Oprah Interviewed Donald Trump in 1988!
You will never guess what he said…
Oprah: You took out a full-page ad in major US newspapers last year criticizing US foreign policy…What would you do differently Donald?
Trump: I’d make our allies forgetting about the enemies the enemies you can talk to so easily…I’d make our allies pay their fair share we’re debtor nation something’s gonna happen over the next number of years with this country but you can’t keep going on losing $200 billion. And yet we let Japan come in and dump everything right into our markets and everything and it’s not free trade if you ever go to Japan right now and try to sell something forget about it up just forget about it it’s almost impossible don’t have laws against that they just make impossible they come over here they sell their cars their VCR’s they not the hell out of our company’s and take I have tremendous respect for the Japanese people.
Trump: I mean you can respect somebody that’s beating the hell out of you, but they are beating the hell outta this country. Kuwait they live like kings the poorest person in Kuwait, they live like kings and yet they’re not paying. We make it possible for them to sell their oil why aren’t they paying us 25 percent of what they’re making? It’s a joke.
Oprah: This this sounds like political presidential talk to me I know people are talking about whether or not you wanna run which would you ever?
Trump: Probably not, but I I do get tired of seeing the country get ripped off.
Oprah: Why would you not?
Trump: I just don’t think I really have the inclination to do it. I love what I’m doing I really like it.
Oprah: Also don’t pay as well?
Trump: Yeah you know I just probably wouldn’t do it… 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 because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country. However how we’re really making other people live like kings and we’re not.
Oprah: What do you think about this year’s presidential race the way it’s shaping up?
Trump: Well it’s going to be very interesting I think yeah I think that probably George Bush has an advantage in terms of the election I think that probably people would say that he’s got like that little edge in terms of the incumbency et cetera et cetera but I think Jesse Jackson started so very proud… I think Michael Dukakis’s done one helluva job and George Bush’s done a helluva job. You know he, they all went in there sort of a semi underdogs, including George Bush. And they will come out I think the people that are around all three of those candidates can be very proud of the job done.
Oprah: You’ve said though that if you did run for president you believe you’d win.
Trump: Well I don’t know I think I’d win I tell you 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 will I would say that I would have a helluva chance at 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 promise you everything but I can tell you one thing this country would make one helluva lotta money from those people that for 25 years have taken advantage, it wouldn’t be the way it’s been believe me!
Isn’t it amazing to see someone actually say the same thing more than once or twice? I mean for a presidential candidate, this is unheard of. Roll the tapes back 20 or 30 years on any one of the candidates running for president and see what you hear. This is really good stuff and it goes a long way towards the legitimacy of Trump’s campaign.