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.”
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.”