WASHINGTON (SBG) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sat down with "Full Measure's" Sharyl Attkisson for a one-on-one interview that aired Sept. 25. Read a transcript of the second part of their meeting below and watch it in the video player above. Click here to read the first part of the interview.
Attkisson: "What does it mean to be an American?"
Trump: "To me, being an American is the ultimate, you have to be so lucky to be born into this country. It’s the ultimate jackpot. If you’re born in America, boy, what an advantage."
Attkisson: "Will you keep tweeting yourself if you become president?"
Trump: "Probably not, although it is a great way of communicating."
Attkisson: "It can be. This is a more complex question, but maybe you can just touch on it. What would you do if Russia were to invade Estonia?"
Trump: "Well, I don’t want to say, because I don’t like saying, I don’t like telling people what I’m going to do. One of the biggest problems we have is, every politician gets upset. We’re gonna this, we’re gonna send troops here, we’re gonna send troops there, they’re gonna arrive at a certain time of the day. I don’t like saying that. I, I think it’s a very bad policy to be discussing."
Attkisson: "Is your tax philosophy more that it takes a certain amount of money to run the government, and you get it however you need to get it? Or that we should only take a limited amount from the people and spend that?"
Trump: "No, I think it takes a certain amount of money and you want to take care of your people, and we end up getting it, but taxes are too high in this country. I’m giving a massive tax reduction and I’m also getting rid of regulation, we have so much regulation. The tax reduction I’m giving is, is tremendous, but, you know what, people are more excited about the regulation cutting. We have regulations on regulations, and, honestly, it’s gotten out of control, and it’s really killing our businesses, that I can tell you."
Attkisson: "And if you could go back a year and tell yourself, a year ago, something that you’ve learned today, how to be, how to change, how to act, would there be something?"
Trump: "Well, I think the main thing, and I would’ve known this, maybe without having to go back, never ever quit, never give up."