The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hushpuppy, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Eric Trump on Friday defended his father's self-made real estate mogul narrative, saying the Republican presidential nominee was the epitome of the American dream for having "gone from just about nothing" to become a successful real estate mogul in New York.

    His dad loaned him 1,000,000 to start
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    Kellyanne Conway Does Damage Control After Trump Invites Gennifer Flowers To Debate | Crooks and Liars

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    John Oliver: Trump’s scandals are way worse than Hillary’s — and voters should be ‘fucking outraged’


    Returning after a one month hiatus, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver took a deep dive into the scandals – big and small – surrounding presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    Needless to say, Trump came out “quantifiably worse” according to the HBO host.

    However, Oliver explained, Clinton deserved equal scrutiny in the interest of fairness.

    “I do know that even talking about her scandals will irritate some of you, given that her opponent is an unambiguously racist scarecrow stuffed with scrunched-up copies of Jugs magazine, and that’s fair,” Oliver stated. “But not being as bad as Donald Trump is a low bar to clear, and if you focus on nothing but him, you fail to vet a woman who might be president.”

    “We’ve spent several frustrating weeks trolling through all the innuendo and exaggerations surrounding Hillary’s email and foundation scandals, and the worst thing we can say is that they both look bad. But the harder you look, the less you actually find,” he maintained. “There’s not nothing there, but what is there is irritating rather than grossly nefarious.”

    “And this is where it’s instructive to compare her to her opponent: Donald Trump, America’s wealthiest hemorrhoid,” he said as he moved to the GOP nominee, adding, “He’s quantifiably worse.”

    With that, Oliver covered Trump’s use of his charity as a private piggy bank: paying his legal bills, making a political donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as her office investigated Trump’s “bullshit” university, and buying personal items like paintings and sports souvenirs.

    According to Oliver, the biggest looming scandal is the one the voters know the least about: Trump’s finances.

    “Bear in mind: we know nothing about Trump’s finances, and that is not good. He’s the first major party nominee since 1980 not to release his tax returns, and his justification is pathetic,” said Oliver, showing a clip of Trump saying he couldn’t release returns because he’s being audited — which the IRS has disputed saying he’s free to release them at any time.

    Saying he had barely “scratched the surface” Oliver summed up the preponderance of scandal that dogs the GOP presidential nominee with less than 50 days before the election.

    “There is everything, from the ongoing lawsuits against that bullshit university, to the alleged use of undocumented workers when building Trump Tower, to the fact that he received an illegal $3.5 million loan from his father in the form of a purchase of chips from one of Trump’s casinos,” he said.

    “The point is this: the campaign has been dominated by scandals, but it is dangerous to think there is an equal number on both sides,” he said before warning, ““You can be irritated by some of Hillary’s. That is understandable, but you should be fucking outraged by Trump’s.”

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  4. xander meehan Member

    I think for the vetting process to be complete these issues must be fully exposed. I have a much different take on the whole deal though. Without doubt Trump is absolutely running pursuant to his own self interests. Without doubt. Yet, what must be clearly understood is that Trump has never been an establishment guy. Not ever. He has been keenly known for giving millions to Democrats. He has given millions to Republicans as well. Yet, always in his own self interst. Establishment politicians have always done the same. Regardless of who they are. Hypocrites .... Pot meet Kettle... without doubt... I am going to post a brief article for your own edification and interest. IMHO, Trump will never be invited to the Grove, he isn't establishment.

    WND Exclusive
    Colin Powell, Hillary and the pagan god Moloch
    Insights into occultist Bohemian Grove elite conclave
    Published: 18 hours ago

    WASHINGTON – There are few real secrets any more in the age of hacked emails, as former Secretary of State Colin Powell learned recently.
    In the latest batch published by DCLeaks, Powell reveals himself as an eager beaver to get to the Bohemian Grove conclave, a super-secret playground of the rich and powerful in the California Redwoods last July.
    Before heading off to the meeting, Powell emailed Peter Gordon MacKay, who has been a member of Parliament, minister of justice, attorney general, minister of national defense, and minister of foreign affairs in Canada. He wrote: “I am racing out of town to the California Redwoods for the weekend. No phones, email or even Kindles.”

