And of course there is a difference…..
Donald Trump defended his temper in an interview airing Sunday on “60 Minutes” suggesting, “I don’t mind a bad story. If you did a bad story on me for ’60 Minutes,’ if it were a fair story, I wouldn’t be thin-skinned at all.”
Trump, responding to allegations that he us thin skinned, suggested that when reporters “write lies, they write false stories” his reaction is not because he is “thin-skinned, it is because he is “angry.”
Scott Pelley: Your father also used to tell you, if I have this right, “Attack, attack, attack!”
Donald Trump: I’ll tell you what– my father was a really good man with a tremendous heart, but he was a tough cookie.
Pelley: [Narration] With a tougher hide, perhaps, than his son, who has sometimes gone to war with reporters. [To Trump] Why so thin-skinned?
Trump: I don’t like lies. I… I don’t mind a bad story. If you did a bad story on me for “60 Minutes,” if it were a fair story, I wouldn’t be thin- skinned at all. You know, some of the media is among the worst people I’ve ever met. And I mean a pretty good percentage is really a terrible group of people. They write lies, they write false stories. They know they’re false. It makes no difference and frankly, I don’t call it thin-skinned; I’m angry.
Pelley: An impression is created, though, that you like to dish it out but you can’t take a punch.
Trump: Oh, I think I can take it. I… I could take it if it’s fair. Again, if people say things that are false– which happens a lot with me– if people say things that are false, I will fight, like, harder than anybody. If I do something wrong– and that happens– and they write a fair story that I did something wrong, there’s nothing to fight about. I can handle that. I don’t like lying. You know, I’m a very honorable guy. I don’t like lies.