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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:22 AM

Trump Lawyers: He Had No Choice But To Blow $10K On A Painting Of Himself

Source: Talking Points Memo

President Donald Trump’s lawyers had to use a rather humiliating excuse to explain away Trump’s blowing of $10,000 from his charity on a portrait of himself in court Thursday: he had to buy it, since no one else would bid.


According to a Thursday New York Post report, Trump purchased the artwork at a 2014 charity benefit at Mar-a-Lago.

“So Mr. Trump donates $10,000 to start the bidding, and then when the bidding goes on and no one else bids, they’re stuck with the painting,” Trump attorney Alan Futerfas told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla.

“They’re making a mountain out of a molehill,” he added, referring to accusations by prosecutors of Trump’s misspending of the charitable money on the painting, along with using it to pay off creditors and fund his campaign.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-had-no-choice-portrait



So this "guy" commits fraud by defrauding the Vets.......................using campaign funds............

See complete article:

https://nypost.com/2018/10/25/trump-used-charity-money-to-buy-his-own-portrait-because-no-one-else-would-lawyers/

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Reply Trump Lawyers: He Had No Choice But To Blow $10K On A Painting Of Himself (Original post)
turbinetree Oct 26 OP
dawg day Oct 26 #1
louis-t Oct 26 #2
WePurrsevere Oct 26 #3
SergeStorms Oct 26 #4
Scarsdale Oct 26 #14
SergeStorms Oct 26 #18
George II Oct 26 #5
MBS Oct 26 #12
ChiTownDenny Oct 26 #6
PatSeg Oct 26 #8
uppityperson Oct 26 #7
peekaloo Oct 26 #9
Racerdog1 Oct 26 #10
truthisfreedom Oct 26 #11
JohnnyRingo Oct 26 #13
ROB-ROX Oct 26 #15
TNNurse Oct 26 #16
TexasBushwhacker Oct 26 #17

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:25 AM

1. And probably deducts the cost.

I think tax fraud will trip him up. remember he referred to Capone? Tax fraud.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:26 AM

2. Such a deal maker!

He only makes the best deals. Never a wrong move. MAGA!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:31 AM

3. His bidding on it to get more bids could also be considered...

"shill bidding" which is illegal in FL. So basically his lawyers just told the judge Trump did something illegal to save his already overly inflated ego.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:33 AM

4. None of his...

adoring children would bid higher for a portrait of daddy dear? I'd think a portrait of a man - referred to as "sent by god" by many of his rabid fans - would fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. Surely one of his sycophants who, in the future, would reap billions in tax windfalls could cough up more than a paltry $10,000?

Even your friends (or people who you would identify as friends) don't think you're worth a shit, Little Donnie.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:48 PM

14. Have you seen that portrait?

It is a joke, he is wearing shorts, a tennis sweater, and looks about 25 years old. Why did he also buy Tom Brady's football at this charity? Maybe the "charity" is the tRump family? It should be called what it is - Slush Fund.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:47 PM

18. Probably the "Trump Foundation".

The "Trump Foundation" is very aptly named since it seems to be the bedrock of their crime family.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:37 AM

5. He had "no other choice" than to use charity funds to pay for it? Did he leave his wallet home?

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:20 PM

12. + 1000 n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:41 AM

6. It's a "mountain out of a molehill" because

Trump used charitable money, not his own money, to purchase the painting.

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Response to ChiTownDenny (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:46 AM

8. Exactly!

He could have used his own money. What a lame excuse, but Trump has an excuse for everything.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 09:41 AM

7. No one else bid, hahahahaha.

Shouldn't have used charity money, but...no one else wanted it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:10 AM

9. LOL

"Asshole on Black Velvet"

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:26 AM

10. I could have cut it up

and used it for toilet paper.

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:51 AM

11. He's not worthy.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:21 PM

13. I think that's a pretty good argument.

Considering Trump's oversized ego he likely thought the price would soar into six figures, or it wouldn't be hard to convince a jury that he did. Good lawyers.

A little harder to defend is why that seed money didn't come out of Trump's own pocket, either at the time or later upon receipt of the tasteless merch. Even then, he could have donated the painting back to the charity if he was indeed so giving.

Those big shot lawyers still have work ahead of them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 03:13 PM

15. HE IS REALLY BANKRUPT (MORALLY & MONEY) AND AN IDIOT

They explained and confirmed he spent the money. Next he should be LOCKED UP for being a criminal. This will mean justice has been served........

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 03:31 PM

16. yeah, but whose money did he use????

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 05:58 PM

17. Exactly - he never should have used money from the charity to pay for it

The fact that Melania made the bid to get the ball rolling has nothing to do with it. When they got stuck with the painting, they should have paid for it with personal funds.

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