NEW YORK, July 15 — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said today that his personal financial disclosure form will come out by tomorrow, and “the numbers will be far in excess of what anybody thought.”
Calling into MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, Trump also confirmed he plans to meet with primary rival Ted Cruz. The Texas senator called him asking for the meeting, Trump said, and he doesn’t know what it will be about.
“I respect him, I like him,” Trump said of Cruz, noting the senator’s support during the fallout from Trump’s comment about Mexican immigrants being “rapists.” (The Washington Post first reported on plans for the meeting, set for the Trump Tower in New York, citing Republicans familiar with the campaigns. Cruz aides declined to comment for that report, according to the newspaper, and his campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment today.)
During the interview, Trump also derided the Iran nuclear deal as a “disgrace” and, turning to immigration, said he had five sources supporting his claim that the Mexican government intentionally sends criminals across the border.
Asked by Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin to name those sources, Trump said, “I’ll reveal my sources when you reveal your sources, Mark.”
Trump edged out former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the top spot in a nationwide USA Today/Suffolk University poll of Republicans released yesterday. — Bloomberg