Trump’s Advice to His 25-Year-Old Self: ‘Don’t Run for President’

Monica Sanchez | March 22, 2018
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Speaking at an event for young Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, President Donald Trump joked that if he could speak to his 25-year-old self today, he would share the following piece of advice:

“Don’t run for president.”

71-year-old Trump explained to the audience at the Generation Next Forum that he used to get “the greatest publicity” before he ran for president.

“You know … all my life I’ve gotten the greatest publicity … until I ran for office,” he said.

He added, however, that he’s “proud” that he’s been able to expose the fake news media “to a large extent” during his time in the political spotlight.

“People really do get it. There is a lot of fake news out there. Nobody had any idea and, you know, I’m actually proud of the fact that I exposed it to a large extent,” said Trump.

“When I say fake, I don’t mean everybody,” he noted. “[But] we have shown something that a lot of people didn’t really understand. Their approval ratings—sorry folks—it’s down the tubes. People have found out how dishonest it is.”

Check out his remarks in the Fox News clip below.

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