when did you realize that you were going to fully have to say what you thought because when I started going to some of your rallies and I'm here in Crazy Los Angeles, I Going to the Trump rallies in Beverly Hills and it was a joy Fest. Like it was, it was truly unbelievable. I couldn't believe it. And the main thing people would say to me, when they would come they'd say Dave, you know, I'm just sick of being called a racist and a homophobe, and a bigot, and everything else. And I met these people, these were the nicest. Joyous happiest. Easy Americans ever. But when did you realize that you were just going to have to sort of walk through that fire and take those those labels.
So a lot of people think I was going to run like for a long time, you know, they were asking. That question, 30 years ago, as you would say and Oprah was and Donna, you was and they were all doing it. And and I give the answer that, I doubt it because believe it or not, Dave, I'm a very honest person and you know, I'm not sure that you can be honest and being politics, okay? And I never, really thought I was going to do a lot of people thought I was going to do it eight years ago. 12 years ago, I think probably it really hit me when I turned down a big extension or The Apprentice where, you know the show was a very big success. I Did it for 14 seasons? Can you believe it? And then towards
the negar, I bought Joan Rivers. I miss Joan Rivers man. She was the best. Oh
yeah, she wanted to come on and they all wanted to come on. I watch Erin Burnett you know now but she would beg me to go to on the show. She was on three or four times. She would virtually beg me to be on the apprentice. And now I watch her hid from, you know, all sides on msdn. See, I don't watch your very much, but I see she's on there and I assume she says nothing but bad. You would beg to be on as as did others as did many others but the show is a great success and they wanted to extend it a lot like at the highest level that came over to my office and I said, no, I got it, I have to do this, I have to run for president and they thought I was kidding. They didn't want to hear it. They wanted to extend the show. They ended up getting Arnold Schwarzenegger who failed badly, as you know, is often like a matter of minutes and they also during the time they get Martha Stewart. She failed, but we had a great success and it was for many years and I said, no, and, you know, when you turn down a prime-time show long-term extension, it's a lot of money, no matter how rich you are, but it's a lot of money and a lot of prestige and I turned them down. The top Executives of NBC came over and they wanted to make a deal and I turned them down and I guess that was really, when I thought I was going to do it and then, of course, the famous ride down the escalated and that was it day. If that It for several down, the escalator with our great first lady that that turned out to be it.
Donald Trump Turned Down a Big Extension for 'The Apprentice' to Run for President
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