Donald Trump to Man Who Says ‘The Art of the Deal’ Saved His Life: ‘I Want 10%’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) Presidential Preference Convention at Rocketown on August 29, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. GOP front runner Donald Trump leads most polls in the race. (Photo by
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee–It was vintage Donald Trump.

The Art of the Deal saved my life,” a man in the crowd yelled to Donald Trump as he walked out of the Rocketown facility in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday after he delivered a 50 minute speech there to the National Federation of Republican Assemblies.

“I want 10 percent,” Trump responded.

The exchange was heard by James Hohmann of the Washington Post, who tweeted it out late Saturday evening:

Trump wrote The Art of the Deal in 1987. A New York Times #1 best seller, it was on the list for 51 weeks.

Politifact wrote recently that, though The Art of the Deal sold 1 million copies, it is not the best selling book of all time. That honor, they said, goes to Dale Carnegie’s 1936 How to Win Friends and Influence People, which has sold 15 million copies since its first publication.

Trump won the straw poll conducted at the event, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) finished in second place with 24 percent.


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