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A. B. Man III07/19/2018
09/01/2018Donald J. Trump’s next book should be called “The Art of the Con” because Trump has been running a long con on the America people. Trump was referring to himself when he told the snake story. Trump is a serial liar and a con man that will say or do anything to protect himself or to make money. Trump University was a con job that defrauded its students by using misleading marketing practices and engaging in aggressive sales tactics. Trump had to pay $25 million to settle the case. The Trump Foundation and its directors have been accused of self-dealing and committing various ethical and legal violations. Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort was fined $10 Million for money laundering and for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Trump has lied about his wealth since his early days as a developer in New York. When he needs loan, he exaggerates his assets to secure the loan, when comes time to pay his taxes he low-balls the same assets so he does not pay all taxes due. Trump lied to the American people when he said he was worth 10 billion dollars he has never been worth that much. Trump wants or maybe he needs people to believe he is a wealthy. That may explain why he inflates his wealth from day to day sometimes daily. Did he lie about his wealth and do all those guest spots on radio, TV and in movies to get you to like him so he could pick your pockets later? If people think you are wealthy, they do not think you will pick their pockets. Was it a long con all along if so that would make Donald J. Trump the greatest con man in history?
Don the Con has done it so well his supporters do not realize they been had and the American taxpayer was always going to pay for the wall not Mexico.Don the Con is a con man, a threat to the free press, free speech, free trade, the rule of law, our democracy and the American way of life..Donald J. Trump. is a grifter and a fraud, a braggart and a blowhard not a good businessman. Do not believe the hype Donald J. Trump may be a good conman but he is the worst businessman in America.Some of the legal issues of Donald J. Trump (aka Don the Con). Here you will find a short list of the lawsuits against Donald J. Trump.
By Walter Shapiro, The New Republic May 9, 2019The revelations about Trump's taxes prove he was a grifter and a fraud, a braggart and a blowhard. In other words, he was the same man he is today.
By Lindsey EllefsonThe conservative talk radio host also apologizes for supporting Trump in 2016 — and his own history of “personal attacks”Former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh has called for President Trump to face a primary challenge from Republicans ahead of the 2020 election. “I apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit conman in the White House,” the radio host said Thursday on CNN, where he was discussing an op-ed he wrote for the New York Times Wednesday arguing for a challenger. He called Trump “bad for the country” and cautioned that if Republicans don’t “stand up right now,” the party will “get wiped out in 2020.” In his op-ed for the New York Times, Walsh, once a strong Trump supporter himself, wrote, “Fiscal matters are only part of it. At the most basic level, Mr. Trump is unfit for office. His lies are so numerous — from his absurd claim that tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us,” to his prevarication about his crowd sizes, he can’t be trusted.”
By Frank Fish | For The TribuneDonald Trump may be the greatest con man the world has ever seen. It’s a skill he developed in his real estate and merchandising career and has now brought to the world as president. You’ve probably read about his failures: his football team, airline, casinos, university, clothing line, steak and wine ventures, etc. Under Trump we risk a failure of the United States, both at home and on the world stage. In most of his failures, Trump failed to understand the workings of the market and overestimated the marketability of the Trump name. Apparently, he’s a sucker for ideas he thinks will boost his image, and just can’t be bothered with analysis highlighting the difficulties and/or negative public reaction. He has convinced himself — and is on record saying so — that he knows more than his advisors about building walls, trade, corporate finance, interest rates, technology, the military, negotiating and more.
‘He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat’: Donald Trump’s ‘ashamed’ ex-lawyer Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony to CongressTribune News ServiceMichael Cohen says Donald Trump knew in advance about a 2016 release of emails by the WikiLeaks website aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton. He also says Trump directed him to pay hush money to a porn star, and deliver threats to prevent his education results’ release, among a host of allegations. Michael Cohen, once among US President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders, turned on him in a combative congressional hearing Wednesday, describing a culture of nonstop lying around Trump involving his alleged mistresses, inflated personal wealth and secret efforts to build Europe’s tallest skyscraper in Moscow. Cohen, who worked at Trump’s side as his personal lawyer for more than a decade, suggested Trump had skirted or violated federal banking, tax and campaign finance laws, and indicated that some are already under investigation.
