During a town hall held and broadcast by NBC’s Today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he had a life full of adversity, because he only ever got a million dollar loan from his father.
An audience member asked Trump if at any point in his life, anybody had ever told him ‘no.’ “Oh, many times,” he responded. “I’ve been told ‘no’ many times. I mean, my whole life really has been a ‘no,’ and I’ve fought through it.”
“It’s not been easy for me,” Trump continued. “It has not been easy for me, and, you know, I started off in Brooklyn my father gave me a small loan of $1 million. I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back and pay him back with interest.”
“Let’s just put this in perspective,” host Matt Lauer said. “You said it hasn’t been easy for you, ‘but my dad give me a million dollar loan.’ That probably is going to seem pretty easy to a lot of people.”
“You’re right,” Trump conceded. “But $1 million isn’t very much compared to what I built, I’ve built one of the great companies.”
Watch above, via NBC.
[Image via screengrab]
>>Follow Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org