The Real Donald Trump

Why I Support Donald Trump: He's The New Roosevelt

Trump's art of the deal - Dispute your bills

Faster And Cheaper, Trump Finishes NYC Ice Rink


Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s female employees say he helped them grow


Mischael Modrikamen, President of the Peoples Party of Belgium




The Real Donald Trump

“"Donald Trump: "[T'he dearest, most thoughtful, most loyal, most caring man"
Brash in public, the Republican candidate's kindness wins loyalty in private - excerpt:
For 26 years, [Norma] Foerderer was Mr. Trump's top aide, becoming his vice president. [...] No one knew so well both the personal and business side of Mr. Trump. [She] gave me her only in-depth interview about Donald. Foerderer said there are two Donald Trumps: the "outrageous" one that utters brash comments on television and the real one that only she and other insiders know.

"I mean Donald can be totally outrageous, but outrageous in a wonderful way that gets him coverage." [...] The private Mr. Trump, on the other hand, is "the dearest, most thoughtful, most loyal, most caring man," Foerderer said. That caring side inspires loyalty and is one of his secrets to his success. Foerderer began with Mr. Trump in February 1981 as a secretary. [...] After interviewing Foerderer for two minutes, Donald hired her. [...] At the time, he had only seven employees. Foerderer found that Donald had no files: He retained everything in his head, and his lawyer kept his contracts.

"Donald is such a man of vision," Foerderer said. "He allows you to do whatever you want." [...] Foerderer found that Mr. Trump "instills in you the desire to do more and more and more, and you want to please him. And yet he rarely criticizes. I mean he would, if you did something stupid. He allows you to expand, if you come in with an idea, he'll say, 'Fine, run with it, and see what you do.' This motivates and challenges you even more, and you want to please him because you admire him so much."

Barbara Res experienced the same freedom when Mr. Trump hired her in September 1980 to be in charge of building the 68-story Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Female executives in the construction business were almost non-existent, but Mr. Trump put his faith in her and told her he wanted her to "treat everything as if it were my project and my money and I would be his final word," she says.

Mr. Trump taught Foerderer how to negotiate and would brag about her ability. "Well, I learned from the master," she said. [...] "I've sat in on meetings with lawyers where he introduces ideas to them that have merit," Foerderer said. "I've seen him work with architects where he does the very same thing. He'll take that big magic marker and slash it here or there and change and create rooms. It works. Everybody stands around like dummies because they didn't realize this could be done."

Mr. Trump is the opposite of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who is so nasty to her Secret Service agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment. When Mr. Trump bought Mar-a-Lago, he kept on 70-year-old gardeners who could barely pull weeds but had worked loyally for Marjorie Merriweather Post on the estate she built in 1927.

The Trump Organization has 22,450 employees, but when Donald's Palm Beach butler Tony Senecal had heart problems, Mr. Trump visited him in the hospital and insisted that he stay at Mar-a-Lago - a paradise that spans both sides of the island - to recuperate. When Foerderer began having a problem with her eyes and had to stay at home, Mr. Trump called her every week and sent her baskets of gourmet food.

In contrast to some Palm Beach clubs that to this day do not admit blacks or Jews, Mr. Trump made it a point of admitting them, earning the ire of the town's Old Guard. As I interviewed Mr. Trump on his plane, he imitated the constricted, nasal tones of blue bloods condemning his club because it does not discriminate.

Foerderer believed she clicked with Donald because she was completely honest with him. "As I came to know him, I realized that Donald is a tremendous man, and I admire him enormously, but if I disagree on something, I would be the first to say to him, 'Donald, I don't think so,'" she said. In turn, people appreciate the multibillionaire's candor, another key to his success, she said.

Asked what she would tell others who want to succeed, Foerderer said, "I would tell them to dream, and to have a vision and a goal. Think about what you want to do, love it, and if you love it enough, you'll realize your dreams. That's what Donald's done."

• Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter, is the author of "The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents" (Crown Forum, 2014).

Why I Support Donald Trump: He's The New Roosevelt
by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

The two leaders have much in common—from style and swagger to substance and outlook. The last century would not have bent along the American arc were it not for our unexpected President and this century may not go our way without the likes of a Trump. There would be no Panama Canal, no national parks, no trust busting without Roosevelt. There will be no changes in Washington without the likes of a Trump. 

[A]t the beginning of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt gave his most famous “New Nationalism” speech in Kansas. He sounded much like the enthusiastic and charismatic candidate Donald Trump sounds today.

