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Hartford, Connecticut
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Thursday, December 2, 1999
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Thursday, December 2, 1999 THE HARTFORD CO U RANT A19 From Page One The Donald Does The Talking Donald Trump potential Reform Party presidential candidate - touted himself and criticized others before delivering a paid motivational speech in Hartford. Continued from Page 1 I can truly say no. So there's a lot of positives." Trump also never shakes hands, which he calls a "barbaric" custom that spreads germs. During his news conference, Trump clarified his stand on abortion and sharply criticized American trade officials as "saps" who are bad negotiators for the natioa "I support the Reform Party platform, which is essentially silent on the abortion issue," Trump said. "It is a very personal issue, which should be left to women and their doctors." Top business officials, such as John Welch, General Electric's chief executive officer, would be effective negotiators on trade deals and prevent the United States from being "ripped off' in trade agreements, Trump said. After traveling around the country and appearing on national television shows recently, Trump, 53, said he still does not know if he will officially enter the race. That decision, he said, will be made by late February. "If I feel that I can win, not only the Reform Party nomination, but more importantly the election, we will really go at it, and we will probably spend approximately $100 million," Trump told reporters at the city restaurant Max Downtown. "And I would only do it if I thought after spending that money and getting the nomination that I could win." But Donna Donovan, the Reform Party's state chairwoman in Connecticut, said Trump should decide by the end of the December if he is serious about holding the nation's highest office. "He hasn't declared yet that he's a candidate for the Reform Party, unlike television commentator Pat Buchanan," said Donovan, who also . serves as the party's national press secretary. "He does have to write a letter of intent February is too late to get on the ballot Some of those deadlines will be passed in February." Connecticut residents, particularly those in Bridgeport, are familiar with Trump's promises. He first said he would build a casino in Bridgeport No dice. Then he promised to erect the world's largest Ferris wheel at a $350 million waterfront theme park in the Park City. Never happened. Then, in 1995, he said he would build an Indianapolis 500-type racetrack with up to 60,000 seats in the congested city with little available land. That turned into a boulevard of broken dreams. Besides some ; full-color architectural renderings, none of these ideas went anywhere. A master builder and world-class self-promoter, Trump is the master of the spectacle. He described himself Wednesday as "somebody who has fought the world and literally made billions and billions of dol- lars" as a real estate tycoon. "It's always fun to watch The Donald in action," said former state Democratic Chairman John F. Droney, who served as Trump's attorney for seven years during Trump's Bridgeport development ef-; forts. "I think he's thoroughly en-, joying himself, and I think he's test-; ing the waters. He needs and loves i publicity. This is tailor-made for, The Donald." Droney blamed Trump's failures in Bridgeport on a lack of support from the rest of the city's business : community. Trump later donated his 6-acre property to the city, which built a successful minor-. league baseball stadium on the site. , Trump put part of the blame on : then-Gov. Lowell P. Weicker, whoj opposed the casino. When asked by . a reporter Wednesday if he was sorry he called Weicker a fat slob during his casino effort. Trump said,. "At least I'm accurate." Based on a longstanding friend- ship with Al Gore, Droney is supporting the vice president in the presidential race. But Droney said that Trump, a blunt-talking non-politician, has made the presidential sweepstakes more interesting. "He'sf box office. It's very hard to compare him to anyone," Droney, said. "He's the quintessential American business hero. He's bigger than Lee" Iacocca, the former chairman of Chrysler Corp. Trump said he sees no problem winning the JMorm Party nomina-"hion, saying that Buchanan, his chief rival, can be defeated easily. "Pat Buchanan seems to be the only one running," Trump said. "I hear he's run out of money. He's certainly run out of ideas. He's still saying wonderful things about Adolf Hitler. Look, he's anti-Semitic. He's anti-black. He's anti-gay. There's almost nobody left, so I can't imagine that Pat Buchanan can do very welL" Buchanan could not be reached Wednesday night Trump also met with about 40 members of the Reform Party from throughout New England. They offered varying degrees of skepticism about his candidacy. "We're here to find out his stance on education because there hasn't been much said about it," said Claire Bertrand, a teacher from East Longmeadow, Mass. "He really has spoken out very little on education. We all know he can run a business. The thing I'd really like to know is: Is he serious? Is this a publicity stunt?" 800-iiyClieap ' 80O-359-24321 Open 7 Days 1 i J 1 i'l -I M I IU f ATTENTION KMART SHOPPERS In the Kmart December 2, 1 999 midweek ad circular, on page S, feature the Nintendo 64 Game "Space Invaders". This Item will not be available due to the manufacturer's delay In shipping. We regret any Inconvenience this error may have caused our customers. CENTRAL STREET Antiques Saturday, December 4th. 10 am -5 pm Come meet our 40 dealers. Bargain hard and enjoy free cider & sweets. 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