Donald Trump is the perfect candidate — to solve Greece's economic woes, renowned economist Larry Kudlow tells Newsmax TV.
"Donald Trump would be perfect. He can buy the uninhabited islands and build golf courses and hotel resorts. He's very good at that. He will help Greece," Kudlow, a senior contributor at CNBC, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show.
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Greece's parliament is set to vote Wednesday on tough reforms being demanded by creditors. A yes vote would mean a multibillion dollar bailout that would keep the beleaguered Mediterranean nation in the Eurozone.
But Kudlow believes even more radical measures are needed than just another cash loan.
"One of the solutions to the Greek problem is they need to sell off all the government-owned [properties]. All of them. All of them. Sell them all. That's the heart of the problem," he said.
"Donald Trump is a great builder and he's a great golf course builder.... So maybe he can help us in Greece."
Kudlow, host of nationally syndicated radio program "The Larry Kudlow Show," said Trump should consider "devoting his considerable energies to that pursuit rather than what seems to be a somewhat chaotic presidential pursuit."
Kudlow was referring to the political hornets' nest Trump stirred up when he claimed that some Mexican immigrants pouring into the U.S. are rapists, drug pushers and other criminals.
"What I want to say to my friend, Donald Trump, is you're going too far in your indictment. You've got the right problem, but you're going too far," Kudlow said.
"What we need are positive solutions and we can do that. That's my message to Donald Trump."
It is unlikely that Trump plans to drop his presidential aspirations anytime soon.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds
that Trump's favorability is on the rise with Republicans and he's closing in on front-runner Jeb Bush.
As well, the real-estate tycoon's campaign on Wednesday is expected to reveal details of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 billion.
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