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Donald Trump speaks in Nashua in April, 2015Businessman. real estate developer, and TV personality Donald Trump has flirted with running for president numerous times in recent years, though he has never launched a formal campaign until this year.Trump earned his fortune in New York City real estate and gained fame through his television show The Apprentice. He has never held or run for political office. He is likely the only presidential candidate to have been inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame.Trump declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on June 16, 2015.

Trump: I'm A Businessman, Not A Politician


In his first visit to the state after announcing his candidacy for president, Donald Trump told a crowd in Manchester that because he's a businessman and not a politician, he’s the only one to solve the nation’s problems.

Speaking entirely off the cuff and at times riffing with the audience, Trump gave a wide-ranging, 40-minute talk in front of a packed auditorium. He said currency devaluation in China makes export prices too low for American businesses to compete and that means jobs lost. He also focused on jobs when he turned to immigration and plans for a new Ford car plant in Mexico.

“They’re gonna hire other people. And the other people are gonna go out and make cars and they’re gonna drive them over the border. And I had an idea the other day. I said, ‘Why don’t we just let the illegals drive the cars over the border. You know they’re coming over anyway.”

Trump then reiterated an earlier promise to build a wall along the Mexican border, one that he wants Mexico to pay for.

The real estate mogul said he plans to make former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email files an issue during the campaign.

Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.
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