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Trump in 2006: I ‘sort of hope’ real estate market crashes

Donald Trump said he wanted to see a crash two years before the housing market collapsed, spurring the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report.
 
“I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” the billionaire businessman said in a 2006 audiobook from Trump University published by CNN. “People like me would go in and buy like crazy.”
 
{mosads}The network said Trump was answering a question about “gloomy predictions that the real estate market is heading for a spectacular crash.”
 
“If there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know, you could make a lot of money,” Trump said in the audiobook. “At the same time, I don’t think that will happen.”
 
Aides to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton seized on the report on Twitter in going after the real estate mogul turned presumptive Republican presidential nominee:
 
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