Donald Trump: 'I'm the Most Successful Person Ever to Run for the Presidency'

Donald Trump may be the most quotable man in the politics, but he outdid himself in an interview published Monday by the Des Moines Register.

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on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Donald Trump may be the most quotable man in the politics, but he outdid himself in an interview published Monday by the Des Moines Register. Read the whole thing over there, or sample our three favorite highlights below.

History

"I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney—I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney."

ISIS Strategy

"I have an absolute way of defeating ISIS, and it would be decisive and quick and it would be very beautiful. Very surgical.

[...]"If I tell you right now, everyone else is going to say: 'Wow, what a great idea.' You’re going to have 10 candidates going to use it and they’re going to forget where it came from. Which is me."

Advisers

"With very successful people, we sort of have our own ideas. A lot of people hire consultants. Well, if the consultant's so smart, why aren’t they rich?"

Read the rest of the interview here.

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