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April 23rd, 2009
03:23 PM ET

Donald Trump tells all to Heidi Collins

Donald Trump was on the show today!
I had the chance to ask him about how he became so successful even when times were tough. He says it's NOT ALL NATURAL TALENT!! Even he has to work at it.
And - what about today's business climate? It's the worst ever...but you can still take this opportunity to make money.
And don't forget the big flap about MISS USA. He owns the would he let Perez Hilton come back and judge ever again?
Find out - all the answers are right here, CLICK AWAY!

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Diane Eisen

    I just thought I would share an experience I had today with my credit card company.
    I was notified via email (handy) that my credit limit had been exceeded, and that I had been assessed a 30.00 overlimit fee.
    I am dumbfounded as to the methodology they employed in this transaction. An annual fee had been imposed (30.00) for exceeding my limit with a transaction which was under 50.00 ! (how was I supposed to know exactly when the fee would be assessed???)
    How in the world is it that this transaction was allowed to go through, when they are capable of tracking so much else? Would it be asking too much of these people to not let a transaction go through??? or are they chucklilng as they collect ANOTHER fee from me?
    another taxpayer !

    April 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  2. Danile Gerstmeyer

    If you really want to fix the economy, fire the top 1,000 CEO's without compensation! I worked for Ascent Media for 26 years. I worked on our largest project Jerry Seinfeld 2.9 million dollars, the day I got done with the 180th episode they laid me and 10 others off-approx, 550,000 total in salary while the Ceo got a $10,000,000 dollar bonus! If you give company's a 10 percent cut in taxes if they limit the Ceo to no more than 35 times the lowest full time employee, you will have more people to do the production work and more taxes since lower paid employee's do not have the tax write offs that Ceo's have!!! That is my solution. Dan Gerstmeyer out of work

    April 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  3. David

    The auto industry part of this interview drives me crazy. If the investment banks and regular commercial banks had not run into so much trouble would the auto industry be in the position it is in now?

    I don't think two out of three or one out of three is good enough for the auto rescue. We're losing two plants just in this city in Indiana, small city in east central Indiana. You can't let these jobs go. Essential manufactruring. Labor has already sucked it up enough and is doing so even now, taking pay and benefit cuts.

    But I'm glad to hear Donald Trump say that he thinks GM will make it.

    What laws should be better enforced to avoid the mortgage crisis and concommitant problems in securities and banking?

    Should Glass Steagall be reinstated?

    Does the fact that mortgage crises stems for actual homes, and that many people still live in those homes, offer any additional hope? This interview sounded so pessimistic, but what I've been hearing for last month has been much more upbeat.

    Miss California's answer was basically good, maybe not perfect, a little grandstanding but good. Perez Hilton was way out of line to release that youtube video. Everyone has a right to an opinion.
    They are both kind of young.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  4. John Maddox

    How will the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler affect the Military and First Responders?

    There are a lot of media outlets constantly regurgitating the same story and options about the impact of a possible failure of the auto industry. However, no one mentions or investigates the impact to the Military and First Responders (federal law enforcement, state and local police and government fleets).

    April 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  5. Tom from Philly

    I'm glad to see there are others that realize that just giving a 10% tax cut to corporate america would pool more money to the top.... CONDITIONAL reductions for limiting exec pay and providing heathcare would cure our economic ills.

    April 24, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  6. Van Pop

    I've gotta start bringing a promo poster to all my interviews. Peering over your own shoulder with a deep reinforcing stare kinda strikes me as a powerful technique. I mean I'm entranced just looking at the still. You feel me?

    April 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  7. AndrewBoldman

    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

    June 4, 2009 at 7:33 am |
  8. Fred Doucette

    On your Friday morning show of September 11, 2009 a breaking news bulletin was announce....I know that you report was is put in front of you, but, I think the prducer kind of jumped to conclusions when it was mentioned that gun fire was heard on the Potomac....and the answers that Ms. Townsend gave were really not called for...I hope your producers have clearer evidence of breaking news...

    That was enough to send many people scrambling...I like your show, you sue do a wonderful job.....tks


    September 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  9. Mike Powell

    The new government guidance on, Mamograms and Self breast exams is just the first of many more to come. In anticipation of a , National Health Care Plan, the government is starting to find ways to cut costs. Just think of the millions they will be saving by cutting back on the amount of mamograms performed annually. As far as the self breast exams, well they do not want women to do that because if they feel what may be lump, it will require a mamogram and/or a surgical biopsy, which will cost money. This is being done now so when the National health plan takes effect, the government can say that these (and others) changes were made prior to any National health plan. Now we have the government telling women to keep their hands off of their own breast. Next, us males will need to stop doing self exams of our testicles. Hold on, here we go.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  10. Rich

    It's so cold:

    Senator Liberman made a decision and his mind froze and he couldn't change his mind!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  11. Jocelyn

    Very sorry to hear that you are leaving CNN. I really enjoy your broadcasts. Best of luck to you!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm |