April 16, 2009

ICYMI – Donald Trump on LKL last night!!

Posted: 12:08 PM ET

Donald Trump visited "Larry King Live" on Wednesday night to tout his new book, "Think Like a Champion." In a wide-ranging interview, Trump shared his thoughts on how to prosper in this economy, Bernie Madoff, how President Obama is doing, taxes and his daughter's love life.

King: Why [is it a] good time for an entrepreneur and not necessarily for others?

Trump: Well, this is a time for smart people. This is a time for entrepreneurial people. This is a great time for people like me - and maybe people like you, Larry, because I know you're a great investor. ...

Weren't you involved with [Bernie] Madoff?

King: A little bit, yes. You weren't, huh? How did you resist him?

Trump: Honestly, I got lucky. He might have duped me like he did a lot of other people. He is a disaster. But now he's where he belongs.

King: With troubled times like this for the average guy, is this the time to think like a champion?

Trump: This is the best time to think like a champion. As an example, the house is being foreclosed. You go see your bank - maybe you can make a deal, maybe you can't. But you can make a deal with a bank on another house, and much better than the one you're living in. ... They'll do any deal to get rid of their product.

They have houses by the thousands. And you go see that bank and you make a deal.

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hugh ~ california   April 16th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

Hell no! Not "The Donald" again! I love you Larry, but please, this guy is just a rich attention seeker whose goal is to retain his CEO-Celebrity #1 Crown! He's too busy combing his hair wrong, and being all excited while putting on make-up, getting ready to smile for the camera.

He's not minding the store; this is why most of his hotels lose money! Donald Trump's advice doesn't mean squat unless you're rich and loaded with capital. I wish he'd stay home and give us–who don't care to listen to his advice–a break. Damn it! Trumped again.

Shamso Yusuf   April 16th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

Hi: Larry last week you had Jenny and Jim Carry taking about Autism. There are alot of people who their kids are sufuring. Those families are Refugee and Immigrant who doest know how to cummunicate and get help for their kids. I am from Somalia and one of my daughter was diagnise Autism and i had to go through alot but I always think about my cumminity and other cumminty, so please larry be a voice for those kids.


Swede   April 16th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

True, you overexpose Trump. Too, Joy Behar, who has no business whatever being on any kind of TV program. A person should have at least an iota of intelligence before opening their mouth on TV. King, you questioned Limbaugh's patriotism because he plans to leave New York to save on taxes. I'm certain you have an army of accountants looking for every loophole to cut your taxes. Hypocrisy on your part.

angellight   April 16th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

I do not know who the GOP are trying to fool because these so-called “tea parties” are really an attempt at Disguised Racism…, if a white man had been elected President, they would not be doing this. They know that there is still some right-wing extremists who hate blacks, jews, etc., and they want to get this element going again. That is why the Govenor of Texas is so ready to secede from the Union! I say shame on the GOP, Rush, Fox, Hannity and Scarborough. What they are doing is evil. GOP love to spout that Pres. Obama's initiatives will "bankrupt" the country...., which is laughable because the GOP have already done that and some more. What Pres. Obama is trying to do is invest in America now and for the future.

mary sanders   April 16th, 2009 1:36 pm ET

hi, this is not really the night i want to comment on, but i saw the minister against gay and lesbian marriage.

methodist churches discussion of this led to openness for them ten
years ago. why not have one of them discuss their current status.

thank you,
mary sanders

peteinny   April 16th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Since when is paying taxes "patriotic"? If it is then what about the one half of the people in this country paying no income taxes- are they unpatriotic?
Frankly it was a typically ridiculous comment. If we are paying taxes we have a right to expect that they are going to be used on worthwhile efforts and not on pork to reelect Charlie Rangel or Barney Frank or on some ideological hobby horse supported by Obama. It is patriotic to insist that our government make good use of scarce resources.

janette tx   April 16th, 2009 5:19 pm ET


Revolution   April 16th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout.

Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks has hung up her journalistic hat and joined the Obama administration, but not before penning a public proposal calling for some radical ideas to help bail out the failing news industry.

Brooks, who has taken up a post as an adviser at the Pentagon, advocated upping "direct government support for public media" and creating licenses to govern news operations.

