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

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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

Once again, the only good thing about Trump is that he is not Hillary.




posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: DJW001




Spy proved that he is a cheapskate as well.


How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?

fusion.net...


WAYBACK MACHINE 7/23/15 10:39 AM Let’s remember the time Donald Trump cashed a 13¢ check sent to him as a prank


So you started a thread talking about a 23/07/15 comment that from a few years ago - seriously?

you state...


Spy proved that he is a cheapskate as well.


they actually said this =


Now that’s financial responsibility you can run for the presidency on.


Bit of a non-issue really...you must be bored



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight



How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?


Fifty eight people were sent a check for $1.11. Only 26 of them deposited it. Why? The others had staffs and accountants... why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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Are they authorized to sign his name on the back of a check? It was made out to him, personally, not his corporation. That was the whole point to the exercise.


Pretty sure he has some authorized people with a signature stamp who can do so for received checks. Yes, absolutely.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight



How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?


Fifty eight people were sent a check for $1.11. Only 26 of them deposited it. Why? The others had staffs and accountants... why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?


maybe Mr. Trump hires real accountants who use real accounting practices, while people like Cher hire any slap nuts that bobbleheads out enough yes's to make her happy while ignoring the embezzlement going on underneath their nose?

Who knows. But meanwhile



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight



How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?


Fifty eight people were sent a check for $1.11. Only 26 of them deposited it. Why? The others had staffs and accountants... why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?


maybe Mr. Trump hires real accountants who use real accounting practices, while people like Cher hire any slap nuts that bobbleheads out enough yes's to make her happy while ignoring the embezzlement going on underneath their nose?

Who knows. But meanwhile


Funny how Trump supporters are confident they know how he conducts business, but seem unable to understand how the other 56 conduct their affairs.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight



How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?


Fifty eight people were sent a check for $1.11. Only 26 of them deposited it. Why? The others had staffs and accountants... why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?


maybe Mr. Trump hires real accountants who use real accounting practices, while people like Cher hire any slap nuts that bobbleheads out enough yes's to make her happy while ignoring the embezzlement going on underneath their nose?

Who knows. But meanwhile


Funny how Trump supporters are confident they know how he conducts business, but seem unable to understand how the other 56 conduct their affairs.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?


nice deflection from your original statements - he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't by your "high" standards.




they actually said this = "Now that’s financial responsibility you can run for the presidency on. Bit of a non-issue really...you must be bored


How about you respond to the rest of my post?



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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This is the worst attempt at Trump bashing I have seen so far. And that is saying a lot for an election cycle based on the ludicrous. But hey, keep trying if it makes you justify Hillary.


Well said...............



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: DJW001

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight



How do you figure that - he probably included the cheque with the rest of the banking he was doing. If you're doing your normal book keeping why would you throw out a 13 cent cheque that was a refund to you?


Fifty eight people were sent a check for $1.11. Only 26 of them deposited it. Why? The others had staffs and accountants... why did Mr. Trump's staff not smell a rat like the others?


maybe Mr. Trump hires real accountants who use real accounting practices, while people like Cher hire any slap nuts that bobbleheads out enough yes's to make her happy while ignoring the embezzlement going on underneath their nose?

Who knows. But meanwhile


Funny how Trump supporters are confident they know how he conducts business, but seem unable to understand how the other 56 conduct their affairs.


Curious...what does your comment have to do with my statement? there are very few trump supporters in this thread.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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Has anyone figured out why we should "remember the time Donald Trump cashed a 13¢ check sent to him as a prank?" The staff cashed it. At times very small checks are sent to balance books of both parties and not cashing it may leave an account open when it should be closed out. That they didn't have a match when they received it doesn't mean that they would leave it laying around to get lost. Not cashing it is bad accounting practice, which has been said a few times already.

I don't know how remembering this prank has any bearing on Trump's candidacy or fitness to lead the country. Likely it just shows that Spy was not the equivalent of Le Canard Enchaîné as Spy was reduced to juvenile pranks to try to survive. Fortunately, it didn't.

I plan to forget this prank and follow the candidates and their platforms as the election approaches. I am not happy with either. Trump for his shoot-from-the-hip speeches and Hillary for blatant pandering [e.g., Hillary's speech to West Virginia about how coal is important. The West Virginians know her position and don't like being lied to about it.] I only asked the Gods of politics for a No-Bush-or-Clinton slate and never considered saying or-Trump-either. I didn't bother with Palin because even the Tea Party is smart enough not to put that moron on the ticket. Nothing is a done deal yet and a lot can still happen. I am still holding out hope that both conventions are brokered and we see Biden-Warren vs. Kasich-? but that seems to be less and less likely.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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Is it a stretch to assume people who use checks save a bunch of them up and cash them at the same time when it is convenient regardless of the amount ? Trump must get a ton of checks each month no ?



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight


How about you respond to the rest of my post?