    Upon his return from a weekend featuring decadent revelry and patronage to the Canaanite god Moloch, Powell emailed MacKay to let him know he was back and tell him a little about the weekend. In a July 24, 2016, email Powell told his friend that he had spent some time at the meeting with another of Canada’s former prime ministers, Stephen Harper. Powell also noted he found it strange that many at the confab would be voting for a third-party candidate instead of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Now more than ever, Bill and Hill are “Partners in Crime.” Jerome Corsi reveals “The Clintons’ scheme to monetize the White House for personal profit.”
    “I am back from the Bohemian Grove,” Powell wrote. “Surprise, surprise, I sat next to Stephen Harper a couple of times and had a nice discussion. Grove attendees know that Trump is a disaster. Most will vote against, but quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate. Strange doings down here. Otherwise all is well with the Powells. We’ll sneak away for a few days in August. Of course I’d love to see you. Let me know your dates. I told Stephen that you seemed quite content in your new place in life.”

    At the Bohemian Grove, all-male elites entertain each other in drag, men walk around in the buff, look forward to urinating on trees, and pay homage to ancient Canaanite gods famous for encouraging followers to sacrifice their children. And Powell thinks voting for a candidate other than Hillary Clinton represents “strange doings.”

    As the Washington Post describes the Bohemian Grove antics: “Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700-acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the group insists they are simply ‘revering the Redwoods,’), and other rituals. Their purpose: to escape the ‘frontier culture,’ or uncivilized interests, of common men.”

    Other attendees include Henry Kissinger, the Koch Brothers, Lord James Borwick of the British House of Lords, former Ambassador to Iceland Charles Cobb, Gen. Peter Pace, filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Michael Nouri, Democratic party fundraiser Cappy McGarr, former California Gov. Pete Wilson, former Secretary of State George Schultz, former President George H.W. Bush, Spanish King Juan Carlos, Michael Bloomberg, former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, Jimmy “Margaritaville” Buffett, as well as international bankers, heads of multinational corporations and corporate chief executives.

    While women are normally shunned at the Bohemian Grove, there are exceptions. In 1983, the queen of England was reportedly a special guest for whom “an ecstatic pagan dance ritual” was performed, complete with Babylonian ziggurats, elaborate pyramids and over-the-top staging
    With that in mind, Hillary Clinton has been mentioned in connection with the meetings in WikiLeaks emails released in 2015. An Aug. 29, 2008, email to her from a senior government official noted: “With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch.
    Apparently, the Bohemian Grove’s “Moloch” is actually a massive stone owl to whom mock sacrifices and other rituals are performed.
  5. I'm going to drink my way thru the debate, repelled and attracted so muchly.
    Maybe a bingo card with 'talk over each other' Brngazi' and 'email' 'wall' 'what do you have to loose'

    Or the other
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    Presidential Debate Live Blog | The Intercept

    Three things will happen tonight: Donald Trump will lie, Hillary Clinton will hedge, and The Intercept will call bullshit.

    Join the staff of The Intercept for live analysis of the presidential debate.
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  8. I'm drinking White Russians
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    Did Genifer Flowers show up?
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    Trump got called out for not paying any taxes. He said not paying taxes meant he was "smart."

    I am hoping at the next debate he gets asked if, as President, he will legally enrich himself at the expense of others or if he plans to be dumb instead.

    Trump joke:

    Jim: Knock knock
    Tim: Who's there?
    Jim: The interrupting Trump
    Tim: The interrupting Tr--
    Jim: Moooo!
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    Is there some sort of 'soul' trying to escape Trumps body via his nose and he's just sniffing it back down SO HARD? #debates

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    Pepe’s post-debate identity crisis: Online alt-right turns on Donald Trump after his presidential debate fiasco

    "Our only mission is to meme the retarded manchild to the White House for the lulz," one anonymous user claimed

    By Brendan Gauthier, Salon


    Despite finding Donald Trump’s performance unsatisfactory, 4chan and Reddit users reportedly banded together to manipulate an estimated 70 online polls to make it seem as if the Republican presidential nominee had won the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday.

    As one user correctly noted on 4chan’s politics-focused thread, “/pol/ has enough manpower to change the outcome of a poll with 1.3 million votes.”

    On the Republican nominee’s excuse — “Maybe he didn’t do a good job, and I was unsatisfied with his work” — for allegedly stiffing contractors, another user maintained that Trump, “as an alpha … has no problem with asserting his will. You beta cucks wouldnt understand because when the waiter brings you the wrong order you are too busy shoe gazing at your cell phones to dispute in front of your step-sons mom.” [All of that: Sic.]

