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In the fourth week of "Piers Morgan Tonight" we're introducing a new feature – a studio audience.
Tonight's show will feature an extensive interview with real estate mogul, television star (and Piers Morgan's one-time "boss"), Donald Trump. And you can participate too – leave questions for Trump in the comments, or on Twitter or Facebook and Piers may ask the Donald your question! Check it out, live tonight at 9pmET.
Question for D/Trump: Be honest, do you think rampant capitalism s good for the world or could we design a new way – mixed economy, if you will. Or should we continue to choke on our materialism? Or, if you were tasked with re-shaping the world economy, what are some things you might do? (Please don't make this a pitch for the republican party!!!!)
Best wishes to Piers love the show.
Was NAFTA good for America, why are US companies leaving the US?
If NAFTA was the North American FAIR trade agreement, it would be good. FREE trade has killed or economy. I am very impressed with Donald Trumps views on the show despite that I have never liked his show. HE is what this country needs NOW!
What are Donald Trump's views on Mark Zuckerberg's business ethics? Would Donald Trump invite the Winklevoss Brothers on the Apprentice?
Without the Chinese investing into the US Treasury, does Donald Trump really believe he would have been able to do real estate investing over the last ten years with loans at 3 and 4% interest. Let get real. Donald should be thanking the Chinese, he would be bankrupt again without them.
Question for D/Trump. I am losing my home, I am now on disability. I was wanting to know if they would do a celebrity apprentice for people losing there homes? I love the Donald and the apprentices show and i love you Piers and was very happy you won!
Hi Brenda, Donald may be able to help. I am expanding a business of his looking for others visit website http://www.sandi.todayisyourtime.com/trump my number is listed on website call me with your questions .
Please ask Donald Trump why nobody talks about his failures. As recent as 2008 he claimed a corporate bankruptcy, a total of three? Plus his financial ruins in the early 1990's is never discussed. Don't you think showing humility is a good thing?
WHAT DOES MR TRUMP THINK ABOUT CHINA MANUFACTURING SO MANY ITEMS IN OUR STORES? DO NOT LIKE BUYING ITEMS MADE IN CHINA..ANY COMMENTS..& NOW THE CHINESE HAVE PURCHASED "VOLVO" MY FAVORITE CAR...AREN'T THEY MADE IN SWEDEN ANYMORE ??
If you by any replacement parts for your automobile or truck don't buy from china, recently I purchased fuel pump assembly, transmission, clutch plates etc. After 6 month fuel pump failed, clutch plate broke, transmission doesn't shift into over drive. Never had so many problems, switched to US manufacture problems gone. Buy American!!
Donald Trump doesn't mention the huge dept that U.S.A. owes China. Also the wages that China pays it's workers. What stocks does Donald own? American companies have sent their jobs to China and other places to improve their bottom line as this controls the stock price. America is now competing in a world market, Donald had better get used to this fact.
Volvo are still made in Sweden just as when Ford owned them.
Question for Mr. Trump: What fields and/or kinds of college or university degrees and activities does Mr. Trump advise are the best for the next decade, and does he as an employer and global business leader valuable international experience (via academic study abroad or international internships) in his prospective employees?
I have a couple of questions for Mr. Trump that I would like asked on the show!
1. Will your business lessons be back for the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice
2. Are there more seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice planned for the future?
Plaese ask Mr. donald tramp if he is doing any good work in africa yet. if not plaese pass my offer to partner with him to start some NGO type of work in east afarica (Ethiopia). Hope this gets to be asked tonight on your show. I am sure he will apprciate it.
Thnak You ....
Please ask Trump how many small businesses he's stiffed as he's plowed through one bankruptcy after another. And ask him why he feels it necessary to ruin the coast of Menie Scotland. Ask him if he thinks he would have had any success if he hadn't been set up by his father. Ask him why his products, like Trump Soho, etc. are so cheaply made. Ask him if he feels responsible for the death of the construction worker at Trump Soho (Trump was rushing them to finish in order to save money). Ask him if it makes him feel good about himself when he bullies people. And ask yourself CNN why you are bothering to interview Trump who does nothing for anyone and contributes nothing to better our society.
Get your facts straight....Trump did NOT develop Trump SoHo....he manages the building....nothing to do with the construction of it
Don't belittle Ivanka by taking her name; she could never be so dumb to be so wrong about so many things you post.
Hi Ivanka, I agree with you, and Donald Trump is just a money grubbing jerk who really has nothing intelligent to say. He has failed marriages, failed corporations, declared bankruptcy (which I am sure he got off easy), and is not the voice of America. He always looks for the next challenge and has his money to back him up-but who cares?? I propose that he do something with his money to help others, instead of always make himself look better in the public eye. I would never vote him in for president.
Thank you for listening!
Seeing that you have the Trump on the show this time, i want to ask you about Omarosa.
Yes! the most difficult woman you ever worked with on television( i guess!)
Did the hostilities end at the show?
Have you been in contact with Omarosa?
Can we expect to see her on your show?
Ask Donald where he gets his hair dyed that beautiful yellow color?
I definitely won't watch a show on Donald Trump – he is a blowhard.
When he filled for bunkrupcy, all his debtors took all of his estate away. How did he start again? Is it recommended to file for bunkrupcy if you are going to be left with nothing?
