Donald Trump explained his past contributions to Hillary Clinton and other politicians as a necessary course of doing business.
That is the way the system works, Trump said .. “you contribute to everybody”, adding “when you need them they’re always there.” Speaking of when he was strictly a businessman, he said “Why would I say bad things about her [Hillary], when I may need her and I may need other people, and that’s part of the problem with the system.” Trump said that Clinton, Bush, and other politicians are controlled by the lobbyists and the special interest donors. Trump ought to know, saying “Frankly, I used to be one of them.”
Trump stood by his recent controversial statements and actions in regard to Senators’ John McCain and Lindsey Graham saying his leading poll numbers are behind the attacks from his political opponents.
Trump spoke with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren: