I’m still scratching my head over this one, as Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have done himself any political favors with these comments.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Trump recalled the odd story of how he once “screwed” Moammar Gadhafi in a business deal. The Hill has a transcript:
I think I probably have more experience of anybody [in the GOP field] — whether I sell them real estate for tremendous amounts of money. I mean, I’ve dealt with everybody. And by the way, I can tell you something else. I dealt with Gaddafi. 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. That’s what we should be doing. I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed’, but I screwed him. That’s what we should be doing.
Here’s video of part of the appearance:*
This isn’t the first time The Donald has campaigned on odd business practices. As Stu pointed out on the blog, Trump recently said he would just find regulatory reasons to stop business deals he doesn’t like.
Do we really want a president who takes pride in “screwing” people in business deals? Is that the honesty and integrity the office warrants?
*Fox originally posted this video saying it showed the “screwed” remarks. It doesn’t. Were waiting for Fox to post the rest of the interview.