Piers, I love your new show! I would like to ask Mr. Donald Trump how he handles people's criticism. For example, he's got many people against his Scotland Golf Course Project, how does he handle the negative remarks and difficult critcism. Thank you Piers, looking forward to your show!
Have you maintained a close friendship with Bill Rancik? What do think of his reality show?
Mr. Trump, what is the best way to increase employment in America and the rest of the world ending substandard living conditions? Is the world's playing field level?
Question for Donald Trump: Why did you pick Brandy instead of Clint as the winner of the last apprentice? I think Clint did a fantastic job throughout and he has far better experience than Brandy.
Mr. Trump, if you choose to run for President in 2012, what would your foreign policy include?
How would Donald Trump handle the crisis in Egypt?
If Mr. Trump ran for president – would he promote trade agreements with African nations?
piers, when you are interviewing people stop sucking up and interrupting people when they are talking.
Mr. Trump, what would you with Fannie Mae and Freddic Mac? Should the US govoernment let them go under and how do you think the banks are handling the foreclosure crisis?
Do you think the housing market will bounce back in less than 5 years?
This is a miracle. Piers isn't interrupting The Donald. But he is spouting to show how us much he knows. Ugh!
Today, I had the honor of visiting Mr. Trump and sitting in on a meeting at his office, alongside Michael Cohen. Though I didn't ask at the time, I am curious, of all the books Mr. Trump has written, which is his favorite and most recommended?
Mr. Trump, what do you think of the Supreme Courts ruling that views corporations as people and allows them to give unlimited funding to politicians?
Piers Morgan WRONG TO HAVE THAT DONALD TRUMP GUY ON THE SHOW TONIGHT: HE is a very destructive man!!!!!!!!!! I will be very very concious of what type of guest you have on in the future................
I can't see Donald Trump winning the presidency. He has filed too many bankrupcies and have had too many failed marriages for me to even conceive of throwing my vote his way. Ii also can't even see how he could possibly relate to the working class of this country who are being devalued more and more every year by big corporations and banks.
Margaret, I agree with you. He knows business evidently, and he is ferocious and that may be what it take to run a company, because as the head of a company you are essentially king...My way or the highway...but when someone is a politician, all countries are on the same level and there needs to be some compliance and cooperation. Again he may know business but he doesn't know politics very well
I would absolutely, hands down vote for Donald Trump for President. This guy is smart, mature, not afraid to tell it like it is, and would not stand for politics the way they are now! Trump for President now, right now. We need you!
Mr. Trump, what is your position on gun control?
Mr. Trump, please run for President ... you are the only person in American who would stand up to the "Washington Machine."
I'm 23 and would like to know if you would be president what would you do about gay marriage.
Much Respect- Matt
I am so glad to hear Mr. Trump say what others won't say about our economy and especially the Chinese! He is so right! Thank you for being so bold and honest, something our politicians don't know anything about!
Mr. Trump, did you agree with the decision to repeal "Don't ask don't tell?"
I would love to see Donald run for president, but to be taken serioursly here in this country and around the world
he needs to cut his hair. I am not being mean. Just telling the truth. He will never be looked at until he does.
For donald. I went to Macys to buy an all American shirt. There was the donald trump brand shirt. I said wow. Guess what. Inside was the label... Made in China. What do you respond to that?
peirs morgan & donuld trump .... yawn and change the channel to something less predictable and more informative.
Does Mr. Trump differentiate between India and China or he thinks they both behave in a similar manner?
What does Trumpie's bombastic China bashing make of the fact that China completely supports the US economy and its people's lifestyle by buying all those US Treasuries? The deteriorating US Dollar robs them as much as the high Yuan robs the US. Without China, the US is a 3rd World country.
Sir: The Chinese are not interested as much in the money as they are in the resources the can acquire. The odd thing about this whole money mess is that the they can acquire it with cultivating resources and the turn around and use it to obtain resources to another's detriment. There may be a viable solution for this, but the money system we now have will have to be modified some. Perhaps at least using two forms: one for resources and another for cultivation processes. Doing this with records would put a strong handle on those pulling ponzi schemes, and the likes.
Mr Trump If you are so candid why do you wear that dishonest hairdoo? It shows you cant deal with the truth.
Donald, How would you attack the national debt?
The lack of respect for USA began 10+ years ago – not the last two years. Trump – be honest and not political if you want to be taken seriously..
Did he say 2 years ago? I did not hear that. I did hear him say he did not think President Bush was a good President so I assume he's talking about far more than two years. Unlike many of us, he's a Republican but he's not afraid to call out someone in his party.
Mr. Trump, If you choose to run in 2012, who would you consider as your Vice President?
Question for The Donald: Where do you get your aggressive stances from; Was it from your Mother, your Father, you were just born with it?
Why in the world would anyone vote for Donald Trump to run the country when he can't manage his own finances?
Mr. Trump has good old fashioned horse sense - and I'll vote for him any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Thank heaven someone has sense in this country and sees China for what it is - and that's an enemy!
Wow!What a breathe of fresh air! Now what does Donald think about taxing the rich like FDR did? Having a vision for the country of putting all to work, and making sure it happened, like FDR?
Questions for Mr. Trump: What would Donald Trump do with Obama's health care bill?
AND How would Trump like to debate Mitt Romney?
no fierce questions... just to let you know I would vote for Donald! More smart than our politicians
Hello Mr.Trump how would you handle increasing muslim extremism and alienation within North America and worldwide?
