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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:05 PM

In ‘Little Moscow,’ Russians helped Donald Trump’s brand survive the recession

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. — The first of three identical 45-story Trump-branded condo buildings opened in this oceanfront city at a seemingly terrible time, just as the recession was dawning and the real estate market was starting to crumble.

Many other projects in South Florida floundered in the lead-up to the national housing collapse of 2008. But the Trump buildings were among those that survived, in part because the developers were able to turn to another business source seemingly immune to the factors dragging down the U.S. market: wealthy Russians looking to move their money out of the volatile ­post-Soviet economy.

“They were trying to save their butts, but in fact, they were saving ours,” said Jose Lima, who was a top salesman for the company that developed the Trump towers and marketed the units. He estimates that one-third of the 500 units he sold were bought by Russian speakers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-little-moscow-russians-helped-donald-trumps-brand-survive-the-recession/2016/11/04/f9dbd38e-97cf-11e6-bb29-bf2701dbe0a3_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumprussia-515am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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swifty Nov 2016 OP
fools_gold Nov 2016 #1
JaimeBondoJr Nov 2016 #2
Dumper Nov 2016 #5
swifty Nov 2016 #6
JaimeBondoJr Nov 2016 #7
foia Nov 2016 #8
Fireant16 Nov 2016 #3
Tolk Nov 2016 #4

Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:11 PM

1. That's good

I'm not sure why you are touting how Trump improved the local and national economy during a difficult time. Is there something bad about Russians buying condos in Florida? Why do you hate Russians?

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:13 PM

2. This obsession with the Russians is fucking hilarious, it really is.

So they moved into the same place? "Little Russia"? Really? Bad Chinese... BAD! I guess you've never heard of "Chinatown" or "Little Italy" or the "French Quarter". How the fuck do you think those places got their names? Ooh and let's not forget Jesse's "Hymietown".

People with a shit ton of money moving to Miami. To the same PART of Miami... who the fuck woulda thunk it?

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:56 PM

5. Most confuse Russians with the Russian gubmint.

My guess, intentionally.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 03:06 PM

6. Ok, help me out here. Hillary's tax returns are all in the open.

And we know she didn't get any payola from anyone. It's black-and-white. A mathematical fact. There's no hiding here. Just facts.

But...

Trump's taxes are hidden. And now we see that the Russian wealthy (in Putin's Russia where the anti-Putin wealthy get jailed) are directly responsible for millions of dollars flowing into Trump's pocket. Also, Trump has been trying very hard to invest in Russia. And, the Russians are hacking DNC computers to help Trump.

Which candidate is corrupt?

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Response to swifty (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 03:10 PM

7. Blacks move to where blacks live. Chinese move to where Chinese live. Italians move to...

I think you get the picture.

Hillary Clinton is corrupt, as is her husband. THAT picture, you can't see because your love for anything Clinton gets in the way.

By the way, I was a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Edit to add: I don't give a FUCK about anyone's taxes. If Trump had broken tax laws, we'd surely know about it by now.

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Response to swifty (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 03:21 PM

8. Bill got $500K for a "speech" to Russian oligarchs

Who "coincidentally" had just made tons of money after the State Department approved a big uranium deal.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:16 PM

3. Trump advocates peace through trade/commerce.

Looks like that was a win for the buyers and a win for Trump.

But...Russia...BAaaaad....I know the meme.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:52 PM

4. That's great!

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