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When was Trump a Democrat?

Robertinfremont

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I have called him a former Democrat. The open question is when did he stop being a loyal Democrat?

Here he is on the Larry King show in 1987 telling King he is a Republican.

Who has thoughts on when he stopped being a Democrat? I quit in time for the 1980 election.

 

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Trump registered as a Republican in Manhattan in 1987 and since that time has changed his party affiliation five times. In 1999, Trump changed his party affiliation to the Independence Party of New York. In August 2001, Trump changed his party affiliation to Democratic. In September 2009, Trump changed his party affiliation back to the Republican Party. In December 2011, Trump changed to "no party affiliation" (independent). In April 2012, Trump again returned to the Republican Party.[4]

In a 2004 interview, Trump told CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat," explaining: "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...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."[5] In a July 2015 interview, Trump said that he has a broad range of political positions and that "I identify with some things as a Democrat."[4]



He's claimed to be a democrat a lot more than a republican.

He's a republican of opportunity.


Which radio talk show did you get your information from?
 
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