Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE is defending his steak business, arguing that Trump Steaks is a functioning global food brand.

“I buy them,” he said on late Wednesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360." "We sell the steaks, largely to our clubs and hotels and things like that."


“I’m not going to kill the cow,” the GOP presidential front-runner added. "It’s a small business. We buy a lot of steaks from different places. We do a tremendous steak business.”

Trump argued that critics questioning the viability of Trump Steaks are unfamiliar with how his company markets its products.

“We have different supplies,” he said. "If I’m in California, I don’t want to buy my steaks from New York. "They are available nationwide at different places that I own. Worldwide, worldwide.”

The outspoken billionaire also blasted Cooper for suggesting that Trump Steaks was discontinued because Sharper Image, their original supplier, no longer carries them.

“No, no, no,” Trump said. "They’re sold differently, [but] it’s the same thing. It’s an offshoot of it.”

Trump on Tuesday evening slammed critics who have questioned his business prowess. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, derided the New York business mogul for several failed ventures last week.

“It wasn’t very becoming, honestly,” Trump, surrounded by props representing the companies he had launched, said of Romney’s remarks.

“He talked about a water company,” he added of the former Republican Massachusetts governor. "Well, there’s the water company. I mean, we sell water and we have water and it’s a very successful, you know. It’s a private little company and I supply the water for all my places, and it’s good, but it’s very good.”

Business Insider reported  that the prop steaks Trump used were actually from Bush Brothers Provision Co., which sells the food to Trump-affiliated properties.