Donald Trump Said Some Surprising Things During His Meeting with the 'New York Times'

Here's what you need to know.

President-elect Donald Trump has had a pretty testy relationship with the media. Just this week, he met with major TV news anchors and executives and dressed them down about what he called "unfair" coverage. Then, he abruptly canceled a meeting with the New York Times, before suddenly deciding to attend. Times reporters live-tweeted the meeting as it happened. Here are some standout moments from the wide-ranging conversation.

1. Trump disavowed the racist "alt-right" and white nationalist movements that have been emboldened by his win.

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2. But he defended Steve Bannon, his right-hand man who founded Breitbart, a site that espouses alt-right ideologies.

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3. He reiterated that he does not want to prosecute Hillary Clinton, because she has "suffered" enough.

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4. He surprised many on the left by saying he was keeping an "open mind" about climate change.

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5. He spoke out against the electoral college, and said that he would have changed his strategy and still won if the popular vote decided the election.

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6. He defended himself against conflicts of interest between his business and the White House.

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7. He thinks his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could be the key to peace in the Middle East.

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8. Oh, and everyone loves him now:

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(And he likes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has received thousands in donations from the Trump family, for what it's worth.)

9. And hey, if the Times thinks he's wrong about anything, they can just let him know!

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(Because, you know, he's responded so well to their criticism thus far!)

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