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Trump: I've Used 'Aliases' in Business to Save Money

It was an unusual admission from Trump who made millions on often-risky real estate deals throughout the 1980s and '90s

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    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, California.

    Donald Trump told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night that he's used "aliases" throughout his career in real estate because "otherwise, they find out it's you, and they charge you more money."

    "Over the years, I've used aliases," especially when doing real estate deals, Trump acknowledged in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

    "I would never want to use my name, because you had to pay more money for the land," he said. "If you try to buy land, you use different names."

    It was an unusual admission from Trump, NBC News reported, who made millions on often-risky real estate deals throughout the 1980s and '90s. He downplayed the tactic, telling Kimmel: "Many people in the real estate business do that."