In an attempt to respond to Hillary Clinton’s “thin skin” jab at him during her foreign policy speech earlier in the week, Donald Trump is now defending his ability to take criticism.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday, Trump was asked to share his thoughts about Clinton’s speech beginning with the “thin-skinned” remark.
“Well, I don’t have thin skin,” Trump protested. “I have very strong and thick skin. If you do a report and it’s not necessarily positive but, you’re right, I never complain. I do complain when it’s a lie or when it’s wrong.”
Trump then went on to explain how his thick skin and “good temperament” made him have “one of the best-selling books of all-time” and a successful television show.
“What does that have to do with temperament?” Tapper asked.
“You can’t have that success without good temperament,” Trump said. “And I will say that, I was thinking about the word temperament. We need a strong temperament in this country. We have been led by weak and ineffective people.”
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