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Donald Trump’s crazy conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s place of birth are well documented, but they certainly aren’t the only reprehensible things about the casino mogul and TV personality.

Here are five awful facts about Donald Trump that make his birtherism seem trivial by contrast:

He Has Ties To Organized Crime

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David Sater was a top executive at the Bayrock Group — Donald Trump’s most frequent partner on condo and hotel deals — and the son of a reputed Russian mobster. In 2000 he was named as a co-conspirator in a $40 million fraud case that resulted in 19 guilty pleas and the conviction of six mobsters from the Russian mafia and the Gambino crime family.

His Partner Was Arrested For Facilitating Prostitution

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Tevfik Arif, another Bayrock Group executive who serves as a partner in Trump Soho, was dramatically arrested aboard the world’s largest for-charter luxury yacht and charged with “encouraging” and “facilitating” prostitution. Some of the girls were only 16 years old.

Another Partner Is A Convicted Drug Trafficker

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Raoul Goldberg, who brought Trump the site for the 45-story Trump Tower Philadelphia, was sentenced to 46 months in prison in 2000 for trying to ship tens of thousands of ecstasy pills into the U.S.

He Has A Problem With Women

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“Highlights” of Donald Trump’s long history of sexism include his gross ogling of the contestants at the Miss USA pageant, and the time that he sent New York Times writer Gail Collins a copy of her column with “The Face of a Dog!” written over it.

He Was Sued For Racial Discrimination

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In 1973, Trump Management Corporation (of which Trump was president at the time) was sued by the Justice Department for discriminating against blacks who wanted to rent apartments in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The case was settled out of court two years later – and Trump now claims to have a great relationship with “the blacks.”

 

For more on Donald Trump’s sordid past, consult Wayne Barrett’s classic investigative book, Trump: The Deals and the Downfall

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178 Responses to Donald Trump Not Just A Birther: Five Awful Things About The Don

  1. The only “real truth” is that if Mr. Trump were a liberal, the news media would NEVER print any of this trash.

    • such bs middybaby…keep trying the ole ‘goodoldboys’ protection plan…change the topic to…the dems of course. nice try middybaby but intelligent people know better…trump is a sleaze maximus

    • So THATS why it didn’t show up on Faux the unfare and out of balence news corp. Facts should never get in the way of the priviledged.

    • MCT… you get it, dont you? The Memo is nothing more than a mouthpiece of the Obozo reelection propaganda machine. Henry Decker is one of their useful idiots.

      Have a nice day!

      • Bozo are you that limited in your thinking that you can’t come up with something more than he’s an idiot, she’s an idiot and they’re idiots. Just read any of Bozo’s comments and see how often he uses the term idiot. Do you really feel that insignificant?

        • billy… the term is “useful idiot”… a phrase thought to be coined by Josef Goebbels, Hitler’s PR man, and meant to describe those who blindly followed the National Socialist agenda, even defending them, in light of the atrocities that were being committed.

          I often use the term “useful idiot” around The Memo because almost every one of you is an Obozo Zombie, blinded to the truth, and completely wedded to the Socialist Party (read DemocRATS) ideology and party line in America. Since there are so many of you, I will use the term “useful idiot” justifiably often.

          Have a nice day, useful idiot!

          • Bozo, thank you, you have finally given us an insight into your character. Your comments and the actions and agenda of the teapublicans mirror Hitler’s agenda. Thank God there are people who can still think for themselves and listen to all the facts before they decide who to vote for rather than listen to all the propaganda put out by Fox News, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the super pacs funded by the likes of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers. Unlike you I can think for myself and won’t decide who to vote for until Romney and President Obama debate. Then I can make an informed decision. To bad there aren’t still some “moderate” republicans around that are willing to legislate for the benefit of everyone, not just a few with an agenda.

            Have a nice day!

          • Hi Land… the history and meaning of the phrase “useful idiot” is independent of the person who coined it. And the meaning applies perfectly to the writers on The Memo as well as most of the readers.

            And for you to say that you are still undecided is laughable, at best. Only the most hardcore leftist nutjobs (plus a few renegade patriots like me and montanabill) come to this site. There are no independents in this sea of leftist insanity. You dont have lie, Land. There is no credibility in that.

            Have a nice day!

          • A patriot is someone who fights for freedom. Don’t think that description fits you. And yes, I’m an independent, and have voted for both republicans and democrats, but since the tea party took over the republicans, I don’t like what they stand for. You might have more people that would respect your opinion if you didn’t always feel the need to be insulting with your derogatory name calling to anyone who doesn’t share your opinion.

            Have a nice day!

          • Let’s see: who in America is really like Adolf Hitler and his political party, the NSDAP (also called the “Nazi” party)? Hitler hated gays; despised blacks; was all in favor of wars of aggression; was ali in favor of torture; and hated and destroyed the labor unions. Which political party in America fits that description? Here’s a clue: it’s name begins with the letter “R”.

      • I’m ashamed to admit that you are correct….my comment was stupid & inconsiderate. All my life I have gone along with what others in my group told me was true, without ever checking the facts myself. I guess I can only blame my upbring. Oh, I was raised by Democrats!!!

    • middleclasstaxpayer, if Trump was a liberal there would be more published about him and all the schemes he has used for years to make his money while stabbing people in the back would be exposed. He has used the bankruptcy laws so many times to keep his million while making sure his honest partners lose all of theirs, he should be barred from ever filing for it again. Trump just like Romney and Bain has made millions running companies into banruptcy, which would be all over the papers if he was a liberal but since he isn’t the whole story of how he operates is never in the papers.

