Donald Trump Says He May Change Personality If He Wins: 'Being Politically Correct Takes Time'

President Donald Trump has suggested his personality could change in a second term, while adding that "being politically correct takes time."

In an interview with OutKick, Jason Whitlock asked the president if he were to win whether we might see a "different personality from President Trump," potentially a "kinder, gentler" one.

He also asked if the president would be as much of "a fighter" during another four years in the White House.

"The softer side is good," President Donald Trump said.

"I hope the answer is yes. A lot of it is time, it's like, you gotta get going, you don't have much time. Being politically correct takes time," he said.

"And sometimes we don't have time. But the answer is yes and I'd certainly like to."

The president suggested he had had "so much to do" when he first became president that he didn't "have time to be politically correct."

However, he spoke of having "done a lot" and suggested now he wants to "bring it all together."

"What brings it together is success," he said, before suggesting this was happening until the coronavirus crisis took hold.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for further comment on how the president might consider changing his personality.

It is not the first time Trump has suggested that it takes "too long" to be politically correct.

Speaking to Face the Nation in January 2016, months before his election win, he said: "Here's the problem with political correctness, it takes too long. We don't have the time.

"I can be the most politically correct person you ever interviewed, it takes too much time.

"People don't want political correctness, they're tired of it today. I think that's one of the things that has resonated with me. I don't go out of my way to be politically incorrect."

He also spoke about the way he might behave changing in office. Commenting then on how he might be as president, he said: "I would be a much different person I think as president, but I would be very enthusiastic, like I am right now, towards the country."

Earlier this year he said a reporter wanted to be "politically correct" when they declined to remove their mask, worn amid the COVID-19 crisis, to ask a question at a press conference at the White House.

As Trump discusses his potential actions in a second term, polling has him trailing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

He is behind in national polling as well as lagging in a number of key states which might pave the way for Electoral College victory.

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President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2020. He has spoken of potentially acting differently in a second term as president. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images