Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said if he were president, he would work with Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Co-host Mike Barnicle asked, “So Donald, instinctively, and you are a person of instinct, the candidate of instinct, what is your instinct about who right now on the Democratic side of the aisle, who would you be able to deal with to cut a deal, any kind of a deal? What’s your instinct on that?”
Trump answered, “Well, I think that I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi. I think I’m going to be able to — I’ve always had a great relationship with Nancy Pelosi, I’ve never had a problem. Reid is going to be gone. I’ve always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I [indecipherable] dealing with him. So, they’ll actually use my name as the ultimate in terms of the billionaires in terms of, you know, people you don’t want. But, I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid. And frankly if I weren’t running for office I’d be able to deal with her, I’d be able to deal with Reid, I’d be able to deal with anybody. But, I think I’d be able to get along very well with Nancy Pelosi and just about everybody. Hey, look, I think I’d be able to get along well with Schumer, Chuck Schumer. I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways. And it’s important to get along. It’s wonderful to say you’re a maverick and you’re going to stand up and close up the country, and all other things, but you have to get somebody to go along with you. You have a lot of people. We have a system. The founders created the system that actually is a very good system. It does work, but it can’t work if you can get nobody to go along with you. And that’s the problem that you have with Ted Cruz. He is a guy that nobody likes and nobody trusts, and he is a nasty guy. He says things that are very nasty. So, I have to be nastier than him. And it’s just one of those things.”
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