Here are some of the headlines from his sit-down interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes."
The Border Wall Could Include a Fence
Trump's promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a cornerstone of his campaign.
Now, he said he would consider the idea that the wall could be a fence in some parts of the southern border.
"For certain areas I would [consider a fence], but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate," he said. "I'm very good at this, it's called construction."
Members of Congress have suggested the border structure would not always be a literal wall, but a combination of physical and technological defenses.
"There might be technology in certain areas with UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones] that can look out 40 miles and give us a better perspective," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, told reporters on Monday.
"If it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states," Trump said.
He Said He Won't Take A Salary
Trump said he will only take a nominal salary of $1 as president.
"I'm not going to take the salary. I'm not taking it," he said.
He Doesn't Want to "Hurt" Clintons With Email Investigation
He told "60 Minutes" he is more focused on jobs and healthcare, and "on all of these other things that we've been talking about."
"She did some bad things," Trump said, before adding "I don't want to hurt them. They're, they're good people."
Americans Should Not Fear
Trump also had a message for the thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against his victory since last week: don't fear his presidency.
"Don't be afraid. We are going to bring our country back. But certainly, don't be afraid," he said.
Trump also wondered whether there would have been a "double standard" against his supporters had Clinton won the election.