President Obama: 'No Successful Businessman' Thinks Donald Trump Is 'Most Successful Businessman'
Many businessmen in the U.S. aren't exactly impressed with Trump, Obama said.
By ARLETTE SAENZ
June 23, 2016, 4:20 PM
• 2 min read
-- President Obama said many businessmen in the U.S. aren’t exactly impressed with Donald Trump's business acumen.
“There’s no successful businessman in America who actually thinks the most successful businessman in the country is Donald Trump,” the president said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. “I know those guys, and so do you, and I guarantee you, that’s not their view.”
Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has touted his business record on the campaign trail. In an interview with The Des Moines Register last year, Trump proudly declared himself 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,” he said. “Ross Perot isn't successful like me. [Mitt] Romney -- I have a Gucci store that's worth more than Romney.”