Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpAlmost half of Arizona residents think border wall a 'waste of money' The New Yorker endorses Clinton Tom Hanks mocks Trump supporters in 'SNL' skit MORE on Tuesday defended his past support for Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDems double down on Nevada Latino vote The New Yorker endorses Clinton House race between Republicans turns ugly MORE, saying he was doing what was best for business.
"As a world-class businessman, you have to get along with everybody," Trump told reporters, according to The Washington Post.
"I was able to get along with Clinton, I was able to get along with virtually every politician you can imagine. When I went to Washington and I needed something, I got it,” he added.
As Trump has sharpened his attacks on Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, he has faced questions about his past connections to her.
The billionaire business mogul wrote in 2008 that Clinton would be a “great president.”
“Hillary was roughed up by the media, and it was a tough campaign for her, but she’s a great tropper,” he said at the time. “Her history is far from being over.”
Trump on Tuesday insisted that job was to make nice with politicians of all stripes.
"As a businessman, especially a really successful businessman, it was my obligation to really get along with people: Democrats, Republicans, everybody," he said. "I had an obligation to my company and my employees and my family."
Trump has in recent days turned his attention to Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton: We're entering era that will 'make the 90s look like small potatoes' Trump son: Talk like father's leaked 2005 tapes 'a fact of life' Is Georgia turning blue? MORE’s past infidelities in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that the businessman has a “penchant for sexism.”