orlando said they have tried to avoid political conversations.
"I've been trying to stay low, stay off the internet, stay out of this mess," said Phil Moncrief, who supported Hillary Clinton.
For some, it's a sore topic. For others, it's too controversial.
Trump talked to Lesley Stahl about healing the bitter divide between Americans.
“Don't be afraid. We are going to bring our country back, but certainly don't be afraid," Trump said.
For some voters, that assurance comes too late.
"He was spouting a lot of really nasty rhetoric in the campaign," said Gary Wroblewski, of Michigan, who added he was surprised that his state elected Trump.
Some say Trump's tone is shifting, claiming that he was softer when Stahl brought up the harassment of Latinos and Muslims and firmly told his supporters to "stop it.”
Trump had a shakier stance on trying to prosecute Clinton, telling Stahl: “I feel like I'm going to think about it.”
Trump also changed his stance on the Affordable Care Act, saying that he would keep parts of the law that allowed those with pre-existing conditions to get coverage and allowed adults to stay on their parents' plan until age 26.
Another noticeable shift was on undocumented immigrants and building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He said in the interview that some parts of the border might have a fence, and while he said he will immediately deport criminal undocumented immigrants, he will work with others.
“After the border is secured, and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that you are talking about, who are terrific people,” Trump said.
Moncrief thinks Trump supporters might feel slighted.
“I feel like it might make some people angry that he turned his back on his entire platform, almost," he said.
But it's welcome news for those who initially supported Clinton.
"I think it's the only way for him to go if he wants to be a good president and govern well. He has to be more moderate in his positions," Wroblewski said.
Others said they hope the anger, hate, and protests will calm, and that Americans will draw closer together, no matter which way Trump turns.
Watch the full '60 Minutes' interview with Trump and his family below:
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