President Donald Trump said that he had lost billions by leaving his real estate company to run for political office.
“Believe me. I didn’t do it for me,” Trump said. “I lost a fortune. This job has cost me billions and billions of dollars.”
The president spoke about the impact that becoming president had on his personal wealth during a campaign rally in Janesville, Wisconsin.
“I would say it cost me two, three, maybe more billion dollars,” Trump said.
He noted that the “fake news” media harped on the fact that he was not raising as much money as former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign.
Trump said that he could easily raise more money, but he did not want to be beholden to wealthy donors.
“Nobody could ever raise money like me, I just don’t want to do it,” Trump said. “Because it puts us all … meaning us, I