GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Cybersecurity: House Intel chair says surveillance collected on Trump transition team Budowsky: Trump’s war against truth GOP chairman calls for tighter sanctions on Russia MORE played a game of word association early Tuesday, calling his Democratic counterpart, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWatergate reporter on Russia: 'I’ve been saying for a while there’s a coverup going on' White House distances Trump from Manafort FBI has info suggesting coordination between Trump aides, Russia: report MORE, "evil."
“In a certain way, evil,” he responded when Clinton’s name appeared during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
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“Intelligent,” he replied when questioned about the nation’s 42nd chief executive.
Trump also threw one-word jabs at some of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
He called Jeb Bush a “loser” before describing Marco RubioMarco RubioDem senator: House Intel chairman may have revealed classified info Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing GOP insists FBI probe won’t slow up Trump MORE and Ted CruzTed CruzBudowsky: Trump’s war against truth Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing Republicans should seize the moment and repeal ObamaCare now MORE as “confused” and “nasty,” respectively.
The New York real estate tycoon additionally could not resist jokingly calling himself “brilliant” once his own name appeared.
Trump next defended repeating a supporter who called Cruz “a pussy” during his rally in Manchester, N.H., the night before.
“I was just repeating what she said so everyone could hear,” he said of the incident. “I was doing everybody a favor.
“The world is politically correct. It was a great moment. We were all just having fun. There was a standing ovation. It went totally wild.”
Trump then boasted that the size of his rallies dwarves other White House hopefuls from both political parties.
“We get the biggest crowds, far bigger than Bernie,” he said of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Finance: US preps cases linking North Korea to Fed heist | GOP chair says Dodd-Frank a 2017 priority | Chamber pushes lawmakers on Trump's trade pick | Labor nominee faces Senate Sanders: Block Trump's SEC pick Eye on 2018: Five special elections worth watching MORE.
“[But] he gets the second biggest, far bigger than any other Republican,” Trump added of the independent Vermont senator.