Donald Trump on Thursday said he would use his business assets in the United States to create “jobs.”
The presumptive Republican nominee was answering a question about how he would make good on his pledge to reduce the deficit.
“I think we’ll be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Florida.
“But I think it’s gonna be a lot easier for me to do this than for somebody else to do it.”
Trump, who is spending his campaign’s final weeks in the spotlight, had previously said he planned to use his assets to put people back to work.
“You know, I don’t think we’re going to have a trillion dollars in debt,” Trump told CBS News.
“I think that’s gonna make it easier for us to spend more money, and I think we should do that.
But we don’t have to borrow.
We don’t need to borrow for anything.
We have to spend.”
Trump has been trying to shift the focus away from his business dealings by telling voters that he is “not a career politician.”
In the past, he has touted his personal wealth to bolster his claim that he can be self-funding his campaign.
Trump told CBS that he was not planning on using his personal assets to spend money but instead to “make a lot” of money.
“We’re not gonna be spending a billion dollars a year.
I mean, we’re not going to be spending that kind of money,” Trump, who has previously said that he plans to use some of his wealth to create good jobs, said.
“And I think I’ll be able to create a lot more jobs than anybody else.”
Trump did not specify exactly how much money he expects to raise.
The real estate mogul has said he expects the election to be “tough,” but has said that it’s not a time to panic.
“Look, it’s a time for calm, not panic,” he told Fox News.
“If you’re not nervous about the next five days, you’re gonna be OK.
If you’re scared about the last three days, it’ll be even tougher than it was the last couple of days.””
If I had the money, I’d be spending it right now,” Trump added.