The man who wanted Trump president in 1988
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President Trump: The man who first told him to run

Donald Trump’s administration may be just a few weeks old, but his flirtations with the presidency go back decades.

In fact, a high-end carpenter in New Hampshire claims that he was the first to plant the seed in Mr Trump’s mind to run for the office - in 1988.

Rajini Vaidyanathan went to meet the man who says he was behind Mr Trump’s first foray into presidential politics.

Some footage courtesy of WGBH Stock Sales

Produced by Mat Morrison. Edited by Joni Mazer-Field.

  • 13 Feb 2017
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