Trump seeks to calm protests — and reassure own camp

Melania Trump (L) listens to her husband US President-elect Donald Trump speak to the press at the US Capitol on November 10, 2016Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities — while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration. Trump said he was “saddened” by reports that incidents of harassment and intimidation of minorities had spiked since his election — and called for it to end. Trump sent out clear signals to his core electorate on a string of flashpoint issues.

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