Mr. Trump: what would you do to advance alternate energy in the US, and realistically, how successful can the US be in space 5 years, 10 years? Thank you, Gus.
Hi Please ask Donald about the level of income of Chinese workers, compare to American workman's income and see what it would be to reduce American income to their level. ¿what can we do to level with that?
Question for Donald Trump: Tell what you think is the number one thing that you feel will stop you from being elected for president? second, who would be a possible vp candidate?
Not a Trump fan, but I love what he saying about trade with China. He is leaving out is that it's not just inept bureaucrats negotiating for us, but we are also being sold out by lobbyists that are working for China.
Will Mr. Trump please address how American industry can compete when American products are not allowed into China, and how American companies when manufacturing in China are forced, by law, to share intellectual property with the Communist government?
How about asking Mr. Trump how can we compete with China when their people are willing to work for much less money. How can we deal with this?
What is your idea of bringing us up to the 21st century in green energy and transportation?
Mr. Trump-I listened to your opening comments on china but I cannot help but think that America needs to start by cleaning up it's own backyard at the same time that it tackles real economic threats such as China. In the spirit of that, what would you do through the SEC or similar organization to get Wall Street investment banks under control and out of the habit of victimizing good, hard working Americans?
Mr. Trump, as President, what would would your position be on aid to developing countries for education and healthcare?
You asked on your show for people to send in questions to ask Donald Trump. My question is this: With all of his money, why in the world doesn't he get a hair transplant so he can have a regular hair style instead of his comb over? It looks terrible; I'd rather see a bald man any day than one with a comb over.
Piers ask Donald what he thinks of Americas top companies abandoning American, it's workers, and helping to ruin our economy and world status.
im in i will work for free –run
Since the President can't make the law for a 25% tax on imports, how would you get Congress to go along with you, especially since the Tea Party doesn't want government involved in trade decisions.
Mr, Trump, you put your name on a major multi level marketing campaign called the Trump Network. I know some people make a lot of money, but as you must know that a lot of people at the bottom of the pyramids are often given a false sense of hope. What are your feelings about companies that manipulate people in this fashion?
How do you feel about the Bush tax cuts being extended. We are told that by extending them businesses will be able to expand and create jobs. If I were in businessman, with supply and demand as weak as it is in this economy, I would simply hold on to the tax cuts and invest it in gold. What will you do with your tax cut?
Mr. Trump, what classes, job experience, etc. does someone need to have a job like yours and what would you do about unemployment and the military if elected for President?
LOL he is upset because he was caught lying saying he was not married ... oops LOL
I agree with you Trump about Bush being the worst president in our entire history
Does either Donald or Piers believe that the Chinese have, do, or will support terrorist attacks in the USA?
What are the chances China will move on Taiwan? Consequences?
Has Donald Trump ever been to China and seen the way most Chinese people live? I lived in Shanghai from 2004 to last year and there is a big difference between the Chinese people and the Chinese government. It's a damn good thing Mr. Trump isn't the president. His pugnaciousness would have us at war as we write. Maybe Trump is scared because the Chinese hold all the debt he won't admit to having
"Has Donald Trump ever been to China and seen the way most Chinese people live? I lived in Shanghai from 2004 to last year and there is a big difference between the Chinese people and the Chinese government."
The Chinese middle class are now living better than the American Middle Class. Like you, I live in China between 1 – 2 months a year. You must have had special permission as China only allows for 60 days maximum per entry on a multi entry visa.
I was working in China for 6 years. There's more than one type of visa. However the Chinese middle class are living, the majority of Chinese people are in much worse shape than the majority of Americans. Being in China one or two months a year is more than most people, but in order to truly experience and begin to understand a place, it takes years and years and years.
How would you bring us up to speed on green energy and transportation?
enough about China what about our relations with Hugo Chávez and the cost of fuel?? I am totally for a business man running our country , how about you & Mayor Bloomberg
Donald can you build a building with China wages in the US?
Does Mr. Trump really understand China? He does not seem to even understand capitalism. Chinese workers work long hours for a fraction of the Americans' average salary, like American workers 100 years ago. Are the Americans ready to compete?
Most Chinese kids study home work into the midnight. 200-300 million Chinese study and speak English. Few, if any, see America as a threat but as an opportunities. They want America to be strong, stable, and self-confident. It was those Wall Street people, perhaps like Mr. Trump himself, who actually manipulated the system for their own benefit. And that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Do we trust them to lead America, as Trump argued?!
oil prices are mainly determined by supply and demand not by opec
you have that one correct!
I hope you think that is true,and we protect that oil for them opec sets the standard,They are milking the USA
Ask Donald about his take on the Indians. He is talking about China, but most of our high tech jobs are being lost to the Indians. Not only outsourcing but here in this country as well. How can the U.S. do a better job providing incentives to business to employ skilled Americans over the Indians and Chinese that are employed in this country?
Ok, had enough of "The Donald" Can he really speak to morality? Give me a break! He has an affair with a 20 something year old – married for 13 years. He leaves his wife. Come on – he cannot speak and will never win the Presidency. Please – this man shows up on Oprah talking about his family The kids looked like robots.
Donald will never win higher office – he cannot even run his business. Most of them eventually go into bankruptcy. He has been married three times for God's sake!
