Donald Trump is known for his insane statements and audacious personality, but the real estate mogul insists he'll take it down a notch if he's elected president.
During a sit-down Wednesday on CNN, Anderson Cooperasked, "As president, you would change your tone?" Trump's answer? "Oh, I'd think so." He then went on to explain, "I'm very different than you would think. Right now, I'm fighting because I'm No. 1 at the polls by far and I'm being attacked by all sides. When attacked you have to defend and attack back."
Trump says that's exactly why he recently revealed Sen. Lindsey Graham's phone number on TV on Tuesday. "I didn't start it with Lindsey Graham," he said. "I couldn't care less about Lindsey Graham. He's registered at, I think, zero in the polls. Lindsey Graham called me a jackass. So am I supposed to say, 'Oh, it's OK I'm called a jackass'? You have to fight back."
Trump, of course, didn't end there and essentially contradicted himself by saying that Jeb Bush is too calm to be a leader, while also generalizing the Chinese. "He's a nice guy, but he doesn't have the temperament," Trump said. "He's too low-key, he's too laidback. Can you imagine Bush negotiating with China? You want to talk about temperament I'll introduce you to the Chinese; they have temperament."
And just for good measure, Trump made sure to insult Cooper as well after the anchor mentioned that he was trailing his GOP rivals among Evangelical Christian voters. "You only want to bring up the negative. Why don't you bring up the positive?" Trump said. "I am leading across the board, and then you hit me with a poll that I've never seen this before. All I know is I have a very big group of support, and I think one of the reasons is the people don't trust you, and the people don't trust the media. And I understand why."
As of Thursday morning, he's still not over it.
What a waste of time being interviewed by @andersoncooper when he puts on really stupid talking heads likeTim O'Brien-dumb guy with no clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2015
Watch the three-part interview here.