Voters react to President-elect's first interview

Bay Area reacts to Trump's interview

While hundreds marched through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, reaction to President-elect Donald Trumps first interview on 60 Minutes was more positive.

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"He sounded a little more presidential," said Peter Dimitrov, who voted for Mr. Trump.

"He's becoming more civilized and actually thinking [about] what he's saying," said Dayana Ivanova, who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Both Dimitrov and Ivanova are immigrants who became citizens and voted in this election. They liked that Mr. Trump appeared to stand by his strong borders stance.

"I'm ok with that. For one, they're here illegally and second, they have felonies. They don't need to be here in my opinion," Dimitrov said in response to Mr. Trump telling 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl that he wants to deport illegal immigrants who are felons first.

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said.

Voters were willing to stop their Sunday stroll in order to listen to a few of Mr. Trumps answers.

"I'm guessing I think he's more liberal than what he pretended to be," said Mark Friedman.

"My opinion now is that he's the President. I wish him the best, I wish him success," Jeff Szilage said.

The wide-ranging interview touched on the Affordable Care act and appointing the next Supreme Court Justice.  Mr. Trump said he will appoint a "pro-life" judge.


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