The speech centered on the uplift of humanity and our country, “this great republic” and its ultimate triumph. Such bold rhetoric was not thought audacious but rather inspiring. Trump’s claim, “to make America great again,” is nothing less.

For Roosevelt the history of America had become the central feature in world history. He said that, “each of us stand erect, and should be proud that we belong, not to a dozen little squabbling contemptible commonwealths, but to the mightiest nation upon which the sun shines.” He decried all factionalism and division. Trump is doing very much the same thing, calling all Americans—regardless of their station in life—to greatness. It is the combination of all our individual talents that makes this country great.

Echoing Lincoln, Roosevelt talked at length about the value of capital and of labor. His words included, “wise kindness and charity”—but not “to weaken our arm or numb our hearts.” Trump has said more or less the same in language of our own times. He is a democratic capitalist and wants everyone to benefit from its riches. He, like Roosevelt, extols the strenuous life, a work ethic and the virtues of spiritual capital. 

Trump's art of the deal - Dispute your bills

Here’s a relatively balanced counterpoint to HRC’s attack ads featuring small businessmen who blamed Mr. Trump for their failures. But only a fool would put all their eggs in one basket lined with gold, so they could get MORE. They were mistaken and had their revenge on national TV…

Donald Trump has a message for anyone who agrees to do a job for him: If I don't like your work or I think you're trying to rip me off, don't expect to be paid in full. “I know when I'm being overcharged," Trump said in the interview. "Other people don't and they're suckers.”

The billionaire front-runner to be the Republican candidate in the U.S. presidential race says he sometimes refuses to pay bills from contractors he has hired and then forces them to negotiate the final figure down.

“I’ve had many people that when they work for me they get very rich," Trump said in an interview with Reuters, but, "sometimes I renegotiate." Adding: "I'll do that with probably 10 or 15 percent of contractors.

Trump said these were cases in which it was clear he was being overcharged, or that a contractor had done bad work. Under those circumstances, he would refuse to pay the full amount of a final bill when it arrived, he said.

Reuters reviewed more than 50 court cases and liens from contractors related to Trump projects in New York, Atlantic City, Miami and West Palm Beach, and interviewed dozens of people who have done construction jobs or legal work for him. The majority said they were paid in full and happy to work for him.

During a press conference in September, he indicated he would seek to renegotiate contracts if he gets into the White House, this time on behalf of taxpayers. "I fight like hell to pay as little as possible," he said. "You can't spend millions of dollars for something you could do for $2,000.

Faster And Cheaper, Trump Finishes NYC Ice Rink
November 01, 1986

Score one for the Trumpster.

Back in June, when the city's bungled, six-year effort to renovate the Wollman Ice-Skating Rink in Central Park was $12 million over budget with no end in sight, real-estate tycoon Donald Trump stepped forward.

Just give the project to me, he said, and I'll finish the rink by Christmas. This Christmas. And for free.

"I have total confidence that we will be able to do it," Trump said at the time. "I am going on record as saying that I will not be embarrassed."

Yesterday morning, in a gala ceremony down in the sunken, tree-shrouded gulch just off Central Park South, Trump unveiled his completed rink - the ''largest man-made skating rink in the world," glistening with a mirror- perfect sheath of virgin ice.

He was two months ahead of schedule, and $750,000 under budget.

"This serves as an example of what New York, the wealthiest city in the world, can do in terms of saving money - if things are done right," an exuberant Trump said. "If we could just plan and execute, it would be billions and billions of dollars that would be saved."

Even the weather gods cooperate with Donald Trump. Yesterday's chilly, aquamarine morning was perfect for the occasion, the first day of the season that made ice-skating seem like a pretty good idea.

Skating champions Dick Button and Aja Zanova-Steindler were the first to test the rink. Button did a few graceful turns on the massive rink and declared the ice "velvet."

The near-circular skating area, built in 1951, was closed in 1980 for repairs, but the project quickly fell behind schedule. By the spring of this year, with a bankrupt general contractor and an expensive, experimental refrigeration system that didn't work, Wollman rink was left to rot.

Parks officials announced they were back at "square one," and predicted it would take another year-and-a-half to complete the renovations.

That's when Trump came forward.

The completed complex, near the southeast corner of the park, includes a red-brick concession stand and a rental building wrapping around the slightly sunken rink's north end, and a massive brick-and-concrete patio overlooking the ice.

The highest towers along Central Park South are just visible over the edge of the surrounding tree line.

