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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: onequestion
Just as a quick side note to your query, I have ALWAYS contemplated the reasons that Trump has so many daliances in seemingly trivial business enterprises ... Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Board games etc.
I realize the importance of the "Trump Brand" ... but come on ... what's next, Trump Underwear or Trump Toilet Paper???
I'm a real estate broker. I make money by helping others dispose of and acquire property. If I were able to make millions or billions of dollars in that enterprise, why would I be content to make thousands (or less) by teaching others in the various "get rich quick in real estate" (which, you can do if you are willing to sacrifice the great majority of your life and time and have a better than average rate of good luck.)
originally posted by: ketsuko
This whole tax issue is one of the things that makes me despise the GOPe even more.
When was the last time you heard the GOPe level those questions at a Democrat? When was the last time you heard a Democrat level them at a Republican? When was the last time you heard a Democrat level them at another Democrat?
originally posted by: onequestion
What if Trump is broke?
How would that effect his campaign?
I was watching the debate on CNN and it dawned on me that he's probably broke and he doesn't want his rich billionaire image to fall apart.
Like almost everything associated with billionaire real estate tycoon and Olympic-level narcissist Donald Trump, the financial disclosure form he filed with the federal government this week in support of his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination was large, hard to believe, and self-referential to the point of parody.
Trump was required to file the form — which, at 92 pages, dwarfed the submissions of his opponents — in order to allow the public to flag any possible conflicts of interests that might disqualify him from sitting in the Oval Office. It lists his assets (totaling something between about $1.4 billion and infinity, considering how many properties are listed as being worth $50 million or more) and his liabilities, which come to about a quarter of a billion dollars in loans. Many of the assets Trump lists are marked as having a value that is "not readily ascertainable."
Most people might not know that Trump, who has both produced and appeared not just in multiple reality television programs, but Hollywood movies, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and receives an annual pension of more than $110,000.