Trump: 'There's No Such Thing as Free Education,' Bernie
“There's no such thing as free education,” says Donald Trump.
The GOP front-runner discussed the rising cost of college at a special Wisconsin town hall moderated by Greta Van Susteren, saying that “the first question I always get is student debt."
Trump was asked the question by a doctoral student and Badger State voter, who said that “several other candidates have come out with their plans for lowering or even free education at the public university level.”
“There’s no such thing as free education, because you know that ultimately somebody else is going to be paying for that education. The taxpayers,” replied Trump.
“I can't believe I'm saying this as a politician … I'd love to say free education, but again, if somebody gets free education, all of the people paying, their rates are going to go up,” he explained.
“I watch Bernie and … if everything was paid in taxes, they made nothing, you wouldn't be able to pay for it. So it's just words, OK? It's just words.”
Watch Trump’s full response, above.