You are so right about his kids.... I was thinking the same thing. Donald Trump comes across as arrogant to me... I would not vote for him. He can't blame the government because American Express as well as Hewlett Packard has a call center in India. Since Donald knows govermnent so well and probably most company executives, why don't he call them, personally.
Ditch the audience. Seriously annoying!
This ain't the John Stewart show!
Hello Piers - Donald Trump is absolutely right when he talks about the Chinese. They not only view the US as weak in financial terms, but they are expanding their Military-Industrial complex faster than ever before. They have developed a fifth generation fighter jet, and they are hitting military websites daily with various types of attacks... They should DEFINITELY be considered a serious threat, both financially and militarily.
I have a non profit Counties Creating Consensus , recently formed and in incubation period. The mission is to deal with county government and education. As director and researcher for topics of a televised program I have one very important question dealing with reserve currency and your remarks of China.
Do you believe that as a country, our balance sheet matters to the IMF and the world, and this is why the land preservation programs exist along with the value of the healthcare must be on USA's balance sheet?Especiallly as our deficit rises and question of our currency value becomes more evident?
Rich does not make you smart! He is totally sick if he thinks he can win as President. Listen, Bush could run circles around him. He talks total trash. I wish somebody would ask him to name 10 leaders around the globe. He probably could only name the leaders in Egypt because they have been on the news so much lately. Can you imagine Donald meeting with world leaders. Donald is on the same level with Sarah – they are simply crass.
Watching the show. I hope I'm not the only person that realizes that Donald Trump is delusional.
Thank You Donald Trump, finally someone has spoken the truth about China, maybe you can rescue our country and our industry. PLEASE RUN for the presidency!
How can Mr. Trump put "wall steet" people in his government when they helped put the country in this mess. Your comments show you haven't given much thought about the cosequences .
You are considering running for President, but are you prepared to divest yourself of all your current business holdings and investments?
That question is too complicated for Donald.
Mr. Trump.....does your company outsource to companies from India and China?
Thank You Donald Trump, finally someone has spoken the truth about China, maybe you can rescue our country and our industry. PLEASE RUN for the presidency!
GIVE ME A BREAK – YOU ARE JUST AS DUMB AS DONALD
Thank you for being the only straight shooter I've seen with regards to politics. Thank God someone is speaking truth and stopping the politically correct horse crap. I'm so sick of it.
Mr. Trump – What is your philosophy where social security and medicare should go in your administration.l am retired on social security. A decrease would be devestating to me and many others.
I would vote for Donald Trump
Mr. Trump has my vote! We need him in office, oh by the way I thought I was Democrat. Smart and Macho heading to the White House.
Mr. Trump, if you decide not to run for President, would you support a candidate such as Ron Paul?
Typical – all problems no solutions - I say send Donald over to Afghanistan so he can find Osama Bid Laden.
We need a man like Donald to get this Country back on its feet,it's a mess and no one in washington care's
He is the best man for the Job,,,,Dan
Look, here he goes again- Wharton. hahaha
Donald Trump mentioned that if you call American Express someone in India or China answers. Yes, it is a HUGE PROBLEM – if you call pretty much any customer service, for any reason, people from other country answer, they can not do anything anyway, they can not assist properly, they can not call a supervisor, you can not understand their English... Someone is getting very rich outsoursing! All those banks, American Express, Citibank Mastercard, other cards' customer service – you name it – how do we get jobs back to America? There are so many people unemployed there!
Ask Mr. Trump why he is a Republican. Just ask him.
Do you think your success as a business man can guarantee success as the president of united states? I don't think you are that smart.
ha, I am being sarcastic
Question for Mr. Trump – how would you handle the ongoing issue of illegal immigration from Mexico? How would you put an end to this, and what would you do about the illegals already here?
I would love to be able to vote for Donald Trump for all the reasons he's stating on your program. In the last election I was hoping for Guiliani, but alas it didn't happen. We need a Donald Trump or someone just like him. Has he thouight about a cabinet? What about some of the great Republicans who want the job but will never win?
Please ask Mr. Trump what I can do now to help him in his run for the Presidency. I believe his time is now. Our country desparately needs his knowledge and expertise. I live in the Greater Cincinnati area/Northern Kentucky. Will do anything – how about Tea Parties, Open Houses, etc. Very capable of working very hard – not only capable – but I would do anything that is needed and honest.
OMG – each state has their Education Department
Donald Trump has some really interesting ideas. Here's a Republican that has some ideas that are worth thinking about (and I'm a Democrat!).
Mr. Trump, Thankyou for the things you said tonight. They are exactly right. My question – how could we get businesses to repatriate their profits back into the US? There are trillions of dollars that simply aren't coming back home to the US. I don't understand why that isn't fixed already.
Donald Trump! The worst President America never had; please America don't ever go to did "Have"!
Piers "Rock on".
....While I am helping Mr. Trump with winning the Presidency – I wonder if he could help me put my kids through school. I know he is big on education.
Not my kids – I put my own kids through school! Carol from Cinti
I have to say that I would never vote for him.
Donald is a great man,Best man I know for President of the United States of America
Sign me up for your campain,,,,Daniel
don't get me started on the Education system here... Trump is correct, we need to replace everyone in the Department of Education and start from there!
Donald trump seems to talk good sense. Please run
....greetings from Slovakia....Absolutely agree with Mr. Trump about China ...
