Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:14 PM

Donnie Trump and the self made man of the people. Part 1

Trump Even Inherited His Self-Made Myth

“I had zero borrowings from the estate,” Donald Trump told me back in 2004. “I give you my word.”

“It has not been easy for me,” Trump said in 2015 during the presidential race. “My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.”
As I noted in a column in 2016, Trump was lying when he said that — allowing him to also gloss over how central his father was to his career.

But don’t take my word for it. Just read a deeply reported and devastating account of the Trump family’s finances and tax maneuvers that The New York Times published late Tuesday afternoon. The Times’s reporting indicates that Fred ultimately loaned Donald about $60.7 million, significantly more than I had reported. The Times reporting also goes well beyond that topic.

The Times also reported that Trump “received the equivalent today of at least $413 million from his father’s real estate empire.” It added that those riches flowed more fully due to “dubious tax schemes participated in during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud.”


Yep, Donnie, the self made billionaire who made his money because he is so smart.


Donnie does know how to do 1 thing that is key to his success. Informed voters know what that is.

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shogun Jul 2019 #1

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. Oh it gets much worse than that

Apparently Trumps son Eric served on an energy board in Ukraine that was being investigated by the government there. Trump personally threatened the government that if the investigation didnt stop, that he would see to it that the United States withheld foriegn funds to that nation. That investigator was fired and Eric escaped scrutiny.

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