  2. If we discount anyone who has connections with mafia the Democrats would have to give back all of that union money.

    • THe B.S. meter is running here. How come anything that has to do with helping the working man is qualified as Mafia. Oh thats right the exploitation of people is totally alright, fair pay isn’t.

  3. The “man” in the photo is obviously a mannikin made of plastic. See the wrists and the shine on the head. This photo seems to be some kind of scam, to discredit the rest of the article? Very weird.

  4. OK, so “good” people (ie: liberals) NEVER deal with sleazy types….but how do we explain Obama dealing with, and accepting very valuable favors from, Tony Rezko???

  5. LOONEY LIBERALS SHOW THEIR INTELLIGENCE BY TRYING TO BAD MOUTH ANYONE WITH SOME GOOD SENSE AND JUDGEMENT. YOUR HERO ‘OBADMA’ IS A TOTAL FRAUD AND YOU JERKS JUST KEEP SUCKING ALONG BEHIND HIM. HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK HALF WHITE TO ME. HE IS A TOTAL DETRIMENT TO THE MAJORITY OF THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO., BY THE WAY, ARE MOSTLY GOOD.

    • Come on Jcarrol Barnhill. Republicans are just as guilty at bad mouthing and not showing good sense. I get a lot of political e-mails which 99.9% are in favor of the Republicans. Most information passed over these chain e-mails or not even factual and are unhealthy for America. What is wrong with using the truth? Unfortunatley, people just want to believe this stuff because it supports their politics. Also, what is your claim about Obama not looking half white? What is your point? It’s ashame that anyone has to try and destroy the character of people and feel good about it. People on both sides are guilty of this. Fox news is bad for America. Hate is not biblical and that is what is being accepted and taught.

    • Wow “he doesn’t look half white.” what kind of statement is that. Did you have a coffee with your racism this morning? I guess skin color matters to you. If he were white he would be a better president for you. Again, I say Wow!! My grand children are “half white” but are quite dark. Is that a problem for you???

      Racism is alive and thriving in the United States, so sad.

    • Most of the bad mouthing is comeing from people that purposly misspell Obama, and the only ones who’s facts say that Obama is a fraud is Faux news who manufacture their won facts. the rest of the world thinks he’s pretty good, and the real facts continue to back him up

  6. Mr. Trump anad I use the term Mr. losely should just the whole the of our President not a being born in n the U.S. alone. What if we as the general public stop supporting his ventures?

    • I assume that you like knowing nothing about “YOUR” president. However inquiring minds would like to know>

  7. DISTRACTIONS………. DISTRACTIONS…………….. DISTRACTIONS……..

    Who cares about Trump. He’s irrelevant. What is relevant? Obozo the utter failure in Chief who cannot talk about his record so the useful idiots at The Memo try to distract us from what is really important in this election year… Obozo’s record of failure.

    BH Obozo has had a sum total of 1 (one) success. Ordering the killing of OBL. That’s it. There is nothing else in 4 years. Nothing. And even that isnt really as big a deal for him as it is for the soldiers who actually did the mission. But the narcissist-in-chief is always quick to claim credit for himself.

    Lets take a look at some of Obozo’s other “successes and accomplishments”…….

    1) Obozo comes into office $10T in debt. 3.5 years later, $16T in debt
    1A) Obozo is first President in American history to be so fiscally irresponsible that he and his DemocRAT Congress caused US Credit Rating to be cut. Nice accomplishment Mr. Obozo!!!
    2) 2 years complete control of the government. NO budget as required by the Constitution. Still has no budget. The one budget he presented that was actually voted on by the Senate wend down to defeat by a vote of 97 to 0. Nice work Mr. President!!! THAT IS an accomplishment!
    3) A new bankrupting entitlement program called Obozocare jammed through congress against the vast majority of Americans who were against it (and still are) and with the blessings of the idiot Nancy Piglosi who said “we have to pass the bill before we know what is in it”. And after all that, the crowing achievement of this president will be struck down like a rabid dog by the SCOTUS. Nice work, Mr. President!
    4) Persistent unemployment that has been the worst since the Great Depression, especially among blacks and young people. His administration keeps claiming unemployment is going down, but in reality, they manipulate the formula by reducing the # of jobs available. And then they claim that over 8% unemployment is good! Quite an accomplishment in propaganda, but not economics, Mr. President.
    5) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists. Dont get me wrong, Gitmo should stay open. This is an example of how stupid and naive Obozo really is. Nice accomplishment, Mr. President!
    6) Gas prices are up 100%++ across the nation. And Obozo is so dumb he actually believes that increasing supply has no effect on prices… what an idiot! Blocking EVERY permit that has come before his administration and blocking pipelines that increase supplies does HAVE consequences, Mr. President. Gas prices are through the roof! Nice going Mr. President!
    7) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does! Another strong achievement in propaganda, Mr. President!