"Years of foolish policies have left us with a choice: We can bail out journalism, using tax dollars and granting licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary, or we can watch, wringing our hands, as more and more top journalists are laid off,"

He's got the banks

He's got the auto's

He's got the energy

Now he going for the press

Terry, TX   April 16th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Trump...another celebrity selling a book a recession. Not worth reading.

formerdem   April 16th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

what a load of crap Larry, tying patriotism to taxes, get yor talking points from Joe the blowhard Biden? how about some originality at least ! Wait till the people that PAY the taxes in New York start migrating out because of Paterson's outrageous money grab and then the stuff will hit the fan. Bloomberg knows whats coming.

janette tx   April 17th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I am on your side word for word.Rick Perry is a loser and
he WILL NOT be re-elected.IT took a person of color to
win the the office of bring out the true colors of
our elected officials.They are no better than Rush orShaun
or Steele to name a few or Colter They can all forget 2012!!!

ed,vancouver canada   April 17th, 2009 5:39 am ET

bloomberg does not care.he is one of the richest men in the united states
the media has to be saved of course....look who owns it all
the rich are using this economy to lower wages
in 1913 income tax was brought in at 6%
why is it so high and the average working person has no control of how the money is spent?

welcome to the buddies era.
big business handouts..buddies

you are not MY buddies

ed,vancouver canada   April 17th, 2009 5:41 am ET

when trump gets trump entertainment's billions back to the investors,he can talk.
til then,what a joke

ed,vancouver canada   April 17th, 2009 5:43 am ET

why would a bank who is foreclosing your home lend you money for a different one?
they will lose money and would rather sell the cheaper one to someone that does not have ruined credit,like the chinese cash buyer

jojo   April 17th, 2009 2:34 pm ET

doesn't Mr Trump ever smile? always a scowal ?

Kathy, Michigan   April 17th, 2009 5:58 pm ET

Why doesn't Donald Trump spend some of his money on himself??? He needs a total makeover! That hair could scare a small child!

Marilyn, Ohio   April 18th, 2009 11:04 am ET

Donald Trump is so full of himself and what a bragger. Hot Air. Come on, Larry, you can get better guests. The only thing I agree with him on is that the Bush Administration was a disaster..........

D.M. Taylor   April 18th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

D. Trump does not think like the average person,he thinks like the rich white man and the person who is pushing a book. he needs to be for real.

susanta   April 18th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

when million of people are losing their house and job, is it a wise man's advice asking them to think as 'champion'?

susanta   April 18th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Trump used the word 'I' ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE (163) times in Larry King Live Show....

bettie p hope   April 18th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I love your show you are the best&so is The Donald , From Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Nancy   April 18th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Trump said it all on the Larry King show. The $150 oil started the economic downturn and as soon as we are out of it the oil price will go up and the we'll have a repeat of the economic downturn.

Dr.G   April 19th, 2009 12:16 am ET

When Rush talked highly critical of Obama....was being said racist....being not an african american..

What about Trump, can he call Obama... a BLACK.... and is it ok because he can...or just because is rich...

Valorie   April 19th, 2009 12:37 am ET

How can you still use Trump as an expert on real estate when he had taken money from investors in Baja Trump and Miami. He takes licensing money from escrow projects and then leaves the investors without money. In other words he takes the money from investors and then leaves without building the projects. No wonder he has money. It is our money.

C. Lepage   April 19th, 2009 1:39 am ET

I'm not sure how Mr.Trump's interview was suppose to reassure hard working honest American citizens who are not billionaires and who have lost their jobs or their house and in many cases both!

Perhaps the timing was bad for him to proudly explain how the recession is an opportunity for him to get richer (great business opportunities...) and in the same interview coldly confirm having laid-off people...

Mr.Trump is an extraordinary business man but I sometimes wonder how many children lives could be saved around the world if he donated 1/1000th of his fortune to provide them with clean drinking water.

lostemperor   April 20th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

About the pirates attack's: my plan is wire the ships all around with mild explosivses so when pirates try to enter a ship it will go off. And only then Mr. Trump idea of putting a sniper on the ship. Sounds too simple to be true?
aka lostemperor

lostemperor   April 21st, 2009 4:44 am ET

While at the subject of piracy, can't radar spot boats miles away? So that ships can call for air support if there is a suspect mother pirate-vessel come within striking range. Also from 300 miles off the coast there can be a no navigate zone for unindentified boats.

Why also if a ship is already attacked, can't it be raid by special trainded forces in the night? I know it is risky but the alternative is pay ransom. I thought that is no option since it will lead to more attacks.

Back to Trump where this blog is about, I didn't see much of the interview. I did I see him in Home Alone II?! A movie about a boy who was able to save his house and the neighbourhood from two crooks. Something the high-tech forces of the international communities can perhaps learn about in dealing with piracy 🙂

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