Trump and New York Parks Commissioner Henry Stern said the rink would be open to the public in about two weeks, giving Trump time to finish work on the concessions building and for thousands of new, rental skates to be shipped to the site.

Under the agreement, Trump will operate the rink for one year, donating any profits to a "mutually agreed charity." He announced yesterday that the Ice Capades organization had been hired to handle the day-to-day operation.

Trump said he "knew very little about ice rinks" when he stepped into the project, but was tired of hearing about the botched city efforts and "wanted to get it open."

He is rehabilitating a huge building on nearby Central Park South into luxury condominiums. The view from many of the more expensive units is of Wollman rink - which before Trump's efforts had been a rusty, concrete scar on the park's southern perimeter.

"We completed two months ahead of schedule and that's a little change of pace and a nice thing to hear for a lot of New Yorkers," Trump said. "We pushed very hard. We had very good men . . . and it was something we really put a lot of oomph into."

Trump attributed his success to the inclusion of "really tough penalties" against contractors who fell behind schedule - penalties that would have put them out of business.

Under his agreement with the city, Trump paid for the entire renovation out of his own pocket, with the understanding that he'd be reimbursed upon completion up to an agreed-upon limit. The finished rink came in at $1.95 million, Trump said, which was $750,000 below the limit.

"We did a job here and we put a lot of guts into it and we're proud of it," Trump said.

Published: April 1, 1987

New Yorkers were grateful when Donald J. Trump finished ahead of schedule and under budget in renovating the Wollman Memorial Rink, where the city had spent six years and $12 million trying to produce ice.

But even the Trump Organization, which controls a network of real estate developments and management corporations, did not expect to make a profit.

Yesterday, on a wet spring morning that would have been three months from the scheduled completion date if the city had not relinquished the project in Central Park, Mr. Trump announced that he had made a profit.

Closing the ice-skating rink until the fall, Mr. Trump said it had made a profit of about $500,000 on $1.5 million in receipts since re-opening in November. The money will go to several charities and will be used for public works projects.

According to the Trump Organization, it spent $1 million to operate the skating rink since November. As part of its agreement with the city, besides giving most of its profit to charities and public works projects, the organization will also reimburse the city $50,000 for electricity use. In addition, some of the money will be given to the parks department.

The organization has already set aside $200,000 for three charities in New York City, a public works project and the rink's electric bill.

The remainder will be distributed by the city and the Trump Organization once a total has been made.

''It's so much beyond any expectation,'' said an ebullient Mr. Trump, who had said that he had hoped to just break even or turn a modest profit of about $100,000. ''This is a little different ending than most city stories.''

The project was completed two and a half months ahead of schedule and cost about $750,000 less than the $3 million that it was budgeted for.

After the closing ceremony, attended by executives from the Trump Organization, city officials and skaters, Mr. Trump said $25,000 would be donated to the United Cerebral Palsy, one of his favorite charities.

He said the Partnership for the Homeless will receive $25,000 for its efforts to provide overnight shelter to homeless and about $25,000 will also go to the Gay Men's Health Crisis, which provides counseling for AIDS victims and their families.

Mr. Trump said the city would receive $75,000 to renovate a playground in each of the five boroughs and $50,000 for the rink's electric bills.

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again.

The preface of Donald Trump's most recent best seller..
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The politicians who talk a great game in campaigns—and play like total losers when they try to actually govern because they can’t govern; they don’t know how to govern. The lobbyists and special interests with their hands in our pockets on behalf of their clients or others. The members of the media who are so far lost when it comes to being fair that they have no concept of the difference between “fact” and “opinion.”

The illegal immigrants who have taken jobs that should go to people here legally, while over 20 percent of Americans are currently unemployed or underemployed. Believe me, they’re all over the place. I see them. I talk to them. I hug them. I hold them. They are all over the place.

Congress, which has been deadlocked for years and virtually unable to deal with any of our most pressing domestic problems, or even the most basic ones, such as passing a budget. Think of it: a little thing like passing the budget. They don’t even have a clue.

Meanwhile, the bedrock of this country—the middle class—and those 45 million Americans stuck in poverty have seen their incomes decline over the past 20 years. Understandably, their disenchantment and frustration at what’s happening grows every day, and it gets worse and worse and worse.

And even our lawyers and judges, the reflective “wise men,” have been stepping all over the US Constitution, the bulwark of our democracy. They have recklessly appointed themselves to be policy makers, because our actual elected officials are paralyzed by partisanship. They can’t move; they can’t act. They are totally impotent.

