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Donald Trump confesses: "All my life, my whole life I've been greedy, greedy with money"

"But now I want to be greedy for the United States," he added rather unconvincingly


Scott Eric Kaufman
January 29, 2016 7:52AM (UTC)

At his "Special Event for Veterans" in Des Moines, Iowa, GOP front-runner Donald Trump admitted that "my whole life I've been greedy, greedy for money -- but now I want to be greedy for the United States."

"I'm going grab all that money, all that money -- for the United States."

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"But I always feel guilty," he added, "because all my life I made money, I'm really creative at it, all my life I did well. My father always said, 'everything my boy touches, turns to gold.'"

He said this by way of explaining why he's self-funding his campaign, and about how doing so makes him beholden to no one except himself -- the very person he just characterized as an inveterate money-grubber.

The audience, of course, met this humble story of his greatness with applause.

Watch the official livestream of the Trump "Special Event for Veterans" below via Right Side Broadcasting.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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