Donald Trump did a live town hall Monday morning with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. We got to hear his own hard luck story, as a small-time real estate developer with virtually no one to lean on except a dad who had a $1 million laying around. It was moving.

“My whole life really has been a ‘No,” and I fought through it,” Trump told Lauer. “And I talk about it. It has not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars. I came into Manhattan. I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest. But I came into Manhattan and I started buying up properties, and I did great.”

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Trump also found time to tout his “good” relationships with women, and to tell Lauer, without explanation, that he’s considered calling in the military “to protect women and the country.”


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