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Trump Tells All About His Phone Call With Bill & Hillary Clinton On Election Night

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Nov. 12 2016, Published 4:37 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump's victory hasn't been easy for Hillary Clinton to swallow. Even though she struggled to hold back tears during her concession speech to supporters, Trump believes her congratulatory call to him was even "tougher" for her.

The 70-year-old sat down with CBS News on 60 Minutes to reveal what happened with Hillary, 69, after Trump earned enough electoral votes in the middle of the night.

"It was a lovely call and it was a tough call for her," Trump told Lesley Stahl during the show. "I can imagine. Tougher for her than it would have been for me."

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"I mean, for me, it would have been very, very difficult," Trump said. "She couldn't have been nicer. She just said, 'Congratulations, Donald, well done.'"

The President-elect also revealed during the interview that Bill Clinton, who has been fronted with rape allegations during the campaign trail, also called Trump. "He couldn't have been more gracious," Trump said. "He said it was an amazing run. One of the most amazing he's ever seen."


As reported, Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta approached the stage on election night around 2 am ET telling supporters to go home and get some rest since votes were still being counted and it appeared as though a long night was ahead. Less than an hour later, Trump had gathered enough electoral votes to win the election. Still, Clinton chose not to get up on stage to give her concession speech until around noon on Nov. 9 after reports surfaced that she was "inconsolable" over the loss.

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