Trump strikes more cordial note on range of issues

US President-elect Donald Trump has no intention of pressing for an investigation into Mrs Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server or the financial operations of her family's foundation.
US President-elect Donald Trump has no intention of pressing for an investigation into Mrs Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server or the financial operations of her family's foundation.PHOTO: REUTERS

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he has no intention of pressing for an investigation into Mrs Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server or the financial operations of her family's foundation. He wants to heal the wounds of a vicious election campaign.

In an interview with The New York Times, a paper with which he has had a strained relationship, Mr Trump struck a more cordial tone on a range of issues, condemning white nationalist alt-right campaigners who celebrated his victory and saying he would "love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians".

He also expressed doubt about the value of torturing terrorism suspects and pledged to have an open mind about climate change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2016, with the headline 'Trump strikes more cordial note on range of issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe