Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, recently revealed that he lost multiple billions of dollars during his time in the Oval Office. The former president noted that he had “expected” to endure heavy losses.
Trump’s comments surfaced over the course of an interview with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who remarked that Trump is one of only a few politicians that generally “have the people’s back.”
In response, Trump noted that he endured enormous financial losses, which is ironic given the amount of income various high-profile Democrats have incurred over the years.
“Look at the money they make,” Trump marveled, in direct reference to former President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Representative Maxine Waters, all of whom are “full-time politicians.”
“I expected to lost a lot of money,” Trump continued, “I lost billions. I expected that, it was OK.”
The former president also sardonically remarked that other individuals have managed to make money in politics.
Lindell and Trump also discussed the outcome of the 2020 election over the course of the interview, including Trump’s allegations regarding potential voter fraud across multiple battleground states. During the discussion, Trump remarked that Democrat policies generally serve as proof that they “cheat on elections.”
“I don’t believe 50 percent of people vote for [Democrats],” Trump declared rattling off various reasons to support his allegations, including sanctuary cities, open borers, defunding police, no voter ID, and “all of the [other] stuff they have.”
“They can’t have 50 percent with those policies,” Trump reiterated.
In addition, Trump also proclaimed that former Vice President Mike Pence made an egregious error in failing to pause the certification of the voting results for the electoral college.
“Mike Pence gave those votes over,” Trump said, remarking that “it was very sad” his vice president failed to do so.
“When you have more votes than there are voters, when you have other things that are so wrong,” Trump reflected, “and that was then. Since then, many other things have happened.”
Trump is set to sell the rights to his hotel in Washington D.C., which suffered losses of greater than $70M when Trump was in power. According to the Wall Street Journal, CGI Merchant Group, a Miami-based investment firm, has been in discussions wit the Trump organization in order to negotiate purchasing a lease for the property.