    [the following items 8 – 11 are about Obozo’s failed PUBLIC EQUITY business]

    8) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more? Nice job paying off your rich buddies who bundle campaign cash for you, Mr. President! You can probably count on some of those dollars coming back to you.
    9) SOLAR TRUST… another BILLION DOLLAR boondoggle in your attempt to play venture capitalist with taxpayer money that actually goes to your FAT CAT financier friends who are big donors. Nice money laundering accomplishment, Mr. President! Should I say more? OK.. I will…
    10) ECOTALITY – Another “green” Obozo investment disaster. Obozo gave them $115 MILLION. The SEC investigates fraud at the company. While that’s going on, Obozo gives them another $26 MILLION…. What an idiot! Nice accomplishment Mr. President!
    11) Fisker Automotive – yeah, that company that you gave $200MILLION to so they can build cars overseas, right? Great job creating jobs overseas, Mr. Obozo, you friggin clown!
    12) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.
    13) Same with the crook Jon Corzine. He steals $2B in client money, much of it farmers money, to cover his own bad bets. Then he gets to continue on raising money for Obozo like nothing ever happened. Where is Eric The Incompetent Holder? ……… crickets………. crickets……….. crickets………. Thought so!
    14) 88% of Americans say they are spending way more on groceries now than we were 4 years ago.
    15) 50% of Americans have had to give money to a relative at least once to help them get buy in the past 4 years.

    I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

    Have a nice day!

    • Bill – you’re right he does use idiot a lot – the president’s name is Obama – maybe you just can’t spell.

    • Hey Bozo – if Romney wins, make sure you have a whole lot of money somewhere (maybe offshore like him), your kids’ education paid for, don’t get sick with no health insurance, make sure you can take care your parents med bills too, be ready to pay higher taxes so you can make sure Williard and his Corporate Holligans Get Richer!! (What a fool you are) Of course, if you’re rich — well, I guess you will do alright. Wish I could tell you Good Luck!!

      • Hi koco! I’m not too worried that Romney has won the election. And it is a forgone conclusion, you know. Obozo is toast. You should not be worried either. The reason I say that is that we have such massive debt problems in the US that it really doesnt matter, except for the fact that between Obozo and Romney, Obozo’s solution is more of the same: debt and spend, debt and spend. Romney will be more likely to make the needed cuts in government that will get our budget under control. We hope.

        We can argue all the other bullsheet, but in the end, Romney is the one who is likely to be more fiscally responsible. You know that I am right. It’s all that really matters.

        Have a nice day, koco!

        • As I said before, if you’re rich and Romney wins – You’re in Luck!! You have a Great Day too, Bozo.
          Sheri Wicks

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          ObozoMustGo wrote, in response to Kocolate:
          Hi koco! I’m not too worried that Romney has won the election. And it is a forgone conclusion, you know. Obozo is toast. You should not be worried either. The reason I say that is that we have such massive debt problems in the US that it really doesnt matter, except for the fact that between Obozo and Romney, Obozo’s solution is more of the same: debt and spend, debt and spend. Romney will be more likely to make the needed cuts in government that will get our budget under control. We hope.
          We can argue all the other bullsheet, but in the end, Romney is the one who is likely to be more fiscally responsible. You know that I am right. It’s all that really matters.
          Have a nice day, koco!
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    • The so called social ism isn’t working , you are right, cause it doesn’t exist, even your buddies on Wall street are making more money and more private sector jobs are being created, porven by all the new cars being sold by the company that Romney wanted to break. You have a right to your less then inteligent opinion, but contrary to the beliefs of fox news you legally can’t make up your own facts.

    • The right is comprised of elitist pricks and the left is comprised of incompetents. Not much of a choice, but right now, I favor the incompetents, because they’re less of a threat.

    • OMG (hope you like the abbreviation of your name 🙂 ), I admire your tenacity and knowledge in trying to convince all the “useful idiots” on this site. I was trying to do the same and was kicked out of 28 pro-Obama sites even before the elections, – in Summer of 2008, – so much for democraps’ love of tolerance and diversity. I’ve spent two years of my life after that trying to educate the same democraps on the ground here in South Florida. Naively I thought that they are just misinformed and would open their minds as soon as I show them youtubes where Obama and the his sincerely reveal their tyrannical designs for this country. In vain: they even forbade me to bring my laptop to their meetings: “Don’t confuse me with the facts when I already made up my mind.” So, I developed a ONE strike rule: I set parameters for intelligent fact-based discussion, and cut it immediately upon the very FIRST attempt of the opponent to reduce it to name calling and emotional outbursts – my time is too valuable to continue. In the last four years of my frantic anti-Obama activity I can say that I’ve brought over to our conservative ranks four-five people out of former “obamanicas” and the inactives. Too few? Think about it: if everyone of US will open the eyes for just ONE of them, the elections will be over before even starting.

      Maybe you noticed my comments to the “birther” issue on this rotten-liberal site. There were a couple of guys who seemed to make sense at the outset. But, on the second take they went to standard mantra of “slobbering love affair” with their idol. I left. Advise: try them ones and if they don’t pass the test, waste your time no longer. There is so much real work to do.

      Hope to continue to see your smart comments on my visits to this site. Maybe we’ll find at least two open minded guys/girls: one convert for you, one – for me! 🙂

      • Nom… thanks for the compliments. The truth as to why I come here is not really to convince or convert anyone else. Rather, I really just seek clarity and understanding of the leftist mindset. And yes, it is completely screwed up. Many of them are beyond help. If you break it down, the leftist mind is predominantly consumed with the emotions of jealousy and envy, and those emotions are channelled through the Holy Trinity of the left: Race, Gender, and Class. Everything really boils down to that. Think about it. How many times have you brought up a point that is countered by one of them with a comparison to who has more, or hidden racism or hidden gender bias? Every single time, I bet. And it’s next to impossible to make a point about Obozo’s failures without hearing the same old trite reflections back onto Bush. Nothting, NOTHING, is Obozo’s fault. To them, the guy is a god. A messiah of sorts. It’s amazing to me that they conveniently forget that Obozo and the Dems controlled everything for 2 years. Yet to them, it’s the Republican’s fault for not letting Obozo take us further into the abyss of Euro style socialism. As if that’s a good thing. They just don’t get it.

