“Extra’s” AJ Calloway sat down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City to talk about the presidency, Russia’s President Putin, and some rapid-fire questions.
One week before the election, Trump outlined his plans for his first 100 days in the Oval Office, should he win. “Well, I'd start immediately lowering taxes,” The Donald explained. “I would repeal and replace Obamacare with something much better and much less expensive. Obamacare is a total disaster. I would make sure that drugs stop flowing into this country. They're coming in from the southern border to a large extent just flowing in. I mean you can buy drugs in New Hampshire cheaper than candy.”
Trump’s confidence is apparent when asked if he would support a Hillary Clinton presidency. “I haven't even thought about it. I mean, I really think we're going to make it.”
Once again, and for clarity, AJ asked Trump if he has a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “No, I hear Putin likes me,” he said. “I hear Putin respects me, but I don't know Putin and I've had, have, no relationships with Russia in the sense I have no business there, I have no loans there, I haven’t loaned anybody money there, that’s just a narrative.” He went on to say, “Having said that, if we could get along with Russia that would be a positive thing. Hillary Clinton is incapable of getting along with Russia, Putin has no respect for her whatsoever; you can see that very easily.”
AJ confronted Trump with a quote from a 2013 interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, in which he said he indeed had a relationship with Putin, saying then, “I do have a relationship, and I can tell you he's very interested in what we're doing here today.”
You have to see this for yourself.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 26, 2016
In 2013, Trump, who now denies any such a relationship, repeatedly says he has a relationship w/ Putin. pic.twitter.com/wwo9XDWYbn
When asked whether he takes back what he said in the MSNBC interview, Trump responded with, “I'm not recanting anything. I'm just saying I have no relationships with Russia.”
AJ wrapped his interview with a lighter, rapid-fire quiz, asking what are “Two things American people don’t know about you?” Trump’s response was, “I love people and I'm a nice person. I love helping people, actually, maybe more than anything else.”
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.