You seem to have difficulty with sarcasm.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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Has anyone figured out why we should "remember the time Donald Trump cashed a 13¢ check sent to him as a prank?"


Rather than try to justify the self evident pettiness it shows, perhaps you need to reflect on why Mr. Trump was singled out in this fashion, decades before he became a reality TV star. Despite having been born to money, Trump has always behaved like an arriviste, and was never able to win the approval of the Establishment or the "upper crust." He was characterized as a "short fingered vulgarian," and his lack of refinement, coarse tastes, political naïvté, arrogance,selfishness, vengefulness, lack of noblesse oblige... need I go on? The intellectuals, the Establishment, the financial world held him in absolute contempt. Donald Trump is not running a presidential campaign, he is playing out a revenge tragedy.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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This is definitely the dumbest most half assed attempt on Trumps character I've seen so far.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
This is definitely the dumbest most half assed attempt on Trumps character I've seen so far.


You haven't been following his tweets or speeches. Those are full blown character destroying.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: pteridine


Has anyone figured out why we should "remember the time Donald Trump cashed a 13¢ check sent to him as a prank?"


Rather than try to justify the self evident pettiness it shows, perhaps you need to reflect on why Mr. Trump was singled out in this fashion, decades before he became a reality TV star. Despite having been born to money, Trump has always behaved like an arriviste, and was never able to win the approval of the Establishment or the "upper crust." He was characterized as a "short fingered vulgarian," and his lack of refinement, coarse tastes, political naïvté, arrogance,selfishness, vengefulness, lack of noblesse oblige... need I go on? The intellectuals, the Establishment, the financial world held him in absolute contempt. Donald Trump is not running a presidential campaign, he is playing out a revenge tragedy.


How does it show self-evident pettiness? Accountants cashed a check sent by a second rate rag that was supposed to show something about Trump. All it showed was that the accountants were efficient.
Consider that Hillary is no prize and has many strikes against her, too. Some include those that you mentioned for Trump. How about arrogance, selfishness, and vengefulness for starters, with a little creative prevarication thrown in for interest... need I go on? The American public deserves better than these two.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 04:59 AM
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How does it show self-evident pettiness? Accountants cashed a check sent by a second rate rag that was supposed to show something about Trump. All it showed was that the accountants were efficient.


And Henry Kissinger's weren't? They sent out checks for $1.11 to fifty eight people, and only half of them were cashed. Then they sent out progressively smaller checks, and, again, not all of them were cashed. Presumably, the status of each check was produced by a choice reflecting the values of the recipient. At some point, the recipient's accountant came to him or her and said: "There's something fishy going on here. I can't figure out who sent us this tiny check, or what is it for?" Henry Kissinger may have seen that it was a joke and taped it up on the wall. Cher may have framed it to remind herself where she came from. George H. W. Bush may have dropped it in the collection plate at church. Jackie Onassis may have made an origami crane out of it and forgotten about it. Donald Trump didn't ask questions, he put 13¢ in the bank.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: pteridine


How does it show self-evident pettiness? Accountants cashed a check sent by a second rate rag that was supposed to show something about Trump. All it showed was that the accountants were efficient.


And Henry Kissinger's weren't? They sent out checks for $1.11 to fifty eight people, and only half of them were cashed. Then they sent out progressively smaller checks, and, again, not all of them were cashed. Presumably, the status of each check was produced by a choice reflecting the values of the recipient. At some point, the recipient's accountant came to him or her and said: "There's something fishy going on here. I can't figure out who sent us this tiny check, or what is it for?" Henry Kissinger may have seen that it was a joke and taped it up on the wall. Cher may have framed it to remind herself where she came from. George H. W. Bush may have dropped it in the collection plate at church. Jackie Onassis may have made an origami crane out of it and forgotten about it. Donald Trump didn't ask questions, he put 13¢ in the bank.


Henry Kissinger didn't own multiple companies and have an accounting staff. As has been explained to you before, it is unlikely that Trump ever saw the checks and the premise that the "status of each check was produced by a choice reflecting the values of the recipient" cannot be applied if it was even valid. How many checks do the other named people get in a day with respect to Trump? How many accountants do they employ? This experiment was flawed from the beginning as it assumes that the targeted individuals involved personally see the check and then make some sort of judgement based on the dollar value. Spy magazine didn't care that their experiment was invalid because they got the answer they wanted so they could publish it. Many people were suckered into believing that the experiment showed the Trump was a money-grubbing cheapskate because of this prank. He may be that, but this certainly isn't evidence of such.

If you want to go after Trump there are many actual flaws you may point out. This thread probably seemed like a good idea to you at the time. I recommend that you retitle it "Lets forget about a 30 year old prank that proved nothing and focus on the presumptive candidate's actions during his campaign."



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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So Trump shows he is not wasteful and disrespectful with our money as Obama and Hillary are. And you have issues with that.



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