        Fear not my friend, Obozo’s reign of terror on America is about to end in a resounding thud and landslide in November. The die has been cast. My only fear is what damage he can do to us through treaties he signs that trade away American sovereignty to the UN and then a lame duck DemocRAT Senate approves. Let’s pray to God that at least some of those Senators stand on principle with America, and the parade to the left with a “fundamental transformation of America” is finally over.

        Not sure how great Mitt will be, but he’s not a Marxist and a socialist. And he won’t follow Obozo’s economic plan of debt and spend, debt and spend, debt and spend. Let’s also pray that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the whole concept of Keynesian economics, the very concept of which has proven to bankrupt Western Democracies.

        Have a great day!

  8. I do not care about the birthiers, I believe and support My President Barack Obama, you have my vote…

    • 2012 for Obama!! Those Rich Holligans, Willard Mitt Romney and his Boys, want to Buy America and Bankrupt the Middleclass!! All these Birthers, Racists, etc., better remember, the color of money is green, and if you don’t have any, you are will starve along with the rest of those who are in the same boat regardless of your Skin Color!!

    • Hey run…. keep on suckin on that bong, baby! And have some more Obozo KoolAide while you’re at it……………… better yet, put some Obozo KoolAide in your bong. That’ll do the trick, hunny!

      Have a nice day!

      • The poster boy for the plutocracy has spoken again. He just won’t sit idly while his beloved Trump is spoken ill of.

        Oh! And have a nice day!

  9. Donald Trump is just the latest in a distressingly long line of extremists in this country who completely lack any moral compass. This includes people like Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, Joe Ricketts, Koch brothers and many more, including a few posters on this list. These people dwell in a fog of confusion stemming from their ideological zealotry and raw racism. Collectively they are just egg-sucking, chicken stealing gutter trash.

  10. Trump can’t be a liberal since they have a heart. Left off the list . He made his money by going bankrupt on his projects therby avoiding paying his sub contractrors, or having them get .50 cents on the dollar. He is on his 3rd wife, and is a shameless self promoter. He is only bringing up the birther issue because he is out of the limelite, something he can’t take. You never hear about his philantrophy, only how much money he makes. Is there any library or museum or wing of a hospital named after him? NO. His show where he can fire people on a whim is what the Republicans want to do with the rest of America. Their union busting which is funded by the Koch brothers is taking place where ever a Republican govenor is. They want to pay people as little as possible so they can become richer than ever, and not give any benefits. Trump is the public face of the hidden agenda of the Republican party.

    • yes you are on the money. money being all hes interested in. like i said in my post .Donald is just like Sprio Agnew a crook.

        • You can play the nut role, but you got the message. May the Lord have mercy on you as you are going to Hell as you say you would rather be.
          Hope you find some ice water.
          Ha! Ha!
          Warner the Arizona Cowboy

      • Isaacc, so glad to know where you’ll reside when your time on earth is done.. A few corrections then you can be on your way. First, President Obama isn’t gay but, if he were it wouldn’t change the fact that he’s still the best man running for president. God does not see color so I my guess is Hell will be multi-color as well as Heaven… You claim to be a smart white man but, last I heard one man’s opinion Don’t make a poll…. Nobody likes a Hater including God for it was he who said ” Love one another”. Shame on you for your ugliness n it is better to be thought stupid than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt…. God Bless You anyway. (if he knows you.)

        • According to history Jesus was a black man, but if you want more proof, look at the area he was born and raised in, and knew that people were even darker then, then they are now.

          • EdC… What does it matter the color of Jesus skin… He was born in an area where people were of dark complextion but didn’t make him necessarily black… Pigmentation doesn’t necessarily make him black. My pastor says you should re-read your Bible to get the facts straight. What I don’t understand is what has that got to do with my earlier statement… Also everyone from that area isn’t black just because of the color of their skin. Red and yellow, black and white we are all precious in his sight.

      • You must be from the one of the Republican states, their Governors dumbed down their people to a point of slavery. They say jump and people like you will ask – how high and which cliff to jump off. If Bush did not spend all the money and start ed 2 wars, tax credit to the rich we would be best country in the world. Now with the economy recovering slow (no thanks to do nothing vote NO on everything Repukes) Dems at least wants to keep people fed and not starving. Your buddy Romoney with the help the Ducky Donald, who’s Corp.filed for bankruptcy more than any corp. and we are paying for his pathetic life, and the like of Rove, Koch, Hedge Funds, Wall Str etc. just pray that some of the dirt from their boots that you lick will stay in your mouth and never ever you ask for help from Dems when you are homeless, hungry and lost it all to your rich masters. For Repukes they need your vote after they get it you are irrelevant. Take your hood off and maybe you can see more and better.

      • yes, heaven forbid non-rich people get anything! (btw, that’s sarcasm. not sure you’d get it.) i find your obvious biases against people you don’t like appalling! see the gospels if you don’t get it.

