GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMatt Schlapp op-ed: Challenges, controversy won't stop CPAC 2017 Anti-Trump protests swell outside Parliament during debate on official visit What Trump can learn from Reagan on Presidents' Day MORE played a game of word association early Tuesday, calling his Democratic counterpart, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFive big Trump narratives to watch NBC: Russia setting up dossier on Trump Chelsea Clinton attends Muslim solidarity rally in NYC MORE, "evil."
“In a certain way, evil,” he responded when Clinton’s name appeared during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
The outspoken billionaire offered kinder words for Hillary Clinton’s husband, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonSyrian safe zones: Trump's best bet for refugee relief, regional stability Chelsea Clinton attends Muslim solidarity rally in NYC Former Defense chief: Trump's handling of national security 'dysfunctional' MORE.
“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 RubioGOP loses top Senate contenders How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy MORE and Ted CruzTed CruzTrump to speak at CPAC Trump to interview four candidates for national security adviser Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at CPAC 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 SandersDrug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives Sanders: Trump a 'pathological liar' Buttigieg endorsed by ex-treasurer in DNC race MORE.
“[But] he gets the second biggest, far bigger than any other Republican,” Trump added of the independent Vermont senator.