Business & Media Institute
October 16, 2008
Financial legend Donald Trump, in an interview by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the Oct. 15 “The Situation Room,” expressed his disappointment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t move to impeach President George W. Bush.
“[I] was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush,” Trump said. “It was almost – it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out of office – which personally I think would have been a wonderful thing.”
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Trump said Bush’s handling of the Iraq war was an impeachable offense – claiming Bush intentionally “lied,” which was much more unacceptable than the events that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. However, he insisted Bush had little to do with the current economic crisis.
But this isn’t necessarily a case of partisan politics since Trump is siding with the Republican presidential candidate this election. On CNN’s Sept. 17 “Larry King Live,” Trump endorsed Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, Ariz. One of the reasons the real estate tycoon chose McCain is he said he thought McCain was a brilliant and tough guy and said he thought he had the ability to “persuade” OPEC to lower oil prices.
“Well, I think that if you look at experience and if you look at lots of other factors,” Trump said on CNN’s Sept. 30 “American Morning.” “But I also happen to know him, he’s a brilliant guy, he’s a tough guy, he’s a strong guy and we need that. In particular, we need that with respect to OPEC. We need somebody to go over to OPEC and explain – and they don’t even have to go over, frankly – and explain exactly what’s going on. You know, if you have a store and I have a store and we set prices and we fix prices, I will tell you that we all get put in jail.”
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