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Donald Trump Says He Would Warn His Younger Self Not to Run for President if He Could

Friday 23/March/2018 - 10:54 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

If a time machine appeared on the White House lawn، we now have a pretty good idea of how President Donald Trump might use it، teen vogue magazine reported.

During a conversation with Charlie Kirk، founder of conservative organization Turning Point USA، at the White House's Generation Next summit for millennials on Thursday، Trump was asked what advice he would give to his 25-year-old self، "knowing what you know today." With a little grin، the person currently in the Oval Office quipped، "Don't run for president."

Trump went on to cite a recent conversation he'd had as one explanation for his regrets over running for POTUS. "All my life، I've gotten really — you know، look، we all get، every once in a while، or not — but I got the greatest publicity،" he said. "I was getting such great...until I ran for office." That said، Trump did seem to imply that the bad publicity he's received since first announcing his candidacy has something to do with what he claims is "fake news." "People really get it، people do get it. There's a lot of fake news out there،" he said. This part of the conversation starts around the 9:30-minute mark of the below video.

The clip echoes claims made in Fire and Fury، Michael Wolff's controversial book about the Trump presidency، that Trump never actually wanted to be president. The advice immediately sparked a stream of reactions on Twitter، with many reminding Trump that resignation is always an option and others wishing for a time machine to make itself available to the president. While some were saddened and frustrated by the fact that an American president is so dissatisfied with his position، plenty more made jokes referencing how Trump called Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his reelection as president of Russia after reportedly being told "DO NOT CONGRATULATE."

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