• With: Donald Trump

    TRUMP: That was reported. That was reported.

    VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Well, it's, like -- I got to -- I have to tell you that I'm somewhat perplexed in the city. People report all sorts of things. We've got Senator Harry Reid claiming things with unnamed sources. Now we got $4 million. I mean, we really -- you know, in this city, we have a hard time sort of nailing down, you know, the facts and the sources.

    TRUMP: Well, that was a reported number, and I think it's pretty well documented that he spent a fortune on lawyers to try and keep things secret. So I don't know how he can keep things secret, but Governor Romney is not supposed to keep things secret. So I think it's very unfair. I think it's a very, very bad double standard.

    VAN SUSTEREN: All right, suppose that President Obama got a C in history in college. Does that make any different at all at this late date? I understand -- the tax returns are recent history, but the president -- he's a 51-year-old man. And his college records -- I'm still perplexed on that one.

    TRUMP: No, I don't think it would. And I'm not necessarily looking at the marks. I'm looking at other things also. And that would be what I would like to see. But again, the Romney group, they're going to have to make that determination for themselves.

    I think it's been a very dirty campaign. It was a very dirty campaign waged against Hillary by Obama. And if you look at Obama's campaigning, it's extremely dirty against everybody that's ever run against him.

    And I think the Republicans had better be careful because what's happening to them is the same thing that's happening to other candidates that ran against Obama. It's a very dirty campaign. And Hillary Clinton - - you know, I've read recently where they consider Hillary to be one -- it was one of the meanest campaigns ever run against her.

    Well, so far, I think this one is even meaner. So we'll see what happens. But sometimes -- the expression is, you have to fight fire with fire. And if he doesn't fight fire with fire, it's going to be not so easy.

    VAN SUSTEREN: What do you -- what -- how -- how is it going to be -- what's the fire back on President Obama on this?

    TRUMP: Well, I just think you have to be extremely aggressive. And I think they will be. But you know, they're going to have a convention, and the convention, I believe, is going to be very, very successful. There's a lot of spirit for Mitt Romney. And I think he's going to be really a good candidate and really a really good president.

    Now, I have to say this. If you remember back, the biggest problem he had was going into Florida. And I always talk about because I'm a big sports person, and I always talk about people react under pressure. Some people can react well under pressure and some people can't.

    Mitt Romney went to Florida under great pressure, unbelievable pressure. He had to win Florida, and it wasn't looking good. He had two debates. He won both debates. He did brilliantly in both debates. He then won the state of Florida in a very, very large number.

    I think it's going to be very interesting, but I believe Mitt Romney is somebody that reacts very well under pressure. There aren't too many of these people around.

    VAN SUSTEREN: We only have a minute left. It is reported that we have as many as 14,000 government buildings that are empty in this country and have cost us a fortune just sitting there. I know that you recently cut -- worked out some deal with the old post office here in D.C. -- 14,000 buildings. Do you have some advice for the federal government, business advice what to do with the 14,000 buildings?

    TRUMP: Well, you know, real estate is my primary thing in life. I love real estate. And I would say certainly that they could be auctioned off. You'll see if they're good. If they're not good, perhaps you can't auction them off.

    But this is a time when buying real estate is a good thing. You can buy real estate. People would like to buy real estate. And certainly, auctioning them off or hiring good brokers to sell them would not be a bad idea.

    Now, also, it could be that the government needs those buildings. Now, if they need the buildings, you can't do that. But if they're sitting empty and unnecessary, probably the auction process would not be a bad one.

    VAN SUSTEREN: I'm curious whether there are some sort of regulations or impediments because that would seem like the smartest thing to do, is that we have 14,000 buildings, let's unload them quickly. And even, you know, if we have to take 70 cents on a dollar or something, or whatever, it would make sense, rather than have the 14,000 buildings sit there.

    TRUMP: Well, it's possible there are regulations. I mean, there's regulations for everything in this country, and that's part of the problem the country has. But certainly, if they're empty and doing nothing, I would say auctioning them off would be very much an interesting thing. And I would be at the auction.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Donald, thank you. And if you're at the convention, will you join us "On the Record"?

    TRUMP: I certainly will.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Great. Thank you.

    TRUMP: Thank you, Greta.

    VAN SUSTEREN: You're booked. Thank you. Thank you, Donald.

    (END VIDEOTAPE)

    VAN SUSTEREN: Now, during our interview, Donald Trump said President Obama spent $4 million to keep his records secret. Now, we did try to confirm his claim, but we were unable to.