Here it is: The Donald Trump Interview. My seven-minute piece below aired across the nation on "The 700 Club" this morning.
His memorable quotes from the piece are below the video: (Remember, to see his full answers to some of these questions, please see other separate entries on The Brody File)
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- I think people want the truth. I think they're tired of politicians. They're tired of politically correct stuff.
- I would much prefer that Barack Obama was a great president He's one of our worst presidents ever and something has to be done, because it's only going to get worse.
- I look at what's happening with so many other nations ripping off the United States, we're like a laughing stock.
- (On post-Iraq): We won the war. We take over the oil fields…There's no way on my watch that we leave those oil fields and let Iran take them over. That ain't going to happen.
- (On his brother Fred who died at 42 of alcoholism): He had everything going, but when he went to college, for some reason he started drinking. That was before the drug age, and before other things, but drinking essentially, it's all one big problem but he drank. And he smoked also but he drank. And he drank a lot. And he started drinking more and more. And he ultimately died of alcoholism…Life is fragile but I have wonderful children and from the time they were old enough to listen to me and speak, from a very young age, I used to say no drinking, at all. No drugs. No smoking. I even used to say no coffee. Okay? And now I add no tattoos.
- I believe in God. I am Christian. I think the Bible is certainly, it is the book, it is THE thing.
- First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, that's where I went to church. I'm a Protestant. I'm a Presbyterian.
- (On going to church): Well I go as much as I can. Always on Christmas. Always on Easter. Always when there's a major occasion. And during the Sundays. I'm a Sunday church person. I'll go when I can.
- (On people sending him Bibles): Well, I get sent Bibles by a lot of people. There's no way I would ever throw anything to do anything negative to a Bible, so what we do is we keep all of the Bibles. I would have a fear of doing something other than very positive."
- (On changing from pro-choice to pro-life): One thing about me, I'm a very honorable guy. I'm pro-life, but I changed my view a number of years ago. One of the reasons I changed, one of the primary reasons, a friend of mine, his wife was pregnant, in this case married. She was pregnant and he didn't really want the baby… He ends up having the baby and the baby is the apple of his eye. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to him. And you know here's a baby that wasn't going to be let into life. And I heard this, and some other stories, and I am pro-life.
- (On Roe v. Wade): It's standing right now we'll see what happens, but I am pro-life and I'll defend that. It's (the Roe v. Wade decision) really something that will evolve. It has evolved. It will keep being evolved, but I'm on the side of pro-life and I'll stick that way.
- (On Civil Unions): Well civil unions, look. First of all, I live in New York. I know many, many gay people. Tremendous people. And to be honest with you, as far as civil unions are concerned, I haven't totally formed my opinion. But there can be no discrimination against gays. I'm against gay marriage; I took a lot of heat for that.
- (On radical Islam): Bill O'Reilly asked me, is there a Muslim problem? And I said absolutely, yes. In fact I went a step further. I said I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center.
- (On the Koran): I'm certainly not an expert to put it mildly, but there's something there that teaches some very negative vibe…There's a lot of hatred there that's some place. Now I don't know if that's from the Koran, I don't know if that's from someplace else. But there's tremendous hatred out there that I've never seen anything like it.
- (On his failed marriages): I'm a very hard worker, and I've always said it's very difficult for a woman to be married to me because I work all the time. I think the lesson is, and they were both wonderful women, I think the message is you do have to devote the requisite time to your marriage.
- (On possible support from some Evangelical leaders): They know how important this election is that's coming up. I think that they want to get somebody in who is going to win. And perhaps they look at me as somebody who can win."