- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday defended his temperament and flatly rejected the notion floated by Hillary Clinton last week that he would lead the U.S. into war if elected.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Trump also said he plans to offer a “retort” to Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy speech — an address in which she painted Mr. Trump as unfit to lead the country due to his thin skin.

“I don’t have thin skin. I have strong, very thick skin … I have a strong temperament, and it’s a very good temperament, and it’s a very in-control temperament or I wouldn’t have built this unbelievable company,” Mr. Trump said. “I’ve been successful in every business I’ve been in … You can’t have that success without good temperament.”

In her speech, Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, said electing Mr. Trump would be a “historic mistake” for the country.

“He is not just unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility,” she said last week in the address.

Mr. Trump said he’s planning a response, perhaps before Californians go to the polls on Tuesday.

“I’m going to give a retort to her speech. Maybe I’ll do it on Monday before the election,” he said.

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