WASHINGTON — President Trump said he’s learned that he can’t always run the government like a business because millions of people are impacted by the decisions he makes as president.
“When you’re a businessperson, you don’t have to worry about your heart, the heart. You really do what’s best for you — you know, for almost purely monetary reasons,” Trump told a group of news anchors at the White House in advance of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Trump, a real estate mogul, campaigned in large part on his résumé as a businessman. Now that he’s president, Trump said he has to put himself in the position of people who will be affected by his decisions on issues like immigration.
“I’m telling you, the immigration is so easy to solve if it was purely a business matter, but it’s not. And I think that’s something that I’ve learned maybe more than anything else. You have to govern with all of the instincts of a businessperson, but you have to add much more heart and soul into your decisions than you would ever have even thought of before,” Trump said.