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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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    Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City.

    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.