As for the presidency and the executive branch, the incompetence is beyond belief. We’ve wasted literally trillions of dollars in the Middle East, with virtually nothing to show for it except for alienating our best ally, Israel. To make matters worse, we’ve negotiated a worthless and costly nuclear treaty with Iran (now Russia’s best friend) on the supposition that it will lead to greater harmony and world peace, which it won’t. It will lead to just the opposite. The idea of American Greatness, of our country as the leader of the free and unfree world, has vanished.

Despite all of these challenges—and actually because of the challenges—I decided to do something about it. I couldn’t stand to see what was happening to our great country. This mess calls for leadership in the worst way. It needs someone with common sense and business acumen, someone who can truly lead America back to what has made us great in the past.

We need someone with a proven track record in business who understands greatness, someone who can rally us to the standard of excellence we once epitomized and explain what needs to be done.

When I started speaking out, I had no idea what the reaction would be. I know I’m a great builder, I’ve built buildings all over the world. I’ve had tremendous success. But I hadn’t fully exposed my political thoughts and ideas to restore America’s greatness. I also knew that the Trump brand is one of the world’s great icons of quality and excellence. Everybody talks about it. Everybody knows about it. It’s very very special. I’m very proud of it. Our buildings and resorts now stand very proudly (and beautifully) all over the United States and in many other countries.

I started with the issue of illegal immigration, and proposed building a major wall that would be very high and completely impervious to the flood of immigrants who we don’t want or need here illegally. We love people coming in, but not when it’s done illegally.

Suddenly, Americans started to wake up to what was going on with regard to illegal immigration. Despite the large number of candidates who were running for the Republican nomination, what I was saying started to really hit home with people, and everybody picked it up and they picked it up gladly.

I started drawing crowds so large that we had to move our rallies into football stadiums and convention centers. The first national debate drew 24 million viewers, which set a record for cable television. Despite some of the ridiculous, antagonistic questions—or maybe because of them—I fought back as I always do and began to explain my vision. As a result, most people thought I won the debate.

People were applauding. All of a sudden, people who had never cared about elections or never voted were rushing to our rallies. The rallies became massive. The crowds were unbelievable. The enthusiasm was based on pure love and love of what we were doing.

The media, the politicians, and the so-called leaders of our country reacted in horror. But I persevered and went directly to the people, because I don’t need anyone’s financial support, nor do I need anyone’s approval of what I say or do. I just had to do the right thing. I had to do it. I had no choice. I see what’s happening to our country; it’s going to hell. I had to do it.

I have now begun to fill in some of the details of my vision. I’ve released a tax plan that gives the middle class and those with lower incomes a chance to keep more of what they earn, while restructuring how the richest Americans will be paying taxes.

I’ve committed to a truly more powerful military, one prepared and equipped to stand up to any and all of our foes. When we draw a line in the sand, it needs to mean something to all—especially our enemies.

I’ve introduced a whole new approach to job creation by encouraging companies to bring more of their jobs and manufacturing back to America (home where it belongs), along with the trillions of dollars currently being held in foreign banks overseas. We’re bringing that money back. It’s a massive amount of money. And guess what? Lots of good things are going to happen. They’re going to spend that money on roads, on bridges, on companies, on jobs. It’s going to be amazing.

I’ve explained why Obamacare is a costly, ludicrous solution to our health care woes and one which must be repealed and replaced with a much better option. We need to fix the problem by creating competition in the private sector between insurance companies, and by allowing patients to choose the family doctors they want. This will be a much better plan, a much less costly plan—better doctors, better service. It will be something really special. And think of it: the United States will save a fortune as a country. People will be better served. A combination that cannot be beat.

Competition is a magic word in education as well. Parents should have the right to choose the schools where their kids can get the best education. The weaker schools will be closed, and ineffective teachers will be fired. One-size-fits-all education—Common Core—is bad. It’s not going to happen. We don’t want our children to be educated from Washington. We want local education. Education should be locally based.

Domestically, we need to undertake a massive rebuilding of our infrastructure. Too many bridges have become dangerous, our roads are decaying and full of potholes, while traffic jams are costing millions in lost income for drivers who have jobs in congested cities. Public transit is overcrowded and unreliable and our airports must be rebuilt. You go to countries like China and many others and you look at their train systems and their public transport. It’s so much better. We’re like a third-world country.

I could go on and on regarding many of the ideas I’ve written about in this book, and more that will be forthcoming. But let me add that while my critics are pushing their policy agendas, the last thing we need are more plans that evaporate after the elections.

