Donald Trump Is Keeping His Fingers Crossed for a ‘Very Civil’ Debate

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Donald Trump, who will be the center of the first prime-time presidential debate thanks to his lead in the polls, told Good Morning America on Wednesday that he would “like it to be very civil.” “I’d rather just discuss the issues,” he said. Trump, who has called his opponents zeroes, losers, lightweights, the worst, the worst ever, stupid, not deal-makers, and beggars — noting that some of them “couldn’t be elected dog catcher” or “should be forced to take an IQ test” — added an important qualifier: “If I’m attacked I have to, you know, do something back.” He offered an ominous warning for those planning to make fun of him tomorrow night. “I was very honored to see that two men who really did attack me very viciously actually, and I only attacked back after they started, but they went down very substantially,” Trump said. “In fact, Lindsey Graham went down to zero so the voters were fantastic as far as I’m concerned.”