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Trump defends "housing crash" remarks

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:00

In response to Hillary Clinton accusing him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says ''What am I going to do? I'm in business.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded on Tuesday (May 24) to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton accusing him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. Clinton's campaign released an ad with audio that the presumptive Republican nominee recorded in 2006 for his now-defunct Trump University venture. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, in remarks on a "bubble burst," said: "I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy" property and "make a lot of money." During a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Trump said "If it goes down, it goes down. I feel badly for everybody! What am I going to do? I'm in business." "Never thought I was going to run for office. I even said things. I joke with friends and Howard Stern and everybody, we have fun. Who the hell would've thought I'd be running for political office before?" said Trump. The New Yorker also impersonated Clinton on the campaign trail, who he said "screams," and said other big names in business did similar deals as he did before the housing crisis. Trump has never held elected office and often touts his history as a businessman in response to accusations that he is unprepared to assume the presidency. Anti-Trump protesters and police clashed outside the Albuquerque convention center on Tuesday when protesters tried to storm the center, calling for an end to the Trump rally.

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Trump defends "housing crash" remarks

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:00