- The Washington Times
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed National Review Editor Rich Lowry’s labeling him a “fabulous whiner,” with Mr. Trump immediately grabbing onto the phrase and saying that he keeps “whining and whining until I win.”

“Well, I think he’s probably right — I am the most fabulous whiner,” Mr. Trump said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I do whine, because I want to win.”

“I am a whiner, and I’m a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win, and I’m going to win for the country, and I’m going to make our country great again,” he said.

“Our country right now is a debtor nation, we have airports that are third-world airports, we have roadways that are falling apart, we have bridges that are coming down and that are unsafe,” he said. “Sixty percent of the bridges in this country need work and they’re unsafe.”

“Sometimes you have to be rough, Chris,” Mr. Trump told host Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I know you and I know your brother, and your brother’s a rough cookie, okay? And he’s a good guy, but he’s a rough cookie. And he gets things done and you get things done — you’re a rough guy.”

Mr. Trump went on to say that he’s a “huge fan” of Mr. Cuomo’s mother.

“And my mother loved your mother and, you know, they knew each other from Queens — they went to the same beauty parlor together, right?” he said.

Mr. Cuomo replied that they did.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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