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Voters say Donald Trump is ‘successful in business’ despite losing billions
President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on immigration policy in California, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Voters say Donald Trump is ‘successful in business’ despite losing billions

He might have lost a staggering NZ$2.54 billion over just one decade — but diehard supporters of US President Donald Trump are still convinced of his business prowess.

That’s according to the shock findings of a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, which revealed a staggering 85 per cent of Republican voters believe he has been successful in business.

That flies in the face of findings released by the New York Times earlier this month, which revealed Trump actually lost US$1.17 billion over just one decade.

That figure was revealed following tireless research by reporters, who pored over Trump’s federal income tax returns from 1985 to 1994 to find he lost $US46.1 million from his main businesses — including hotels and casinos — in 1985 alone, and $US500 million in 1990 and 1991.