‘What’s a boss to do?’ Trump asks: Are you an ‘Office Depot’ employee?
President Donald Trump told a crowd in Alabama on Saturday that “Office Depot” is a job, and that “every day you’re going to go to work you’re gonna be thinking of that Office Depot,” according to a report from Politico.
“You’re going do a job like that, and you’re not going to get another job like it.”
Trump said he was a “store manager” at the time, which is a title that he has held for more than 30 years.
“But that’s not what you do, right?”
Trump asked the crowd.
“It’s a different kind of work, right?
And you know, you’re doing it with all these other things, and it’s like, ‘What do you do?
What do you get up to?
What’s your life like?’
And you’re thinking, ‘I gotta do that, man.'”
“You know, if you go to the grocery store, it’s just so much different than when you’re at your desk,” Trump added.
The president is referring to the work at his company that is “very much like the Office Depot.
There’s no cashier, no customer service, no salespeople.
You have to be there.
You can’t just go home, you have to go in and do it, man.”
“You don’t get to come home and do that,” he added.
“And so you’re working and working and, you know — and the boss, I mean, he’s the boss.
The guy is in charge, he doesn’t say no, he says yes.”
“But it’s a very different kind to your desk, right, but that’s the way it is,” Trump said.
Trump said his business, which has over 300 stores nationwide, has doubled in size over the last decade and employs more than 1,000 people.
“I just started a business.
I’ve got an incredible team.
And I’ve been in it for two years, and I just started it, and we’re in it,” Trump told the crowd, according to Politico.
The White House said that Trump is “happy to share” the success of the Trump Organization and that the president is “honored” to be a part of it.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.