- CNN looked at Trump's writing, speeches and interviews over 30 years
- His outlook: 'I always get even'
(CNN)He considers himself a member of "the lucky sperm club."
On the campaign trail, Trump has brushed off questions about his temperament, his leadership style and how he would govern. He has derided the press as being "among the most dishonest people ever created by God" — insisting that reporters have gotten his story wrong time and again.
'If I had been the son of a coal miner'
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He asked his little brother if he could borrow some of his. Yes, the brother said, as long as you give them back when you're done.
Moments of self-reproach
"I got a little cocky, and probably, a little bit lazy," he wrote in 1997's "The Art Of The Comeback."
To illustrate his point, he tells of a woman "making peanuts" in her government job before Trump recruited her to work for him in the 1980s.
"Donald, I can't do that," she told Trump.