Sunday, August 2, 2015
Donald Trump a real estate billionaire may be an expert when it comes to bear and bull markets, but put him on the debate stage amid a crowd of determined GOP contenders and, in the candidate's words, he's "going to be in the lion's den."
Donald Trump says that his strategy for Thursday night's GOP debate boils down to a simple idea: "I want to be me." "I don't want to be unreal. I want to be me. I have to be me," Trump said Sunday in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press. "We have enough of that in Washington with pollsters telling everybody what to say." . Trump told CNN’S Don Lemmon "You can't rely on pollsters every time there's a question."
Trump also continued to downplay his debate experience, telling NBC's Chuck Todd that he plans to "counterpunch" only if he's attacked by the nine competitors will join him on the debate stage.
"I think that frankly I'd like to discuss the issues. I'm not looking to take anybody out or be nasty to anybody," said Trump, who leads the GOP field in a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday.
Trump also CNN’S Lemmon: If he ends up doing poorly in the debates -- and ultimately the presidential race -- Trump said he'll "ride into the sunset and do some more buildings and create some more jobs, and that's OK."
Posted by Barbara at 8:58 AM