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A. B. Man III07/19/2018
09/01/2018Donald J. Trump’s next book should be called “The Art of the Con” because Trump has been running a long con on the America people. Trump was referring to himself when he told the snake story. Trump is a serial liar and a con man that will say or do anything to protect himself or to make money. Trump University was a con job that defrauded its students by using misleading marketing practices and engaging in aggressive sales tactics. Trump had to pay $25 million to settle the case. The Trump Foundation and its directors have been accused of self-dealing and committing various ethical and legal violations. Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort was fined $10 Million for money laundering and for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Trump has lied about his wealth since his early days as a developer in New York. When he needs loan, he exaggerates his assets to secure the loan, when comes time to pay his taxes he low-balls the same assets so he does not pay all taxes due. Trump lied to the American people when he said he was worth 10 billion dollars he has never been worth that much. Trump wants or maybe he needs people to believe he is a wealthy. That may explain why he inflates his wealth from day to day sometimes daily. Did he lie about his wealth and do all those guest spots on radio, TV and in movies to get you to like him so he could pick your pockets later? If people think you are wealthy, they do not think you will pick their pockets. Was it a long con all along if so that would make Donald J. Trump the greatest con man in history?
For more than 30 years, Donald Trump has been almost continuously in the public eye, portraying himself as the epitome of business success and shrewd dealmaking. He took a business founded by his father to build modest middle-class housing in the outer boroughs of New York City and transformed it into a high-profile operation focused on glitzy luxury condominiums, hotels, casinos and golf courses around the world. Operating through the Trump Organization, his family holding company, Trump also capitalized on the name recognition gained through years of reality-television appearances in a wide range of licensing deals. Trump's decision to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015 brought a great deal of new attention to his wide range of business activities and the controversies associated with many of them. Those controversies -- involving issues such as alleged racial discrimination, lobbying violations, investor and consumer deception, tax abatements, workplace safety violations, union avoidance and environmental harm -- are summarized below. Trump's upset victory in the election has made this track record all the more relevant as the relationship between his business activities and his political role has come under greater scrutiny.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation will close and give away all its remaining funds in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office, which had accused the Trump family of using the charity for self-dealing and political gain, the office announced on Tuesday. The attorney general, Barbara Underwood, accused the foundation of “a shocking pattern of illegality” that was “willful and repeated” and included unlawfully coordinating with Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. “This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” Ms. Underwood said. The closure of the foundation is a milestone in the investigation. But the broader lawsuit, which also seeks millions in restitution and penalties and a bar on President Trump and his three oldest children from serving on the boards of other New York charities, is proceeding.If you think it’s a “wild coincidence” that Robert Mueller has charged thirteen Russians in absentia and is now shining a spotlight on potential money laundering by the NRA and questionable family loans in connection with the Trump-Russia probe, here’s a leftover nugget from Trump’s Taj Mahal to consider. While dredging the swamp looking for creatures from the black lagoon, Robert Mueller has been able to follow a trail of slimy footprints that Trump Inc and his sloppy swamp creatures left behind. On June 16, 2015 Trump announced his official bid for the Presidency.Many people believe that higher education is a de facto scam. Trump University, Donald Trump’s real-estate institution, was a de jure one. First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution is now called, ahem, “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.”) Cue lawsuits. Trump University is currently the defendant in three lawsuits — two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and one filed in New York by then-attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who told CNN’s New Day in 2013: “We started looking at Trump University and discovered that it was a classic bait-and-switch scheme. It was a scam, starting with the fact that it was not a university.” Trump U “students” say the same. In his affidavit, Richard Hewson reported that he and his wife “concluded that we had paid over $20,000 for nothing, based on our belief in Donald Trump and the promises made at the [organization’s] free seminar and three-day workshop.” But “the whole thing was a scam.” In fact, $20,000 is only a mid-range loss. The lead plaintiff in one of the California suits, yoga instructor Tarla Makaeff, says she was “scammed” out of $60,000 over the course of her time in Trump U.
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