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Sat Nov 11, 2017, 04:48 AM

Trump ally Robert Kraft revealed as longtime owner of offshore firm

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/09/donald-trump-robert-kraft-owner-offshore-firm-new-england-patriots-paradise-papers
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Donald Trump likes to style Robert Kraft as his blue-collar conscience – a whisperer to the white working-class football fans whose support he craves.

Trump has said that Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, urged him to “tax the rich people” and take care of the poor. During a Super Bowl celebration at the White House in April, Kraft hailed “hard work” as the essence of America.

Kraft, who donated $1m to Trump’s inaugural celebrations, claims he buys his coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, not Starbucks – and pays for those in line behind him.

At the same time, files leaked in the Paradise Papers reveal, Kraft has for more than two decades quietly owned an offshore company that could be used to legally avoid or reduce US taxes.

Kraft is one of several owners of major US sports teams to appear in the leak through involvement in firms in tax havens. Wealthy bosses at franchises in the NFL, NBA and NHL are named in the leaked files as senior figures at firms incorporated in zero-tax jurisdictions such as Bermuda, the Bahamas and Barbados. Several have, like Kraft, made significant donations to political campaigns at home.

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Reply Trump ally Robert Kraft revealed as longtime owner of offshore firm (Original post)
malaise Nov 11 OP
JI7 Nov 11 #1
FakeNoose Nov 11 #7
safeinOhio Nov 11 #2
secondwind Nov 11 #3
Scarsdale Nov 11 #4
gademocrat7 Nov 11 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 11 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 11 #9
oasis Nov 11 #8
spanone Nov 11 #10

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 04:53 AM

1. there is also the question of what happened to the Inaugural Money

Rachel Maddow has been reporting on it and still mentions it .

they didn't donate that money for nothing.

Kraft is a scumbag fraud.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 07:04 AM

7. It probably went into the "defense" fund for Junior and Jared

Scumbag lawyers aren't cheap, you know. And they have to be paid up front - especially any lawyers who work for Trump. Everybody else is on their own.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 05:40 AM

2. Fake honest business man.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 05:45 AM

3. Money corrupts.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:49 AM

4. I would never trust

a "friend" of tRump. Birds of a feather flock together. He attracts the worst of the worst just be being himself, a scumbag.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:50 AM

5. Greedy grifters.

A cabal like no other.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:54 AM

6. Lots of talk on FReak site about boycotting "failing" football.


They conflate declining viewership with not watching because of "taking the knee".

And we haven't even got into the crap about CONning the white working class:

1. Billionaire football team owners are not working class and haven't been for decades.

2. "Tax the rich" is all smoke and mirrors. They are laughing at the working class. They had no intention of helping them.

3. Trump doesn't pay the working class. He stiffs contractors and lets then sue and grinds them down in court for years. It's a stupid business tactic but it is one he uses.


All this is obvious to us and the 1% and the thinking working class, but not to tRumpanzees. Some tRumpanzees know, but don't care because "emails" and "the wall" and "tax cuts for corporations will boom the economy".

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 07:15 AM

9. And don't forget

they want to "Ban all 'Muslins' (sic) because they are Islamic terrorists!!!111!!!11".

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 07:05 AM

8. These kind of "leaked files" will help torpedo the GOP tax plan. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 07:28 AM

10. K&R...

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