5 Trumpiest Quotes From Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview With Maureen Dowd

“Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10,” GOP presidential candidate says

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Donald Trump continued his media tour de force on Saturday by participating in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, and the GOP presidential probably provided plenty of more material for late-night comedians to joke about next week.

Topics covered in the interview included President Obama, his feuds with other Republican candidates, and randomly enough, model Heidi Klum’s hotness scale — which, unfortunately, is no longer as high as it used to be in Trump’s eyes.

Want to find out if Trump’s comments can get even crazier after bringing Megyn Kelly’s “blood” into his talking points? Here are five of the trumpiest quotes we’ve come to expect from the politician shaking up the Republican primary race.

1. “No Comment” About President Obama’s Citizenship 

You’d think running for president might cause the Donald to finally give up his Birther-in-Chief role, but you’d be wrong.

When asked by Dowd if he can admit President Obama was born in America, Trump was uncharacteristically restrained: “No comment,” he said.

Trump, of course, ginned up the birther movement during the president’s first term, continuing to cast aspersions on Obama’s birthplace even after the president showed his birth certificate from Hawaii.

If the impossible happens and the aspiring politician becomes president, it will be quite the show watching Obama looking on as Trump takes the oath of office.

2. Trump Admits He ‘Sometimes’ Can Go Too Far — And by the Way, Heidi Klum Is “No Longer a 10”

Dowd wins the award for drawing the most out of the Donald as he acknowledged the words coming out of his mouth aren’t always the wisest.

“Sometimes I do go a little bit far,” he said, strangely adding: “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”

But after a moment of humble pie, the Donald was back to normal.

“He relishes giving me a play-by-play of the Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell donnybrooks as though he’s talking about Pacquiao-Mayweather,” Dowd wrote. “He beams with pride when he talks about Rush Limbaugh marveling about how much ‘incoming’ he can take.”

3. Don’t Start a Feud With Trump If You Can’t Finish It

When asked about his penchant for picking fights with Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, and the rest of the GOP pack, Trump summoned his inner five-year-old child.

“I’m a counterpuncher,” he said. “I can’t hit people who don’t hit me. Maybe that’s my weakness. Perry started it. Lindsey Graham started it. This moron Rand Paul just started it because he is mired in 12th place and he’s a U.S. senator.”

Trump puts down his fists long enough to say he’s nice to people who are “really nice” to him.

“The way to do best with me is to be really nice to me.”

4. Trump Refuses to Recognize the Existence of “Insecurity”

Asked if he has any insecurities, Trump suggested he knows not what Dowd speaks of.

“I don’t know how you would define insecurity as it pertains to me,” he replied.

Enough said.

5. Trump Will Only Insult Vladimir Putin or Kim Jong-un “for a Purpose” 

Dowd asks Trump what would happen if he “fires off a nuclear tweet at Vladimir Putin insulting his pecs,” or perhaps if he calls Kim Jong-un a “fat little slob.”

“I’ll only do it for a purpose,” he said. “I have total control. I will get along great with these people. I’m a dealmaker. I’m the best dealmaker there is.”

And on Carly Fiorina criticizing his Megyn Kelly “blood” comments.

“Carly has to be a little bit careful.”