- Bloomberg TV
Former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told “Bloomberg <GO>” that we’re probably “not going to see a President Trump.”
He wouldn’t make a prediction as to who he thinks the next president will be. But he also expressed disappointment from Democrats and Republicans.
Here’s an excerpt from Bloomberg TV:
John Micklethwait: Would a President Trump be a useful ingredient to that long-term stability?
Hank Paulson: Listen, you know the answer to that as well as I do, and I don’t think we’re going to see a President Trump.
Stephanie Ruhle: You don’t think we will? What do you think we will have here?
Paulson: I don’t – listen, I shouldn’t even have made that comment, because I’m – I’ve got to tell you, I’m seeing things today that I never expected to see from either party. Never expected to see, and things that are very disappointing and disturbing to me, the level of the discourse, and I think what we have is, when you have the American people as angry as they are, that this is – this makes them ripe for populism, and I think what we’re seeing is rooted in that populism, so, but I’m not going to make a prediction on who our president’s going to be. But I will stick my neck way out and say I don’t think it’s going to be Donald Trump.
Watch the full interview below: