HH: I begin this hour with the best interview in America, Donald Trump. Mr. Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.
DT: Well, thank you very much, Hugh.
HH: I am a season ticket holder to the Browns, and I want to begin on football, because I could use some of that winning so much that we’re sick of winning. Did you watch that game last night?
DT: I didn’t watch it. I heard about it. But you know, the Browns, I don’t know, tell me about it. What was the final outcome of that game, Hugh?
HH: We lost on the kick six. They blocked our winning field goal, they ran it back, and we lost on the last play.
DT: So sad, such a great history in the past. Of course, you could say that there’s been a movement of a franchise and then a new franchise, right?
HH: That’s correct.
DT: So it’s a great football area, and they’ll be fine. They’ll be fine.
HH: Okay, if you drop out, I’m just saying, Jimmy Haslam could use some help. I was on CNN this morning, Donald Trump, and I said your campaign could be a Harvard Business School case study in marketing a brand. Yesterday, you were at Trump Tower with all of the African-American pastors. Have you raised rents there given how much publicity Trump Tower has gotten in the last six months?
DT: You know, it’s funny, I just had a call from a major reporter, not as big as you, of course, nobody’s as big as you, but I just took a call from a very big reporter asking me the very, a business reporter, saying you know, you’re leading in every poll, Mr. Trump, could I ask you a question? Has this had a positive impact on your properties? And I said you know, I haven’t really thought about it, but the answer is yes. Doral in Miami is doing phenomenally. My projects all over the place, somehow it has. I mean, it’s been, it’s been good. I didn’t do this for that reason, Hugh, but it’s had a very positive impact on my other things. Continue Reading