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Trump Vows Restraint on Twitter But Not Yet

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A woman holds up her phone before a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Bedford, New Hampshire, Sept. 29, 2016. In an interview to air Sunday, Trump has signalled that as president he will exercise more restraint on Twitter.

A woman holds up her phone before a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Bedford, New Hampshire, Sept. 29, 2016. In an interview to air Sunday, Trump has signalled that as president he will exercise more restraint on Twitter.

President-elect Donald Trump says he will continue to use Twitter when he takes office, but that he will be "very restrained" while in the White House.

"I'm going to do very restrained, if I use it at all, I'm going to be very restrained," Trump said in an interview to be aired Sunday night on CBS' 60 Minutes. "It's a modern form of communication. There should be nothing we should be ashamed of. It's where it's at."

And yet, while he waits to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump devoted several tweets against his media nemesis, the New York Times.

"Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the 'Trump phenomena'," the real estate mogul wrote in one tweet early Sunday.

"The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change - doubt it?" he wrote in a separate tweet to his nearly 15 million Twitter followers.

The tweets referred to a letter the paper sent to its readers and subscribers stating it would "reflect" on its election coverage and "rededicate ourselves to... report America and the world honestly" and to "hold power to account."

Among his tweets on Sunday, Trump also posted several thanking Republican lawmakers - most of whom had criticized his candidacy during the election -- for calling to congratulate him.

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