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Donald Trump: Con man, huckster and liar

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Donald Trump: Presidential material or a huckster?
Donald Trump: Presidential material or a huckster?

Con artist and constant liar Donald Trump claims he’s a winner of all things — business, promotion and the right to be President of the United States.

Like just about everything this failed businessman claims is a lie.

Yes, Trump is the “front-runner” of the campaign season so far for the Republican nomination for President in the 2016 election.

He claims he is the choice of a majority of people who have voted in the primaries.

He isn’t.  He’s not even close.

Trump’s primary win in South Carolina — a “victory” he trumpets often — gave him 33 percent of te vote — the lowest for a Republican winner since before 1980.

Trump is the choice of a loud minority of some who claims to be Republicans.  But the primaries he’s won have given him less than 50 percent of the vote.  He has not won the majority of the American electorate in any election to date.  Most likely, he never will.

He is the leader of the Republican primary contest right now more because of the ineptness of the party.  They ignored the amount of wrath that a con man can create by appealing to a loud minority composed primarily of the unemployed, the uninformed and the uneducated.

Demographic data show that many of Trump’s voters and supporters are white, poor, uneducated and unemployed. Many face shorter lifespans because of “increased rates of disease and ill-health, increased drug overdose and abuses, and suicide.”

We already know Trump is the candidate preferred by racists, bigots and haters.

Trump claims to be a winner in business.

Really?

How many bankruptcies came from Trump’s inability to  manage his own finances or a business?

Four.

He boasts that he has never gone bankrupt.  Like so much of what he says, that claim is — at best — only partially correct.  Four of his business operations have gone broke and he managed to have many of his personal  debts wiped out in bankruptcy filings.

Trump claims he lost nothing personally.

Another lie.

In 1991, he used junk bonds to borrow nearly a billion dollars to finance the incredibly tasteless Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  At the time, he owed more than he was worth and had to sell a yacht and other personal belongings to try to cover his debts.

Boston bankruptcy attorney Red Connolly said Trump used the bankruptcy proceedings to reduce his personal liabilities by adding them to the “business debt” of the casino and that helped drive it to bankruptcy.

Same thing with his extravagant purchase of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  He borrowed vast sums of money at high interest rates and couldn’t even make the interest payments.  So he lost most of his ownership.  Prince Walid bin Talal of Saudi Arabia bailed Trump out of that mess and called the now Presidential wannabe a “disgrace to the United States.”

In 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts hit the bankruptcy courts after Trump ran up $1.8 billion in debts at an incredible 15 percent interest rate (because the lenders did not consider him credit worthy.

Trump reorganized into Trump Entertainment Resorts, which went bankrupt in 2009.  He and his daughter, Ivanka, resigned from the board just before the filing.

Is Trump a success?  He took over the failing Eastern Air Shuttle operation in New York, which ran from the Big Apple to Washington, and turned it into an even bigger disaster called Trump Shuttle.  He dumped it as part of the 1991 bankruptcy.

Trump has made a career out of lying and then claiming success from those lies.  He claimed to have a medical condition exists to avoid the draft to serve in Vietnam.  He promoted “Trump University” as a fail-proof plan to learn how to get rich in real estate and left more than 5,000 people maxed out on their credit cards, loss of their homes and other problems.  The “university” that never really existed is under investigation by New York and federal authorities.

Trump promoted “The Trump Network,” that promoted nutritional supplements and would, he claimed, make people wealthy.

“When I did The Apprentice, it was a long shot. This is not a long shot,” he said. “We are going to be the biggest in the industry.”

It was really nothing more than a “pyramid” marketing scheme that left those who joined it deeply in debt

Writes Kevin D. Williamson in National Review:

It is no wonder that he’s had his greatest success renting his name to Macy’s and pretending to run a business on television rather than actually running a business.

