Here's What Donald Trump Told Oprah Winfrey in 1988 & Why it Matters Today

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June 26, 2018Jun 26, 2018

When Donald Trump launched his campaign as the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election, some Americans were shocked to learn that a prominent Hollywood name was sliding into the political game. However, Trump has been involved in politics and hoping to make a change for quite some time now.

In recent days, an old interview of Trump on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1988 emerged back into the spotlight. The interview centers around Trump’s criticism of U.S. foreign policy at the time.

When asked about what he would do differently, Trump insisted he would “make our allies pay” while warning against foreign countries dominating American markets. Much of his remarks resemble promises he has upheld during his presidency.

Ironically, 30 years ago, Trump told Winfrey, “I just don’t think I really have the inclination to [run for President]. I love what I’m doing. I really like it. I just probably wouldn’t do it, Oprah. I probably wouldn’t.”

However, he did add, “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.”  

Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., shared a clip from the interview via Twitter earlier in 2018, which has continued to circulate social media over the past few months.

“Very proud to have a President do what he said he was going to do. For decades now Donald Trump has been signaling the alarm against the hollowing out of America,” Trump’s son said. “Other countries have been ‘Dumping’ and screwing over America for too long. Time to get tough!”

Watch Trump’s old interview with Winfrey below:

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