Donald Trump: I've Spent Nothing On Ads Because Of Fox News' And Other Networks' Constant Coverage
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From the October 13 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): All right now, you are a billionaire. You have a lot of money. You could self-fund, as you say. I'm curious on whether you can tell us how much you've spent on this campaign since the beginning. Since the beginning.
DONALD TRUMP: Honestly, very little. It's like a couple of million dollars or something. Because I haven't -- I had earmarked till this point in a budget about $20 million. I've spent zero on advertising because you and Fox and all of the others, I won't mention names, but every other network, I mean they cover me a lot, to put it mildly. And in covering me, it's almost like if I put ads in on top of the program, it would be too much. It would be too much Trump. So we expected to be about $20 million at this point and I've spent so far nothing and, you know, which I think is a great tribute. It's your show, and it's a business show predominantly, although you've become more and more political, I noticed over the years, in all fairness, Neil. But you know, it's sort of a great tribute to business, because I've spent the least money and I have the best poll numbers. And that's pretty good, I mean, I'm proud of that.