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Legitimately awful things Trump has done in the name of Business

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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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Donald Trump, his name means different things to different people, but my goal with this posting is to show the character of Donald Trump with respect to decisions he's made in his past. I'm going to try to minimize any amount of personal opinion in this piece and just let the facts speak for Trump and his "I'll do and say anything to win" mentality.

Trump University:

In 2005 Donald Trump started "Trump University," a three-day seminar that claimed would teach students insider information on how to become effective real-estate investors. The University claimed to hire "Business insiders hand-picked by Trump himself," but the instructors then told the students they had to pay an additional $5000 to actually finish the seminar and learn about lenders.

There is actually a lawsuit going forward regarding this case. the state attorney Generals office stated "The AG's suit charged that through "their deceptive and unlawful practices, (Trump and the school) intentionally misled over 5,000 individuals nationwide, including over 600 New Yorkers, into paying as much as $35,000 each to participate in live seminars and mentorship programs with the promise of learning Donald Trump's real estate investing techniques." In an introductory video Trump stated that all the instructors were handpicked by him as exceptional real estate investors, only one instructor had ever even met Trump, much less been handpicked by him. The Attorney General Stated: "the instructors had been inadequately vetted and in fact had little or no experience in real estate investing, instead having prior work experience such as food service management and graphic design."

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He Sued the Deutsche Bank for 3 Billion Dollars for having the audacity to ask he repay the 40 million he owed them:

In 2008 during the recession he had borrowed 300 million dollars from the Deutsche bank, personally guaranteeing 40 million of his own money on that loan. When they called in that 40 million Trump sued them for 3 billion dollars. He said that the recession should amount to an "Act of God' and the "Force Measure" clause in the contract should mean he shouldn't have to pony up money he was loaned. Essentially he was saying he shouldn't have to pay back loans unless they're profitable. Needless to say, Trumps investing history does not extend the same courtesy to entities it lends to.

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Real Estate Bullying

Donald Trump was given leave to build two championship-level golf courses in Aberdeenshire in Scotland then proceeded to try to buy up more land around it, even going as far as file for planning permission for land he didn't even own yet. David Milne has repeatedly refused Trump's offer to buy his land next to the Golf Course, so the Golf Course built a fence around Milne's Property, planted a bunch of trees, and billed him for half the amount demanding payment.

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In the 90's Trump bought a casino that was nextdoor to Vera Coking's house. He had plans to build a parking lot right where Vera's house was, so he started his attempt to acquire it from Vera. It started out nice, with Trump offering her Niel Diamond tickets, but once Trump understood that Vera wasn't about to sell things got nasty. In May 1994, Coking got a letter from the city’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority offering her $250,000 — a quarter of what the Casino's previous owner had offered a decade before — and threatening to use eminent domain powers to take control of the property if she didn’t take the deal, according to a summary of the case by the Institute of Justice. In 1998 the Superior Court of New Jersey put an end to the discussion and Ruled that Coking could keep her house. Her house was later bought at Auction for $586,000 by Carl Icahn after she had to move out to live with family.

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Trump has a long history of trying to influence politics with his Money

Donald Trump states that he hates what lobbyists and interest groups have done to the political system of this country but he's been throwing money at both republicans and democrats for decades. On an interview with Andersen Cooper he was asked given his donations to both Republicans and Democrats, “Aren’t you part of the problem?” When it comes to lobbying and influence-peddling. He responded, Absolutely. 100%. Absolutely, I was on the other side. They will do whatever I want. Up until you decide to run.”

Trump denied that this was hypocritical, and stated, “it’s called playing the game. I was a businessman. I made a fortune. I made a lot of money. I posted over $10 billion.”

Cooper then asked, “So, in order to make money, it’s okay to play the game?” Trump answered, “Well, it’s called your life. I mean, I’m a businessman. And I contribute to people. And they treat me nicely, and everything else.” He added that he understands the “culture” of money for access and that “Every one of those lobbyists that gives money, they expect something for it. And that’s a bad thing.” So Trump thinks that Lobbying is ruining our political system, unless he's doing it. Do we really want to subscribe to the notion that the only way to have an uncorruptable leader is if they're preposterously rich?

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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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Sounds like someone I would want running the country that borders mine


You know, if the president wasn't just a puppet, that is.
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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Slanter

You could write this hit piece about ANY of the candidates with Hilary being the easiest target and having the longest resume of failure and just plain evil.

The problem is ALL THE CANDIDATES SUCK! Trying to attack one is like trying to play whack-a-mole without a hammer. Another damn head just pops up as bad as the first one.
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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Indeed. It's going to be a scary next 4 years



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Slanter

Sounds like an ideal candidate that the Establishment would receive with open arms. Keep on pissing on the small guy, why change the habit of a lifetime.

He's not a Bilderberger though, so what price him becoming POTUS?



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I've done digging on a lot of candidates, and the only candidate that I've found that hasn't egregiously abused the political system for his own profit or personal advancement is Bernie Sanders. I had a hard time finding anything that could be a "hit piece" on him, except one article charging him with misappropriated funds from his campaigns by paying his wife and daughter amounts that equaled about the same as a part-time worker at McDonalds per-year, but that one I deemed intentionally misleading and disregarded it.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: Slanter

Sanders is dangerous to me in that the 2nd Amendment is VERY important to me...my #1 qualifier for President. Also, I have worked hard for what I have and I am not going to vote for someone that is going to mess with my retirement and lets not play games...he WILL mess with my retirement if he plans to do anything he says.

I simply don't like Bernie's ideas or his class war-fare schemes.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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I am not a billonaire but I have grossed a couple of million so far this year. I will probably vote for Trump. I only wish he wasn't such an asshole. As I survey the field he is the one I identify with the most. The democratic just don't have a clue, penalizing everyone who owns a business. Well guess what, the government didn't build my business, I did. I took the risk, worked the long hours, and busted my ass to make it go.
The rest of the republicans can't get there, to weak or just plain goofy.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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Looks to me you have justified his ability to work the system to get things done. A winner focused on winning instead of losers whining about what they didn't do and lost the faith of those who elected them. I find it Hillaryious to see the gnashing of teeth against real progress, while claiming to be progressives. Go polish your participation trophy.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Slanter

Amerika is a corporation now incase you weren't aware. To say Trump doesn't have business sense is just ignorant. That's why I'll vote Trump.



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