HANK PAULSON: We're not going to see a President Trump

Hank PaulsonBloomberg TVFormer US. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson

Former US. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told “Bloomberg <GO>” that we’re probably “not going to see a President Trump.”

He wouldn’t make a prediction as to who he thinks the next president will be. He also expressed disappointment from both political parties. 

Here’s an excerpt from Bloomberg TV: 

MICKLETHWAIT:  Would a President Trump be a useful ingredient to that long term stability?

PAULSON:  Listen, you know the answer to that as well as I do, and I don’t think we’re going to see a President Trump.

RUHLE:  You don’t think we will?  What do you think we will have here?

PAULSON:  I don’t —  listen, I shouldn’t even have made that comment, because I’m —  I’ve got to tell you, I’m seeing things today that I never expected to see from either party.  Never expected to see, and things that are very disappointing and disturbing to me, the level of the discourse, and I think what we have is, when you have the American people as angry as they are, that this is —  this makes them ripe for populism, and I think what we’re seeing is rooted in that populism, so, but I’m not going to make a prediction on who our president’s going to be.  But I will stick my neck way out and say, I don’t think it’s going to be Donald Trump.

Watch the full interview below: 

 

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