Donald Trump got a million dollars from dad, scorn from the internet
'It has not been easy for me,' Trump tells New Hampshire crowd
Donald Trump has his foot in his mouth yet again, after sharing his idea of a "small loan" from dad with a crowd at a recent campaign event.
The bombastic billionaire turned Republican presidential hopeful was discussing some of the hurdles he overcame on his way to the top during a meeting with Republican voters at a town hall event Monday in New Hampshire, when he let on that he had a little help from his father to get his business started.
"It has not been easy for me," said Trump.
"I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars," Trump said, before talking about how he built up his real estate business.
Trump was answering a question from an audience member who asked whether the billionaire businessman had ever been told no by people outside his family.
For a man who says he's worth about $10 billion US, one million might seem like a drop in the pail. But assuming Trump received his million dollar loan sometime around his graduation in 1968, the loan would be worth about $6.8 million in today's dollars, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
Other times Trump said he was "told no" include when his father told him not to enter the Manhattan real estate market and by the pessimists who believe he shouldn't run for president.
But the internet seems fixated on that million dollar loan from the bank of dad.
Some think Trump needs to give his head a shake.
A million $ in the 60s to invest in real estate? How could you not turn a profit, <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@realDonaldTrump</a>?! <a href="https://t.co/OppR4TXXSy">https://t.co/OppR4TXXSy</a>—@tobyquaranta
Life for Donald ain't been no crystal stair: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/smalllloan?src=hash">#smalllloan</a> <a href="https://t.co/3TuDRaFIkA">https://t.co/3TuDRaFIkA</a>—@apolkey
Spoiled out of touch <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@realDonaldTrump</a> thinks $1MIL is small. Are you aware ppl in our country can barely pay bills?? <a href="https://t.co/bYgoLO1TUV">https://t.co/bYgoLO1TUV</a>—@toxicdonuts
Others say if that's hard, sign us all up.
bruh Donald trump said his dad gave him a "small loan of a million dollars" so his life hasn't been easy, my life must be impossible then—@ColinxMC
It's easy to lift yourself up by your own bootstraps, if you have million dollar bootstraps. <a href="https://t.co/iS1lEzRjJo">https://t.co/iS1lEzRjJo</a>—@Aunty__Em
How To Make a Million Dollars“ by Donald Trump. Step 1. Ask Dad. The end.—@Civic_Thoughts
Wish we all had fathers who could give us "a small loan of a million dollars" like Donald Trump's did <a href="https://t.co/8lo1noCAQf">https://t.co/8lo1noCAQf</a>—@SoniaChopra28
Trump was born on third, got bluffed back to second, and thinks he hit a double <a href="https://t.co/WXdgf1NCMr">https://t.co/WXdgf1NCMr</a>—@Profepps
Some want a "small loan" of their own.
If Donald Trump thinks a million dollars is a small loan..I'd be willing to take a miniscule loan from him 💵—@ATick84
Gonna ask my bank for a "small loan." Maybe a $1,000,000. <a href="https://t.co/C5E404ucIL">https://t.co/C5E404ucIL</a>—@jeremyjojola
It's brought out lots of emotions.
I am in tears right now; sobbing uncontrollably at the hardships that Donald Trump has had to face... <a href="https://t.co/3S2fxpzJ1g">https://t.co/3S2fxpzJ1g</a>—@WriterMRKlass
I'm honestly still cracking up when I saw Donald Trump said his life never been easy because he only got a million dollars from his father—@dear_jenai
"my dad gave me a small amount of a million dollars" - donald trump🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 how do people- a small amount- i'm just done.—@samlewie
And, of course, plenty of GIFs as well.
Donald Trump has some nerve getting on tv and saying "My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars." <a href="https://t.co/77BfLjJWWu">pic.twitter.com/77BfLjJWWu</a>—@_JayAntonio
Trump: My Life Hasn't Been 'Easy,' My Dad Gave Me 'Small' $1M Loan - <a href="https://t.co/XvP4XzOcOb">https://t.co/XvP4XzOcOb</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ecie1sV87B">pic.twitter.com/Ecie1sV87B</a>—@JuanSaaa
"My father gave me a small loan of about a million dollars..." --<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DonaldTrump?src=hash">#DonaldTrump</a> <a href="https://t.co/4q5Frd135F">pic.twitter.com/4q5Frd135F</a>—@dtafakari
.<a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@realDonaldTrump</a> started off with a "small loan" of $1 million. <a href="https://twitter.com/NickGass">@NickGass</a> <a href="https://t.co/msC0tvjOKK">https://t.co/msC0tvjOKK</a> <a href="https://t.co/DmrWVaVbjt">pic.twitter.com/DmrWVaVbjt</a>—@inside