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.

 

Trump decides to donate salary...no media coverage.....

page: 4
52
<< 1  2  3    5  6  7 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:28 PM
link   

originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Scrubdog
Trump is making a f'ing fortune off being president, but he'll get the lemmings here believing he is a very noble and generous person. If he REALLY cared about donating money and being president first, he woud have gotten out of all his businesses so he didnt profit off his policies. Alas, that didn't happen.


i came here to say something similar but you've put it much better than i would have. donating his salary is just a cheap publicity stunt. to anyone who spends five minutes doing some math instead of licking trump's balls, it's obvious.





It must be hard work licking trumps balls, if only people would put in the same amount of effort to scrutinizing Trump and his antics they may notice the distinct smell of Bull#.




posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:32 PM
link   
a reply to: Scrubdog




It was not U.S. property.


If any of it was given in U.S. Currency then yes, the U.S. owns that. The debt that money represents. The government claims money from drug lords of other nations, it is only reasonable that they can claim money that is used for terrorism also.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:35 PM
link   
a reply to: Scrubdog

Trump is not a part of any of his businesses anymore and neither is Ivanka. He also cashed out his stock in 2016 so only cash and business operating expenses are in the Trump Trust.

This was discussed days before the inauguration.

fortune.com...



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:36 PM
link   

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Scrubdog
Trump is making a f'ing fortune off being president, but he'll get the lemmings here believing he is a very noble and generous person. If he REALLY cared about donating money and being president first, he woud have gotten out of all his businesses so he didnt profit off his policies. Alas, that didn't happen.


i came here to say something similar but you've put it much better than i would have. donating his salary is just a cheap publicity stunt. to anyone who spends five minutes doing some math instead of licking trump's balls, it's obvious.





It must be hard work licking trumps balls, if only people would put in the same amount of effort to scrutinizing Trump and his antics they may notice the distinct smell of Bull#.



Must be tough being deaf if you can't even smell the BS in your own posts.

Everyone in govt parlays their paycheck and Trump is not allowed?

Let's see congress do what Trump does.






posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:40 PM
link   
a reply to: burgerbuddy


FACT;

People can't smell their own farts.





posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:40 PM
link   
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

His balls are dolphin smooth after all the polishing they get.


This mega billionaire said he was not going to not take the salary from the start..so why is it breaking news now.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:41 PM
link   

originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: Swills




Didn't he already announce that he will be doing this last year?


According to the left no he didn't, because he doesn't keep his promises. I wonder which one it is?


Huh? According to the Left no he didn't? What does that even mean? I guarantee you every media outlet you deem is Left covered that story. As I've said in another post, do we have to throw him a party every quarter? Or are people like OP upset everyone isn't participating in the party kissing Trump's butt?


Wait a minute? are you saying Trump kept his word?



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:46 PM
link   
a reply to: Swills




The US gov't freezes and seizes anything it wants. Hello, McFly?!


Thank you! Exactly. They decided it was a good idea to let Iran have it it. Iran! Where their government constantly chant death to America. Sponsor of world wide terrorism. Do I really need to explain why giving this country access to 300 billion in assets and currency is not a good idea?!

That does sound like something Biff would think though.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 09:53 PM
link   

originally posted by: matafuchs
a reply to: Swills

You know, it is not about ass kissing. It is about having someone in office who would actually do something like that. Why can we as a country get passed the bs and just say wow that is cool what he did?



Because then they would have to admit that Trump actually does what he says he will do, and it scares the hell out of them. Their party is in shambles and they can't seem to get back up on that horse.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:00 PM
link   
a reply to: Speedtek




Stating how much you disliked previous presidents does not change the fact the current one is sucking money out of YOUR wallet.


Yeah, his tax plan sure did hurt the working man's wallet. Cutting regulations, which creates jobs, thereby putting more money into peoples wallet. Ya know? Bringing jobs back that had left under previous administrations who just knew those jobs were gone for good. Yeah, hurting the working man's wallet.

