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Trump, Cain make Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating' list

The Republican primary has been a roller coaster, so it's no surprise elements of it would show up in Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People of 2011" list.

Donald Trump flirted with a run as a Republican in the election in early 2011. He's on the list. "I'm very proud of the fact that I've taken care of so many people, put so many people to work, thousands and thousands of people," Trump told Walters when she asked him what his legacy is. "But I really believe I've done a very high quality job. What I do is quality," he added.

Herman Cain is also on there. He dropped out of the race in early December following a slew of sexual misconduct allegations. "I was prepared for much of the things that I had to do," he said of his presidential bid, "but it was the vicious, unrelenting, character assassination, that finally caused too much pain to my wife, my family and me.”

Cain also said the "character assassination" he went through was in large part because he's black. "[...]I happen to believe that Democrats did not want an accomplished, articulate, optimistic black man to face President Obama. I can't prove that … but I do believe that" he told Walters.

Here's a clip of Walters' interview with Trump. Watch for where she tells him, "If you don't make your answers shorter I'm going to have to cut this to death." Trump complies.

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