New York – On an interview with CNN, the American businessman, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump admitted that his rhetoric on the campaign hasn’t always been appropriate for a president-to-be.
The runner for the GOP has described himself as “childish” to interviewer Erin Burnett during the interview taking place this Monday at the famous Trump Tower in New York City. Trump defended his style saying he has always been provoked by his adversaries to attacking.
“I’m responding to them. I’m a counter-puncher […] For instance, (Gov. Scott) Walker was very nice to me. All of a sudden, he hit me and I hit him back. All of these guys. (Sen. Marco) Rubio was very nice to me, couldn’t have been nicer. All of a sudden a week ago he started hitting me,” said Trump on the interview.
But Governor Scott Walker and Senator Marco Rubio are not the only ones taking hits from Donald Trump. He has a long list of also going after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in recent weeks, and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“We look at the job that Hillary did as secretary of state, she goes down as perhaps the worst secretary of state in history and when I run against her evenly in the polls, I’m doing very well against Hillary and beating her,” Trump said.
On Monday, data still suggests that Trump has no business going after anyone as he still continues to lead national polls. However, the number did decrease in some surveys following the business man’s debate in California earlier this month.
The magnate has responded to press and critics who demanded him to “show more substance” by releasing a tax plan proposing slashing income taxes for American across the board, however the candidate did not explained how he would plan to make up for the lost revenue from these tax cuts.
“The economy’s going to just be absolutely like a rocket,” said CNN the candidate stated “This is what I’m good at, this is really my wheelhouse.”
The candidate’s plan would eliminate income taxes for millions of households, lower the tax rate on all businesses to 15% and change tax treatment of companies’ overseas earnings. No federal income tax will be charged to individuals earning less than $25.000 or to married couples with less than $50.000 income.
“My plan will bring sanity, common sense and simplification to our country’s catastrophic tax code […] It will create jobs and incentives of all kinds while simultaneously growing the economy,” said Trump as reported by The Washington Post
With the tax plan’s release, Mr. Trump is moving to quell criticism that his campaign has been more style and less substance. This tax proposal follows his well-known immigration plan in the summer and one on gun rights last week.