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U.S: Donald Trump to spend $1 billion on Presidential campaign


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According to a CNN report, Republican Presidential aspirant, Donald Trump said Saturday that he's prepared to spend $1 billion on his campaign if necessary.

"It's irrelevant," he reportedly said when asked by CNN's Jeremy Diamond outside the Iowa State Fair on how much he has spent so far on his campaign. "I make $400 million a year, so what difference does it make? What I want to do is make the country great."

Pressed again later in the afternoon if he would spend up to $1 billion, Trump was more definitive: "If necessary, I will spend it, yes." Donald Trump reportedly said he does not have to worry about pleasing lobbyists like other candidates because his race is self-funded. The businessman said he recently turned down $5 million from a lobbyist wanting to contribute to his campaign.

CNN reported Trump as saying Saturday that the more than $ 100 milion raised by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will make him a "puppet" controlled by his donors.