Donald Trump, The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter

Insult expert and presidential hopeful Donald Trump covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, fittingly posing with his finger to his mouth to seemingly shush the American public. 

In addition to declaring himself a "ratings machine," the real estate mogul admits that apologizing "for me is very difficult," but insists, "I definitely would apologize if I were wrong on something." 

Trump's bravado as well as his unapologetic attitude has propelled the presidential hopeful to the top of the polls. According to reports, he currently remains the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. 

While it's unclear whether the 69-year-old businessman will become the next president of the United States, there's no denying he's both a ratings and a quote machine. Here's a look at his most notable moments in his interview with THR:  

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Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump

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On the last time he's apologized: "It was too many years ago to remember. I have one of the great memories of all time, but it was too long ago." 

On whether he regrets insulting Rosie O'Donnell during the GOP debate (Trump was asked about his past comments towards women, whom he's referred to as "fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals," to which he replied "only Rosie O'Donnell"): "No. Rosie actually saved me because that was a rough question. So Rosie, finally you saved me. Because the room went wild. Between the laughing and the applause — it really stopped the rest of the question, which was just a continuation of "kill." That was a question that could have ruined my whole evening."

On whether he's at war with Fox News over the Megyn Kelly controversy: "We [Trump and Roger Ailes] were at war because I felt that [Kelly's debate question about women] was unfair, and I let him know it. But it's all fine now. They were tough questions, and I thought inappropriate, but Roger didn't, and I'll go with Roger."

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Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly

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On whether he would ever appear on The Kelly File: "Unlikely, but it could happen. They wanted me to do her show, but I'm not looking to do that. I know it's good show business, I know it's good for ratings, but that doesn't matter." 

On NBC's decision to cut ties with him: "The primary tension I had was that they wanted me to do The Apprentice, and they were very angry that I didn't do it...They didn't cut ties with me, I cut ties with them out of respect. But they were very upset."

On the firestorm surrounding his controversial comments about Mexican immigration: "For one week, it was brutal. Macy's choked [announcing it would phase out his line of suits, shirts and ties]. It wasn't a big deal, selling ties, but still, [CEO] Terry Lundgren choked and said, 'Oh, we're going to have pickets in front of the store!' I said, 'So what? So you have an hour of pickets, and then they're going to go and have lunch and everyone's going to be happy.' I said do whatever you have to do. But that was very disloyal."

On the rampant criticism his remarks drew: "It wasn't a pleasant period. I was getting inundated. And then it turned out that I was right because I was talking about illegal immigration."

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Caitlyn Jenner

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On whether he can be flexible: "To be a great dealmaker, you have to be flexible. There's no great dealmaker I've ever seen who's rigid. You have to go with the punches a little bit. And if you don't, it's going to be a long day on Sunday."

On Caitlyn Jenner and I Am Cait: "I just think it wouldn't interest you. I knew him a little bit when Bruce was a great athlete. He was one of the best-looking people you'll ever see."

On women's issues: "I adore women. In a positive sense. I cherish women. Women are very important to me. I will take care of women and women's health issues if I get in...My mother was this incredible woman. I have known incredible women. I have many women executives, frankly, that are better than my men executives. I pay them the same or more."

On the Hilary Clinton email scandal: "This looks like Watergate on steroids, frankly."

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On whether he can garner the Hollywood vote: "I'm friendly with so many Hollywood people. They're calling me and they're saying, 'Donald, I'm a super liberal, I'm voting for you. Do me a favor, don't tell anybody about it'" (he declined to say who).

On CNN's coverage of his campaign: "When I go on, the meter jumps. He [Jeff Zucker] should pay me a fortune, right? They should all pay me for this. I'm doing this for nothing."

On being politically correct: "I can be a very elegant, highly refined person, I can be a very politically correct person where I would never ever say anything that's even slightly over the edge, or I can be who I want to be. It's very time-consuming to be politically correct. And I don't have the time. It's also very boring to be politically correct. Right? You wouldn't be here if I was totally politically correct."

On his wealth: "I have an income of over $400 million a year. I don't need anybody's money. I was offered $5 million last week by a lobbyist to put in the campaign. I said, 'No, I don't need it'...This is a guy that I know well, a good lobbyist, a tough cookie. He's not giving to me because he thinks I have the most beautiful hair he's ever seen. He's giving to me because when he has one of his companies in trouble or needs something, they want to call me and say, 'Hey, Don, how you doing? Remember me?' I don't need that stuff." 

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Tom Brady, Court

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On whose side he's on in Deflategate: "Tom Brady. Tom is an unbelievable guy. He's a very good friend of mine. I have his number right here someplace. Whatever. Here, look, he just called me. (He holds up a Post-it that says "Tom Brady's New Cell #.")"

On his favorite TV shows: "I don't have much time to watch anymore. I've really been focused much more on the news shows lately, on Fox and CNN and even MSNBC, which is doing better because they're covering me all the time."

On Bill Cosby: "I was never a fan. His humor was always, like, slow and stupid to me. I never saw it. And then he's obviously got this stuff. What amazes me is he was so quiet and then you see these depositions. What was he doing? Was he drunk? You see he admitted all this stuff on top of everything else. I think he's weird. And I never found his humor good at all. Just sit in a chair, talk very slowly? And I say to myself, 'What's this all about?'"

On whether he's having fun: Leading the polls is more fun than if you're in 12th place [or], like,Lindsey Graham in 17th place with zero percent and he's a senator. He's actually got zero. How do you do that?

On who should play him in an HBO movie: "Somebody really, really handsome. That's the only thing that matters. I don't care if he can act well. He's got to be really, really good-looking. OK?"

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