Trump: Government 'involves heart,' unlike business

Trump: Government 'involves heart,' unlike business
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE compared his current job as commander in chief to his previous role as a real estate mogul in a Sunday interview, noting that government “involves heart,” whereas business typically does not. 

"Here, everything, pretty much everything you do in government involves heart, whereas in business most things don't involve heart," Trump told The Associated Press. "In fact, in business you're actually better off without it."

The interview comes as Trump approaches his 100th day in office, and as lawmakers negotiate this week over legislation to continue funding the government.


Trump also noted the “human responsibility” that accompanies the job.

The president, who surprised both global allies and domestic lawmakers earlier this month when he ordered the U.S. military to conduct missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's military, described the risk of that decision to The AP.

"When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria," he said. "I'm saying to myself, 'You know, this is more than just like 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that's involved because people could have been killed. This is risk that's involved.'"