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Trump on the State of US Airports: 'We've Become a Third-World Country'

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By    |   Monday, 26 Sep 2016 10:18 PM

Donald Trump revealed during Monday night's presidential debate his business made $694 million in 2015, but said he still won't release his tax returns until an IRS audit is complete.

From there, the Republican presidential nominee rattled off several other numbers:

  • The buildings his company owns are worth $3.9 billion
  • The U.S. national debt is $20 trillion
  • The U.S. has spent $6 trillion in the Middle East

Trump then said the country's airports — he mentioned New York's Kennedy and Laguardia, along with Newark Liberty — are in line with "third-world countries."

"It's one thing to have $20 trillion in debt and our roads and bridges are good, and everything is in great shape," Trump said. "Our airports are like from a third-world country. You land at Laguardia, you land at Kennedy, LAX, and you come in from Dubai, China, you see these incredible airports and you land, we've become a third-world country.

"So the worst of all things has happened. We owe $20 trillion, and we're a mass."

Trump said by talking about how much he made in 2015 and how much his buildings are worth, he wasn't trying to be "braggadocious."

"It's about time somebody running this country has an idea about money," he said.

A New York Times report in August claimed Trump's companies have at least $650 million in debt.

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