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Here’s Donald Trump Signing His 1990 Playboy, In Which He Says Many Ironic Things

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Here’s Donald Trump Signing His 1990 Playboy, In Which He Says Many Ironic Things

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In an act that’s quite low on the scale of bonkers shit Donald Trump has done on the campaign trail, the presidential hopeful (side note: I’m getting pretty sick of writing the word “hopeful” anywhere near Trump’s name) signed a vintage copy of Playboy featuring himself alongside Playmate Brandi Brandt.

I mean, why not? Lest we forget the dude has already signed a woman’s breasts.

But what exactly is Trump signing off on here, so to speak? Here are some gems from the 1990 interview with the man that would one day run for President:

On whether or not he wants to be President: “I don’t want the Presidency. I’m going to help a lot of people with my foundation–and for me, the grass isn’t always greener.”

On whether he’d run Democrat or Republican: “Well, if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than as a Republican–and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, because I’m conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me. When I walk down the street, those cabbies start yelling out their windows.”

On the first thing he’d do in office: “Many things. A toughness of attitude would prevail. I’d throw a tax on every Mercedes-Benz rolling into this country and on all Japanese products, and we’d have wonderful allies again.”

On his long-term view of the future: “I think of the future, but I refuse to paint it. Anything can happen. But I often think of nuclear war.”

And, again, on whether or not he wants to be President: “I don’t want to be President. I’m one hundred percent sure. I’d change my mind only if I saw this country continue to go down the tubes.”

And here we are, folks. Read the rest of the interview here.