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An Eleven-Year-Old Boy Once Perfectly Shut Down Donald Trump

By Brian Skellenger

The year: 1997. The president: Not Donald Trump.

In an effort to incentivize wealthy New Yorkers to be more philanthropic, Donald Trump was given the chance to be "Principal for a Day" at a public school in the Bronx. 

According to a New York Times article, Trump was asked to give a speech in front of a group of fifth graders at P.S. 70. "Make the speech inspiring, he was asked, something to encourage a group of children whose universe is one of New York City's most disadvantaged neighborhoods."

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Trump started off by asking, "First of all, who likes Nike sneakers?"

Naturally, every hand in the room shot up. 

"If everybody puts their name on a piece of paper right now, I will pick 15 people and I'll take you to the new Nike store that I just opened at Trump Tower," Trump promised. 

Apparently, for Trump, this was a perfect intro for a speech on the American dream. 

"Is there anyone here that doesn't want to live in a big, beautiful mansion?" he asked. "You know what you have to do to live in a big beautiful mansion?" 

"Be rich," a voice answered.  

"That's right," Trump said. "You have to work hard, get through school. You have to go out and get a great job, make a lot of money and you live the American dream. And you're going to have fun doing it. It's a lot of fun."