It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Let’s remember the time Donald Trump cashed a 13¢ check sent to him as a prank

page: 4
9
<< 1  2  3    5  6  7 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:36 PM
link   

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
here you go again, posting stories about Trump that are so stupid that I am forced to actually defend him (SPIT).

Send me a check for 13 cents and it'll be deposited with the days business. Small amount or not. And I doubt that Trump does his own accounting and banking, anyway. They were just pranking some poor account exec. at the firm that handles Donald's personal finances.

Stupid political hit pieces are still stupid when they are about Trump.


You and I and others have tried so hard to explain basic accounting principles and processes to this OP, and he is just not understanding it - and this is a perfect example of what is wrong with many who criticize Trump.

(I know you don't like Trump bigfatfurrytexan, but the rest of this is not addressing you...)

This thread included, the ridiculous criticisms of Trump that have anything to do with bankruptcies, wealth, business, and so many other things, demonstrate a true ignorance of how the real world works.

And no matter how often some of us try to explain how their reasoning is flawed, they are just not getting it. The repeat criticisms of Trump that have no basis in reality and show a true lack of understanding.

We seriously need Trump to fix our economy. Those of us who understand do realize this.
edit on 7/4/16 by BlueAjah because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:41 PM
link   

originally posted by: BlueAjah

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
here you go again, posting stories about Trump that are so stupid that I am forced to actually defend him (SPIT).

Send me a check for 13 cents and it'll be deposited with the days business. Small amount or not. And I doubt that Trump does his own accounting and banking, anyway. They were just pranking some poor account exec. at the firm that handles Donald's personal finances.

Stupid political hit pieces are still stupid when they are about Trump.


You and I and others have tried so hard to explain basic accounting principles and processes to this OP, and he is just not understanding it - and this is a perfect example of what is wrong with many who criticize Trump.

(I know you don't like Trump bigfatfurrytexan, but the rest of this is not addressing you...)

This thread included, the ridiculous criticisms of Trump that have anything to do with bankruptcies, wealth, business, and so many other things, demonstrate a true ignorance of how the real world works.

And no matter how often some of us try to explain how their reasoning is flawed, they are just not getting it. The repeat criticisms of Trump that have no basis in reality and show a true lack of understanding.

We seriously need Trump to fix our economy. Those of us who understand do realize this.


Do you mean the fact that he owns over 500 companies and they want to make a big deal out of 4 chapter 11s?? When a chapter 11 doesn't even get you out of paying for the debt?? And 3 of those were his hotel on atlantic city which multiple other casinos also went bankrupt over the Atlantic city fiasco. Trump's only mistake there was not closing his doors it he explained that in his book. He said he had ovet 1000 employees working there and was trying to save there jobs. BUT Atlantic city gambling was an I'll fated venture it wasn't vegas.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:44 PM
link   
a reply to: dragonridr

Yes, exactly!
Perfect example.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:44 PM
link   

originally posted by: DJW001
Wow. No-one here seems to understand the concept of noblesse oblige.


So he should've donated the 13 cents?

Mmm.

I'm sure you would've had a completely different opinion if that was the case.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:05 PM
link   
Lol

Liberals are so desperate for ammo. Come on, there are much better things you can use to criticize Trump (then again, I've yet to see any liberal voter explain in detail why they disagree with Trump's policies without sounding like a hypocrite for voting for sanders or Hillary. OP reinforcing this pattern here.)




The responses to this thread prove what Trump himself said: he could stand on the street corner and shoot people and his supporters would still be behind him.


The fact that you thought this was going to be some sort of nail in the coffin for Trump is sad.

but I guess you have to cry about something on the 4th of July.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:09 PM
link   

originally posted by: DJW001

originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: DJW001

Oh no. A lot of us do. Except replace "thinks" with "know".


Does a great man evict a widow so he can build something with his name on it? Does a great man declare bankruptcy four times?


Always.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:13 PM
link   
Since when is a petty gag the sole basis to select a president anyway?



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:22 PM
link   

originally posted by: DJW001To people who were alive and aware in the 1980s and -90s, Donald Trump is not an unknown quantity. His boorishness, egotism, and vulgarity were already the stuff of legend.


For sure.
The 13c check cashed by both Adnan Khashoggi and Donald Trump. Probably each thought it had to do with that yacht deal, Trump having bought Khashoggi's yacht via the Sultan of Brunei. haha


“Khashoggi was a great broker and a lousy businessman,” Trump said to me that night. “He understood the art of bringing people together and putting together a deal better than almost anyone—all the bull#ting part, of talk and entertainment—but he never knew how to invest his money. If he had put his commissions into a bank in Switzerland, he’d be a rich man today, but he invested it, and he made lousy choices.”


haha Still bs, talk and entertainment.

source

From 2000, William F. Buckley, Jr. had this to say about The Donald

When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America. But whatever the depths of self-enchantment, the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents — midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War — had little to do with a bottom line.

source



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:50 PM
link   

originally posted by: DJW001
The responses to this thread prove what Trump himself said: he could stand on the street corner and shoot people and his supporters would still be behind him.


If Trump shot 3 people, he'd almost be a bad a Hillary. She's directly responsible for 4 in Benghazi. But as it stands now, it's Trump = 0 / Clinton = 4.



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:09 AM
link   
a reply to: FlyingFox


The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.


