POLITICAL FIGURES: “… Ronald Reagan, to me, was a great president. And whether you are liberal or you’re conservative, people really view him as a great president. He’ll go down as a great president and not so much for the things he did, it’s just, there was a demeanor to him and a spirit that the country had under Ronald Reagan that was really phenomenal. And, you know, there was just a style and a class … I mean, that’s a really big part of being president. Ronald Reagan had it.”
[NOTE: On 11-12-1987, Trump had previously stated “Ronald Reagan … is so smooth and so effective a performer that he completely won over the American people. Only now, nearly seven years later, are people beginning to question whether there’s anything beneath that smile.”]

 – Donald Trump, Transcript, CNN.com, Oct. 8, 1999,