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May 22nd, 2012
07:38 PM ET

Donald Trump on the GOP going after Obama: "We can't be nice like we were four years ago, and expect this to happen"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes renowned television personality and business magnate Donald Trump for a primetime exclusive interview.

On the heels of the debate surrounding Barack Obama's Bain Capital commentary – and Cory Booker's subsequent reaction – Trump supports the mayor of New Jersey's initial stance:

"What he said, the first time, was 100 percent correct," declares Trump. "Then of course, I can imagine, the wrath came down upon him, and when it came down, he changed his tune quite a bit. But, he's a good man, what he said the first time was true, and I'm sure he would tell you that if you were just sitting and having a beer together."

With an admitted interest in politics, the host of NBC's "The Apprentice" has publicly endorsed GOP candidate Mitt Romney, and feels the Republicans need to be more aggressive in their effort to unseat the incumbent:

"The fact is, if you're going to be getting nasty, then the other side has to get nasty," says the man with a net worth of nearlly three billion dollars. "I think the Republicans have to fight fire with fire, I've always felt that. We can't be nice like we were four years ago, and expect this to happen."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interviews, then tune in this evening as the first-ever winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" welcomes the man who crowned him.
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  1. vicky

    What Country? America is no better than Syria. We are legally torturing disabled children.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. annie

    Why do you have this ass*#!! Donald Trump on? I just turned the channel away from your show..
    What a jack ass he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. James

    i think the Don has gotten very nauseating, ever since the birth certificate "scandal". I suggest he stick to his real estate business and his apprentice TV show.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. mhompesch

    Seriously Piers? Tough talking, no real answers and certainly no values that would serve America. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. ndabbagh

    Donald talks about coming back from airports in Europe to NY or NJ airports and feeling like our airports are third world? Well, Obama has been an advocate of improving american infrastructure whether it is railway, roads, or airports and the republicans have not interest in supporting such a goal, so go figure.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. renegade98

    Donald Trump is a fool, a rich one, but still a fool. Saying that America is going to be bigger and better than ever before with Mitt Romney, indicates one of two things, either he believes it, which makes Trump a fool, or he is playing politics.. In any event, the U.S. will never be what it was before and unemployment will continue to rise regardless of who is President. America is in deep deep trouble and there is no way out.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Just sayin'

    ICK. I need to go take a shower. Nasty. I agree, mhompesch! NOTE TO PIERS: if this all you have to offer....'just sayin'

    May 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Beverly Ledydenfrost

    I am watching Donald Trump and really Piers, with an IQ well over 140 I am having an extremely difficult time reasoning why you would even interview this man. His silly little pout puts me off immediately but he has never had an intelligent thing to say about the entire election let alone the personalitys involved.. Whether I vote Republican or Democrat or Independent, this ridiculous man would make me want to vote contrary to anything he was saying.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Just sayin'

      Thank you for a wise and insightful comment... Piers, PLEASE listen to all of this -

      May 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. ivan

    i dont know which guest was more incoherent and ignorant trump or allman

    May 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • renegade98

      That is a toss up, however to even take anything that Trump says as being intelligent, is going too far.

      May 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jim

    For the first time, I turned you off tonight.
    Donald Trump is a total charlatan and deserves NO more exposure. YUK

    May 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. scott schaffer

    Piers,,,respect you, but not as much as before after watching Trump on your show. What a hypocrite he is- you showed the clip of him bashing Romney last year, now he is his best buddy. The man is a clown, and you know it. You don't owe him anything anymore, now that you are off The Apprentice...Stop putting him on your show!!!!!

    May 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. gg

    sorry i changed channel-can,t listen to a blow fish-if you guarantee his head is going to explode on national tv i watch

    May 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. robert macnamara

    Piers...
    i think Donald would be a great VP...i know fixing the economy is small stuff compared to voting who gets fired between Lil john or meatloaf.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. R mondragon

    Wanted to watch the Gregg Allman interview, instead had to watch that idiot Donald Trump! Changed the channel !!!

    May 23, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. hj

    What is with the lighting and camera angles on Trump and Morgan tonight? Mr. Trump looks like he is doing a dark shadows movie. His lower lip appears poutier than the best in show pout of my 2 year old grandson. As a health teacher, I feel concerned about the apparent malformation of Mr. Morgan's neck. I find it hard to believe that these gentlemen look that bad in real life.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. john willow

    Why didn't you ask Trump about some of the businesses he ruined, then ask how in hell he's qualified to critique Obama? Think you can run a country like a business, Trump?. Guess what, stupid. You can't bray "You're fired!" to Congress. You think bringing up Jeremeiah Wright is appropriate ? Show one way in which he has influenced Obama's policies. You are a real waste of serious airtime, Trump. Stick to running beauty contests.

    May 23, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Prasanna

    I believe it is disgusting that your show with the reputation it has, gives Donald Trump a platform to utter his nonsense. You only play into boosting his ego while compromising your own credibility as a talk show host. Next time, please don't give Trump a platform. There are many intelligent, respectable individuals on both parties to bring on your show.

    May 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. rijde

    People like Trump make no sense. They want to vilify the Democratic Party. Really? You want to trash the designs of Jefferson and Madison to protect your Swiss bank account. Democrats have outperformed the Federalists, the Whigs, and the Republican Party. They are the vanguard for wealth creation, innovation and individual rights and Trump, Gingrich, Ailes, Fox Nation, and Republicans are just a mega-phone of well lies. Trump is a recent immigrant and he goes after President Obama, a person that can trace his family back to the 1830's.

    Republicans nominate Mitt Romney. It is like nominating the London Whale. Mitt moved money just like Trump. They set up these shells, lever-up, hide behind government assisted tax shields and deferments, take their fees, play used car sales man, -go bankrupt- and want to tell us they are the real economy and the future. No. Mitt moved money from creditors, tax payers, the community, employees, and the community. He filled his Swiss bank account at the expense of the public and creditors. Simple as that.

    Republican have even gone so far as to push for the same policies that hurt the world.
    1. SEC deregulation, loosening capital requirements.
    2. Private label securitization/mortgage deregulation.
    3. Rating agencies rating paper with no experience, deregulation.
    4. Rubin, Greenspan, Gramm, and his Enron wife prevented the commodities exchange from regulating derivatives.
    5. Federal Reserve refusing to regulate mortgage brokers.
    6. Securitization.

    May 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Craig

    I bet you're glad you had that blowhard on before he implodes, eh? Wolf just destroyed him from Vegas 5/29. Why does CNN continue to give him the time of day. Does he pictures of someone?

    May 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Iketleng

    Yes, regardless of how he says he votes, Trump is a Liberal. He doesn't want to be prdeesint but sees an opportunity to promote his lagging ratings. If he was such an astute Businessman he would be devoting so much time to being an actor.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
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