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Financial Disclosures Obscure Trump’s Foreign Business Interests

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  1. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

    Ten bucks says any investigation will stall after about 2 hours. He will skate just like he always does. Look at the Trump University math:
    6,000 defrauded students @ $30,000 = $175 million
    Trump settled for $25 million
    He walked away with a nice profit of $150 million
    Conman-in-Chief

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker November 23, 2016

      MB…Where the Republicans are masters of delay and distraction, Trump is more so. Every deal he had in NY state was in one way or another delayed so he could find some excuse not to have to abide by rules and regulations.

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    2. dbtheonly November 24, 2016

      Mama, your math doesn’t quite work out, $30k was the high end. Not every student got taken for that much. Gotta trust that the Prosecution wouldn’t have taken the deal if they’d felt they easily could have gotten more.

      Not taking your bet though. Trump’s actions will skate through on the lack of information. No matter that the same secrecy would be 24/7 on Fox “News”.

      Hope you enjoy your holiday.

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      1. Mama Bear November 24, 2016

        That makes sense, thanks for the help. Goes to show we need to watch every news source and not just Fox. I’m going to remove that post.

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        1. dbtheonly November 24, 2016

          Didn’t mean to inconvenience you. Just wanted to point out that the settlement had to work on both ends.

          Please be assured of respect and admiration of many of us here.

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          1. Mama Bear November 24, 2016

            no worries, I have no ego problems and appreciate being corrected when I am wrong. Never hesitate, OK?

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  2. Eleanore Whitaker November 23, 2016

    Trump believes in his own privilege. So no. He is never going to severe himself from his Trump Real Estate empire. He wanted the presidency until he realized that the perception exists that he can use his presidential influence to increase his business wealth by simplying making subtle threats to foreign leaders.

    Trump is a tycoon. He is not a president of the people. Not now. Not ever. In the 2nd debate, he stated, “There are my kids. You can run my business. Have a ball.” Now, suddenly he’s whining that it isn’t possible to just “sell real estate.” Yes. It is that simple. Particularly when he knows that the venture capital vultures are chomping at the bit to get their syrupy mitts on his holdings.

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  3. dpaano November 23, 2016

    Hopefully, the Ethics Committee will put a real stop on this because his business operations coincide with our decisions about other countries.

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    1. dbtheonly November 24, 2016

      You taking bets on that one?

      The DC Trump hotel is advertising itself as the place for foreign diplomats to stay while in DC. Actually a perfectly legitimate ad campaign. But how does it look. Would foreign countries believe that they might get a more responsive hearing if they stayed at the Trump hotel?

      It is impossible to separate Trump the business and Trump the person. Trump has no idea what a blind trust is.

      Seth Myers is wrong. Trump isn’t going to drain the swamp and build a golf course. He going to turn the swamp into a yuuge swimming pool. Greatest Ever! Everyone will be swimming in that pool and he’ll get a cut on every swimmer. Every foreign visit will be another Trump infomercial.

      We’ve got four years of hypocrisy and IOKIYR.

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      1. 788eddie November 24, 2016

        Not only does Trump not know what a “blind trust” is, I’m not sure he knows just what “trust” is.

        I certainly, from what I’ve seen and read, do not have any trust for Donald J. Trump to do the honorable thing for our country, for example.

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        1. dbtheonly November 24, 2016

          Trust: What you get other people to give you, Believe me, just before you stiff them.

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          1. 788eddie November 24, 2016

            I try to conduct my life in an honorable manner. I don’t “stiff” people. It is my sincere hope that the President of the United States would also be an honorable person.

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          2. dbtheonly November 24, 2016

            You taking bets on that?

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          3. 788eddie November 25, 2016

            Nope. But I do pray, and still hope a miracle.

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          4. dpaano November 28, 2016

            Sure, Eddie, we ALL wish for that, but I don’t actually think it’s going to happen! Trump has proven himself time and time again that he’s NOT an honorable man…..not sure being elected president will change that in any way!

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      2. dpaano November 28, 2016

        I so agree….there are actually no hard and fast rules about a president having outside business interests AND running the country, but there are some laws that would perhaps put a crimp in his plans. Unfortunately, in the past, it was just a unspoken rule that a president would divest himself of his businesses once he’s in office, but Trump doesn’t think that applies to him…..much like the fact that he’s still refusing to release his tax returns (and I doubt we’ll EVER see them)! If I were one of his followers, I would start getting VERY concerned about how he’s planning on running this government alongside his businesses!

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  4. Jon November 23, 2016

    Trump claims conflicts of interest don’t apply to him. He says the law is on his side in this. On Monday he tweeted,”Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world. Only the crooked media makes this big deal!”.
    Trump is wrong and lying again.
    While their are laws concerning conflicts that exempt the president and vice-president from their coverage, that doesn’t mean that other laws such as bribery and extortion do not apply. Trump’s biggest hurdle is the Constitution which has 2 specific provisions that apply. One is Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 commonly called the Emoluments Clause and the other is Article II, Section 4 which provides for removal from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
    Basically the Emoluments Clause would prohibit Trump from accepting presents, money, travel, fees or favors from foreign governments unless the present was worth $375 or less or he has the Consent of Congress to do so. An unanswered question is how the Emoluments Clause applies to sharing in the profits of businesses located in foreign countries particularly where there is an indication that the amount of those profits is being affected by holding the office of POTUS.
    The claim he made in his tweet is ridiculous. Maybe the minority of voters who voted for the conman don’t care about his interests in properties all over the world , but the majority of voters do think this is a big deal so stop attacking the media that you call crooked, irresponsible, and lying and your companions call lugenpresse.

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  5. bernicemowrey November 23, 2016

    1 yr have passed since I decided to resign from my last job and it was a best decision i made in my life… I started doing a job from my house, for a company I stumbled upon online, for several hours a day, and my income now is much bigger then it was on my last job… Last payment i got was for 9000 bucks… Superb thing about it is the more free time i got for my kids… http://chilp.it/8d93f4b

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