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Donald Trump's answer to a question about crying was the most Trump response ever

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Sometimes Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will open his mouth and produce a pure distillation of his essence, a quote so Trump-like that it might have come from an automated Trump quote generator.

His response to an admittedly silly question in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody is a perfect example:

David Brody: "This is my Barbara Walters question… I’m curious, have you cried before? Has that been something that you’ve done in your life?"

Donald Trump: "Well, that’s even beyond a Barbara Walters question, she has never asked me that. No, I’m not a big crier. I like to get things done. I’m not a big crier. I’m not someone who goes around crying a lot. But I know people like that. I know plenty of people that cry. They’re very good people. But I have not been a big crier."

It's also worth noting that Trump manages to dodge the question, which was not, "Are you someone who goes around crying a lot?" but rather, "Have you ever cried before in your life?"

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