Donald Trump changes his mind on climate change, Clinton, the press in meeting with The New York Times

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After some early morning confusion, Donald Trump met with The New York Times on Tuesday, and what he had to say to reporters might surprise some of his supporters. From having an "open mind" on climate change to not feeling "very strongly" about prosecuting Hillary Clinton, here are the instances of Trump having changed his tune on major issues since being elected. Jeva Lange

On climate change in November 2012: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

On whether humans contribute to climate change now: "I think there is some connectivity."

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On the Paris climate accords in May 2016: "We're going to cancel the Paris climate agreement."

On the Paris climate accords now: "I have an open mind to it."

On The New York Times at 6:31 a.m. ET: "Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!"

On The New York Times at 1:06 p.m. ET: "I would like to turn [our relationship] around. I think it would make the job I am doing much easier."

On "locking up" Hillary Clinton in October 2016: "If I win I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there's never been so many lies, so much deception.

On "locking up" Hillary Clinton now: "It's just not something that I feel very strongly about."

On Clinton's character in October 2016: "Nasty woman."

On Clinton now: "I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."

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