I don't dislike any of the previous Presidents personally, I just think they didn't know what the hell they were doing, which is becoming more apparent the longer Trump is President.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:02 PM
link   

originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: Scrubdog




It was not U.S. property.


If any of it was given in U.S. Currency then yes, the U.S. owns that. The debt that money represents. The government claims money from drug lords of other nations, it is only reasonable that they can claim money that is used for terrorism also.


My god.

I SAID that it takes a judicial proceeding finding that money to be susceptible to forfeiture. The drug lord money MUST go through the court proceeding to be ordered as now the property of the government.

The debt that money represents is not U.S. property.

You can continue to argue this all you want, you're just wrong, and that's fine. You have no interest in being legally correct.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:04 PM
link   
Trump still owns everything in his business.

All he has done is turn over management to his sons, the money still accrues to him. He has every intention of returning to management, and returning to his money, just as soon as he is done being president.

This in no way represents any sort of "blind trust" - he knows damn well what he owns, they already have admitted instances where Trump brought up his own business with foreign nationals as president, in spite of saying his kids are running it!

It's fine, believe what you need.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:08 PM
link   
a reply to: matafuchs
That is not a paper trail, that is a press release. Nice try, but it still does not prove that the President is donating anything to anyone. Now show the balance sheet on both sides, and then it would remove all doubt. But wait a minute there is one way to show the start of the paper trail, would be in the one document that we have yet to see, the tax returns.

Then there is the other small detail that is not mentioned and that is the expense that goes along with being president. While yes the President and his family does get to live in the White house rent free, however, the board is not free, that comes out of the presidents pocket. All personal expenses have to be met for by the President. And then there is the staff that waits on the first family, that too is paid for by the President. There is no free lunch or breakfast or even dinner in the White House.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:13 PM
link   

originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: Speedtek




Stating how much you disliked previous presidents does not change the fact the current one is sucking money out of YOUR wallet.


Yeah, his tax plan sure did hurt the working man's wallet. Cutting regulations, which creates jobs, thereby putting more money into peoples wallet. Ya know? Bringing jobs back that had left under previous administrations who just knew those jobs were gone for good. Yeah, hurting the working man's wallet.

I don't dislike any of the previous Presidents personally, I just think they didn't know what the hell they were doing, which is becoming more apparent the longer Trump is President.


Good one.

Trump knows what he's doing.

Fantastic. I haven't giggled like that in quite a while.

Oh, and "cutting regulations" doesn't create jobs nearly as much as it enriches the people that own the companies. It is true that "cutting regulations" makes business easier. But, the regulations are often in place because it "costs" others in other ways, air pollution greatly increasing asthma (see China, and the U.S. beore the Clean Air Act), superfund sites needing government money to clean up, drilling offshore where a spill is now inevitable.

How much money did the Horizon One leak cost the people who live in TX, LA, MS, AL, FLA???

Stating that cutting regs necessarily increases jobs so it's obviously always a good thing is an ill-informed and short sighted thing to say. The water outside Cleveland used to be lit on fire occasionally. Flint Michigan sure didn't seem to benefit by avoiding regulations. People who died in giant explosions in Texas didn't benefit from the job. Even everyday workers can be very hurt by cut regulations regarding OSHA.

Regulations are sometimes too onerous. It's a balancing test. But, regulations are put in place bc there was a problem. People don't put regs in place just bc they like regs. Owners hate it bc it cuts into profit. Regs can make it more expensive to do business than just releasing it into the river, so they tell you it's all enviro freaks and scientists, and they promise there will be more jobs, when MOST of it is just increased total profit which has NOT gone to workers.

If you don't want "regulations" then oppose the tariffs, which are just a regulation. They will make life far harder for most Americans, it is bad business, but good politics. Because the "cost" will remain hard to pin, so it sounds good with little downside apparent, just like blanket "cutting regulations."



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:28 PM
link   
Whatever he spends on his trips is probably still less less than Pelosi's in flight barb tab.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:28 PM
link   
a reply to: Scrubdog




You can continue to argue this all you want, you're just wrong, and that's fine. You have no interest in being legally correct.


Really. So you think it was a good idea to give Iran access to those assets?