Question for Mr. Trump – what would you do to lower gas prices? Thanks!
Donald Trump needs to stop the China bashing. It's shortsighted and he's ignoring facts; if the goods weren't produced in China, they'd be produced in Vietnam, India, the Philippines, etc.
He seems to be just another Ross Perot.
This is a comment regarding the first few minutes that I was watching the interview.
I am a liberal democrat and have never voted for a republican. I ask him to run for presidency under any party and he has got my vote. I agree with his views on China and his plans 100%. I hope he has similar views towards socially disadvantaged American citizens. I am interested to know Mr. Trump's views regarding universal health care.
question for Mr Trump
How do you "fire" all the chinese agents who infiltrate our hi tech industries? how do you ship them all back to where they came from? and how soon?
The Republicans really screwed things up but maybe they will do something but I doubt it.
I live in Arkansas, watched Bill Clinton emerge as the governor of our state to become an outstanding president and then watched in disgust and horror as George Bush led us down the path to near destruction. I consider myself a Democrat as does my wife, but we would vote for Donald Trump in a heartbeat because he's tough and a businessman to boot. My question has two parts: how would Mr. Trump bring our multi-trillion-dollar budget deficit under control and how would he govern, given the fact that both parties are so polarized and have lost the ability to reach a consensus in regard to passing most legislation?
he would file bankruptcy, maybe for the 4th time. check it out
WOW...I never thought that Trump would be the one best representing my foriegn policy views.
Please ask Mr Trump's opinion on the tea party...and Healthcare...
Thank You !
As far as the trade problems with China, Mr Trump makes it sound like the solution is so simple that putting a 25% tax on their product will bring them to the table, then how come so many US Presidents could not do this ? Easy to talk but when you become the President, the same simple solution is complicated. Any comment from Mr Trump.
Would Jesus Christ call health care a privilege or a right. And ask Donald what he would call health care, a privilege or a right?
I usually can't stand Trump and I question his intentions, I'm a democrat. I love Obama; but, maybe he is a good candidate.
One more thing – I think his wife should be his Vice President – she is so HOT. BTW, Ivanka should be the Secretary of Housing and the sons should serve as Chief of Staff.
I would definitely vote Donald Trump as our next President. He is so smart and honest. Nothing this Country has ever experienced. My only worry is that he is so down to earth people will be afraid of voting for him. He will turn the economy around. Compared to Obamba.....there is no comparrison. Hopefully America will see our hope for America!
Excellent interview! I am not Republican, but Trump makes sense. That said, Morgan's challenges as to education were warranted. One more hard follow up question was warranted..
Just too bad that Trump's personal life is all messed up – you know the helicopter accident with his staff years ago – all killed. Funny thing – he was supposed to be in the same helicopter.
Donald says...he sees a tatto "phrase" going on! That is gonna be the next President?
With all due respect, do either you or Donald Trump realize that the Chinese do not educate ALL THEIR CHILDREN!!!!
They test their children at the earliest possible chance and if they show no promise they are NOT EDUCATED!!!!
They move into the world of nothing and then work at the earliest possible opportunity.
There disabled kids do not take the state required tests that we must in our state.
Please, Please, Please do your research and realize that just the tests results do not tell the whole story.
I am sick and tired of all the negative press about the US without looking at the facts.
the fact is people like the donald do not support public education.
Mr Trump, if some one was running for President had 3 bankruptcys under their belt – what would your comments be about that individual and their ability to manage the country?
minor details, people like him love to blame the other guy/
Interesting, I was hoping for more substantive responses from Mr. Trump.
Was my post edited?? I said., one more hard followed up question would havé been good with regard to China And éducation.
I like Piers.,don't édit me..
I bought four Donald Trump neck ties from Macys, I was shocked to see on the back of the ties that they were made in CHINA, why??
Question for Mr. Trump. I am Australian and have been living in China and other parts of Asia for 20 years now. Personally, I would love to see a stronger negotiator that would lead efforts to reposition the relationships both economically and politically with China and India, not to mention a few others. I totally agree with some of what Mr. Trump has said. To be frank, I have been saying for many years the west is playing checkers while China have been playing chess. However, do you really believe the US is really in a position to negotiate heavily with China at this time. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago, I absolutely believe the US would have been in a better position to do so. However, with current debt to earnings ratio earnings in the US, China buying up government debt, the US investments in China that will be at risk. I just think that the US has so many other considerations including security, political leverage and horse trading on so many issues, it seems the US, just like China buys friends, look at Pakistan and South Korea as an example that economic interests are a distant second or third to other issues. Has the genie been unleashed for too long? Has the US so many diverging interests that it will never be able to focus predominantly on economics? Do you really believe it is as simple as setting a 25% import tax? Dont you think the WTO would nail you to the wall? Don’t you think China would be in a position to retaliate and would hurt the US equally, if not more?
just because he is Donald Trump does not make him right. Too bad Wharton did not teach him international affairs. President – not in this lifetime.
BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP CAN TRASH US AND USE US AT THE SAME TIME. SHAME SHAME SHAME
As president how will you handle closing our borders and getting rid of the millions of welfare abusers????
Piers – You asked Donald Trump what he would do to fix the economy. I received an e-mail the other day with what I believe would be a pretty good fix for the economy, unemployment and the housing crises. I hope you will share this with The Donald. I Think he might agree.