    • There is nothing I like about Donald Trump’s superinflated ego or his way of doing business. There is something about your comment that I want to point out, the issue about the Trump foundation charitable contributions in the paltry amount of $6.7 million which pales in comparison to Bill and Melinda Gates foundation among the high profile billionaires. However, ask yourself, are there high profile liberals with library, museum or wing of a hospital, to use your own examples, named after them? Such Gollywood celebrities like Barbra Streisend, Alec Baldwin, other media related individuals like vapid headed Paris Hilton or Sports luminaries with similarly minded radical liberal agendas, who are known for their selfless charitable contributions? Sure there are some but they do no better than the Donald and for the same reason: to boost their image and get a tax break. They all crave recognition and their spot in the red carpet limelight. Celebrities get involved in charity work only when they need an image overhaul or a photo op, they always talk about the poor and downtrodden masses and then they all go home in their private jets to their multi million mansions. There is no difference. Among the super rich there is an endless series of balls and benefits to raise money for the malady du jour, just an excuse to see and be seen. Are these things ever going to disappear? Never, there are far too many charities that thrive and depend on this kind of organization, they could not exist otherwise.

      • You are totally correct about the other celebs, they are vain and venal. As for Librarys being named for liberals just go to NYC and see names of liberals on museums, hospitals and other venues. Trump’s name is only on his posh buildings

        • Guess you never heard of the Ronald Reagon Highway. or the USS Ronald Reagan. If you drive through the Indio Area area, near Palm Springs you will find every East/West street named after a Republican, the north/south are numbers.

      • Paris Hilton is a self-proclaimed proud REPUBLICAN. Magic Johnson puts his money everywhere he can – and he does. So many people would rather you not know what they’re doing for charity because that can color them favorably…or not.

        And, if you want to know about someone who puts his money where his mouth is, then look no further than Sean Penn. He is so incensed with the lack of progress in the rebuilding of Haiti and how so many charities are living down there ‘high on the hog’ in gated communities and not spending money on the the natives that he is LIVING in Haiti to spark some action and spends his money on the effort.

      • Most celebs do not make public their charitable work, they do it in the background because of statements like yours of doing it for publicity purposes. George Clooney and his Dad have worked in Africa and gave money to countries where there has been a long time drought for years, they have also given to charities in the USA that help the people in this country, there many other celebs and sports people that do charitable work and give money to help others but don’t make it public so people won’t say they are doing it for the publicity. There are libraries and hospital wings named after celebs who ask that there be no public announcement about it.

    • When the strong arm tactis used by Unions cause higher and higher wages and benefits, states like Wisconsin and California will go bankrupt, causing mass layoffs. Is this what you want?

      • Unions are the basis for the middle class that was really formed after WW2. Prior to that industry and the private sector paid minimum wages and gave no benefits. Workers had to deal with dangerous working conditions, sweat shops, long hours and harassment

        I worked in the public sector and the only unions that had arbitration were the police and fire departments. Most other workers got much less than industry in real wages and negotiations were real with givebacks and trade offs. It’s not the unions that are bankrupting the states but the giant contracts given out to well connected law firms and engeenering companies. Look at the legal costs of California and Wisconson. How much work is out soursed to private industry? How much nepotism is there in those governments? Public pensions are a sore spot for the right wing. Public employees were given a deal. The elected officials paid you much less than the private sector for your expertise and for that at the end we will give you a pension. States and cities got 30 yrs of less than market expertise for a small pension paid at the end and most all workers contributed a 1/3 of their salary to it. Only recently have salaries come up but that is more visible since private sector salaries came down and layoffs stated.

        So the question you really have to answer is: How much should a fire fighter be paid to risk their life for you, or a food inspector that keeps your meal from making you ill, or plows your road , sometimes working all night, when there is a snow storm and you have to get to work, or a police officer responding to an emergency. Balance that against all the people in the private sector that get paid a lot of money to pollute the Air, fowl the water supply and make food that is causing the obesity epidemic, and melt down the economy.

      • Well, I guess it’s better to have two hundred thousand workers making $1.25 an hour than fifty-thousand making reasonable wages in accordance to profit. You applaud sports individuals making millions as per their contract, professional like lawyers making six and even seven figures.. Administrators and CEO’s making fifteen dollars per minute yet scoff at workers who wants fair pay for fair work? What a Nation..! !

      • So far from going bankrupt, California is thriving. I know — I live there. Please don’t foolishly believe every lie you hear on Fox “News”.

    • who is Donald Trump? Where rich people are concerned he is considered as a “nouveau riche” , a punk , no class. And class is something you cannot buy. So he continues to try to be in the limelight by raising dead issues to a stupid group of people who still cannot deal with the fact that a black man occupies the white house, and does a good job at it . Obama was handed an empty cash register, and is expected to make bricks without straw. I wonder does Donald Trump even has a G E D.

      • Wrong on so many counts. The Emperor is NOT doing a good job, unless you consider destroying our country good. Empty cash drawer? He just spends what he wants, even on himself, and expects the taxpayers to pay for it. I’m not a big fan of Trump, but he seems to be right on the Emperor not being an American. An American would not be trying to turn our country into a communist police state.

        • How exactly is he trying to turn American into a police state? How is he spending on himself? Please provide some legitimate links or some facts to back up your remarks

    • “His show where he can fire people on a whim is what the Republicans want to do with the rest of America”. So true — but that’s not exactly a “hidden agenda”; it’s been obvious for years now.

