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Trump Says Being President Cost Him $2 to $5 Billion

Over the past three years, being the countrys commander-in-chief cost President Donald Trump between $2 billion and $5 billion in lost earnings, he said on Monday.

“Its cost me anywhere from $2 [billion] to $5 billion to be president … between what I lose and what I could have made,” Trump said during a cabinet meeting at the White House.

“I wouldve made a fortune if I just ran my business—I was doing it really well,” he said, according to Fox Business.

However, Trump said he doesnt regret it.

“If I had it to go it again I would do it in an instant, because who cares, if you can afford it, what difference does it make?” he told reporters, according to Reuters.

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks to media before departing the White House on Marine One on Oct. 11, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Trump ran a series of resorts bearing his namesake around the world before he became president. His children have taken over the family business.

“Whether I lost $2 billion, $5 billion or less, it doesnt make any difference. I dont care,” Trump told reporters. “Im doing this for the country. Im doing it for the people.”

In the meeting, Trump also discussed looking at different locations for next years G-7 summit after he went back on a decision to host the event at his Doral resort near Miami.

“I dont think itll be as exciting, I dont think itll be as good,” Trump said of the potential new location. “Itll cost the country a fortune because its very expensive. … I was willing to do it for free but people didnt like that. They thought I may get some promotional value,” as reported by Fox Business.

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