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


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

president
Republican Party
NBC
The deal
Trump Tower
people
time
things
somebody
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