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Donald Trump: “I Saved the Daily News”

What can’t The Donald do?

Sideshow Trump yesterday accused New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman of “disloyalty” for his paper’s less-than-adoring coverage of his bizarre presidential run, Ben Smith at Politico reports.

“I saved the Daily News,” said Trump, “…I did them a huge favor.” This is supposedly in reference to a difficult financial period the paper went through in the 1980s and 1990s, though the details aren’t clear.

No doubt prompted by Trump’s economic use of actual facts in the past, Smith and his colleague Maggie Haberman checked it out:

But a source close to Zuckerman insisted this is “not true,” adding the fellow developer “never went to him.”

If only his birther claims would die as easily!

Update: Zuckerman told Michael Calderone at Huffington Post that he has “no idea what [Trump's] talking about” and can’t recall ever asking him for help on anything.

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