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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:11 AM

Trump sold voters on the folly that he's a successful businessman. That's a con

Given that Trump is the same man who bankrupted two Atlantic City casinos, launched a short-lived airline and was recently charged with fraud surrounding his “Trump University”, the president’s finances have consistently been an adventure in accounting. His status and wealth are crucial to his public image. He sold the American people on the folly that he was a successful businessman who could engineer an American resurgence. Much like everything involving Donald Trump, this was pure fiction, a con, that is unraveling before our very eyes.

When he was a reality television star running his own family company, Trump’s gymnastic finances were problems of his own making and the headache of his staff, workers and bankers. As president, how Trump makes and spends his money is indicative of his personal taste (such as it is) and his willingness to use the office for personal enrichment.

His debts, though, are far more concerning.
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It does raise the legitimate question, though: to whom does the president of the United States owe so much money, and what are they willing to do to ensure repayment? Especially when you consider that he has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans due for collection in the next four years. If he is unable to pay them back, what would these lenders be willing to accept in kind as payment for unpaid debts from the man who hopes to continue being the leader of the free world?
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Anyone applying for a “position of national security” with the US government must fill out an exhaustive document, the SF-86, prior to beginning work. Aside from the usual questions about past criminal behavior or drug use, are questions related to the applicant’s personal finances. Difficulties with money have long been among the quickest routes to blackmail and coercion for foreign intelligence services. - The Guardian


Does this mean that on top of all the other problems tRump has, he now has an SF-86 problem?

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Reply Trump sold voters on the folly that he's a successful businessman. That's a con (Original post)
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duforsure Sep 28 #3
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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:15 AM

1. Did he ever fill out an SF-86?

Every presidential candidate should be required to have a top level security clearance before a primary election. Are they?

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:19 AM

2. No. It isn't a requirement for the office (as defined by the Constitution)

Once elected given the President simply could not in any way do his job without access to classified materials they are granted access by their office.

So yeah a Sgt in the Army might be at a career standstill because he had ONE bankruptcy in the last seven years but the grifter in chief has access to everything.

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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:24 AM

3. Just like he's claimed President Obama's economy is from him,

And now after his pandemic failure hurting the economy he's having trillions printed up , we'll be on the hook for, artificially propping up the markets with, claiming its good knowing it's not. It's just another trump con , and fraud.

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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:25 AM

4. This was just racist, sexist cover.

Then the racist, sexist bigots could say that's why
they voted for him.

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