Trump: I 'screwed' Gadhafi
March 21st, 2011
09:21 AM ET
12 years ago

Trump: I 'screwed' Gadhafi

(CNN) – Donald Trump, whose flirtations with a presidential bid continue, says he has special experience dealing with Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi.

Speaking on Fox News Monday, Trump says he has more of a track record than anyone in the Republican presidential field when it comes to dealing with foreign leaders and dignitaries: "I sell them real estate for tremendous amounts of money. I mean, I've dealt with everybody."

Trump, who has said he will decide on a presidential bid by June, said he is particularly happy with the fact he "screwed" Gadhafi on a past real estate deal.

"I rented him a piece of land. He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land," Trump boasted. "That's what we should be doing. I don't want to use the word 'screwed', but I screwed him."

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  1. Nobody Special

    And he'll screw you (and me) too!

    March 21, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    In four short paragraphs this CNN reporter showed:
    1) Donald Trump is thinking of running for President
    2) A workable link to Faux News
    3) Mr. Trump's bloviatory nature
    4) What Mr. Trump values and takes pride in... The fact that he "screwed" a client out of an outrageous amount of money.
    5) Mr. Trump included a general description of how his ethics impacted his decision making and behavior.

    I get the impression that he would be proud and pleased (as President) to make a deal then go back on it with anyone... A sure international crowd pleaser and a general boost for our improving international stature.


    March 21, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Oy Vey Az

    Maybe he could get a good deal for Alaska? ... Oh I forgot ... Palin lives there ... what a shikse !

    March 21, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Dan

    Not that I really care if trump "screwed" gadafi at all, but I am pretty sure if this bragart got any where near the white house we would all get screwed. I do think that background checks need to be done on his foreign mail order brides.

    March 21, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    If you could upload Donald Trump's ego to "The Cloud" there would be no room for anything else.

    March 21, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. what?

    Was it taken out of the context or is it true that he really said that?? He's proud of the fact that he successfully scammed one of his customers whether it be a tyrant or a regular client. It's like saying I'm so smart cause I stole money from a tyrant. That tells a lot about his personal characteristics as well as business ethics. It's a shame a crook like Donald Trump can run for presidency.

    March 21, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Sean the thinker

    Oh Donald! You're always looking for opportunities to promote yourself. The American people don't give a rat's ass about your opinion on foreign policy. Stick to what you know, real estate and reality TV.

    March 21, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. pyalie

    Good for you Trump. So then you gave the money back to the people he stole it from? What? You bought a gold bathtub with it?! Oh...maybe not so "good for you."

    March 21, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. Logic

    How do we know Trump wont "screw" us too?

    March 21, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. donkey party

    Trump is not world leader material, period.

    March 21, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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