• With: Donald Trump

    VAN SUSTEREN: What do you mean, you understand him? Explain to me.

    TRUMP: Well, I think that's where he's coming from. I think his basic mindset is redistribution. I think his basic mindset -- you look at the war that he's waging with the rich and the so-called less than rich. And you know, that's the mindset.

    And frankly, from a political standpoint, probably, it's the only way he can get elected, whether we like it or don't like it, based on how badly the economy is going, based on the fact that he's probably in the history of presidents of the United States, he's our worst at foreign policy.

    I mean, you look at the Middle East with all of the time and all of the effort, and the speeches he made in Egypt -- go over and make speeches in Egypt. Then he lets Mubarak go. He drops Mubarak like a dog. Egypt is blowing up. They hate us and they now hate Israel.

    And I have to tell you, if I were Jewish and if I were from Israel, I would not be at all happy with Barack Obama. It is a disaster what's going on. Israel is in big trouble with Barack Obama.

    VAN SUSTEREN: All right, you say he's the worst president with foreign policy. How do you rate him with handling the economy?

    TRUMP: Well, I think the economy is a disaster. Foreign policy is a disaster.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Is that his fault?

    TRUMP: I think the economy...

    VAN SUSTEREN: Is that his fault?

    TRUMP: Well, I think it's largely his fault. He's done nothing to cure it. And they're offering all sorts of false stimuli. If you look at what's going on with the stimulus package, I mean, it's just more and more just keeps coming out. It's going cause massive interest rate increase.

    And also, very importantly, it's going to cause inflation. And you know who's going to be hurt the worst by that are poor people. Poor people are hurt the worst by inflation. You know, inflation -- I'm in the real estate business. The best thing that can happen to a big real estate person is inflation. Inflation is our friend.

    But it's a very bad thing for the country. The people that get hurt by inflation are people that don't have a lot of money because bread is going to double and everything else and food is going to just double and triple in price. So the people that really get hurt are the people that you don't want to hurt.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Any regrets you didn't run? Any thought about that?

    TRUMP: Well, I was doing great. I was leading -- as you know, better than anybody, I was leading in the polls. I was having a lot of fun. I was actually enjoying it. I think I put out a lot of good word and a lot of people liked what I said, whether it was about China or OPEC or lots of other things that I brought up.

    I endorsed Mitt Romney. I think he's going to do terrifically, but he's got to really start being very tough and very, very smart right now. So I certainly would be very happy if Mitt Romney would win.

    VAN SUSTEREN: But any regrets you didn't throw your hat in the ring?

    TRUMP: If he loses, I'll have big regrets. If he wins, I'll be happy as you can be.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Donald, always nice to talk to you. Thank you.

    TRUMP: Thank you very much, Greta.

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