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Donald Trump pledges to be 'very restrained' with social media as president

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll continue to tweet as president, but he'll be "very restrained" in doing so.

"I'm going to be very restrained, if I use it at all, I'm going to be very restrained," Trump said in a preview clip of a CBS "60 Minutes" interview set to air Sunday.

During the interview, Trump also praised the many social media platforms he uses as "modern form[s] of communication" that helped him secure the Republican nomination and White House, despite being criticized for not having a super organized ground game.

"I won," Trump said. "I think that social media has more power than the money they spent, and I think maybe to a certain extent, I proved that."

The billionaire businessman went on to explain that he often sees social media as a medium where he can fight back against the media.

"When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story or when somebody other than you and another — a network, or whatever, because of course, CBS would never do a thing like that right?" Trump said. "I have a method of fighting back"

Trump has already used Twitter several times following his decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, which has sparked some criticism against the president-elect after he commented on the people protesting his victory.

However, Trump was quick to change his tune:

Still, many people on both sides of the aisle have urged Trump's closest aides to take away his cellphone and completely restrict his use of Twitter and other social media platforms.

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