Trump also is lying about self-funding his campaign: Like any other politician, most of his money comes from donors. That famous fund-raising for veterans? The money is going into Trump’s personal foundation.
Trump has repeatedly failed his business partners and lied about it. He has lied about self-funding his campaign. He has lied to his wives and his family. Given that he received a low-risk draft status because of a health condition that he does not have, he almost certainly lied to the military he seeks to command.
The thing about habitual liars is, they lie habitually.
If you’re voting for Trump because you think he’s a straight shooter, you’re a bigger sucker than those chumps losing money on both sides of the table in Atlantic City.
“A sucker is born every minute,” says an old quote attributed to showman P.T Barnum.
Wrong.  Barnum never said that.  David Hannum, a rival and sucker who paid $37,500 for a worthless artifact created by a money-making hoax in 1869 by tobacconist John Hull.
Suckers have been around for generations.  Donald Trump knows that.  He thrives on those who fall for his cons.
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65 thoughts on “Donald Trump: Con man, huckster and liar”

  1. And of course no patriotic, Constitution-loving, free-market capitalist would ever think of voting for Hillary Rotten Clinton or the socialist Sanders. I don’t know who the Republican nominee will be but I, as an independent, am certainly not voting Democrat in 2016.

  2. Strong words tried and tested time and time again throughout history “Con man, huckster and liar”. Sadly though they have normally been used when referring to career politicians (Def: career politician – a leech that bleeds its hosts dry and has never done a days work in their lives). Trump is harsh in his words against US enemies and on some ocassions allies, whilst at times due to the passion of the moment, is guilty of making a statement in haste which later has to be retracted. Trump does however, represent a real opportunity to break away from the establishment of career leeches that have got the US into the current state it is in! Trump offers the ONLY chance for real change and not more of the same ole same ole!

  3. Self made Billionaire is a failure? WOW, sure…Results are results..When it comes to lying, Trump is a rookie! Take Hillary for example…OMG, the people rest.

  4. As always, Mr. Trump is talking from the side of his mouth. He pretends to be an expert on all fields. What does he know about the stock market? He spent most of his life dealing with real estate assets and some of his dealings went bankrupt. His views contradict those of Mr. Warren Buffett’s who is the real stock market expert. Mr. Buffett has made billions of dollars buying and selling stocks.
    It seems to me Mr. Trump wants the stock market to crash to make Obama look worst so he can proclaim again to save the economy with his words.

  5. As far as Donald Trump………………….create an enormous roll of toilet paper with his image on it,
    so we can all wipe our behinds with it………………….as far as George Bush, the worse disaster
    Ever to hold office in America………………with the exception of mad man Hitler(probably his hero)
    in Germany………………dump the idiot Trump………….Dump Trump, before it is too late, wake-up
    America!

  6. are you serious you are calling all supporters of Trump racist, poor, white,uneducated,etc etc. We the people are the back bone of this country .And you really need to do some fact checking if you ever decide to become a journalist and not give half statements. A true report gets all the facts Trump for President 2016

  7. I think Trump and his past experiences with everything his been sold over the years and him pointing out it’s wrong is what’s winning him bonus points in a lot of peoples minds. Sure he might be a Con man and most likely is but what if he got in and made the changes necessary to make things work better. I’d buy that for a dollar. Of course he might just try and use his pay to pay off his debts however it wouldn’t make him any different to anyone else currently running.

  8. Sounds like the author woke up on the wrong LEFT side of the bed with the dildo stuck up too far, Nobody cares what you think. Does it make you feel better now that you have had your little tantrum? Go back to bed, Get up on the RIGHT side, pull out the dildo and take a deep breathe.

  9. All of you uneducated jackasses are the reason why I am voting for Trump. The harder you try to discredit him and talk about him the more it makes me want to vote for him. It actually makes me realize how outside of the establishment he is because all of you so called experts hate him so much. He wasn’t my top choice not even second but I can no longer tolerate all the experts, phonies and the media trying so hard to bash Trump. He has my vote.

  10. Con man, huckster and liar is what comes to mind about every Politician. Exactly why Trump will prevail.these Politicians are scared of Trump they are going to loose a system they have taken decades to build, to keep them living the good life at tax payer expense. World leaders are terrified the end is near of taking the USA for a ride No more free money for them. You criticize Trump for using the bankruptcy laws that the Politicians created for themselves and the top 1 percent,but don’t criticize the corrupt politicians for creating it.I see you wrote this story out of concern for America, that is the biggest CON in this story.If that were true you would have written about every Politician in the race. You wrote this because you wanted to CON people into thinking the establishment knows whats best for citizens all the while it’s whats best for the establishment.

