Image: Trump On The Oprah Winfrey Show Circa 1988
View the video at: http://youtu.be/MOKi5YeNtRI
To summarize, Trump says almost exactly then that he says now! He talks about how the Japanese are ripping us off. He predicts George Bush would win the election, even though he praised Bush's opponents! Then, when asked would he run for President, Trump stated, "I do not think I would do it now...but...if this country continues to go down...then I would...and if I did...I intend to win...!"
For an unprincipled flip-flopper, Donald Trump sounded pretty much EXACTLY the same 25 years ago
Here are some Trump quotes from the show:
“We’re a debtor nation. Something’s going to happen over the next number of years…we let Japan come in and dump everything right into our markets…it’s not free trade!
“Go to Japan right now and try to sell something– forget about it…and hey, have tremendous respect for the Japanese people. I mean, you can respect somebody that’s beatin’ the hell out of ya.
“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% of what they’re making? It’s a joke!”