AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Real estate mogul Donald Trump, a day after announcing he’ll form a presidential exploratory committee, told activists on Thursday his business experience makes him the best candidate to reform Washington.
“We need people in Washington that know how to make a deal,” said Trump, who is considering bid for the Republican nomination.
Trump spoke at the home of New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Stepanek. Although Trump’s critics say he would bring an unflattering and circus-like atmosphere to Republican politics, many people in the crowd said they appreciate the reality TV star’s willingness to say exactly what he thinks.
“A man that has the ability to handle the press, play with them and hold his ground, I have tremendous respect for that,” said Lori Davis, vice president of the GOP committee in Weare. “He’s not afraid.”
Trump has repeatedly flirted with a presidential run, but he has…
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