Donald Trump gave a one-hour interview to the Washington Post, and summed up his driving ambition and determination in 10 seconds.
“If you don’t win, what have I done? I’ve wasted time. I want to make America great again, and you can’t do that if you come in a close second.”
He sketched out his plans to launch TV ads, spend $20 million, raise support among women, get on the ballot in all states, write a book, hire staffers, reform the Veterans Administration, prepare for a long campaign, and highlight China’s predatory mercantilism.
“‘’I’ve been working hard on the China thing,’ Trump said. ’It’s astronomical what they have done to our country, to destroy the economics of our country. Astronomical. It’s the greatest theft in world history’…
Throughout the interview, Trump exuded customary aplomb but nonetheless indicated there are aspects of his performance that he can improve. He said he sensed he had won the first debate outright but suggested the second debate had been less satisfying.
‘I was angry about the second debate,’ he said, complaining about the overheated room and that three hours was one hour too many. ‘You can’t hold people’s attention,” he said. “ ‘Gone With the Wind’ was three hours, okay?’”
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