Donald Trump’s eight biggest boasts at the National Press Club speech

Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images
Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images

Donald Trump came to the National Press Club on Tuesday to talk about branding, and instead talked mostly about…himself. The swirly-haired mogul spoke to a sell-out crowd, and amidst complaining about the country being ruined (“what positive thing has happened to this country in the last 10 years?”) delivered exactly the kind of self-aggrandizement for which he’s famous. We listened so you didn’t have to, and noted The Donald’s eight biggest brags:

On his 2012 maybe-presidential candidacy: “I was leading in every poll. I was doing great.”

“I have millions of followers. Millions. I don’t do press releases anymore. If I want a press release, I put it out on Twitter…. It’s like owning the New York Times without the losses.”

“I have some of the best Web sites in the world.”

“I happen to be, in my own way, an environmentalist. I’ve won many awards.”

“I have great feelings of compassion and helping people.”

“It turned out to be, probably, by everybody’s count, the biggest-selling business book of all time. There’s never been a business book that’s sold like ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal.’”

“It all began with the great success of Trump Tower — best location in New York, most visible building, the highest-rate retail space than anywhere in the world. Gucci is there as my primary tenant.”

“The Old Post Office… is going to be spectacular. We are building something that’s going to be amazing. It’s going to be one of the great hotels of the world.”

 

 

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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