Subject: THE FIX........a new concept!
BEST THING I HAVE HEARD YET......From a senior citizen around 80 yrs. of age. We aren't useless yet.
There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg, Fl. Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: "How Would You Fix the Economy?" I think this guy nailed it!
Dear Mr.. President,
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the "Patriotic Retirement Plan":
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.
It can't get any easier than that!!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes.
Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!
why doesn't anyone ever ask the expert "Trump" about all of his bankruptcies? and his casinos that become a dredge on the communities that are supposed to benefit from them?
Oh, I know – he will hire them. Hahaha
Mr. Truimp mention about pulling troops out of Iraq, but wouldnt it be wiser to stop all sources of US funds from being sent to Iraq? I worked there as a contractor and there are plans to bring in more civilians to continue doing same jobs and the continued money of the american people going to Iraq. Thank You
If you Donald Trump were to run for President of the United States against Michael Bloomberg who would win and why? What does Donald Trump think of Mike Bloomberg?
I hate the live audience!!!!!
Piers is smart enough, clever enough and nuanced enough to handle an interview without a guest pandering to an audience. Give the man a chance to be himself and leave the audience and laugh tracks to letterman and the view.
This is absolutely ridiculous! Kuwait paid and continues to pay the US Billions if not more to protect its borders. America did not enter into the Gulf War for free and for brotherly love. They also happen to protect oil prices from spiking by making sure the area doesn't turn into a war zone. Kuwait has substantial investments in the US, not that its his or anyone's business where Kuwait invests, Its Kuwait's business! Also why would he think Kuwait is obliged to invest in the US in this post recession era? A recession America caused! Were those the terms of agreement? Absolutely absurd thought process! This next election is going to be a circus...
Maybe the Wharton School of business should be a little more careful............facts? bankruptcies? He said they are one of the best...............
He doesn't drink and has never drank in his life. Has anyone ever heard of TRUMP VODKA? I wouldn't buy a car from someone that doesn't know how to drive.
Great interview Piers and I don't even like the Donald.
ask donald trump howwill he help american economy when his own companies have filed bankruptcies, he also hires the cheapest like the chinese so what is the criticism
I agree with your statement
@ Maria... Are you serious? Not sure what you are basing your information on, but I can say that your statements are very off. You may be talking about rural peasants that may not be able to afford to educate their children such as in Guizhou or Henan, but not in the first or second tier cities such as Beijing, Tianjiin, or even Chongqing. Generally, a family in China with any sort of reasonable means places a very high importance on education. It is their way out of poverty. Even for their parents… If the kids get educated and get good jobs, there is a strong belief and tradition, until now, their children will take care of them. Of course for those with serious means, education is one of the highest priorities.
You are also off a little. All of China has focused on educating their young. Actually, the Chinese children are supporting our Universities and Private High Schools across the US as they cannot attend regular high schools due to their visas. In remote rural areas, the education is still there, but not as good and only half day so they can work in the fields. China pays for the education of all children in china.
I don’t think I am off. I am actually part of a group private individuals that donate time and money to build and improve schools in China. I also sponsor several kids for education. I regularly travel in Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan and live and do business in Beijing, Shanghai and most of the first and second tier cities in China. I wasnt trying to go into detail regarding the education system in China as I was just replying to Maria's comments that were way off. However, in generally I agree with you. However, there are many non registered children in China without a Hukou not to mention migrant workers who don’t send their kids to school. Also, some families do choose who to educate sometimes in their family in some of the poorest parts of China. Again, I am not being negative about China's education system. It has problems, but then, so do many other countries. However, the leaps that universal education has made in China is truly amazing. Just not perfect and kids still fall through the cracks.
One biggest difference between China and the US in education is that it takes an American president to make sure that no kids are left behind, while it is Chinese parents who make sure their children is serious with academics.
I have been to China several times. My son is a Chinese major and has spent a lot of time there as well. I agree with your comments.
If he was President? He would'nt be able to stop saying, "You're Fired"; & the result from that would be that he'd turn out to be America's first "Dictator".
PS Hasn't the world already got enough "Mubarak" types?
trump he is thief ?//////.........he is good for stealing only???????
TRUMP for President – heck yea !!!!!!!!!! I'll vote for him. Maybe I can get back that unfair tax increase.
What tax increase? Taxes are lower under Obama than at any time since Eisenhower was President.
Mr.Trump: You would get only the idiot vote if you ran for President.
The secret is out. THIS is how he does the famous comb over.
One of the best most honest interviews I've seen or heard regarding the "State of the Nation" and what to do to get our nation going again. I'm ready to go door to door for you Donald, let's do this!
I would like to see Donald run for President. I would vote for him. Someone needs to save this country before it no longer exists.
I DONT BELIVE YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO ASK HIM THESE
questions for donald
1.how much oil in % we import,
2. SO , why are you putting the whole blaim on forgin countries
If he was President? He would'nt be able to stop saying, "You're Fired"; & the result from that would be that he'd turn out to be America's first "Dictator".
So true. FYI, Trump did not announce that is running for President but guess what – he is already fired.
Oh Carol, well said, youhave just proved "Great minds think alike".
Oh boy – here comes the PR machine – the kids. did anybody see that Oprah interview. The kids looked like they were reading from a script.
When he runs for President – I think he should make sure all the rich people pay a lot of taxes. If he gives the rich a tax break – I woulld be so upset.
