Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were so different then

May 17, 2016 12:00 PM

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may find themselves in an intense race for the White House – but the two haven’t always had presidential aspirations.

During a 1988 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show a then-44-year-old Trump said he would “probably not” ever run for president.

Clinton shared similar sentiments.

When asked by reporters in 1992 if she’s ever had political aspirations she replied: “not for elected office, no.”

The 69-year-old presumptive GOP nominee and Democratic front-runner, 68, had differing views on life in the public eye, though.

“Anyone who’s going to be in public life has to, first of all, accept the fact that a certain amount of your privacy has to be curtailed,” Clinton said in 1979, then in her 30s.

Trump, however, was not eager to part with his privacy.

“There’s no reason to expose yourself to millions of people,” he told Connie Chung in 1990. “I hate the publicity.”

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