Donald Trump is coming to town.
Sneed has learned GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump brings his political juggernaut to Chicago next Friday night.
“I’m planning to give a speech and stay at my world famous hotel, the Trump Tower,” Trump told Sneed while he was on his private jet en route to Michigan Friday afternoon.
“I love Chicago. I love Mike Ditka. I love my hotel . . . the Trump Tower, which is No 1. We are No 1. No. 1. And how about my polls. Amazing, huh?”
Trump also addressed growing discord over news the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs, is spending big bucks to fund anti-Trump ads.
“I think the Ricketts family should be spending their time trying to develop a championship team and less time trying to demean Donald Trump,” he told Sneed.
“They should spend less time worrying about me. They don’t know me.”
In the new anti-Trump ad, which is running nationally as well as in Illinois, Trump University is hit. “Donald Trump belongs in 3 a.m. infomercials,” not the White House, a narrator says in the ad.
Sneed also asked Trump about speculation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who stunningly pledged his troth to Trump, might be his choice for the vice president.
“I’m not considering anybody right now. Right now I am just focusing on becoming the president, winning the election.
“Then we’ll see who that will be.”
After the phone call, the Trump campaign posted details of the Friday event on their website: it’s at 6 p.m. Friday at the UIC Pavilion.
Stay tuned for the full interview in Sneed’s column Sunday.