Trump Version 1.0

It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump has been wanting to run for president for a very long time, and that this year it was now or never. The video below shows Trump on the Oprah Winfrey Show way back in 1988, sounding exactly like he does today, with two notable differences. First, his hair looks almost plausible. Second, his now-familiar theme about “unfair trade” and a country that is “beating the hell out of us” was . . . Japan. How’d that turn out? I must have missed it when Japan passed the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy, which a large number of Certified Smart People (and Donald Trump) said would occur by 2010 or so. With signs of China’s economy starting to follow Japan’s trajectory. . .

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