- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, not exactly known for conceding faults, acknowledged in a new interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network that he could “tone it down” a little bit.

“Well, it’s a tough question because you hate to say what your weaknesses are, but I think I could tone it down a little bit when pressed,” Mr. Trump said in the interview with CBN’s David Brody.

Mr. Trump is first in recent polling on the 2016 GOP field, and will be positioned center stage at the prime-time Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California.

“When somebody hits you, [you] can hit a little bit less hard,” Mr. Trump said. “At the same time, that may be the kind of thing that the country needs because we have to hit back hard, we have to fight hard, because we’re not going to have a country.

“But I think I could tone it down a little bit, and I’ll try,” he said.

Mr. Brody suggested there are evangelicals ready to vote for Mr. Trump, but that they do want to see him tone down the insults a little bit, and asked Mr. Trump if he sees that criticism at all.

“I do and I can understand it a hundred percent. But you know, I am a certain type of person,” Mr. Trump said.

“I can understand the evangelicals to a certain extent saying, ‘well, maybe he’s not as nice as we want him to be.’ But they also want to see the country be great,” he said.

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