Watch How Trump Told Oprah In 1988 That He Would Run For President And Not Lose

- Published: 18 November 2016
Watch How Trump Told Oprah In 1988 That He Would Run For President And Not Lose

A video from the Oprah Winfrey Show has resurfaced showing a young Donald Trump telling the media mogul in 1988 that he would one day run for president, and that when he does he won't lose. 

The video resurfaced after Oprah Winfrey apologized on Sunday for her #HopeLives tweet following Trump's election victory and meeting with Obama at the White House.

She said the tweet was a mistake as she could barely breathe following Trump's meeting with Obama.

In the video, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Trump before a studio audience, and here's how that excerpt goes:

OW: This sounds like political/presidential talk to me, and I know people have talked to you about whether or not you want to run. Would you, would you ever?

DT: Probably not. But I do get tired of seeing the country ripped off.

OW: Why would you not?

DT: I just don't think I really have the inclination to do it. I love what I'm doing, I really like it.

OW: Also doesn't pay as well [audience laughter]

DT: But I just probably wouldn't do it, I probably wouldn't, but I do get tired of seeing what's happening with this country. And if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am tired of seeing what's happening to this country, how we're really making other people live like kings and we're not.

OW: You've said, though, that if you did run for president, you believe you'd win.

DT: Well, I don't know. I think I'd win. I tell you what, I wouldn't go in to lose. I've never gone in to lose in my life. And if I did decide to do it, I think I'd be inclined—I would say that I would have a hell of a chance of winning, 'cause I think people—I don't how your audience feels—but I think people are tired of seeing the United States ripped off. And I can't promise you everything, but I can tell you one thing: This country will make one hell of a lot of money from those people that for 25 years have taken advantage. It wouldn't be the way it's been, believe me.