Trump Backs Down

   < < Go Back
from MSNBC,

After a high-profile vow to self-fund his presidential campaign with up to a billion dollars of his own money, Donald Trump now says he’ll happily take your donations.

The billionaire real estate tycoon who estimates his own wealth to be $10 billion is now taking donations in earnest, he said on Monday, just two months into what’s likely been an extremely expensive presidential campaign.

The Republican president contender takes a private jet everywhere he goes and last week, he offered kids at the Iowa state fair a helicopter ride. Despite this, Trump’s still trying to portray himself as an outsider who isn’t beholden to donors, lobbyists, and the traditional power brokers, so he says he’ll only take donations if there’s “no strings attached.”

More From MSNBC: