Debate of the Century: Obama vs. Trump
An imagined contest between the president and The Donald.
April 22, 2011 - 12:00 am
Moderator: Mr. Trump, do you think you would have any difficulty going from private businessman to president of the United States?
Trump: You know, unlike other people I’ve really been public all my life.
I’ve done a good job. I’ve built a great company. I mean it’s magnificent.
I’m going to disclose all this stuff. And they will be amazed at how big it is, how strong it is, how much cash there is. It’s a great company. I’d love to show my tax returns. I may tie the release of my tax returns to Obama releasing his birth certificate.
I think that people see me as somebody that loves this country. But maybe even more importantly I will not let our great nation be ripped off by so many others.
I think they see that. They think I am a smart guy.
Moderator: Mr. President, does criticism bother you?
Obama: Some of it will be settled by the America people in the election.
That is how democracy should work.
Moderator: Mr. Trump, does criticism bother you?
Trump: Next question. You’re not doing your job very well.
You’ve been co-opted by Obama.
Moderator: Finally, what would you like to say to the American people?
Obama: To make very clear to the American people that we have a choice.
Moderator: Mr. Trump, any final words to the American people?
Trump: I had two divorces. And they were very good women.
And I always say about that — they were excellent women, terrific women.
But you know what? I work so hard and so long that it’s almost unfair to women.
But isn’t what this county wants — don’t — you think the country wants somebody that works long and hard and smart, maybe above all smart?
So I think the reason I am doing so well in all the polls, where I am leading most of ‘em is that they see me stopping this onslaught from other people taking advantage of the county. Cause I’ll tell you something, if I win, people will not be ripping off the United States any longer.