  11. Gotta love these liberals…their burning, seething, red-hot passion for humanity (except Republicans) is nothing short of astounding. In fact, it’s so hot and burning that the smoke from it impedes their ability to see more than two steps ahead. They actually think it’s humane to keep people locked up in generational welfare programs.There is a reason Sea World canceled its killer whale program – after hand-feeding for so long, the poor whales are no longer able to function in the wild. The land of the free, home of the brave is a thing of the past… the dope-smoking free-loaders have won the war…I concede.

  12. Is this what’s coming to America now? The biggest superpower country & it’s presidential race. What a joke. Sad to say if this continues, the world will be laughing harder at you Americans.

  13. You all have to understand…YAHOO is part of the Dumbocrat media circus!! This site is probably Queen of Lies “Hillary” supporter. You all know, the one who has blood on her hands from Bangazi and sent out all those personnel classified E-Mails. Can’t always believe in what you read anymore…they’re NO Walter Cronkite

  14. I get a kick from the replies above that read Dems good and Repubs evil…both parties suck and do not have our interests. Both are paid and bought for by corporations and elites.

  15. Why is the media so hell bent on trying to discredit Trump? I thought their job was to objectively present the facts. You are part of the problem that is trying to influence the public! For against Trump, represent all of the candidates objectively. Seems that your a bunch of wimps. What are you afraid of??? I’m sure you will even take this response down.

  16. This is sort of a stupid article. After all what politician is not all of these things? That is what politicians are.

  17. Here’s the thing about Trump. He has no moral compass and “truth” is an “it depends” variable in his life. The reason there are so many “gotcha” questions about what he stands for is because he doesn’t stand for anything. Everyone changes his/her mind once in awhile and people sometimes even forget things that they have said. But Trump pathologically denies even audio, visual or printed evidence of what he has said. He cannot actually “lead” because his vision of the world is a defensive posture against things that he cannot control. And being President requires functioning in a world sometimes out of your control and molding it by collaborating, learning and growing. He has not demonstrated those qualities. Ever. fedupwithdonaldtrump.com is a place to express your opinion.

  18. “Con man, huckster and liar”

    That’s not just a description of Trump but a definition of a politician.

  19. Trump is a genius! He’s fooled millions of White and other Americans. Does he really want to be President? Its a difficult and thankless job. Its hard work. Trump loves the limelight but not hard work. Poor White Americans believe that he’ll deport millions of illegals and that will mean they will find well paid work. Untrue. They believe he’ll get a wall. Why when net legal and illegal immigration from Mexico is negative. His appeal is largely to the stupid and racist.

    He will be a problem for the GOP until he decides to become a third party candidate. Then things get very interesting. Millions of people will vote for him. His votes will be from his White racist male base but there aren’t enough of those meth mouth breathers. The GOP knows this as well. Congratulations America. You’ve been conned by a master.

    • trump will not win. he may seen to know it all, but really he doesnt. its crazy how a person think money will bring with power. maybe it will, but for how long. im sure pretty he would get killed, just like everybody was saying about obama.

  20. Here is a quote from an article I read a few minutes ago which exemplifies the mess trump has already made: “Whether he wins the Republican nomination or not, or whether he is elected president or not, even at this stage, he is already doing damage to the U.S. reputation internationally. And damaging U.S. security interests.” We need this quack off of the airwaves soon before we get into some really big trouble that it will take more than just trump’s big mouth to get us out of.

  21. Sometimes the real truth can be BRUTAL. I guess someone had to finally open up and tell the truth.

  22. Have you noticed that Donald Trump’s hair has been EXACTLY the same shape and size since he ever appeared in the grand limelight? The reason for this is that Donald Trump’s hair is an implant!. He underwent a procedure used by beautiful girls that want to have a especial kind of hair for a long time. He had his head shaved, then a fine metallic grid attached to his scalp surgically served to attach clumps of his own real hair. This is why his hair is always the same….99% of the photos taken of Donald Trump for the media deliberately make him look monstrous, psychotic, and, of course, demented. Poor guy, he should have never pretended to belong to the highest grade of American Presidents. Is Donald Trump a Grand Master Mason? No. WHO is really backing him up? Does he have any kind of spiritual powers? Whatever money he had will be gone with the wind. He was even told by Republican advisers how to walk, not to wear his ties too long,and not to grimace as if in a fit of aberrational hatred. (Perhaps nobly justified for him) and to definitely rehearse his speeches. We did not like him from the beginning. He does not look as noble as all American presidents, No, he tightens his lips as in in a deep, entrenched, confrontational mentation. Why is his skin so orange? He looks bad with a double chin. He should have had this defect corrected before he went onstage. Even I could talk on the stage like he does. He does not have brilliant academic, scientific erudition. In the end he tries to look like a guy who is poor changeling BUT THAT HE MADE IT! It is so funny to look at him. He does look like a clown. (Or an Evangelical Preacher) Hey, we are not cut of the same cloth. WE ARE THE POWERS TO BE. WE ARE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, and WE WANT A PRESIDENT THAT LOOKS SAINTLY, HOLY, PEACEFUL, MASTERFUL EVEN. Donald Trump will have to invoke much highers powers -if he is capable of doing so- to become a charismatic figure, not a guy who has nothing spiritual. Similia similibus curantur.

