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(7,178 posts)
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 07:50 PM Sep 2016


Long article. Here's the beginning:

The response of Donald Trump and his staff on September 29 to the revelation that one of his companies illegally violated the Cuban trade embargo during Fidel Castro’s presidency has exposed a growing problem for the Republican nominee: His campaign operation is disorganized and shares Trump’s disdain for facts.

Both the Trump campaign staff and the Trump Organization had been told for days by Newsweek that it was about to publish an article disclosing that a Trump company had paid at least $68,000 to explore business opportunities in Communist Cuba. Federal law at the time imposed tough restrictions against spending even a penny in Cuba, with the intent of financially starving the country, which for decades been categorized as an American enemy. While there were some exemptions, such as engaging in humanitarian work approved by the government, the Trump venture did not qualify for any of them, and once the Cuba business trip was over, consultants and Trump executives discussed ways to make the trip appear to be a charitable effort.

Newsweek’s requests for comments, documents and even an interview with Trump were ignored, which was unusual. Traditionally, when campaigns, companies and other professional groups are told that a piece about them is in the works, they will contact a reporter to find out the scope of the story, even if there is no plan to give a comment. That way, they can have a planned response ready when the story breaks.

On September 28, the night before Newsweek’s story on the Trump-Cuba connection was posted, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC revealed the findings of the article, and Maddow read several of the opening paragraphs on the air. About 15 minutes after that segment ended, a Trump lawyer emailed Newsweek, stating that someone in Trump’s camp had searched the company’s records and found no documents proving the Cuba trip had occurred. The Trump lawyer suggested the magazine rethink posting the story.

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Eichenwald: DONALD TRUMP STILL WON'T TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT CUBA ~NEW (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 OP
Eichenwald tweets: Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #1
CNN is not coverimg it itsrobert Sep 2016 #2
Perhaps they are blackmailing someone in CNN ? Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #3
what a surprise. I've been watching them and msnbc, and NOT A WORD! Gabi Hayes Sep 2016 #4
Hayes did not mention it in his program tease, going with the Machado story, bad T-polls Gabi Hayes Sep 2016 #5
Maybe Trump also sic his lawyers on all of them? Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #6


(7,178 posts)
1. Eichenwald tweets:
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 07:50 PM
Sep 2016
The response 2 the news of Trumps dealings in Cuba shows his campaign is in chaos and shares his disdain for facts.

Hoping 2 spring a trap, Trumps staff searched his company 4 proof Cuba docs dont exist. They searched wrong company.

Trump staff refusd 2 talk 2 Newsweek bout Cuba story, instead readying response based on guesses. They guessed wrong

In their responses to Trump/Cuba story, Trump & his campaign have lied & dissembled, but never challenged the facts.

Bumbling & lies of Trump campaign in response to Trump/Cuba story shows shocking level of dishonesty & incompetence.

and more: https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
4. what a surprise. I've been watching them and msnbc, and NOT A WORD!
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 08:00 PM
Sep 2016

chris hayes coming on....will he go there

where is the liberal media on this?


Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
5. Hayes did not mention it in his program tease, going with the Machado story, bad T-polls
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 08:03 PM
Sep 2016

voter ID BS in Wisconsin, and one or two other stories.

what gives?

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