Chances are Donald Trump has mastered the art of “under-promise, over-deliver.”
The man best known for his confidence, even arrogance, has a surprisingly humble attitude toward his own debate skills.
The pressure not to make a critical mistake was already great enough on the top candidates participating in next week’s Republican presidential debate, but it has increased exponentially with the emergence of the outspoken business magnate as the GOP front-runner.
The other candidates have their hands full developing a “Trump strategy” to counter what the leading contender may do — a task made all the more difficult when Trump himself doesn’t know.
“Who knows what I’ll do,” the billionaire said in an interview on Fox News’ “Cashin’ In,” to air Saturday.
“I produce jobs, I produce beautiful buildings, I do a lot of good things, I build great businesses,” Trump told host Eric Bolling. “But the fact is, I’m not a debater. I’ve never done it before. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll be good, maybe I’ll be terrible. Who knows what I’ll do.”
It’s enough to keep the other campaigns on edge while prepping for the debate — perhaps by design.
An adviser to GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich compared it to a NASCAR driver preparing for a race while knowing one of the drivers will be drunk.
Trump doesn’t get what all the hubbub over his remarkable rise is about.
“What I want to do, Eric, is make our country great again,” he said. “But the level of animosity and the level of hatred from some people — who I think are good people — is incredible.”
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