Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated, “I am the most fabulous whiner” and that he wants and needs “to have flexibility” on policy on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day.”
Trump said of his talk with Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes, “Roger Ailes has been a friend of mine for a long time. He called me yesterday. … He’s somebody I have great respect for. He — I was very angry with the way I was treated, and perhaps justifiably, I think justifiably, but Roger Ailes, who’s an amazing guy, and an amazing executive, frankly, he called me yesterday. And as far as I’m concerned, I’m fine with it.” Trump denied that Megyn Kelly was discussed during his call with Ailes.
After Trump re-iterated that he would be a great president for women, and predicted Jeb Bush’s downfall over his remarks on women’s health. Anchor Chris Cuomo argued that the comments could be if people could come out with policy positions that showed Bush’s deficiencies. Trump stated, “Perhaps, but I think you’re going to see that come along very, very soon. And you know what, you do have to have flexibility. Remember what I say, when these guys come and issue these plans, and they’re hard and fast. … You have to have certain flexibility. You have to get it through this vast web. And nobody knows politics better than I do. I’ve dealt with politicians all my life. You have to get this through, and passed through a vast web. We can’t just keep signing executive orders all over the place. So, I want to have flexibility, I have to.”
Later Cuomo asked about a New York Post column by Rich Lowry calling Trump “the most fabulous whiner in the world.” Trump stated, “I am the most fabulous whiner. I do whine. Because I want to win. And I’m not happy about not winning. And I am a whiner. And I’m a whiner. And I keep whining and whining until I win. And I’m going to win for the country, and I’m going to make our country great again. Our country right now is a debtor nation. We have airports that are Third World airports, we have roadways that are falling apart, we have bridges that are coming down and that are unsafe. 60% of the bridges in this country need work, and they’re unsafe.”
Cuomo asked, “How do you pass that infrastructure bill? How do you work with government? You can’t just come back at everybody when they insult you.”
Trump answered, “Chris, I’ve been better at working with government, I’ve made — hey Chris, I’m worth more than $10 billion. I’ve been working with government all my life. That’s what I do. I work with government.” And that “sometimes you have to be rough.”
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