Interview: Donald Trump with Woodward, Costa - The Washington Post - March 31, 2016


Interview: Donald Trump with Woodward, Costa - The Washington Post - March 31, 2016

immigrants
president
Republican Party
NBC
The deal
Trump Tower
time
things
Negative

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
possibility
real possibility
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
lot
money
Neutral

Donald Trump
Hope Hicks
lot
deals
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
family
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
dialogue
interior dialogue
Positive

Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
I'll tell you a moment when it kicked to yes. Because it was a monetary moment also. So you saw that it made a lot of money because it was certified. Now it's much more, because I also have a big chunk of the show. We chose Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. Okay? And hopefully Arnold will do well; who knows? But there was a moment in I would say February of last year, so that would be four months, three, four months before I announced, when Steve Burke, great guy, of Comcast – the head – came to see me with the top people at NBC. And they wanted to extend my contract. And I said, Steve, I think that I am going to run for president. And if I do that, I'm not allowed to have a show. In fact, when I did Saturday Night Live recently, it was a whole big deal: I'm not allowed to be on, and they actually had to give certain periods of time to other candidates that were running. It was a whole big... So. I disagree with the equal time provisions. I think they're very unfair. But nevertheless, you have them. So I said, Steve, I can't have a show if I run. I can't be having a show, so I'm not going to run. He says, no, no, no, you're going to do it. I said, Steve, I'm going to ... And they actually went to the upfronts and they announced that The Apprentice – in fact, you had a problem with it, because you were hearing that I was going to run, and then they announce that they're going to renew The Apprentice with Donald Trump. And I remember he called one of my people, maybe Hope. But he called one of my people and said, wait a minute, he's going to run, but he just announced he's doing The Apprentice. Do you remember that problem?
Saturday Night Live
equal time provisions
monetary moment
Negative

Bob Costa
Sure
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
product
endless internal dialogue
Neutral

Bob Woodward
light
green light
Neutral

Donald Trump
And she said, why are we doing the... Oh, absolutely. She said, if you want to do it, then you should do it, but... And she actually said something that was very interesting. She's very observant. And she would go around with me. And look, I've been around for a long time at a high level. That's why you were up in my office in, I guess it was '89, I can't believe. So that might help you with your check. Check '89, '88. But I've been around a long time. She said, you know if you run, you'll win. I said, I don't know if I'm going to win. She said, if you run, you'll win. But if you say you're going to run, they're never going to – people are not going to believe it. Because people were let down the first time, I will tell you. They really wanted me to run, and I would've beaten Romney. They really – they wanted me to run that time. So for the most part, the polls didn't include me. And then one poll included me, and I didn't do that well. I was down at like three percent. I said to my wife, I don't think I can run. I'm down at three percent. Boy, that's a long way to go up. And she goes, no, no, no, you're only at three percent because they don't believe you're running. If they thought you were going to run... I said, no, no, the poll said I'm going to run. She said, no, no, they still don't believe it. It doesn't matter what the poll says. The poll can say, you are going to run, Donald Trump is going to absolutely run. It was very interesting. Sort of like - I called her my pollster. She said, no, no, they won't believe that. I don't care if they put it in, if they put it at the top of your building, I'm going to run. They're not going to believe it unless that you go out and announce that you're going to run. And she said, I hope you don't do it, but if you run, you'll win.
three percent
long time
poll
percent
Negative

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
evolution
Positive

Bob Woodward
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Positive

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
legacy
appalling legacy
criminality
Positive

Donald Trump
Positive

Donald Trump
Positive

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Costa
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
Positive

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
question
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Bob Woodward
Negative

Bob Costa
point
nomination battle
Right
Neutral

Donald Trump
point
nomination
Yeah
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
sir
Neutral

Bob Woodward
president
Lone Ranger
Negative

Donald Trump
Um
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Donald Trump
lot
eggs
Negative

Donald Trump
Positive

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Negative

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Record-setting
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Neutral

Donald Trump
Negative

Bob Costa
Neutral

Bob Costa
Positive

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
inclination
natural inclination
Negative

