What did Trump Say In a 1998 People Magazine Interview About Running for President? The Answer May Surprise You
A downside of living your life as large and as publicly as Donald Trump has over the years is that you leave a trail of interviews and soundbites your political enemies can use against you. You may have seen a line from an interview with Donald Trump with People Magazine in 1998 being used in an internet meme. It looks like this:
There is just one problem with this quote – Trump wasn’t interviewed by People Magazine in 1998. While there were many stories about his impending divorce from Marla Maples, there weren’t any actual interviews with him.
In fact, it wasn’t until an interview with Larry King in 1999 did Trump ever mention that he was forming an exploratory committee to look into running for President in 2000. So the lesson to remember here is: don’t believe everything you see or hear on the internet. And don’t get stressed out about the media yelling at Trump for retweeting a photoshopped image. Everyone does it — left and right. In the end, what we’re truly left with is the immortal words of President Lincoln spoken during the Gettysburg Address: