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Donald Trump says Democrats are better for the economy.
BLITZER: Do you identify more as a Democrat or Republican?

TRUMP: Well, you'd be shocked if I said that in many cases I probably identify more as Democrat. And I think you'd probably be shocked...

BLITZER: On social issues?

TRUMP: You know, it's interesting, I've been now around long -- you know, I think of myself as a young guy, but I'm not so young anymore. And I've been around for a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn't be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats...

BLITZER: Well, it certainly did well under Clinton. But I wouldn't suggest it was so great under Jimmy Carter.

TRUMP: That's true. That's true.

BLITZER: If you remember, the interest rates...

TRUMP: No, I know. I know. Jimmy Carter was not in the same thing.

But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we've had some pretty bad disaster under the Republicans.

BLITZER: You want...

TRUMP: Including a thing called the Depression.

BLITZER: The Depression was bad, as we all remember.

Not to be outdone, the Republicans have countered with Don King.
King, who occasionally has been prosecuted but not convicted in connection with the operation of his boxing empire, has been a political switch-hitter contributing to both parties. In the current election cycle, he has given not only to George W. Bush but also to Democratic presidential hopefuls Richard Gephardt and Carol Moseley Braun.
Hmmm... Bush can keep King.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Apr 16, 2004 at 09:29 AM PDT.

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