WASHINGTON -- Add this to your presidential scorecard: Donald Trump is "nastier."
That's what he told The New York Times Friday, comparing himself to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she ever can be,” he told the Times.
Trump's comment came in the context of his plans for the next presidential debate scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Washington University in St. Louis.
Trump told the Times he's thinking about bringing up former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities and alleging that Hillary Clinton played a role in attacking the women who went public about them. Trump described Hillary Clinton as an "enabler'' and the women with whom her husband has liaisons as "mistreated afterwards.''
Trump declined in that interview to draw any comparisons between his personal life and the Clintons' marriage.
He declined to discuss with the newspaper his affair with Marla Maples during his marriage to first wife Ivana Trump, whom he divorced in 1991. “I don’t talk about it,'' he told the Times. "I wasn’t president of the United States. I don’t talk about it."
Trump was married to Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999. He married his current wife Melania in 2005.