But in a 2013 interview that continues to resurface, he told another story.
"I have a relationship and I can tell you that he is very interested in what we are doing here today," Trump told MSNBC. "He's probably very interested in what you and I are saying today, and I'm sure he'll see it in some way."
Trump addressed those comments in an interview last year with ABC News by analyzing the word "relationship."
He added: "Well, I do not know what it means to have a relationship, I mean, he was saying very good things about me, but I do not have a relationship with him, I did not know him, I have not spent time with him, I did not have dinner with him. I did not go hiking with him. "