Trump fires up high school crowd with comedy, keys to success

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Urbandale High School, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Donald Trump got real during a visit to a suburban Des Moines high school Saturday, telling cheering youngsters to “follow what you love,” even if it doesn’t make you rich.

In stark contrast to President Obama’s heavily scripted question and answer with Iowa students, Trump was at ease offering life advice about “success,” joking “shall I do that or do you want to hear about the gross national product?”

Speaking outdoors at Urbandale High School, at one point Trump turned and commented “how they’re so young and beautiful and attractive” and noted that he’d rather go to the homecoming dance that night than give a speech.

Trump, a lifelong teetotaler and non-smoker, urged the students to stay away from alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes.

“Who smokes? Raise your hand,” Trump asked. Looking around and seeing no hands raised, he mockingly added, “Nobody, right?”

“You just have to follow your heart, and you’ll be successful,” the billionaire said. “And it may not be pure monetary success, because I know people who are the wealthiest people in the world, and they’re not happy.”

“It’s so important that you do what you love,” he continued.  “Then, you’re gonna work harder, because it’s not gonna be work.”

No advice could be more true—it’s obvious Trump loves what he’s doing, and it’s working for him.

Watch the speech below.


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