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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:37 PM

Top Trump Aide Doesn't Deny Report Trump Company Spent Money In Cuba

Source: Talking Points Memo

In an appearance on "The View" Thursday morning, Donald Trump's campaign manager insisted that a report alleging one of his companies broke the Cuban trade embargo in 1998 does not mean that the candidate had been “treasonous.” But she did say “they paid money, as I understand from the story, they paid money in 1998," referring to the story published by Newsweek hours earlier.

“The question is: ‘Did he spend money?’ He’s very critical of Cuba, he’s very critical of Castro, and he’s been critical,” Kellyanne Conway said. “He gave a speech the very next year to the Cuban-American National foundation of Miami critical of those who want to do business with Castro, and he’s talked about the Cuban Embargo even on this campaign trail.”

“But again, we’re talking about, ‘Did his hotel invest money in 1998 in Cuba?’ No,” she continued.

Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts paid at least $68,000 to a consulting firm called called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp., which sent consultants to Cuba for the purposes of "giving Trump’s company a foothold should Washington loosen or lift the trade restrictions” on the Communist country, according to the investigation from Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald. Seven Arrows advised Trump Hotels to mask the consulting bill as a charitable expense, according to the report.

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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conway-view-trump-cuba-embargo





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Reply Top Trump Aide Doesn't Deny Report Trump Company Spent Money In Cuba (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2016 OP
NewJeffCT Sep 2016 #1
ffr Sep 2016 #2
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2016 #5
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2016 #3
displacedtexan Sep 2016 #12
EricMaundry Sep 2016 #4
Kingofalldems Sep 2016 #6
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2016 #7
Kingofalldems Sep 2016 #10
getagrip_already Sep 2016 #8
yellowcanine Sep 2016 #17
madaboutharry Sep 2016 #9
bucolic_frolic Sep 2016 #11
dawn frenzy adams Sep 2016 #13
George II Sep 2016 #16
dawn frenzy adams Sep 2016 #20
George II Sep 2016 #22
underpants Sep 2016 #14
LaydeeBug Sep 2016 #15
Alhena Sep 2016 #18
meow2u3 Sep 2016 #19
Grammy23 Sep 2016 #21
napkinz Sep 2016 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:41 PM

1. so, she admitted that Trump broke the law

by spending money in Cuba.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:42 PM

2. Does all of Trump's underhanded treasonous business dealings

go through his foundation?

What a slimy opportunist! Put a torpedo in that man's ship and send it to the bottom.

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Response to ffr (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:45 PM

5. This wasn't his Foundation

 

The consulting firm suggested that they funnel the pay-offs through the Catholic charity Caritas Cuba in order to obscure the fact that they were directly spending money for illegal business purposes on the island.

Whether they even bothered to engage in this slimey behavior rather than just saying "Fuck it, whatever!" is not clear in the article. The general rule, of course, when it comes to Trump, is to always select the stupider of two choices.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:42 PM

3. "He paid money, but did he spend money? Who can say? Did he invest money? No. He hates Castro!"

 

A real spinning top!



These people are despicable.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:01 PM

12. TGTS!

Thank God They're Stupid!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:43 PM

4. There goes Florida Donny!

 

Oh, and whatever slim chances you had of winning the presidency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:47 PM

6. 'But but the statute of limitations!!' 'Rubio was only 16 then!!'

I read that on DU this morning.

Lock him up I say.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:48 PM

7. That was my favorite

 

How that one has managed to avoid MIRT all this time is anyone's guess.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:54 PM

10. Beyond MIRT at this point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:49 PM

8. but it wasn't even the last time!

Here is a bloomberg article aleeging he did it again in 2012/2013....

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-donald-trump-golf-cuba/

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:34 PM

17. Good article. But they may have skirted the law because they were "bird-watching."

Russo says these trips haven’t been on behalf of the Trump Organization. He says he’s taken at least one with Glick to go bird-watching and “check out some habitats”—activities that could conceivably qualify for exemptions to the travel ban.

Anybody know whether this Russo guy ever goes bird watching anywhere else besides Cuba?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:50 PM

9. Joy Behar's comment to Kellyanne:

"They're not going to like this in Miami."

Kellyanne Conway annoys me most of all. Her smiling insincerely while someone is asking an important and serious question is offensive.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:55 PM

11. Transparent attempts to shackle the press

so these private and illegal deals never see the light of day

It's all coming out now to show how self-serving the whole
presidential run has been

The bravado, the tough talk, the posturing, the crowds, the ego -
all a cover for the sinister underside of the beast

We should all give thanks for a free society, before history and
liberty were stolen from us

That's IF we can get HRC elected

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:07 PM

13. Please! Please! Please!

Do not allow the Mainstream Media get away with not covering this story as it should. The last jaw-dropping Eichenwald story revealed that Trump's businesses were a threat to national security. That story should have been treated as it was... proof that Trump is unfit to be president of the United States. Instead, the Mainstream Media covered Trump and Dr. Oz's fraud. If this current Eichenwald story isn't treated in the serious manner that it should, then you'll know for sure that the Mainstream Media is not about preserving democracy. It is also important for the left to not dropped the ball on this.

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:23 PM

16. Where do you come up with the idea the "mainstream media" isn't covering this?

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Response to George II (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 05:30 PM

20. Well!

Like it or not, television still sets the narrative for politics. I've been scanning all the cable news stations all afternoon. I haven't seen shyte about it.

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 05:43 PM

22. Newsweek (mainstream) is the organization that broke the story. Rachel Maddow (MSNBC, mainstream)...

....did a big story about it last night.

Google "Trump Cuban Blockade" and you'll get these results:

Newsweek
BBC
Washington Post
USA Today
Bloomberg
CNBC / MSNBC
Miami Herald
CBS
Tampa Bay Times

and there are more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:09 PM

14. I'll ask again, is she running for President or is he?

As I've read she isn't running the campaign she is just the spokesperson.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:22 PM

15. is this treason? Seriously...or just criminal? nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:41 PM

18. Hopefully worth a percent or two in Florida

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 04:50 PM

19. Kellyanne Conjob's at it again

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 05:39 PM

21. Let's not hold our breath waiting on Trump to come to The View

and go head to head with Whoopie or Joy. Like Whoopie said..."Don't try to BS a BSer". I almost spewed my coffee when she said that. Kellyanne, I must say, kept her pasted on smile almost the whole time. I just hope tRump is paying her a good salary to basicly get up on national tv every day and try to spin the latest debacle into something less ugly. 💩💩💩

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 02:50 PM

23. K&R

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