  11. He inherited $350 Million….he now has $150 Million…..enough said…he is a dope and he needs to get the squire off his ugly head!

    YIKES!

  12. He’s just another raciest asshole in a suit that for some reason people find interesting. He is a criminal in the truest sense. He really needs an old school beat-down

  13. Why does seeking the truth make you into some kind of a nut? Obama even admits that he was born in Kenya. He used it to promote the sale of his first book which was never published. At that time he thought it was cool to have been born in Kenya. Cool enough to make you the President of the United States? Who needs that drafty old constitution anyway?

    • Actually it’s a million dollar rag, created by the sissy boy fashion club.. Dent ya’ know, fag is ‘ in’.. An he got that donut mouth from hangin’ out and taking notes from the porn industry.

  14. Mitt Romney must not know to much about American history. Donald trump is Spiro Agnew reborn. they have the same corrupt character. Romney better dump Donald asap.but i really dont care if he does. i like Obama.

  15. Well they took some…but he has done some very bad deals and bankruptcies.

    I had him removed from a fashion show in NY many years ago for bugging the models.

  16. Why can’t people distinquish between the reality of what effect this guy’s beliefs would have on their lives (if he and far right get their way)and his silly tv show? This isn’t a game folks. The policies of the Republican party will really, really hurt you and your families (if you’re of the 99.9%).

  17. And this is a person who Governor Romney will not or can not afford to disengage himself from.If The Donald is a criminal or associates with known criminals,and Governor Romney is associated with him,is he (romney ) the person you would want as President?

  18. Shakespeare described Trump perfectly, in Macbeth, when he wrote; (He) is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing. The same could be said for most of his ilk. Long after he’s dead and gone, his overblown monuments, reduced to rubble, Trump will be remembered, but only as a cautionary tale about runaway egos and their ultimate cost.

  19. “Trump” is a typical “in your face” example of how obnoxious a person can become who has too much money and too little class.

  20. You belong with Hitler, the Son of Sam, Charles Manson, Ben Laden, the only diffeence is that you do not have the guts. You are a born loser and resent anyone and everyone who do not live in you trailer trash world

  21. Some one told me that the Donald was Bi-Sexual and that his round mouth was waiting for a P—s. I can’t give names and this must be an opinion because everybody has an opinion. This is something the Liberal press wont print.

  22. This is the same person who coined the phrase “WILDING” in reference to a Caucasian Women who was supposedly brutally attacked and raped by Black and Hispanic youth in Central Park in New York City in the late 80″s. After he saw the skin color of who was arrested he coined the phrase. He depicted them as animals. Amazingly several years later a man came forward and confessed to the crime.

    He has no respect for people of color. This is something that never comes up in the media. The HISPANIC POPULATION should know about this.

  23. Put Donald Trump and all people like him on your prayer list. What kind of a man is he?Does he have Christ in his life? God loves everybody,even The Donald. Where did he go to school? What kind of grades did he make? I’m sure no one want to know or even care, I know that I dont. TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. RESPECT YOUR SELF. THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN FAMILY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN. WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE SAYING UGLY THINGS THAT IS NOT TRUE ABOUT THEM? WHAT ABOUT YOUR SOUL, KNOW BODY LIVE FOREVER,BEING RICH WILL NOT KEEP YOU FROM GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS WORLD, ONE DAY YOU ARE LEAVING TRUST ME,AND YOU ARE NOT TAKING NONE OF YOUR RICHNESS WITH YOU, OK.

  24. Hey people,,lets not be so naive! Businessmen are businessmen! There are far and few in between who have not done something nefarious, tricky or just plain wrong! If we want to single out Trump, okay, but dont use that as an excuse to totally invalidate anything he has to say about Obama and his so -called birth certificate or we would have to do the same to every business person, every politician, and every used car salesman.
    We might toss lawyers in there too.
    Our politicians are shameless and without regret for lying to get and keep a job!
    The republicans want to fire people? Damn straight anyone should get fired who is NOT doing their job, like the moron that said we must sign the obamacare into law before we can read what it says. What a dope!
    Wake up people!

  25. Bill, in defense of Obozo you forgot that he can “Overly” use phrases such as ” leftist nut jobs ” & ” go smoke your bong ” or ” drink your kool-aid or whiskey ” ….. He’s been offered Prep H to suck on so his mouth would shrink… Stupidity prevailed… A lady in our office suggested since he has a rubber back bone that he should bend over and take a suck…. He tried only to find the Republi- pricks got wind of it & when he bent over found they had stolen his ” Vienna “… Yet he won’t admit that Republi-pricks only take & never give… He’s just another Republi-prick butt nugget on the loosing side…… OBAMA/BIDEN 2012….. Vote Vote Vote…….. Thanks for trying tho…..

  26. Lorraine, question is was that hair piece born in America or is it imported…. Does he certificates proving it’s American..?

  27. Love your comment howa4x. If some would simply look at the facts, open their eyes they will see that if elected, a Romney presidency spells d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r for the poor and middle class and our military. To the republicans, we are all collateral damage. Their message to anyone who isn’t loaded with wealth is die and decrease the surplus population. We are disposable. There will be no tears for us.

