"I think it's hard to do", Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Chris Wallace on Fox News on November 13. "I'm not taking it". "He alienated many there during his campaign", Hanna added.
"Certain areas, a wall is more appropriate", Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl. "Um, I feel that I want to focus on jobs, I want to focus on healthcare, I want to focus on the border and immigration and doing a really great immigration bill", he said.
Trump's interview took place while tumultuous protests against the election results are widespread throughout major USA cities.
The question came up when Stahl brought up the reports of harassment.
"I hate to hear that".
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"If Donald Trump wants to get his wall, he needs the Republican-majority Congress to approve the expenses for it".
He suggested that numerous protesters were "professional" and that his supporters would have been excoriated by the media if they refused to accept the election results. Trump rejects the protestors' claims: "If Hillary had won and my people went out and protested, everybody would be saying it's a bad thing and it would be a much different attitude. Do you know what the salary is?"
"There are people, Americans, who are scared and some of them are demonstrating right now, demonstrating against you, against your rhetoric", Stahl told him. "But certainly, don't be afraid". "In terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody's talking about the Second Amendment and they're trying to dice it up and change it, they're going to be very pro-Second Amendment".
During what seemed an interminable campaign, a divided country found all kinds of ways to describe Donald Trump: visionary businessman, vulgar self-promoter, political neophyte.
"Who cares? Who cares?" We're going to save our country.