Trump: ‘I’m very greedy’

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Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump gives Lester Holt a C grade for debate Trump camp talking points: Mention Monica Lewinsky Trump floats theory that Google suppresses negative news on Clinton MORE on Saturday described himself as a “very greedy person,” but also said he wants to be “greedy for our country.”
 
“Now, I’ll tell you, I’m good at that – so, you know, I’ve always taken in money,” he said at a rally in Iowa. “I like money. I’m very greedy. I’m a greedy person. I shouldn’t tell you that, I’m a greedy – I’ve always been greedy. I love money, right?
 
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“But, you know what? I want to be greedy for our country. I want to be greedy. I want to be so greedy for our country. I want to take back money,” he added.
 
Trump also said he would have filed his personal finances with the Federal Election Commission even if he weren’t running for president, because he loves to brag.
 
“I filed my papers with the federal elections,” he said. “Everyone said, ‘Well maybe he’s not as rich as we think, so maybe he’ll never file,’ but I filed. In fact, I would have filed if I didn’t run, because I want to brag. I love to brag, all right?”
 
The billionaire businessman said he never imagined he would be able to build such a successful company.
 
“If you would have told me when I was at the Wharton School of Finance that I would have done what I’ve been able to do, I wouldn’t have believed it,” he said. 
 
“But I’ve built an unbelievable company. Very, very little debt. Tremendous — some of the greatest assets in the world. Tremendous cash flow. Tremendous cash sitting there.”