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Anyone else concerned about Trump's ties to Putin?

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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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It has come to light that the people closest to Trump, as well as Trump himself, are heavily invested in Russia. Apparently banks in the US have blackballed Trump, leaving him increasingly dependent on Russian financing. Trump's son said as much in 2008, at least as it pertains to the heavy investments from Russia into Trump's ventures. The wormhole goes pretty deep.

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All the other discussions of Trump's finances aside, his debt load has grown dramatically over the last year, from $350 million to $630 million. This is in just one year while his liquid assets have also decreased. Trump has been blackballed by all major US banks.

2. Post-bankruptcy Trump has been highly reliant on money from Russia, most of which has over the years become increasingly concentrated among oligarchs and sub-garchs close to Vladimir Putin. Here's a good overview from The Washington Post, with one morsel for illustration ...

Since the 1980s, Trump and his family members have made numerous trips to Moscow in search of business opportunities, and they have relied on Russian investors to buy their properties around the world.

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia



The worst part to me was this:


The Trump Camp was totally indifferent to the platform. So party activists were able to write one of the most conservative platforms in history. Not with Trump's backing but because he simply didn't care.With one big exception: Trump's team mobilized the nominee's traditional mix of cajoling and strong-arming on one point:changing the party platform on assistance to Ukraine against Russian military operations in eastern Ukraine. For what it's worth (and it's not worth much) I am quite skeptical of most Republicans call for aggressively arming Ukraine to resist Russian aggression. But the single-mindedness of this focus on this one issue - in the context of total indifference to everything else in the platform - speaks volumes.


The writer's mind is my own on the matter. It seems we have two candidates who are paid for from vying sides trying to gain access to the US government. It's a pretty pickle we've found ourselves. If all of this can proven true there isn't a chance in hell I'm voting for this man. Gary J it is.
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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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nope not at all.


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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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I want a president who has a good working relationship with Russia.


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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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I think its refreshing that he welcome a joint partnership with Russia..
Indirectly it would make Putin behave better because he want to keep the partnership.
I would be bad news for Isis.. the joint forces of US and Russia would scorch Isis to dust

Oh and I want a poster of Trump and Putin over my bed



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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Well the first three responses are jokes. Not even enough time to read the link. Go on your way lemmings

Signed

Someone who hates Clinton.


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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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Wasn't it Trump that took almost $300 million in Russian money to sell American uranium rights through Frank Giustra and the Canadian company Uranium One? Almost 50% of the united States uranium production capability? That's dastardly and conniving of him and his family. Especially seeing as how he did it through a phony nonprofit charity organization and fake speaking engagements. Imagine the nerve of Trump to pretend that he went from getting $180K per speech to instantly getting $750K as soon as his wife became SoS and it wasn't pay offs for her decisions in office....

Oh wait, that wasn't Trump. Never mind. Carry on.


Gin

posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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One can only dream. There's nothing to fear with them possibly getting together. Alliance between US and Russia would put an end to the Cold War, which I think is still going on to this day.


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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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Nope, I'm worried about all the supporters of Hillary. If you support Hillary, you are basically saying your ok with a corrupt government. I believe all this Russian/Trump nonsense is deflection from the real story going on right now.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: IsntLifeFunny
Well the first three responses are jokes. Not even enough time to read the link. Go on your way lemmings

Signed

Someone who hates Clinton.


Jokes how? You asked a question and we gave an answer.

Was I supposed to read a quote from Jr. 8 years ago and change my mind?

Don't ask a question if you don't want a response.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: IsntLifeFunny
Well the first three responses are jokes. Not even enough time to read the link. Go on your way lemmings

Signed

Someone who hates Clinton.

How so ? Just dont hit and run (you know what that makes you look like) . Or , are you one that just posts rhetoric and tripe randomly and haphazardly ? Unless you respond , I will count you among the latter.
And define why you call other folks lemmings? I get you are trying to imply that lemmings follow a "leader" off a cliff into the ocean. They dont. It is via mass migration and simultaneous.

Reply to OP
A working relation with Russia at this point may be a good thing. For what , about 30 years , we fought a "Cold War" against the old Soviet Union. Then basically shunned Russia since.

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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: In4ormant
I want a president who has a good working relationship with Russia.


I guess that is why I am voting Gary Johnson this election not because he can win this election, but the other two options will be the same! I can only hope that 2020 gives me another option!

Clinton and Trump both seem to have a history of swaying their opinion for the right price. Recently, watched Clinton Cash Documentary. When Clinton was SOS, she assisted Russia in gaining 20% of America's uranium rights!

I think Putin/Russia realized that Clinton is spiraling down and not going to be such an useful asset. Ta-dum-dum....enter Trump! The man who says he cannot be bought...money means nothing...haha....Just listening to him speak about himself, it is obvious having money means everything to him!



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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The problem for me here is.... Its not Trump picking Putin. Its Putin picking Trump. Why? Seems nefarious.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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You do realize the cold war is over and Russia is no longer the USSR, right? Any notion of 'Russian aggression' is absolute nonsense and it's only in the interests of the arms dealers & manipulators to keep promoting the lie.

Forget Russia, there's psychopaths in the ranks of your own government



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: In4ormant
I want a president who has a good working relationship with Russia.


Or maybe Trump wants the phone number of Putins Panama contacts...or maybe they are planning to gang up on china which would be even more dangerous.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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Not really. Like others have said, I'd much prefer that the US has positive relations with the Russians, and if Trump can help achieve that, then I'm generally in support of it.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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Wait, weren't we concerned about foreign influences on the Presidency?

Hmmm ... guess not.

(STILL HILARIOUS: American "Conservatives" humping for Russia. Ronnie would be so proud.)



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: vor78
Not really. Like others have said, I'd much prefer that the US has positive relations with the Russians, and if Trump can help achieve that, then I'm generally in support of it.


Yeah, that's not what OP is alledging.

This is not "hey, I've got a good working relationship with Vlad" this is "and what did you want us to do today, Mr. Putin?"

Come on.



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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Trump has been blackballed by all major US banks.

And they paid Hillary half a million to speak...



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie

originally posted by: In4ormant
I want a president who has a good working relationship with Russia.


Or maybe Trump wants the phone number of Putins Panama contacts...or maybe they are planning to gang up on china which would be even more dangerous.


Projecting a little bit aren't we.

A butterfly flaps it's wings in Africa......



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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If a dem had Russian backing and support. It would be ohhh look at the commies sticking together.
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