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Trump in 2004: 'The economy does better under the Democrats'

These days, Donald Trump may be the personification of the Republican id, but that wasn't always the case. Back in 2004, fresh off the success of The Apprentice, and promoting his new book, Trump: How to Get Rich, The Donald discussed his political views with Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

When the 2004 election came up, Trump said he identified "more as a Democrat." Blitzer asked him to clarify if he meant he was socially liberal. Trump replied: "I've been around a long time. And it just seems the economy does better under the Democrats than under Republicans." In the same interview, Trump also dodged questions about whether the success of The Apprentice made him think about getting into politics.