Trump on foreign aid

By Jeff Tyson 16 September 2015

The outspoken and unfiltered Donald Trump is leading in voter polls heading into the second Republican presidential debate. So what are the billionaire and television personality's views on foreign aid? View the slideshow to find out.

Billionaire, businessman, television personality and now presidential candidate Donald Trump has created a stir on the political scene — snatching headlines and camera attention from other GOP presidential hopefuls.

Heading into Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, Trump is leading the polls among GOP voters — a reality that some attribute to Trump’s anti-establishment platform and unfiltered approach to politics, while others point to media attention and name recognition.

Whatever the reason, Trump is in the spotlight as a potential next president of the United States. So where does he fall on foreign assistance?

Devex compiled a list of quotes from Trump that — while they don’t grant definitive conclusions on what Trump would do as president — provide a window into his view on foreign aid.

Click through the slideshow above and let us know what you think of Trump’s comments by leaving your own below.

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About the author

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Jeff Tyson@jtyson21

Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.


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