  28. Hey Bozo, if you don’t like the National Memo stop reading it. Up til now and hopefully after November it is still a free country. Will it be if Romney wins I’m not so sure. I shudder
    when I think how close this race is. President Obama has to win, otherwise I’m very much afraid of what will happen in this country. I’m born and raised in Germany and I have
    lived in the USA for 40 years and I don’t like any references to Hitler. I grew up in war
    torn Germany and the denial for many years. Racism is alive and well in the USA when I
    read some of the comments here.
    Have a nice day

  29. If Mr Trump were a liberal he wouldn’t speak any of this trash, and since Mr Trump is helping Romney just like you seem to be, you might look at the Ryan Budget that the Republican house has already passed, and Romney has said he would sign as soosn as he is President, Your middle class taxes in crease from ten to fourty percent as you income gets lower. DON’T Take my word for it look it up. Especially if you make less that fifty thousand.

      • Not a Racist

        This great example of an American Taliban Republican may not be a racist, but he can’t help being a complete whack job no matter what the affiliation.

    • Most people come within an inch of being a turd.. I think Donny Donutmouth was the one who missed (you can see it floating in those brown eyes).

  30. I agree with the comment made by Henry Hill below. He is nothing but a “thing.” inhuman. He got his start with his father and was lucky for that. My husnabd worked for 25 years for a company and was out of work for 9 m0ths. He also has a serious genetic kidney disease which required ihm to do “home” dialysis, He did this for 8 years abd teh got another where they loved his work, even after he was in the hospital for 9 moths and then the company still kept him on , They loved him. but 7 years the company had a merger and they left town/. He was 58 at the time and it is very hard to get a new job at tat time. But let’s talk about heroes (which Trump is not. During the Irish famine, people were allowed t get grain shipments.

    The second year the new Prime minister said lets use a market economy and THAT is whn they starved. The had two choices, go to thepoorhouse, work for starvation ages while watching their children starve on the streets and roads. Then to add insult to injury, they burned down their tiny little hovels. They were not allowed to speak their native language (dictators have done this time and time again. Then, they were not allowed to own a horse worth more then 10 shilling. They had 2 choicesl. Stay and work for starvations. If they left the poorhouse, they could never go back. Or (and this is our gain, given a ticket for a ride on a “coffin” Ship. So they left and were immediately used as cannon fodder in the Civil War. But they were happy for the break. The Brits new that breaking up familys was a good strategy.

    And now people are complaining about Obamacare where they falsely believe that their dos have control. A joke. Instead of answering to Govt. clerks , they now answer to Insurance company tricks.

    Check out Fareed Zacharia’s show on other health care programs around the world who do so much bettter than use (like the Swiss, etc.) I was the besr analysis I have ever seen. I hope it is on DVD by now.

    I refuse to hand over my vote to a mind set of repulicans who started this mess and faced very few consequences (If any). They should have taken the losses and lef communities alone. The republicans broke up families and caused ENORMOUS financial burdens. Because of them, we have lost out tax pace (along with Prop 13). Do we need any more evedence that they are up to ther old trick again by lobbying again the Govt. put a more watching eye on these greedy men. Lets take, J.P. Morgan who just lost billions of dollars> They were up to their old tricks again,

    I REFUSE TO HAND OVER THIS GOVERNMENT TO THE GREEDY REPUBLICANS !!!!!!! Especially Romney.

  31. Where was Donald Trump born? I want to see his birth certificate published on line. He looks like an undocumented foreigner to me.

  32. In quest of publicity and fame, oh yes and cast. He is as false as his hair doo and as pourous as a sieve. No matter how rich the clown suit he portrays will always remain his alone. But he does have a way of earing millions even though he was silverspoon born.

  33. Watch 60 minutes 3 June 2012 on CSB. All the so called Black republicans should come to their senses and take heed. Racists and Neo Nazis seem to gravitate to the Republican party where they are welcomed with wide open arms. The Republican leadership will never denounce or reject these hate mongers, therefore, for dacades they have found their home and refuge in that party. These racists and Nazis have always been embraced by the Republican party and I am sure neither Mitt Romney nor any prominent repulicans will speak against them, definitely not Fox News, yet they will babble every day about about a few retarded knuckle heads making asses of themselves in the new Black Panther Party. They are either afraid or are happy that they are doing their dirty work for them. One woman on the program proudly proclaimed that she is a conservative Republican. Also, notice the prominent display of the Confederate flag, a hated symbol which usually proudly adorns Republican States and their buildings. Historically there has always been a close link between the Republican party and racists, Nazi and other degenerates. Black folks need to wake up and face the truth, they are not welcomed in the Republican party, except of course when they can be used as useful idiots like congress men West of Florida, Scott from South Carolina and a few other wanna be loved self hating slaves.

  34. It strikes me as odd that many months ago the Donald put the birther issues aside for a time when the President presented proof of citizenship. Now, I don’t know what to make of the man’s antics. What is his point here? I think as someone suggested, publicity, even though he is squirming his way into the limelight all the time. He is a very unattractive man even if he didn’t have the hair crap going on which is a total turn off. His big mouth and unsolicited and unintelligent opinions are all blather as far as I can see. He is a fool and and an intellectual zero along with others of that ilk including Palin, Romney, Boehner, Walker, Booker and any ass in the GOP who is kissing butt to the T-party numbskulls..

    • Obama never presented a real, authentic birth certificate. A real, authentic birth certificate is stamped on a paper that has all the ridges and bumps built into the document. An expert proved the one Obama showed was put together a piece at a time. He was able to delete or remove parts of it. It was just another lie.