I do not like the fact the he cheated on his wife though. Makes me really mad. Second thought – not sure if I could vote for him.
Hey Valerie, the link you posted is really funny. The hair is great
HI piers .
thats all just a narcissistic talk .. every one who know him can say..
Is it possible that I actually heard Trump say that China TOOK our jobs???
Is he not familiar with outsourcing and how so many american companies closed up shop in the US to send manufacturing and all to China to save a buck....Am I just misinformed???
Piers, what's with all the softball questions? It's as if you're still on Celebity Apprentice.
Donald T. speaks about his kids being educated at the best schools, as if that is the reason why they are successful.. they are successful because they like him grew up in a father's business. It would not have mattered where they went to school (the best schools or not). I prefer to think of Oprah or someone like her as unique, because she did not walk into a family business and she did not attend a so called (prestigious) school. Oprah graduated from Tennessee State Univ. ( a state /historically black college). I have nothing against prestigious schools but they are not the only ones who can succeed in business. Heck some business owners didn't go to college at all.
So many questions; but no real answers.
Piers has been having great guests, but is very rude with his interruptions. He asks questions, but doesn't let the guest answer fully. Last night's show (with Twins) he interrupted constantly. Donald Trump tonight kept talking through the interruptions to finish his answer. More guests should do that.
Donald is the man for the job,Opec,and China are Milking us,,,Please run,Donald Trump President of the United States of America
Piers, you asked the Donald (Duck) several pointed questions, all of which he ducked. Rather than answer them he redirected the the conversation. And you allowed it! You and your show serve NO purpose other than to agrandise your program. I must say, you've learned your lesson well, from a MASTER of glorification, with NO real purpose intended, other than money and (hopeful) ratings!!
"Bravo" Piers -this is what America needs at this time.One more cold blooded capitalist who cares only about his profit.
You don't know Donald at all not only is he rich but he cares about the poor,when most don't .
Loved the show tonight. I do like having the audience present. Mr. Morgan did a superb job in interviewing Donald Trump. Very interesting program. Thanks Mr. Morgan.
Piers your great and your interview with Donald was great,,,Keep up the great interviews,You seem to get more out of your guest than most do.
Mr. Trump – I enjoyed your comments this evening. I encourage you to enter the presidential race.
I reside in North Dakota and work in education. We are one of the few states with a positive financial outlook.
My colleagues across the US are discouraged. We need the right individual to take courageous steps to stand up for America ~ which will rekindle our collective belief that the USA is the best ~ which will build unity and pride and create a Culture of One. You can do it.
Thanks to Piers' recent show guests, I suggest a presidental ticket....Mr. Trump & Rudy Juliano. Unbeatable!! That would birth progress!!
What is your biggest regret in business? And in your peresonal life?
Mr. Trump. You are the first person who has spoken absolute common sense regarding China and India. Please, please run and don't get side tracked by partison politics. The democrats and republicans have turned a blind eye towards a level playing field. I am the CEO of a technology company and there is not a single insentive for me to hire americans. And yet programmers at 20 cents on the dollar are availalbe to me from China and India. Talk about a threat to our national security as we ship more and more of our IP overseas and all politicians and wall street only see the impact to the bottom line for the next quarter. No one seems to be concerned about the future decades.
Thankyou Thankyou for having the balls to tell the truth about what is happening to this nation.China needs to be stopped now. They are killing all manufacturing in this nation. Donald I have an all new respect for you please please continue and don't stop. Kick ass I promise you will get the support of all people in the manufacturing sector.
Mr Trump Today a report from WikiLeaks talked about Saudi Arabia running out of oil.
Do you have any knowledge of the current world oil supply? If we are really entering a state of declining
oil supplies why do you think our govenment is not rolling up their sleeves and getting serious about developing
hydrogen fuel ( the most abundant element in the universe) or another viable alternative ( if there is one).
What is your opinion regarding all the foreign investments in New York real estate?
The Don for Pres? Probably better than 300 mill to one chance.
I heard you talk about how you don't drink because of what it did to your brothers life. I also don't drink because it killed both my mother and father when i was just a child. It is such a terrible waste and it affects sooo many. My respect for you has went way up tonite when i heard you say this. Thank you and hopefully it will make an impression on somebody to never take that first drink.
How is it that you would consider running for President and you file for bankrupty and you do not have a history of a stable relationship?
As I'm watching the interview (west coast). After Trump made all the comments about china, rightly or not, I'm astonished to see in one of the breaks a "China pride" spot. LOL. Talking about irony. CNN, really?
I was never a fan of DT, However I am now! He said it the way it is, and Laid it on the table.
It's refreshing to hear such blunt frank talk.BRAVO!
So funny but I lost respect when I saw the numbers you inherited vs what you spent vs your mouth and lifestyle
You are the epitome of Flamboyance and Inefficiency. Piers is a knockoff like the Chinese, so so interviews no inside info or coverage. I feel lIke I'm at an referral/interview/work dinner. He sucks eventhough his guests don't. King made me feel like I was at the lunch table. That country star (and I really don't like country)Trace had class the world needs these days. Some guy said your ties are made in China, come on.
That Shmuck Mark Zuckerburg has twice your wealth, half your age, Time MOTY and apparently from stolen merchandise and is a free man. Carlos Slim, Gates, Jobs and Buffet on the other hand are class acts, that happen to dwarf you, speak a fraction of you, has a philosophy of philanthropy you could only dream of.
