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Aug 2016 Newsweek. Trump got a lot more than 1 million from his dad. His business practices

were pretty pathetic. It is a long but interesting read.

"He is also pretty good at self-deception, and plain old deception. Trump is willing to claim success even when it is not there, according to his own statements. “I’m just telling you, you wouldn’t say that you're failing,” he said in a 2007 deposition when asked to explain why he would give an upbeat assessment of his business even if it was in trouble. “If somebody said, ‘How you doing?’ you're going to say you're doing good.” Perhaps such dissembling is fine in polite cocktail party conversation, but in the business world it’s called lying."


"And while Trump is quick to boast that his purported billions prove his business acumen, his net worth is almost unknowable given the loose standards and numerous outright misrepresentations he has made over the years. In that 2007 deposition, Trump said he based estimates of his net worth at times on “psychology” and “my own feelings.” But those feelings are often wrong—in 2004, he presented unaudited financials to Deutsche Bank while seeking a loan, claiming he was worth $3.5 billion. The bank concluded Trump was, to say the least, puffing; it put his net worth at $788 million, records show. (Trump personally guaranteed $40 million of the loan to his company, so Deutsche coughed up the money. He later defaulted on that commitment.)"


"The next year, he moved to Manhattan from the outer boroughs, still largely dependent on Daddy. In 1972, Trump’s father brought him into a limited partnership that developed and owned a senior citizen apartment complex in East Orange, New Jersey. Fred Trump owned 75 percent, but two years later shrunk his ownership to 27 percent by turning over the rest of his stake to two entities controlled by his son. Another two years passed, and then Fred Trump named him the beneficiary of a $1 million trust that provided him with $1.3 million in income (2015 dollars) over the next five years. In 1978, he boosted his son’s fortunes again, hiring him as a consultant to help sell his ownership interest in a real estate partnership to the Grandcor Company and Port Electric Supply Corp. The deal was enormously lucrative for Donald Trump, particularly since it just fell into his lap thanks to his family. Under the deal, Grandcor agreed to pay him an additional $190,000, while Port Electric kicked in $228,500. (The payments were made over several years, but the value in present-day dollars on the final sum he received is $10.4 million.)


"When she took everybody out of Iraq....(something horrible)" He talks like she is the Queen!

I think he doesn't know how Washington works. I wonder if he could name the 3 branches of government.

I don't think he knows!

So sarcasm is really frowned upon here.

I hope this doesn't get taken right down. I am trying to explain something.

I put up a post to show just how ridiculous one woman's attack on Hillary Clinton was. I put it in a joke form saying, "Breaking news"

And I put a GIFY that came up when I typed, "Are you kidding me" into the GIFY maker. It was Kevin Spacey turning a bit and giving a deadpan look like he didn't give a crap what the other person was saying.

It was the stupid, inane thing that Juanita Broadrick said was Hillary's attack on her which was basically her, (Hillary) thanking Broadrick for all the help she had given them on the campaign. Broadrick was the one who asserted it was something in Hillary's tone that sounded menacing, (hence the Kevin Spacey deadpan look)

It was immediately taken down with the explanation that we do not promote right winged talking points.

I suppose maybe I went too far to use a title of "Breaking, Hillary's verbal assault on Juanita Broderick" I seriously thought people would read it and realize how fucking stupid it was.

Anyway, I just want to make things clear that I had no intention of supporting Ms. Broadrick. In fact, I have been gathering some information recently that really discredits her. One of them being her assertion that Hillary verbally threatened her.

EDIT: I just went back and read the 3 comments and 2 of them got my point.

Can someone explain to me why criminal charges have not been brought up

against Trump and the claims of sexual assault against a 13 year old girl? That is the one thing that makes me question this.

EDIT: I was thinking about what would happen if they brought up rape charges now and I think his followers would go crazy and it would be dangerous. Maybe they want to wait until after the civil case, (and the election) to make sure the criminal case is very solid. They might be afraid that if they charged him now that violent protests would erupt. These Trump followers are people hanging by a thread with a lot of violence in them and they all have guns.


Trump Jr. lets the cat out of the bag about Trump's deals with Russia

Here is a link to a list of debunked lies about Hillary. People still believe the lies!

And I must admit I had a bad feeling toward her for awhile because the negative stuff has been repeated over and over for years! So then I started looking things up. And I realized that part of the reason the GOP has had unending "investigations" into Benghazi and her emails and their lies about her have been going on for 25 years! (This site reminded me of that other site that lists all the people that the Clintons "had killed" ((according to these anti-Hillary fantasy makers)). I remember this from many years ago!)

It keeps negative media attention on her. I'm beginning to believe that It doesn't matter that they can't find anything to pin on her. The point is to keep the investigations going in an attempt to paint her as dishonest.

There have been 7 (SEVEN) investigations into Benghazi.

When I consider this I realize that Hillary Clinton is such a strong women to had kept up the fight against the republican industrialized smear machine for so long.

So here is the link and some facts that I chose to paste. There is much more at the link


While she was wrong to say that no emails marked classified passed through her server, the FBI director did say that none of the ones that did were properly marked, and that it was “reasonable” for someone to not be aware that they were classified: When FBI Director James Comey was asked by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) if the emails Clinton received were properly marked, he said they lacked the proper headers and banners indicating they were classified and it would be a “reasonable inference” to assume that, with the absence of those banners and headers, they weren’t classified. So, while she was wrong, based on Comey’s own words, she didn’t lie.

" Regarding this beliefs: She’s no better than a Republican and just as conservative" She was actually ranked the 11th most liberal senator (much more liberal than Obama was) when she served, and she voted with Bernie Sanders 93 percent of the time. So, unless the difference between Sanders and a “conservative Republican” is seven percent of a voting record, then claiming she’s “no better than a Republican” is ridiculous."

"She’s been too pro-Wall Street: Actually, aside from one somewhat pro-Wall Street vote in eight years as senator, the only other Wall Street related issue you’ll find on her record was in 2007 when she called for tighter regulations on the financial industry. And if you don’t believe me, just ask Bernie Sanders who, when asked during a debate to provide examples where Clinton had been corrupted by Wall Street, couldn’t pinpoint anything in her record where donations had impacted her voting record as a senator.


This tweet sums everything up perfectly

Erin Ruberry ✔ @erinruberry

Hillary is proof a woman can work hard, rise to the top of her field & still have to compete against a less qualified man for the same job.

9:52 PM - 9 Oct 2016
18,509 18,509 Retweets 25,976 25,976 likes

Why is Rubio leading again??? God help us!

I just donated to Patrick Murphy's campaign. I am usually asked to donate to several campaigns but I have not been asked to donate to his.

And I have heard virtually NO advertising for him. Just this one for Rubio that says something negative about Murphy.

I can't stand the thought that Rubio will be elected again! What is being done to stop that? (I know I am late to the game.....forgive me)

Rubio is the biggest slime. Remember he ALWAYS votes with the NRA.

Patrick Murphy could make great gains if he did some ads about Rubio's support for the NRA, his absentee rate, his anti-woman stance, (voting to allow any company or insurance company to refuse to pay for a woman's contraception), His votes against jobs bills and against veterans.

This is from Wikipedia

Rubio’s absentee rate of 41 percent puts him at the 100th percentile, which means that in the past year, he has had a worse voting record than every other sitting senator. In contrast, the Senate median absentee record for the past year is just 1 percent.

CNN White House Correspondent.really tweeting bogus Trump tweets

I was under the impression that they were not supposed to be biased. This guy is snuggled right up to Trump and he is posting a bunch of bullshit for him!


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