Michael Cohen's opening statement: Donald Trump is 'a racist,' 'a conman,' 'a cheat' and knew about DNC email leaksBy Justin Doom, James Hill and Benjamin SiegelThe president's former attorney says Trump knew Stone was talking to Assange. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, intends to tell the House Oversight Committee today that President Donald Trump is "a racist," "a conman" and "a cheat." Cohen, according to a copy of his intended remarks obtained by ABC News, also plans to divulge that Trump, as a candidate, knew Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about WikiLeaks' revealing of emails from the Democratic National Committee. The comments obtained by ABC News and media outlets including The New York Times could very well change during today's testimony. "I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York," Cohen writes in his intended remarks. "I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty -- of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him. "I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump's illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat." According to the copy of Cohen's prepared remarks, he'll be presenting evidence including: a copy of a check Trump allegedly wrote, after taking office, to reimburse Cohen for hush-money paid to an adult-film star; copies of letters written by Cohen threatening Trump's high school, colleges and the College Board not to release his grades or SAT scores; and copies of financial statements from 2011 to 2013. "Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia. I do not. I want to be clear," Cohen's prepared remarks state. "But, I have my suspicions." Cohen's statement also include an apology to lawmakers. "I want to apologize to each of you and to Congress as a whole," the intended remarks state. "The last time I appeared before Congress, I came to protect Mr. Trump. Today, I'm here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump. I lied to Congress about when Mr. Trump stopped negotiating the Moscow Tower project in Russia. I stated that we stopped negotiating in January 2016. That was false -- our negotiations continued for months later during the campaign." Cohen's statement goes on to say, "Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That's not how he operates. In conversations we had during the campaign, at the same time I was actively negotiating in Russia for him, he would look me in the eye and tell me there's no business in Russia and then go out and lie to the American people by saying the same thing. In his way, he was telling me to lie."
For more than 30 years, Donald Trump has been almost continuously in the public eye, portraying himself as the epitome of business success and shrewd dealmaking. He took a business founded by his father to build modest middle-class housing in the outer boroughs of New York City and transformed it into a high-profile operation focused on glitzy luxury condominiums, hotels, casinos and golf courses around the world. Operating through the Trump Organization, his family holding company, Trump also capitalized on the name recognition gained through years of reality-television appearances in a wide range of licensing deals. Trump's decision to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015 brought a great deal of new attention to his wide range of business activities and the controversies associated with many of them. Those controversies -- involving issues such as alleged racial discrimination, lobbying violations, investor and consumer deception, tax abatements, workplace safety violations, union avoidance and environmental harm -- are summarized below. Trump's upset victory in the election has made this track record all the more relevant as the relationship between his business activities and his political role has come under greater scrutiny.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation will close and give away all its remaining funds in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office, which had accused the Trump family of using the charity for self-dealing and political gain, the office announced on Tuesday. The attorney general, Barbara Underwood, accused the foundation of “a shocking pattern of illegality” that was “willful and repeated” and included unlawfully coordinating with Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. “This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” Ms. Underwood said. The closure of the foundation is a milestone in the investigation. But the broader lawsuit, which also seeks millions in restitution and penalties and a bar on President Trump and his three oldest children from serving on the boards of other New York charities, is proceeding.
If you think it’s a “wild coincidence” that Robert Mueller has charged thirteen Russians in absentia and is now shining a spotlight on potential money laundering by the NRA and questionable family loans in connection with the Trump-Russia probe, here’s a leftover nugget from Trump’s Taj Mahal to consider. While dredging the swamp looking for creatures from the black lagoon, Robert Mueller has been able to follow a trail of slimy footprints that Trump Inc and his sloppy swamp creatures left behind. On June 16, 2015 Trump announced his official bid for the Presidency.
Many people believe that higher education is a de facto scam. Trump University, Donald Trump’s real-estate institution, was a de jure one. First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution is now called, ahem, “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.”) Cue lawsuits. Trump University is currently the defendant in three lawsuits — two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and one filed in New York by then-attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who told CNN’s New Day in 2013: “We started looking at Trump University and discovered that it was a classic bait-and-switch scheme. It was a scam, starting with the fact that it was not a university.” Trump U “students” say the same. In his affidavit, Richard Hewson reported that he and his wife “concluded that we had paid over $20,000 for nothing, based on our belief in Donald Trump and the promises made at the [organization’s] free seminar and three-day workshop.” But “the whole thing was a scam.” In fact, $20,000 is only a mid-range loss. The lead plaintiff in one of the California suits, yoga instructor Tarla Makaeff, says she was “scammed” out of $60,000 over the course of her time in Trump U.
By Jeff SprossPresident Trump has long claimed to be a fierce defender of the "forgotten" American. In his unsettlingly dark inauguration address, for example, Trump declared: "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. ... And I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down." But Trump has long made a career of letting down just these sorts of Americans. Despite his fiery rally rhetoric and over-the-top working-class bluster, Trump's hypocrisy on this score has always been gobsmackingly obvious, since in his former life as a real estate tycoon he left a long trail of small businesses and independent contractors feeling bilked or burned. Granted, fights between developers and contractors over payments are not uncommon in the construction and real estate business. But consultants and lawyers in the industry say that Trump's tactics — like using last-minute excuses to either refuse payment or renegotiate terms — were especially cutthroat and petty. Let's take a brief (and hardly comprehensive) tour of some of the Americans left burned by the president.
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