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Trump Says That as a Businessman, He Buys Politicians

Hawaii Political Info introduction: After it's made clear during the GOP presidential debate on Thursday that Donald Trump self-admittedly buys politicians to use them, Ohio governor John Kasich, also running for U.S. President, says he hasn't received any contributions from Trump and tells him directly that he would welcome a check!

The Intercept

August 7, 2015

by Lee Fang

Donald Trump bragged Thursday night that he could buy politicians — even the ones sharing the stage with him at a Republican presidential debate.

Trump was asked about something he said in a previous interview: “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.”

“You’d better believe it,” Trump said. “If I ask them, if I need them, you know, most of the people on this stage I’ve given to, just so you understand, a lot of money.”

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