Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” when asked about his non-political correct persona, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rejected that characterization, but added people are “tired” of political correctness.
Host John Dickerson asked, “You talked to some of our supporters, a few of them said when Donald Trump gets to be president he’ll have people to coach him take off these rough edges of the things he says. Are they right?”
Trump said, “I don’t think I have rough edges. I’ll be honest with you. I went to Ivy League school, I was a good student, I went to the Wharton school of finance, one of the great schools of the world. And I can be more politically correct than any coach that they can get me. I can be the most politically correct person with you. I could say something at the end of this interview you would say, wow, was that boring.”
He continued, “Here is the problem with political correctness, takes too long. We don’t have time. I talked to you about anchor babies at one news conference, and one of the reporters, actually from ABC, said, that’s a derogatory term. I said, why? He said, well, he didn’t know why. I said ‘what would you call them? He said, the babies of undocumented immigrants — like seven or eight word definition. I’m sorry we don’t have time for that. I can be the most politically correct person that you’ve ever interviewed. Takes too much time.”
Dickerson asked, “Isn’t there a cost? Think of all the names they call you because of the things you say.”
Trump answered, “Well, think of the fact that I’m leading in the poll by tremendous margins. I think that’s part of is, too. People don’t want political correctness, they’re tired of it. That’s one of the things that has resonated with me. I don’t go out of my way to be politically incorrect.”
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