Donald Trump seems like a man who will say anything on TV — but even he draws the line somewhere.
The GOP presidential candidate said that he shot down a few proposed “Saturday Night Live” sketches that were “too risqué.” His reasoning? “The poll just came down, I’m leading in Iowa, I want to stay leading in Iowa,” Trump said.
“They have 100 writers. I walk into the room, there are 100 — and they’re all about 17 years old, OK? They’re all young and all up in your face,” the businessman-turned-politician explained to Bill O’Reilly in a recent interview. “But they come up with many, many skits and you pick the ones you think you like.”
“I think some of it is going to be really great,” Trump said, naturally.
Trump also continued throwing mud at his main right-wing competition, Dr. Ben Carson.
“He hit a friend in the face with a lock,” Trump said during the interview that will run tonight on “The O’Reilly Factor.” “He tried to kill somebody with a knife and he said he suffers from pathological disease. OK? When you suffer from pathological disease, you’re not really getting better unless you start taking lots of pills and things.”
“There’s something very strange here, there’s something very strange that’s going on,” he added.
But why limit your insults to one man when you can offend an entire country? Trump called Iraq “a bunch of thieves” while speaking about foreign oil supplies. The topic arose when O’Reilly asked Trump about ISIS reportedly blowing up a Russian airplane.
“I’m very happy that Russia is bombing the hell out of [ISIS] and it was a Russian plane,” Trump said. “There’s no love lost there. So Russia having somebody else working that is fine with me, unlike some people. They want to do it themselves. If Russia wants to do it, I think it’s terrific.”
“I would go after them [ISIS] so hard and so fast and one of the things — all of a sudden they hear other candidates saying what I’ve been saying for two years — for three years,” he continued. “No. 1, we should have never been in Iraq, but we went there. Big mistake. The way we got out was wrong. I said take the oil. With ISIS they are making a fortune on oil. Bomb the hell out of the oil.”
The interview airs on Fox News Channel Friday; Trump’s “Saturday Night Live”airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.