- The Washington Times - Monday, September 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said Monday that some wealthy people won’t be thrilled with his newly-unveiled tax proposals, also said he is not a “populist,” but rather “a man of great common sense.”

“No, I’m not a populist — no, I’m not,” Mr. Trump said during a question-and-answer session that followed the unveiling of his tax plans. “I’m a man of great common sense. I’m a man that’s built a tremendous company with the best locations in real estate, the best everything. You’re here at one of ‘em. I have many of these.”

“I’ve done a great job. I’ve employed tens of thousands of people. I employ now thousands and thousands of people. I’ve done a good job,” he continued. “But I wouldn’t say populist at all. I would say I’m a man of common sense. I’m cutting taxes. I’m going to create a lot of jobs. I’m going to get rid of a tremendous amount of waste, and I’ll tell you what, the waste that I get rid of … is going to have a huge impact and I’m not even putting that in my numbers, so I think it’s going to be terrific.”

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