  35. We who live in NYC are very familiar with our fellow city-resident, Donald Trump–so are out-of-city New Yorkers. We all knew his latest publicity stunt about running for governor was just that although we who are Democrats prayed he would. Had he run he would have had to mix with ordinary people and all of his constant retinue of bodyguards would not have protected him from him being spat on by regular citizens. Gob upon gob right in the kisser.

  36. Trump has never made a legitimate or earned dollar from any of his projects. He is just a middle man big mouth that spends stupid fat cat’s money on projects, and/or goes bankrupt to launder the cash. Being connected to organized crime is not a surprise, because his methods are right out of those criminal’s playbook.

  37. There should be no laws against prostitution. As long as now one is harmed we should be free to do with our bodies what we choose & anyone that works at anything hires out at least part of their body. The age of consent should be 16: if you can join the military at that age it’s ridiculous that you can’t have a shag.

  38. “ogling of the contestants at the Miss USA pageant,” What the hell does anyone expect when women in the prime of their lives & in superb physical condition parade around in revealing outfits & even swimsuits! They are there to be examined (ogled), 10’s of millions of people are sitting at home ogling them, at least he’s honest enough not to try & hide it like so many other men do.

  39. The racism thing is misguided. The fact is that local residents (many of them Jews) were moaning about ‘blacks in the neighbourhood,’ & so he stupidly but understandably listened to them. I find it rather hypocritical that the American press berate him that whilst their country funds the murderous, racist, Israeli government & it’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

  40. Trump is from 1960. He still says “the blacks” and “the hispanics”. There’s no way he’s electable using those bigoted terms.

  41. The people hating are Trump are idiots. This article and all the others I’ve been googling for, trying to figure out why people dislike trump, are proof.

  42. He is far more “Assassinatable.” than “Electable”.. If we were to invent a time machine today, the first thing we would do is go back and Kill Adolph Hitler before he could have time to destroy the world. History always repeats itself. Let’s take care of That problem now, before we are sorry.

  43. Help me God- I do not want to live in the u.s. if he becomes president. he is not going to raise minimum wage. he wants to drag out Hispanics by the thousands. A wall for what to separate us from reality. This man is a show case blabber mouth that wants to just win. what will he do when he wins? He is not going to change your life or mine for the better. He will make it for the worst…..I will do the best to leave the u.s before he becomes president. He says what people want to hear, but he has no policies does not know that medicaid or medicare is. watch out, do not be fooled by what you see. He is a game show host. hey history channel guy you cannot even put a sentence together that makes since. that makes trump happy. Wake up the jokes on you who vote for trump….WAKE UP PLEASE WAKE UP Trump brainwashed the same way Hitler did and so many are buying it. HE doesnt care for global warming, He is a gluten for attention..
    He has a bad temper except it you give him attention. What is winning a game show.
    Vote for a reality based person-this guy is a nut case if you could just see through his words and look at the monster he is…………………..

  44. I’m not defending Donald Trump but I have to comment on this piece. He’s definitely be a better president than who we have now – guaranteed.

    Raise minimum wage? The President does not raise the minimum wage; congress does. The president just agrees or disagrees to it. That’s if congress passes the bill. Obama is real good at leading people to believe he has power that he doesn’t. I’m not going to try to educate you on how minimum wage jobs are ENTRY LEVEL jobs. OK? They’re meant for people with no skills and that’s why they get paid minimum wage. You work there until you get some skills, put it on your resume and get a new job that pays more.

    If you look around, you will see technology is is rapidly progressing. Large chains like McDonalds have already looked into becoming more automated.
    Walmart, banks and almost all grocery stores have gotten rid of half their cashiers or tellers.

    Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. Yes, you’ll get that raise and get laid off shortly after. It will be harder to get another job because of that new, minimum wage. People like you aren’t calling for the usual cost of living raise. You want to almost double your pay. One fast food chain already said that they will become 80% automated if that $15 wage comes to fruition.

    • another right wing talking point.. “cant let the poor make more money. ” lol god god man, are you a CEO or something? In a Pew Research Center survey
      from last August, 56% of Americans said their family’s income was falling
      behind the cost of living, up from 44% in September 2007 — just before
      the recession hit. More than a third (37%) of Americans in the latest
      poll said their family’s income was staying about even with inflation;
      only 5% said they were staying ahead of inflation. there was a time a bank teller could buy a home, now its a studio.

  45. i despise Trump, but this list is no smoking gun. So what if the guy who sold him land sold drugs? Who knows what their realtor does?

  46. OMG…he wasn’t a sitting president and having sex in the White House and disgraced his wife in front of the whole world!!!

  47. Yeah, he’s only been married three times, cheated on his first wife for all Hollywood media to see and for her to find out about it through them, and married a model almost half his age! This all before he even wins a presidency. Stop criticizing others to make him seem great you delusional twat.

  48. Come on – is this the best they could do? Comparing this list to the things the clintons have done, I’d say Trump is a saint. His partners had issues, it doesn’t say he did. “Ogling” women at the pageants? Isn’t that why men watch – certainly not to admire their brains. It doesn’t say he raped, drugged or pressured any of them for sex. Did Trump himself turn down the rental application or one of his employees and what reason did they have for turning it down? Perhaps the back ground check showed something questionable. We’re only hearing one side of the story on that one. And those “crazy birther theories”, not so crazy. Obama’s college ID lists him a a foreign student. Either he lied to the college to gain fraudulent acceptance/funding or to the American people, so which is it?

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