But, I happen to like your views on drinking, drugs and ridiculous, tattoos, things that are earned not bought. Also, great job on your kids, they are more palatable than you. But, don't emerse yourself in the juice your way better on the sidelines and in the entertainment spotlight. Bottom line...Embrace Obama maybe he'll give you a job.
Donald Trump made a lot of money leveraging his bets just as the us gov. has leveraged its spending on the backs of the American taxpayer. The difference is that Donald Trump was right and has won big cash..... Has the American taxpayer won? Nope... American corporations have abandoned the US and now our leaders are too.... Donald Trump could never be elected Pres. because he is not in anyone's pocket...
Why Mr Trumph consider China as enemy. they are smarter that us (American). We always live paycheck to paycheck, we spend more that our income by using plactic cards. Most of the big American companies do out source jobs all the joba are going to india they all are doing this to save more money....... So how come China is our enemy. all those people doing out source they are our enemy. WHY IN ONLY AMERICA PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS READY TO SUE & people on unemployment / disablities they don't bother to look for work because the are getting free income from my tax share. because we (american) are lazy and always put blame of our failure on others we have to stop that and everybody has to take their responsibility
America is fighting an economical war and in war countries can change their policies to survive than why don't our authorities forced these big companies (who send their jobs to other countries) to bring it back and in return they can get some tax bracket ... so we can win this war. We should stop interfering in other countries like china, Iran, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and now Egypt. We are strong and smart country only we have to be little tuned and concentrate to make our country more strong and better place to live. God bless us
Hello Mr Trump –
I'm 70 years young and live in Houston, and lived in New York, San Francisco, Hollywood, Atlanta, Nashville and Pittsburgh (Steelers beat themselves in Super Bowl!). You have so much intelligence, yet your ego plays such a major role in your life, and I understand re: Wharton, etc. I continue to teach part time at University of Houston. The Nelson family is prominent in American history, however, 2 years ago I met a person from China who has lived here for 30 years, and we are producing a USA-China talk show here in Houston in an attempt to bridge a cultural gap, not political. It is broadcast in Southwest Texas and in China. We are finding that, as humans, we really are a lot alike. Sometimes the political arena gets in the way . Regan established a wonderful relationship with Gorby (the evil empire), so any obstacle can be overcome. THINK BIG is great, but many of us do not start out in life with your benefits. I would welcome you to visit one of my ESL classes in Houston, and it would be a pleasure to interview you. Our budget is small, so we cannot expense your trip, but perhaps you will visit Houston. There is no rocking chair in my future, and my plan is to be active in television and education until the curtain comes down. Thank you – Bernie Nelson
I think you are one of those looser lazy American you love to pin point others for your own mess up.... !!!!
I missed the show with Donald Trump and would have liked to have seen the entire show on this website. Where do I find it please?
I wonder if Mr. Trump asks where all of his products installed in his hotels come from... the public area carpet, the lighting, the furniture... most were probably all made in CHINA!!! I agree that we should focus on US manufacturing and that China is manipulating their currency and making it more difficult for US companies to compete... but the bottom line is that US companies want to spend the least they can, and so they go for products from China to save money. Hopefully Mr. Trump will mandate that his hotels must have their items made in the US. It's a start that perhaps other companies will follow suit.
I liked the live Donald Trump interview. HOWEVER, you can have a live interview without a LIVE audience. The clapping by the audience made it difficult to hear Piers and Donald sometimes. Can you ask the audience not to clap?
While I agree with most of what Mr. Trump says I think his public comments of dislike for the Chinese and China should be kept low key. Afterall, if they are so vicious, and have proven so in previous wars, the nation can call in the billions of dollars loaned to this country. Who will pay them off then? Money loaned because our stupid government can not and is too stupid to balance a budget and is only interested in power by fighting a war which will never end and has no winner. We have already paid a big price in loss of lives, bad economy, affected by the senseless war. Yet, the US is giving out money to all these middle eastern countries and playing Santa while its own are ruled by Scrooge. There is simply no balance here. Any person with common sense can see what is going on. Our government has none.
Question for Donald Trump: "Isn't much of the concentration of wealth in America due to Multinationals marking up cheap Chinese goods to just under what Americans can make them for?"
Mr. Trump What do you think about the idea of a Charitable Tariff (tax on imports); that try to address substandard manufacturing condition [wages, pollution, etc]? Isn't that a level playing field, clearly defined?
Just what America needs! Another big mouth who views everyone as the enemy. Maybe Sarah Palin should be his running mate for VP. How about some cooperation and respect for others? No wonder America is suffering. America needs to butt out of other countries' business and attend to their own mess. No one caused your financial mess other than yourselves. Face the truth. How can people like Piers suck up to someone like Donald Trump? He made a fool out of you on your own show. I'm very disappointed as I thought you had more tenacity and smarts than that. How embarrassing. This will go down as one of your poorest shows. Sorry to see this transpire as I was becoming a big fan of the show. Now I'll have to reconsider.
GO MAN GO!!!! Where can I get the bumper stickers????
No wonder US is where she is today, because you have many idiots like Donald Trumps. I have never seen a more dumb moron that this guy. And he's thinking of becoming the next US president! You guys are in real trouble and the Chinese are really laughing their pants off!!!
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