Donald Trump
Negative

Bob Costa
Negative

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob
Positive

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Bob Costa
Positive

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
names
Negative

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Corey
good point
Positive

Donald Trump
point
good point
Positive

Bob Woodward
names
Negative

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Costa
insider
Neutral

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
great loyalty
Great discretion
Positive

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Hope Hicks
course
Neutral

Corey Lewandowski
Steven
Negative

Donald Trump
Steven
Negative

Corey Lewandowski
Don
Donny
Negative

Corey Lewandowski
Bob Woodward
agreements
airtight agreements
Positive

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Costa
Bob Costa
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
president
president
one four-year
four-year term
Negative

Bob Woodward
Positive

Donald Trump
bubble
Neutral

Bob Woodward
bubble
Negative

Bob Woodward
stock market
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
real estate building bubble
estate building bubble
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bubbles
economists
Negative

Donald Trump
bubbles
Negative

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
people
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Costa
Negative

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Okay. Tell
Neutral

Donald Trump
NAFTA
Yeah. Oh
Negative

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
legislation
economic legislation
Negative

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
trade deals
Positive

Donald Trump
Negative

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
optimism
great optimism
Positive

Bob Woodward
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Corey Lewandowski
Corey Lewandowski
Bob Woodward
Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Negative

Donald Trump
Yeah
Positive

Donald Trump
No
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Corey Lewandowski
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
foreign policy
foreign policy people
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
game-changer
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Neutral

Bob Costa
foreign policy
Neutral

Donald Trump
The Atlantic
Atlantic
Neutral

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Negative

Bob Costa
belief
great belief
international institutions
Positive

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
question
important question
Okay
Positive

Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Negative

Bob Woodward
lieutenant colonel
KGB
KGB lieutenant colonel
Putin respect
Positive

Donald Trump
I think he respects strength. Okay? I think Putin respects strength. And I've said it before, I think I will get along well with Putin. Now you never know. I don't say that – only a fool would say, "I will," but I feel that I will get along well with Putin. I feel that if we can get along with more countries, that's a positive thing. That's not a bad thing. Some people – for instance, when Putin came out and he wanted to bomb the hell out of ISIS, we had people standing on the stage, we don't want that, we want... Let me tell you something. If we have somebody else dropping bombs that cost a half a million dollars a piece on the top – if we have somebody helping us, that's not so bad. You understand that. That's not so bad. But I had people that I'm running against saying, like, that was a terrible thing. It's not a terrible thing. We have a situation in Libya where a friend of mine is just saying, so, we had Gaddafi, he killed the terrorists, he ran his place. Not a good man. Same thing you could say with Iraq, with Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein was a plus-10 at killing terrorists, that's one thing. If our presidents would have gone away and gone to the beach, the Middle East would be a far better place than it is right now. I don't say it would be run by nice people, but you know, it would be a far better place. The mistakes we've made in the Middle East are so astronomical. Now here's the thing: ISIS is now ... A friend of mine who's very much involved in the energy business, ISIS is controlling the oil now in Libya. How did we let that happen?
Middle East
Putin respects strength
thing
terrible thing
Negative

Bob Costa
Donald Trump
Positive

Donald Trump
Japan
Washington Post
nuclear weapons
country
Mr. Trump
wonderful woman
Positive

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
course
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Neutral

Donald Trump
World War II
two months
positive ending
fantastic job
Charles Krauthammer
Negative

Bob Costa
Neutral

Hope Hicks
Bob Woodward
building
Great building
Positive

Bob Woodward
Negative

Donald Trump
administration
Obama administration
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Negative

Bob Woodward
course
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
time
right time
Negative

Bob Woodward
Neutral

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Neutral

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Positive

Bob Woodward
coalition building
Neutral

Hope Hicks
Neutral

Donald Trump
statement
interesting statement
right time
Bob
Positive

Donald Trump
Negative

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Neutral

Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Neutral

Bob Costa
Donor
Different. Donor
politician
Negative

Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Donald Trump
Bob Costa
Donald Trump