Verbatim: Trump On Why He Didn’t Run In 2000: ‘The Women’

By Allen McDuffee
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In 1999, when Chris Matthews had his show, Hardball, on CNBC, he said he was “toying” with running for president. What were his reservations? “The women.”

“People want me to [run for president] all the time … I don’t like it,” Trump said on CNBC’s “Hardball.”

“Can you imagine how controversial I’d be? You think about him [Clinton] and the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine?”

— Donald Trump on CNBC’s Hardball in 1999

Of course, as it turns out, there was a different woman problem, as The Daily Beast reported, even if Trump’s ex-wife later walked back the severity of the initial claim.

h/t: Kia Makarechi on Twitter



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