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originally posted by: The GUT
originally posted by: HorizonFall
If that were the case then why would the established media be in full smear mode ever since the primaries? They don't go after their own horses...
Great question and analysis, H. 👍
If OP could look past his epic cognitive dissonance and ask himself that question while truly seeking an honest answer he would stop being stupendously clueless. 💡
What would you like Trump to do about the bankers? From my view he is doing what he can do as a President. He cannot wave a magic wand and make bankers go away. Maybe you were thinking he could as some dictator since everyone accusing him of that.
originally posted by: jacobe001
originally posted by: diggindirt
originally posted by: Ursushorribilis
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
There are legitimately honest and fair criticisms of Trump. Like him pardoning a bank he owes millions to.
Got a link to back up that claim? I've heard it a lot but nobody has put up any info that would confirm it.
Are you speaking of this? www.usatoday.com...
NEW YORK — Five banks, including a big lender to President Donald Trump, have received temporary reprieves from the administration to run businesses that they otherwise would have had to shut down after criminal convictions.
The Labor Department granted Deutsche Bank a waiver from punishment allowing it to continue to manage pension funds and individual retirement accounts for another three years, according to an announcement in the Federal Registry soon after the decision last month. Four other banks convicted in criminal cases were also granted waivers.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank got no special deal, and noted that the Obama administration had originally proposed a more valuable waiver lasting five years, instead of the three ultimately granted.
“Any insinuation of special treatment is counter to these facts,” said department spokesman Jeffrey Grappone.
The Labor Department waivers stem from the criminal convictions over the manipulation of the London Interbank Loan Rate, or Libor, a measure used to set lending rates for a variety of financial transactions. In 2015, units of Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays Capital, UBS Asset Management and Citigroup agreed to a deferred prosecution by which they could avoid certain punishments.
So where is the "pardon"?
The Obama administration had proposed five years for the waiver and Trump's people cut to three. How is that better for the bank? Would you rather force the bank to close those pension and retirement plans without notice? Why do you wish to punish people who had nothing to do with the crimes committed by the bank's administration?
Perhaps you have a link about a different "pardon"?
There are 20 bankers for every politician infesting DC.
The Bankers are part of the establishment.
Trump has done nothing about them.
originally posted by: DreamerOracle
a reply to: DBCowboy
You may wish to validate your outlook on the Political Spectrum... Stalin wasn't a Leftists.
Stalinism/Soviet Communism being in fact, State Capitalism...
He may have started on the left and used the left for class war but when the dust settled he was firmly seated on the Right.