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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Donald Trump’s campaign has officially announced his personal financial disclosure, declaring that he has a net worth of more than $10 billion, and that the government’s financial forms can’t even handle his huge fortune.

“This report was not designed for a man of Mr. Trump’s massive wealth,” according to a press release from Trump’s campaign. “For instance, they have boxes once a certain number is reached that simply state $50 million or more. Many of these boxes have been checked. As an example, if a building owned by Mr. Trump is worth $1.5 billion, the box checked is ‘$50,000,000 or more.'”

According to Trump’s statement, “As of this date, Mr. Trump’s net worth is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS.” (Caps in the original.)

Trump is quoted as saying:

First people said I would never run, and I did. Then, they said, I would never file my statement of candidacy with the FEC, and I did. Next, they said I would never file my personal financial disclosure forms. I filed them early despite the fact that I am allowed two 45 days [sic] extensions. Now I have surged in the polls and am fighting to Make America Great Again. I look forward to the challenge of winning the presidency and doing a fantastic job for our country. I will make the United States rich and strong and respected again, but also a country with a ‘big heart’ toward the care of our people.

The statement also takes a swipe at NBC, which severed its ties with The Donald after his inflammatory comments about immigrants from Mexico.

“NBC/Universal renewed, at the upfronts this year, The Apprentice (for a 15th season), but Mr. Trump decided to turn them down in order to run for President of the United States,” it says. “NBC was not happy. During the 14 seasons of The Apprentice, Mr. Trump was paid $213,606,575.”

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2015. (REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec)

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7 Responses to Trump Campaign: Financial Disclosure Forms Can’t Even Handle His Money

  1. More objective sources estimate his wealth as about half of what he claims. Assuredly 4-5 billion is still a mind boggling amount of money, enough to ensure that he has absolutely no conception of life among the 99%. If he lies about his enormous wealth for no good reason how could anyone ever believe anything at all that he says.

    • The Jon Lovitz character comes to mind. “I’m worth… TEN BILLION DOLLARS! Right… that’s the ticket…”

    • Throughout the 80s, Trump routinely overstated his wealth to the press. I recall at one point he was worth somewhere in the 5-10 million range. I still think he’s lying.

  2. Since he’s so wealthy now, has he repaid all those people and companies he left holding the bag when he declared all those bankruptcies. Also, if he’s so proud of how wealthy he is he should also disclose how much he’s paid in taxes on that 10 billion.

  3. “I look forward to the challenge of winning the presidency and doing a fantastic job
    for our country. I will make the United States rich and strong and
    respected again, but also a country with a ‘big heart’ toward the care
    of our people.”

    The emphasis of this quote revolves around it’s last statement.. Have you EVER heard a corporate vulture ever say he cares about ‘the people’ and actually believed them? As a matter of fact, the entire quote is axle grease for the sheeple’s rear ends.. It’s simply what they want to hear, not how it’s going to be (except for the 1% as it’s been for 30 years).. The Trumpet is a corporate shill, his interests lies in profit, not for the nation but for himself and he proves that every time he opens his donut mouth to brag about how many billions he has. In essence he’s trying to put fear into his opponents by bragging about his financial worth.. He’s saying I have more money to win this election that you have.. I WIN!!

  4. My great-grandparents were poor hillbillies from Coal Country, who despite leading simple, humble lives, left nearly a million in inheritance to my father, who was himself a frugal Army veteran. He taught me that any man who brags openly about his finances lacks both integrity and tact. That, my friends, means even IF I happen to agree with Trump’s political stance, I will NEVER vote for him. Period!

  5. Besides Trump having a history of lying about his net worth, he also doesn’t mention the 3 bankruptcies where he swindled banks out of millions and doesn’t mention his massive debt either. The guy is scum, from his younger than his daughter 2 marriages after he dumped his first wife Ivanna for a way younger woman, to trying to swindle Scotland out of a wild-life refuge so he could make it into a golf course. No one, I repeat no one, would want to vote for this guy if they knew all the truth about him.

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