Presidential races

Trump jokes, calls for GOP unity in late-night appearance with Jimmy Kimmel

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) fears him while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) does not, during a late-night interview in which he he said he hoped the GOP can “come together.”

{mosads}“I think he’s scared,” he said of Bush when asked if either man is afraid of him on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“He’s having a hard time,” Trump added. “I have him this term, ‘low-energy.’ I said he’s a low-energy individual. We do not need in this country low energy.”

The outspoken billionaire was less certain about Cruz, however.

“No, I don’t think so,” Trump said when asked if the Texas lawmaker fears him as well.

Trump then admitted that he hopes for greater unity between the Republican Party before it reaches 2016.

“I’ve been a little bit divisive, in the sense that I’ve been hitting people pretty hard,” he said. “[But] really, I’d like to see the Republican Party come together.”

Trump’s late-night visit with Kimmel follows his cancellation earlier this year. He was originally booked for an Oct. 20 interview, but he rescheduled for the night after Tuesday evening’s fifth GOP presidential debate.

The real eastate magnate had no problem joking around with Kimmel during his stop by ABC studios Wednesday evening.

He mocked Bush, for example, for promising he would have killed an infant version of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler earlier this year.

“No, he’s too nice,” Trump quipped of Bush. “[But] that was a vicious baby, let me tell you.”

Kimmel additionally unveiled a satirical children’s book spoofing Trump’s bombastic campaign rhetoric.

“Winners aren’t losers, they’re winners — like me!” he read aloud. “A loser’s a loser, which one will you be?”

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