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:40 PM
link   

originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

His balls are dolphin smooth after all the polishing they get.


This mega billionaire said he was not going to not take the salary from the start..so why is it breaking news now.





Just getting the story out there in case anyone didn't know, the law of averages dictates the more that know the smoother those balls will get.



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 10:53 PM
link   
a reply to: Scrubdog




Good one. Trump knows what he's doing. Fantastic. I haven't giggled like that in quite a while.


And "THAT". What you just said is the reason Trump won the election. The left's leaders thought exactly the way you do, and guess who won? Your position on the whole "Trump doesn't know what he is doing" actually tells me that he knew enough to prove you guys wrong. So yeah. I am going to go with Trump again.



Oh, and "cutting regulations" doesn't create jobs nearly as much as it enriches the people that own the companies.


What? You mean that the one's that own the companies make more money than the one's that work for the owner? That is the way it has been since civilization started. lol. It does however give the working man a way to feed, cloth, and feed his family or just himself. Maybe one day he can start a company of his own, if he works for it.




Stating that cutting regs necessarily increases jobs so it's obviously always a good thing is an ill-informed and short sighted thing to say. The water outside Cleveland used to be lit on fire occasionally. Flint Michigan sure didn't seem to benefit by avoiding regulations. People who died in giant explosions in Texas didn't benefit from the job. Even everyday workers can be very hurt by cut regulations regarding OSHA.


It does create more jobs. I will also state that regulations are helpful as well.




Regulations are sometimes too onerous. It's a balancing test. But, regulations are put in place bc there was a problem. People don't put regs in place just bc they like regs. Owners hate it bc it cuts into profit. Regs can make it more expensive to do business than just releasing it into the river, so they tell you it's all enviro freaks and scientists, and they promise there will be more jobs, when MOST of it is just increased total profit which has NOT gone to workers.


I use to be a coalminer, until the industry dried up because of regulations. I know exactly what regulations can do to a company. They can totally destroy a persons's means to take care of his family. So as far as regulations go, my experience with them is what I will use to determine their worth.




If you don't want "regulations" then oppose the tariffs, which are just a regulation. They will make life far harder for most Americans, it is bad business, but good politics. Because the "cost" will remain hard to pin, so it sounds good with little downside apparent, just like blanket "cutting regulations."


lol. Please. Letting other countries take advantage of the U.S.'s economic system is why the jobs left in the first place. I swear, sometimes I think some people don't want the U.S. to become independent from the worlds energy market. We have the resources, and there is no reason why we should not take advantage of what is right in front of us.



posted on Mar, 8 2018 @ 05:14 AM
link   
a reply to: matafuchs

imagine he could have bought 4 high price hookers with that money.
Trump is a classy guy. he is making America great again



posted on Mar, 8 2018 @ 05:24 AM
link   


Trump decides to donate salary...no media coverage.....



Really.....

Because I have known for a long time he has been doing this as that is as someone who is not the biggest fan of Trump.

In fact if you just google the words "Trump donates salary" you get loads of results from various media sources from CNN to TheHill. So to claim that there has been no media coverage of this is a flat out lie.

I think what this thread is really about is why we are not all falling over ourselves to give praise to a billionaire who is donating a few hundred grand to charity. He almost has to do this, it would be a PR disaster if he was not doing it and he knows that.

Him donating his salary while yes it is admirable it does not make him a angel, its not going to change the fact that he is being sued by porn-stars, goes on twitter rants, is at the centre of the a investigation into the biggest scandal since Watergate.

I keep seeing this stuff, Trump does do some things right, I like his views on abortion, I like that he has at least done something about guns and he has even said a few things that I can agree with but that does not change all of the other stuff he has said and done that makes people like me so strongly against him. I keep seeing Trump supporters point to these little things that might resonate with those who oppose Trump as if its going to change anything. Its like a thread I saw the other day about how he is losing money and that somehow makes him a good guy.

Stuff like this are just little points that are ultimately distractions.




top topics



 
52
<< 1  2  3    5  6  7 >>

log in

join