Flashback 1988: Donald Trump Said He Would Consider A Presidental Bid ‘If The Country Got So Bad…’

Donald Trump is perhaps best known for the money he’s made in real estate, his less-than-humble demeanor and his hit reality TV show, ‘The Apprentice.’ Although many people know he has been eyeing the Oval Office for a couple of election cycles, you may be surprised to learn just how far back his presidential aspirations reach.

Notice the consistency of what he said back then about us being a debtor nation, about Japan and tired of seeing our country getting ripped off. 

Watch as Donald, in a 1988 appearance on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ shares his thoughts on running for office.


 

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