“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,” Lesley Stahl reports for 60 Minutes. “But after Tuesday, for all Americans, there’s only one description that counts: president-elect.
What we discovered in Mr. Trump’s first television interview as president-elect,” Stahl reports, “was that some of his signature issues at the heart of his campaign were not meant to be taken literally, but as opening bids for negotiation.”
Like Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Donald Trump plans to take a salary of just $1 annually as U.S. president.
From the transcript:
Lesley Stahl: What about vacations? You’re not going to take any vacations? You’ve said that.
Donald Trump: We have so much work. There’s so much work to be done. And I want to get it done for the people. I want to get it done. We’re lowering taxes, we’re taking care of health care. I mean, there’s just so much to be done. So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no.
Lesley Stahl: Are you gonna take the salary, the president’s salary?
Donald Trump: Well, I’ve never commented on this, but the answer is no. I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year. But it’s a — I don’t even know what it is.
Donald Trump: Do you know what the salary is?
Lesley Stahl: $400,000 you’re giving up.
Donald Trump: No, I’m not gonna take the salary. I’m not taking it.
Full transcript and video here.
MacDailyNews Take: Jobsian, at least in one respect.
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