Interview: Donald Trump with Jenna Johson - The Washington Post - May 11, 2016


Interview: Donald Trump with Jenna Johson - The Washington Post - May 11, 2016

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world
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Donald Trump
I really was. What happened, a couple of things: I did this and everyone said you'd never get it zoned. And it's zoned for two golf courses, if I want to do the second one, but two golf courses, and it's zoned for thousands of houses. You know, units and houses, the houses. But I'm not in a rush to build the houses because, to be honest with you, I have plenty of houses. Plenty of other sites. But this was a special site. This is consider the largest dunes anywhere in the world. It was very tough zoning because it was a site of scientific interest, it's called SSI. And everybody when I bought it — I bought it for the right price, I bought it for a very low price because you couldn't do anything with it. And the owner, who is a very good guy, felt you couldn't do — nobody thought you could do anything with it. In theory, you weren't even supposed to walk on the dunes, let alone build a golf course through the dunes, and what happened is I took a chance, I bought it and — no options, no nothing, just bought it for cash, no mortgage, no debt, no nothing — I don't have debt on any of them, I don't have debt on very much, period. But what happened is I bought it, and I applied for the course. I landed, I applied for the course, I hired Dr. Martin Hawtree, who is the preeminent — he does St. Andrews. I went to the Royal and Ancient — you know, that's the governing body in Europe — and I went to the Royal and Ancient, spoke to Peter Dawson, who is the head of Royal and Ancient, and I said: Who would be the best architect to use. And they said: Well, the greatest in the world for links golf — and he knew the site because he was born in Aberdeen — is Dr. Martin Hawtree. And I met him, we liked him, we came to a — you know, we walked the site a number of times. We built a course that turned out to be an incredible course. Now, in between seeing and building it, we went through a tremendous amount of legal and everything else because to break the site of scientific interest was a very hard thing to do, it has never been done before.
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Dr. Martin Hawtree
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Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
Donald Trump
Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson
Donald Trump
honey
Thanks
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Jenna Johnson
Thanks
Bye
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Donald Trump
bye
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Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
Okay. Okay
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Jenna Johnson
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Wednesday
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Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
Yup
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Donald Trump
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Jenna Johnson
Yup
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Donald Trump
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Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
lines
lines…
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Jenna Johnson
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Jenna Johnson
bitch
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Donald Trump
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Jenna Johnson
course
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Jenna Johnson
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many
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