Please explain that to Mr. Trump. His only interest in life is marking territory by putting his name on things. Whenever possible, he uses foreign labor. He is like a dog peeing on things as he walks along. Now he wants to pee on the whole country.



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:10 AM
link   

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: DJW001
The responses to this thread prove what Trump himself said: he could stand on the street corner and shoot people and his supporters would still be behind him.


If Trump shot 3 people, he'd almost be a bad a Hillary. She's directly responsible for 4 in Benghazi. But as it stands now, it's Trump = 0 / Clinton = 4.


Did you know there are a lot of Miss Worlds who have died under suspicious circumstances?



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:16 AM
link   
a reply to: BlueAjah


You and I and others have tried so hard to explain basic accounting principles and processes to this OP, and he is just not understanding it - and this is a perfect example of what is wrong with many who criticize Trump.


This has nothing to do with "basic accounting principles," does it? Everyone that Spy sent a check to had their own staff, including accountants. Half of them never even deposited the first check. Why not? Could it be that they could not account for what it was for? That looks suspiciously like integrity to me. As the checks grew smaller, more and more people refused to cash them. Perhaps they, or their staff, sensed that there was something fishy going on. Why didn't Trump's staff raise any red flags? Didn't they think it was worthwhile protecting their boss's reputation?



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:18 AM
link   
Well let's look at it this way, .13c is 13% of one dollar. Do you know how much money you would have if you could get the entire population of the USA to send you .13c each as a prank?



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:21 AM
link   

originally posted by: Vector99
Well let's look at it this way, .13c is 13% of one dollar. Do you know how much money you would have if you could get the entire population of the USA to send you .13c each as a prank?


But 13¢ is just 13¢. Someone in Trump's vast organization thought Trump needed thirteen cents more than he ne needs his dignity.



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:34 AM
link   
I am not a fan of Trump for obvious reasons.
I am not a fan of Clinton for obvious reasons.

Please, if you can, explain to me why you are outraged (you made a thread) about Trump accepting roughly $3 from a satirical newspaper, when you are not outraged about Clinton accepting millions (possibly Billions) from foreign governments and investors.

Sway me to your line of thinking about why one is far more heinous than the other.

As far as "Trump evicted widows so he could build something with his name on it", that talking point is as old and as twisted as "Hillary watched/slept while Americans died to cover her gun running operations to Islamic terrorists".
edit on 5-7-2016 by 200Plus because: forgot an "s"



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 06:52 AM
link   
a reply to: 200Plus


Please, if you can, explain to me why you are outraged (you made a thread) about Trump accepting roughly $3 from a satirical newspaper, when you are not outraged about Clinton accepting millions (possibly Billions) from foreign governments and investors.


I am not outraged, I am amused. Trump supporters point angrily to Hillary accepting large sums of money from known contributors. When it is pointed out that Trump is so petty that he will grab thirteen cents, no questions asked, they spend four pages trying to justify his... vulgarity. If Trump will take thirteen cents from an unknown benefactor, what do you think he is going to do when Putin offers him $13 million?



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 07:01 AM
link   
I would have checked it. Not if I had to go out of my way to do so, but I would have checked it. It's like in RPGs like TES3: Morrowind, where despite owning pretty much literally everything and possessing millions upon millions of gold coins, I'd still feel the compulsion to pull single bits of them out of crates.



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 07:04 AM
link   
a reply to: DJW001

Still not understanding?

I can 100% guarantee that Trump never saw this check.

This is how the real world works:
Trump has staff to open his mail. Even his personal mail. Did you think that he sits there opening tons of envelopes every day?

The staff who opens the mail sorts things out. Checks go to the accounts receivable staff. Bills go to accounts payable staff. Mail that needs his personal attention likely does get to his desk. ... Get it?

The accounts receivable staff will stamp every check that comes in and deposit it, regardless of the amount.
These days they most likely have a little machine on the desk where they scan every check and it is automatically deposited to the bank account.
This staff will also reconcile every check against what their computerized records show they expect.
This stupid check? If anything it annoyed the clerk and wasted their time because they could not match it to anything.

And in the real world - checks for tiny amounts are not unusual. There are always adjustment payments for overpayments or refunds - all kinds of reasons. So a clerk would not find it all that unusual in the first place, except not being able to reconcile.

Other than that. the staff has a fiduciary responsibility to deposit every check that comes in. They can not randomly decide to throw some check away.

Seriously.... please wake up and realize how ridiculous your claim is that somehow Trump greedily, personally, cashed some stupid check. You are just showing that you have no idea how the real world works.

.
edit on 7/5/16 by BlueAjah because: (no reason given)

edit on 7/5/16 by BlueAjah because: spelling



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 07:09 AM
link   
a reply to: DJW001

We'd cash a check for $0.13.

Our doctor's office accounting dept. is constantly sending us checks for between $5 and less, so we're used to checks for small amounts. It's our money we overpaid them, so we have no issues depositing it when we shop for groceries.



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 07:16 AM
link   

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DJW001

We'd cash a check for $0.13.

Our doctor's office accounting dept. is constantly sending us checks for between $5 and less, so we're used to checks for small amounts. It's our money we overpaid them, so we have no issues depositing it when we shop for groceries.


You know where those little sums are coming from, don't you? Are you a billionaire with a reputation to defend?



new topics

top topics



 
9
<< 1  2  3    5  6  7 >>

log in

join