Mr Trump, how does it feel to be one of the world's most talked about businessmen?
It feels great. I like it when people talk about me. As long as it is positive (laughs). I have worked very hard all my life. I deserve that people talk about me.
You have turned into a very successful TV-Star. Did you ever think your life would turn out that way?
Well, I am a very handsome man (smiles), I should be on TV, don't you think? Listen, I am all about business, and TV is a great business.
Is it ever OK to walk away from a business project? Would you ever advise that? Or you think that's the worst thing you could do?
I don't think it's OK - I wouldn't say it's OK, generally speaking.
You mentioned how much you respect you have for the contestants in your show. It must be really hard to fire them. Do you ever have regrets about doing it?
I have regrets. Sometimes I do. People think I enjoy firing people. I don't. Now, on the other hand, there have been contestants where I didn't even think about it. It was easy to fire, whether I didn't like them or it was so obvious.
On your TV Show people fight in the boardroom. Is that something that you would think is appropriate in a real boardroom?
I think you just nailed it. It's great for television. Do I think that would work in actual business? No, I don't think it's appropriate to take personal pot shots. In fact, anyone who criticised me on a professional level, I was still able to go out and have a cup of coffee with them afterwards. I did not take any of those criticisms personally. It's the pot shots and the low blows - [make] for ratings, but I don't think in the real world that you go very far with that kind of personality.
Mr. Trump, you mentioned that you didn't like some candidates as much as others. Who were you talking about?
I'm talking generally throughout the 12 seasons of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice. Over the years I've had some that I haven't liked, and I've had some that I like a lot. And that doesn't influence my judgment too much. I usually go on results as opposed - I try to go 100 percent on results. These two [Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider] I like a lot, but I've had people I've said right to their face I don't like them. I've had people over the years that I didn't like. But I like a lot of people.
Did you like Omarosa?
I liked Omarosa. I saw she was named the No. 1 television reality star in terms of - And I said, "That's a great decision." You know, the show went to the No. 1 show on television, and she was great. I liked Omarosa. But there were some people I didn't like over the course of years. And obviously I don't want to tell you who that is, but there were some people I haven't liked.
America has been in a recession for quite some time now. Do you think the US will recover?
Yes, I do. This is still the greatest country in the world. And we have always come back from losses. I am convinced that we will bounce back. Heck, business is booming again in a lot of sectors.
You brought your kids into the boardroom. You must be a very proud Dad?
I am a very proud dad. I have the best kids in the world. They have inherited my work ethic. That's a good thing. In today's world, you need to work hard to get somewhere. Otherwise you will be left behind.
What's the best advise you can give to young people that are just starting out in the business world?
Keep going, never give up. Sounds vague, but I really mean it. If you believe in something, you need to pursue it. You might hit some bumps in the road, but you will succeed in the end. Don't ever give up on your dreams.