    “Trump won,” another wrote. “MSM in denial but the numbers don’t lie.”

    On Tuesday morning, however, the anonymous users awoke to a combination of debate hangover and identity crisis. The Daily Beast pinpointed the alt-right’s tidal shift to Trump’s suggestion that the Democratic National Committee hack might have been perpetrated by “someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.”

    “If you vote for either candidate,” one presumably 400-pound failson declared, “you are a traitor cuck who deserves to have their god-given rights taken from them.”

    “How does /pol/ feel now that the election is over?” a self-aware user asked for us. “I suppose you’ll have to go back to your shitty, miserable life now the Drumpf’s campaign has totally derailed.”

    “The very reason we’re hearing all this post-debate discussion of biased moderators and microphones not working is spin for the Trump loss,” another conceded.

    Perhaps the most noteworthy admission came from a user who openly acknowledged the big scary alt-right’s satirical (and inflammatory) edge: “CTR shills still not realising [sic] that pol is a board of satire and our only mission is to meme the retarded manchild to the white house for the lulz.” So: Now we know.

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    Dusty ‏@DustinGiebel 4 hours ago
    The #TrumpWon hashtag starting location, that's interesting.


    Charles Jaco ‏@charlesjaco1 2 hours ago
    This from , which traces real-time Twitter trends, hashtags.
    #TrumpWon started in Russia.


    Charles Jaco ‏@charlesjaco1 2 hours ago
    More specifically, #TrumpWon began in St. Petersburg, Russia, home of several Putin-run "troll houses".

    Charles Jaco ‏@charlesjaco1 1 hour ago
    #TrumpWon went from #1 hashtag to gone in last 30 min. Why? Twitter took it down, because of data showing it was Russian troll factory generated.
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    Wow. At what point do conservatives notice that Trump is supported by Russia and that Russia is meddling in USA government?
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    And now we have this:

    That viral image showing #TrumpWon starting in Russia is fake | The Washington Post


    A spokesperson for TrendsMap confirms that the map isn't theirs -- and that the hashtag started in the U.S., according to their data.

    "This is certainly not from any of our tools and do not know of any tools that look this way," Kathy Mellett said in an email. "Based upon our analysis, #TrumpWon primarily came from the US. There was an initial spike just after the debate followed by a much larger one a few hours later. In particular, around 97% of the initial spike of approximately 6,000 tweets came from the US." The next highest countries? Canada and the U.K.
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    Lies | The Briefing

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  28. Documents indicated that the Trump company, then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, spent at least $68,000 in 1998, with Trump's knowledge, funnelling the cash through a consulting firm so that it could appear legal by tying it to an after-the-fact charitable endeavour, the report said.
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    Matt Pearce ‏@mattdpearce 44 minutes ago
    My latest: Employees at Trump's California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough.

    Employees at Trump's California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough

    By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times


    Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said.

    After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific.

    When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.

    "I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting the club that restaurant hostesses were 'not pretty enough' and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women,” Hayley Strozier, who was director of catering at the club until 2008, said in a sworn declaration.

    Initially, Trump gave this command “almost every time” he visited, Strozier said. Managers eventually changed employee schedules “so that the most attractive women were scheduled to work when Mr. Trump was scheduled to be at the club," she said.

    A similar story is told by former Trump employees in court documents filed in 2012 in a broad labor relations lawsuit brought against one of Trump’s development companies in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

    The employees’ declarations in support of the lawsuit, which have not been reported in detail until now, show the extent to which they believed Trump, now the Republican presidential nominee, pressured subordinates at one of his businesses to create and enforce a culture of beauty, where female employees’ appearances were prized over their skills.

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  31. "Trump Tower, the iconic building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and site of his former NBC show The Apprentice, is currently worth $471 million, Forbes says—down $159 million since 2015. Mar-a-Lago, his ritzy private club in Palm Beach, Florida, also suffered, falling $50 million in value to $150 million. His lower Manhattan property 40 Wall Street, currently estimated at $345 million, dropped by $28 million from the previous year."
    He's lost 500 million this year.
  32. DeathHamster Member

    ^^ I guess it's too late to build a wall.

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