Trump Not Giving Up Twitter: 'It’s Where It’s At'

By Susan Jones | November 14, 2016 | 8:25am EST

( - President-Elect Donald Trump says he has 28 million followers on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and he indicated he won't entirely give up that "modern form of communication" when he becomes president.

"It’s a great form of communication," Trump told CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview taped on Friday. "Now, do I say I’ll give it up entirely and throw out, that’s a tremendous form -- I pick up -- I’m picking up now, I think I picked up yesterday 100,000 people.

"I’m not saying I love it, but it does get the word out. When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story or when somebody other than you and another network, or whatever, ‘cause of course, CBS would never do a thing like that right? I have a method of fighting back. That’s very tough--

"But you’re going to do that as president?" Correspondent Leslie Stahl interrupted.

"I’m going to do very restrained, if I use it at all, I’m going to do very restrained. I find it tremendous. It’s a modern form of communication. There should be nothing you should be ashamed of. It’s-- it’s where it’s at.

"I-- I do believe this, I really believe that 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. You know, I spent my money. A lot of my money. And I won. I think that social media has more power than the money they spent, and I think maybe to a certain extent, I proved that."

Later in the interview, Trump said he's "not a big tweeter."

"I mean, I don't do too many, but they hit home. And they have to get a point across."

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