"I would like to see the Republican party come together," Donald Trump said

By Tierney McAfee
Updated December 17, 2015 01:35 PM
ABC/Randy Holmes

Of all the times for Donald Trump to leave the hyperboles at home.

The GOP hopeful admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night that he has been just “a little bit divisive” in the 2016 presidential race.

“I’ve been a little bit divisive in the sense of hitting people hard,” he said. “I would like to see the Republican party come together.”

“Hitting people hard” includes calling Jeb Bush “low energy,” Ted Cruz a “maniac” and Marco Rubio sweaty and “overrated” – just to name a few of the insults the billionaire businessman has lobbed at his GOP rivals.

One of his most infamous put-downs is of course “loser,” an idea Kimmel tried to capitalize on by ghostwriting a Dr. Seuss-esque children’s book for Trump called Winners Aren’t Losers.

Kimmel read aloud from the book, in which even the dogs are losers and the frogs have been kicked out to live on the other side of a giant wall.

“Winners aren’t losers.
They’re winners
– like me!
A loser’s a loser.
Which one will you be?”

Trump gave the book his seal of approval, saying it had the potential to be a “big seller.” (You laugh now but the book’s theme and title aren’t too far off from the tagline for the real estate mogul’s 1980s board game, Trump: The Game: “Because it’s not whether you win or lose – it’s whether you win.”)

Kimmel also read aloud a letter from Trump’s doctor that proclaimed the GOP hopeful was in “astonishingly excellent health” with “extraordinary” strength and stamina.

If you thought the statement sounded like Trump talk, there could be a very good reason.

“He probably took my words and put them down,” Trump said.