Trump: ‘In 2008, I Supported Hillary Clinton’

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 4, 2016 | 8:26am EST
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(CNSNews.com) - In Thursday night’s presidential primary debate in Detroit, businessman Donald Trump explained why in 2008 he contributed to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton when she was running for president.

“Actually, it was for business. It was. It was,” said Trump. “It was for business. I pride myself, including outside of the United States. I'm doing almost 120 deals outside of the--which I hope to be able to stop very soon and let my children handle it--but we're doing many, many deals outside of the United States.

“I support politicians,” said Trump. “In 2008, I supported Hillary Clinton. I supported many other people, by the way.”

Here is a transcript of the part of the debate where this was discussed:

Cruz: “Donald Trump in 2008 wrote four checks to elect Hillary Clinton as president. So I'd like to ask Donald, why did you write checks to Hillary Clinton to be president in 2008? It wasn't for business. And how can you stand on a debate stage now with her and say you don't think she should be president?

Trump: "Actually, it was for business. It was. It was. It was for business. I pride myself, including outside of the United States. I'm doing almost 120 deals outside of the--which I hope to be able to stop very soon and let my children handle it--but we're doing many, many deals outside of the United States. I support politicians. In 2008, I supported Hillary Clinton. I supported many other people, by the way. And that was because of the fact that I'm in business. I did support very heavily Ronald Reagan. I also supported George Bush, by the way."

 

 

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