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Trump to Iowa: 'I'll Shake Hands with Everybody'
Friday, March 04, 2011
Donald Trump's continuing to lay the groundwork for a presidential run, and talking big about his grassroots outreach.
"I will meet many, many people, maybe all of people," Trump told The Des Moines Register. "If I decide to run, I will be shaking hands with everybody."
That came after Trump cheerleader Roger Stone quipped to Politico last month, "He's Donald Trump. There's a public fascination. So I don't think he has to go shake hands among the pig farmers."
Trump said he'll make a decision about his candidacy by June, and if he does, he's confident he'll do just fine with socially conservative Republican voters in Iowa.
"I think I'm good. I'm pro-life. I'm, uh, what else would you like me to say?" Trump asked. "I have been divorced...I have very good relationships with the exes, but one of the reasons I was divorced was that I worked very hard. And you know, that's a good reason."
He also showed he's got great respect for his interviewer, Tom Beaumont, the chief political reporter at the paper.
"Tom, that's a lot of power," Trump said. "Congratulations."
Listen to Trump's 15-minute interview with the Des Moines Register.