Donald Trump soften his stance a little, when he acknowledged the non-criminal immigrants as being “terrific people’. He said that he would have to come up with a decision on how to handle those that are undocumented. This would follow, after Trump builds the wall that he speaks of.
Paul D. Ryan, the house speaker followed behind Trump’s comments and said there would not be a deportation force, which Trump promised during his political campaign. While on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Ryan said “That’s not what we’re focused on.” Trump also endorsed certain areas of the health insurance law passed by President Obama. This included allowing those with pre-existing medical conditions to receive coverage. He was also supportive of allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ medical coverage, until they are 26-years old.
Donald Trump also felt the need to go against those that made comments about him in the media. On his Twitter account, Trump mentioned how the New York Times falsely accused the president-elect of suggesting that other nations acquire their own nuclear arms. Following his tweet, New York Times confirmed their information and shared a March interview that Trump did with the news reporter. He was asked about his views on North Korea being a potential threat to other nations. Trump followed up by saying America’s allies may need to have nuclear weapons of their own:
“If Japan had that nuclear threat, I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us. The bottom line is, I think that frankly, as long as North Korea’s there, I think that Japan having a capability is something that maybe is going to happen whether we like it or not”, said Trump. Even after his victory, it was difficult for Trump to contain himself.