What we need is leadership that can deal with our mess and begin to apply practical solutions to our problems. My goal is not to design hundreds of pages of government regulation and red tape like others propose. We need to outline commonsense policies and then knock some heads together if necessary to make them work. The fact is we are over-regulated. People can’t move. They’re stymied. Companies can’t be built. We’re over-regulated.

I know how to deal with complex issues and how to bring together all the various elements necessary for success. I’ve done it for years and have built a great company and a massive net worth. This book is designed to give the reader a better understanding of me and my ideas for our future. I’m a really nice guy, believe me, I pride myself on being a nice guy but I’m also passionate and determined to make our country great again.

It’s time we turn America around from despair and anger to joy and accomplishment. It can happen, and it will happen. Our best days still lie ahead. There is so much untapped greatness in our country. We’re rich in natural resources, and we’re rich in human talent. Enjoy this book—and together, let’s make America great again!"

Donald Trump’s female employees say he helped them grow

Donald Trump’s female employees say he helped them grow, mentored them

Louise Sunshine, a former executive vice president of Donald Trump’s real estate company, told the Washington Post this week that she…considers him a valued mentor, and is one of many female executives who praise Trump for encouraging their career growth and creating a positive work environment for women with families.

“From the standpoint of being a woman, I just thought he was phenomenal,” said Sunshine, 74. “So supportive and encouraging … He gave me the ropes, and I could either hang myself or prove myself.”

Trump told the newspaper that…his company had been “ahead of the curve” in hiring women; his attorney told the Post that more women than men now hold executive positions in the Trump Organization.

by Lynne Patton

video & transcript:
"Today i was compelled to sit down and write this letter, not to anyone in particular, maybe even just for myself. But as a black female executive at the Trump organization, I can no longer remain silent about the repeated and reprehensible attempts to align my boss and his family with racist hate-mongering groups, campaigns and messaging.

As the daughter of a man born in Birmingham Alabama who rose against all odds to become one of the most established and respected doctors at Yale University, there is no amount of money in the world that could buy my loyalty to a family that subscribed to such intolerant and bigoted ideologies.

The Trump family that I know is, without question, one of the most generous, compassionate and philanthropic families I've ever had the privilege of knowing and the honor to call friends. They have been incredibly loyal to me and to the countless dedicated people they employ around the world, hiring more minority and female executives than any other company for which I've ever worked.

To equate racism with my boss's call for a temporary moratorium on a flawed immigration system that radical Islamic terrorists continue to exploit; or the construction of an impassable wall to protect our borders from the influx of illegal drugs, is not only incendiary, it's wholly irresponsible and only serves to embolden the very hatred these draconian groups espouse.  What common sense American wants another terrorist attack on our soil, or to perpetuate this country's rampant drug epidemic?

And to compare my boss to Adolph Hitler simply to spin your own political agenda or social media punchline is a personal affront to the extermination of over six million Jews, and trivializes one of the worst acts of human genocide this world has ever seen.

Rest assured, I'm a highly intelligent, free-thinking and independent woman. My opinions and decisions are based solely in fact, not fiction, speculation, assumption or heresy. I do not vote based upon the color of my skin, nor the signature on my paycheck. I judge my friends and forge my allegiances from direct personal interaction and moral character. That said, there is no higher barometer by which to measure oneself than the one continually set by this family and their spouses, and I should know.

Like many Americans, I have struggled with substance abuse and addiction. The Trump family has stood by me through immensely difficult times, without hesitation or concern for their own reputation by association (she chokes up) They continue to trust me with every aspect of their lives and the lives of their families. They invite me into their homes and welcome me at their family gatherings.

For the past six years I have held an executive position as it pertains to the distribution of their charitable funds, and they have charged me to identify worthy and altruistic missions. I could not be more humbled.

This is the Trump family that I know. Only up until now it's all just been opposing campaign rhetoric and paid protesters. But then a letter came and I thought to myself "Who does this person think he is to threaten to kill somebody else's family (she chokes up), any family, this family, my family - all because of a political race, a campaign? But then i realized that this isn't just a race to Mr. Trump, this isn't just a race to his family, nor to our veterans or the unemployed. And because of that, this family is willing to risk their own lives, each and every day, for the greater good of this country. But i would be lying if I said I didn't fear for them now.

There is a movement sweeping this brave nation and I am honored to have a front row seat to it on a daily basis. This country has spoken. My boss has justly earned the republican nomination and broken voter registration records in countless states across America. This cannot be denied. He has brought this party together by drawing more democrats, more Independents and more first time voters into the GOP fold and has earned more republican votes than any other presidential candidate in modern history. That must be respected.

