As the GOP presidential candidates gathered in Boulder, Colo., Thursday for their third debate, each was confronted with a first question often associated with job interviews.
Asked to identify their biggest weakness, most of the candidates, as with most prospective interviewees, either evaded the question or used the opportunity to segue into a strength.
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For unconventional front-runner Donald Trump, his greatest perceived weakness relates to his response to those who cross him.
“I think maybe my greatest weakness is that I trust people too much,” he declared. “I’m too trusting. And when they let me down, if they let me down, I never forgive. I find it very hard to forgive people who deceive me.”
Echoing others on the stage, he said such a reaction might not always be seen as a weakness.
“I don’t know if you’d call that a weakness,” he said, “but my wife said, ‘Let up.’”
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.