US President-elect Donald Trump calls on post-election protesters not to “be afraid,” further compromising his proposal about building a wall on the Mexican border, saying “there could be some fencing.”
The real estate mogul, who won the 2016 presidential election by gaining the most electoral votes, made the remarks in an interview with CBS on Sunday.
Since his victory, thousands of anti-trump activists have been marching in streets across the nation, dismissing the reality TV star as president.
“Don’t be afraid. We are going to bring our country back. But certainly, don’t be afraid,” he said.
‘There could be some fencing’
He also commented on building a wall on the border with Mexico in an attempt to stop the influx of illegal immigrants, which has been one of the central aspects of the Trump campaign, saying a fence would suffice in some areas.
“But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction, there could be some fencing,” he said.
His remarks were reminiscent of earlier ones by US House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was briefly engaged in a row with Trump in the run-up to the 2016 vote over the property tycoon’s claims of sexual assault captured in a 2005 recording.