This morning there was a comment on one of my four blogs that said, “I’m in the UK, so although I’m aware of Donald Trump I don’t know much of his background. But yes, he does seem to use that type of approach and doesn’t appear to have done all that badly for himself. That is the type of world we live in now. It’s dog eat dog and the Rottweilers are doing very well out of it.” If you want to read the Blog post thread that comment appeared in here’s the link to The Price of Inflating Self-esteem.
My reply: Then I think it’s time that you are introduced to the real Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s father funded his early real estate ventures and when The Donald got in trouble, daddy bailed him out. When his dad died, The Donald inherited about $200 million from good old dad. The Donald has also done very well for himself thanks to government corporate welfare.
In 2011, The Los Angeles Times reported, “Trump has thrived with government’s generosity”
Once The Donald’s daddy was gone and he got in trouble with his business ventures, he turned to bankruptcies to bail himself out while paying himself big salaries as the CEO of failing corporations that often never made enough money to pay the bills from day one.
PolitiFact.com reports on The Donald’s corporate bankruptcies, corporations that he owned and/or controlled. The Donald has bragged often about personally never going bankrupt but he never mentions how many times some of his business ventures have gone under and how he always walked away with more money while not paying the vendors and workers he left behind.
The Donald also has links to the mob. When he was in his twenties and the government came after him for discrimination, not renting to blacks in his thousands of apartment rentals, he turned to the New York crime families main lawyer to get him out of trouble, and that lawyer became a good friend and adviser who taught him everything he knows about how to deal with trouble: you lie, and you lie big, and you lie repeatedly.
“What Trump has to say about the reasons for his long, close and wide-ranging dealings with organized crime figures, with the role of mobsters in cheating Trump Tower workers, his dealings with Felix Sater and Trump’s seeming leniency for Weichselbaum, are questions that voters deserve full answers about before casting their ballots.”
Then there are the endless court cases Trump files to bully people in business and silence critics. Here’s an Exclusive from USA Today: “Trump’s 3,500 lawsuits unprecedented for a presidential nominee”
From Fortune Magazine: 5 of Donald Trump’s craziest lawsuits
The Daily Beast: “Donald Trump Sued Everyone but His Hairdresser”
“Donald Trump Will See You in Court.” Bloomberg.com
Then last, but-not-least, there is his lies, his endless, repeated lies. The Donald is the emperor of lies. No other presidential candidate in history has lied as much as he has and continues to do, and he has a history or seldom if never admitting he lied no matter how much evidence there is proving he lied. Only 9 percent of what he claims in his campaign speeches is totally true. Politifact.com
Vanity Fair reports, “Why It’s Pointless to Fact-Check Donald Trump
For a comparison, Hillary Clinton’s claims/statements are totally true 22 percent of the time – more than twice The Donald.
We know The Donald has a Big Mouth but what about his Small Hands? How can hands so greedy be small?
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, with a BA in journalism and an MFA in writing, who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005).
Lofthouse’s first novel was the award winning historical fiction My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. His second novel was the award winning thriller Running with the Enemy followed by his award winning memoir Crazy is Normal.
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