To the skeptics who will undoubtedly claim that I'm doing this at the behest of Trump family or with the promise of reward, I deliberately chose not to seek their approval or their counsel in advance of this video, for fear that there would be more concern for me and its potential viral ramification than they would be for themselves and the fact that quite simply, this is the right thing to do. For me it was an easy decision, just as voting for my boss, Donald J. Trump, should be an easy decision for you.

God bless this family. God bless the voters. And God bless the United States of America."

Mischael Modrikamen, President of the Peoples Party of Belgium

I fully support Donald Trump. I am not a professional politician. And I also want to restart, to reset our correct and inefficient political system here.

America should not become another Brussels. It was once a vibrant, entrepreneurial, joyful peaceful city. That was before. Brussels is becoming a third world city, with a a majority of muslim migrants within fifteen to twenty years, according to demographic studies. But more than half of them have strong Islamist beliefs, as well as anti-semite prejudice. And this situation, already worrying, is aggravated by the current migrant crisis, with the invasion of Europe that our European leaders failed so far to prevent. Jihadists that have killed, a few months ago, a hundred and thirty innocent people in Paris and wounded many more, came out of them, from Brussels.

Mr. Trump, we have this in common: We speak the truth. We name things. Of course the political and media elites will never forgive us for that. But ordinary citizens, the voiceless, are not fooled or abused. Mr. Trump: Make America Great again! You are an example for many of us here in Europe.

Few people get asked if they’ll consider running for president, all of them exceptional.. Donald Trump has been asked repeatedly for over 35 years..

Here are just three of those interviews...

1980 Donald Trump Interview with Rona Barrett..

RONA BARRETT: Would you like to be the President of the United States?

DONALD TRUMP: I really don't believe that i would, Rona. But I would like to see somebody as the President who could do the job. And there are very capable people in this country.

RONA BARRETT: Why wouldn't you dedicate yourself to public service?

DONALD TRUMP: Because I think it's a very mean life. I would love, and I would dedicate my life to this country, but I see it as being a mean life. And I also see it as--that somebody with strong views, and somebody with the kind of views that are maybe a little bit unpopular, which may be right, but may be unpopular, wouldn't necessarily have a chance at getting elected against somebody with no great brain but a big smile.

1988 Donald Trump Interview with Oprah Winfrey

OPRAH WINFREY: This sounds like political, presidential talk to me and I know people have talked to you about whether or not you want to run, would you, would you ever?

DONALD TRUMP: I just probably wouldn't do it, Oprah, I probably wouldn't. But I do get tired of seeing what's happening with this country. And if it got so bad I would never want to rule it out totally.

OW.: You've said though that if you did run for President you believe you'd win.

DT: Well I don't know, I think I'd win. I'll tell you what, I wouldn't go in to lose, I've never gone in to lose in my life. And if I did decide to do it, I think I'd be inclined, I would say that I would have a helluva chance of winning. Because I think people--i don't know how your audience feels, but I think people are tired of seeing the United States ripped off. And I can't promise you everything, but I can tell you one thing, this country would make one helluva lot of money from those people that for 25 years have been taking advantage. It wouldn't be the way it's been, believe me.

1989 Tour de Trump

INTERVIEWER: Ten years from now do you see Donald Trump in politics?

DONALD TRUMP: I don't see myself as a politician. I think I speak my mind perhaps too bluntly, I like to tell the truth - I'm not that sure a great politician can always tell the truth--I do like to tell the truth. I like to say what should be done and when it should be done and i'm not sure that a politician is allowed to do that and get elected. And that's unfortunate, it's very unfortunate for the country, I can tell you.

2015: DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCES HIS RUN: Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States. And we are going to make our country great again! I have a big heart. I'm going to take care of people, I'm going to make sure this country comes first. We don't come first. We don't come tenth. We take care of everyone else but our own. And that's gonna change."






It takes a big man to publicly scrub toilets in his billion dollar hotel and not even HuffPo's snarky spin can obscure that.... That Time Donald Trump Tried Doing Various Jobs At His Own Hotel “I like this job, Mia!” “Then maybe you should come help me all the time,” she smiled. When it was all over, Trump summed up his experience by relaying what it really required to take on those various roles. “These are four jobs that I’ve never done before. They’re tough. You have to be sharp, you have to be smart, you have to get along with the people,” he said. “It’s hard work. Not easy.”