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Report: Trump Considered Running for President in '96

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 06:57 PM

President-elect Donald Trump considered running for president in 1996, the German publication Bild reported Wednesdayciting information obtained from secret service cables compiled when the Czech secret service spied on Trump and his Czech first wife Ivana in the 1970s and 80s.

Ivana used to visit her father in her home country, and she and Trump were spied on while the country was under Communist rule. Trump was also spied on back in the U.S. by the Czech secret service.

The report included a prenuptial contract between Trump and Ivana, information related to the financials of Trump's company, and an encrypted document stating phone calls between Ivana and her father needed to be wiretapped at least once per year.

The prenuptial stated Ivana would receive $1 million in the event of a divorce. The pair had three kids and split in 1992. Bild also reported the secret service cited Trump's company as "economically safe" with a notable advantages: His personal relationship with U.S. President Bill Clinton, and "the fact that he is completely tax-exempt for the next 30 years."

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President-elect Donald Trump considered running for president in 1996, the German publication Bild reported Wednesday, citing information obtained from secret service cables compiled when the Czech secret service spied on Trump and his Czech first wife Ivana in the 1970s and 80s.
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