Trump Says He’ll Be ‘Very Restrained’ With Social Media Use as President

The president-elect told "60 Minutes" that he credits social media for some of his success, but he'll be more restrained while in office

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In an interview to air on "60 Minutes" Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said he will be “very restrained” with his social media use while he is president. 

Trump is known for his controversial Twitter presence, unleashing late-night rants and insults toward rivals like Sen. Ted Cruz, a former contender for the GOP presidential candidacy, and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

In the interview, Trump credits his social media following for some of his success. 

“The fact that I have such power in terms of numbers with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et cetera, I think it helped me win all of these races where they’re spending much more money than I spent,” he said.

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