“Years ago, I predicted that Iran would take over Iraq. Iran and Iraq used to fight back and forth.”
“You don’t get a standing ovation and get boos, by the way. They don’t go hand in hand.”
“You have to blast to build in Manhattan. And the buildings went up in Manhattan because of the power of that bedrock. Once you dig that foundation – and they dig with dynamite – and once you dynamite out and you secure that foundation, that building isn’t going anywhere.”
“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”
“You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican? You have heard that. You know, that’s a dream of theirs, to go into Italy.”
“You know the funny thing, I don’t get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.”
“You learn their honesty, you learn their competitiveness. You learn a lot about a person. It’s not that they have to sink the putt and there’s a great deal of talent involved – but you do learn about how competitive a person is on the golf course, and frankly, how honest.”
“‘You’re fired’ was not a part of the deal. And when I went into the first board room, the very first one, I’m looking at these people, and I had to fire somebody, but we never thought in terms of the expression ‘You’re fired.’”
“You’ve seen my statements; I do very well. I don’t mind paying some taxes. The middle class is getting clobbered in this country. You know the middle class built this country, not the hedge fund guys, but I know people in hedge funds that pay almost nothing, and it’s ridiculous, OK?”
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