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October 11, 2016

The following unedited transcript contains language that some may consider arcane.

The Fucking News has obtained previously unreleased audio recordings of Donald Trump speaking with economic-policy analyst Ezra Klein of Vox aboard a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities tour bus last year. The following unedited transcript contains language that some may consider arcane.

Klein: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau used to be great. It’s still very beautiful.”

Trump: “I moved on it, actually. You know, I was down in Palm Beach. I moved that the House defund it and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try to fuck it, it was married to Dodd-Frank.”

Klein: “That’s huge news there.”

Trump: “No, no, said Nancy [Pelosi]. No, this was [inaudible] and I moved on it very heavily. They wanted to get some furniture for the new headquarters. I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. I moved on the CFPB like a bitch. I couldn’t get there and it was married to the entire Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform regulatory regime. Then all of a sudden I see it, it’s now got the big phony torts against Wall Street and everything.”

Klein: “Your tax plan’s hot as shit. In the red.”

Trump: “Woah. Yes. Whoa.”

Klein: “Yes. The Donald has dynamically scored his tax plan. Woah, my man.”

Trump: “Look at you. It’s just deficit spending. What a pussy.”

Klein: “You gotta get the CBO thumbs up.”

Trump: “Maybe it’s a different top marginal tax rate.”

Klein: “It better not be the estate tax. No, it’s, it’s carried interest.”

Trump: “Yeah, that’s it. With the gold standard. I better use some SuperPAC just in case I start fleecing voters. You know I’m automatically attracted to stupid…I just start fleecing them. It’s like a magnate. Just fleece. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a Republican they let you do it. You can pass anything.”

Klein: “Whatever you want.”

Trump: “Grab them by the amygdala. You can pass anything.”

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