  23. The leftys are mighty scared? Have you seen the numbers on a Trump vs Clinton general election? Spoken like a true Trumpie.

  24. And why does he insist on flying home each night to “sleep in his own bed” a conveniently innocent term to disguise obsessive compulsive neurosis, fear of touching another, being contaminated, touching bodily fluids, etc.

  25. What about Liar, Murderer, and Extortionist … Hillary Clinton!! … Where is your expose on that Con Artist … She makes Trump look like a saint!!

  26. Has Trump done or turned out to be anything we didn’t already know that he was or would do? As deplorable as his behavior is, to me it has been fully expected in keeping with the person he has been his whole life. This is not a sudden change in course. It is simply steady as she goes.

  27. Guess that the Liberals forget how Obama lied through his teeth during his tours to get votes… and had some people vote numerous times for him… and dont even get me started on Hillary… her lies are even bigger than her ego or mouth….

    • If you think that Trump will be a “Republican president,” you haven’t been paying attention. He has no moral center, no convictions held with consistency over time, no “hows” to implement his “whats.” He is a huckster and a flimflam man with four bankruptcies, three divorces and the 2 Corinthians on his resume. He can’t even figure out how to deal with KKK and claims that he is being audited because “I’m a Christian.” None of his qualities mark him as a leader and none of what he says shows signs that he has thought about it. Not a leader. fedupwithdonaldtrump.com. Go there and vote.

  28. Con Man, huckster and liar. I think the author was describing Obama. There are no blue states, red states, only the United States. You’re funny author, whoever the hell you are.

    • The author happens to be the owner of this website: The longest continuous political website on the internet. He also worked as a Republican lobbyist for several years!

    • Ah yes, the lefties are so scared they have to point out all the ways that Trump has failed at pretty much everything. So tell us where the article is wrong?

    • Sure Nathan, the “lefties” are scared that Trump WON’T be the GOP nominee, because any other wanabee, even Cruz, will be less easy fro Hilary to clobber in Nov.

    • For a moment I thought this guy was talking about Pelosi and the rest of democrat-liberal-leftists. H Trump was any of these things he would now be in Jail. The writer is a typical liberal leftist.

  29. My hunch is that the Libertarians will be getting a big bump up in their numbers come November. It’s long since time that the “Republicrats” we’re put out to pasture.

    • Libertarians have not chosen to be better than the GOP. What makes them different is where their priorities of destruction lie.

      The one thing they’ve never stood for is liberty itself – except for themselves.

  30. Google psychiatric diagnosis of Trump and you will find lots of material. There are articles from Psychology Today, Slate, Thom Hartman, and others. Most of these say he suffers from narcissistic personality disorder. I think he does, but also watching how he engages in a stream of consciousness way of speaking I think there’s something “off” in his brain circuitry too. He seems to a little manic too.

    To save you the bother of looking it up, here are the characteristics from the DSM5 as per Wiki. One doesn’t need to have all of them to be diagnosed as such, just most of them, which Trump does.

    Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-5, include:[4]

    A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifested by:

    1. Impairments in self functioning (a or b):
    a. Identity: Excessive reference to others for self-definition and self-esteem regulation; exaggerated self-appraisal may be inflated or deflated, or vacillate between extremes; emotional regulation mirrors fluctuations in self-esteem.
    b. Self-direction: Goal-setting is based on gaining approval from others; personal standards are unreasonably high in order to see oneself as exceptional, or too low based on a sense of entitlement; often unaware of own motivations.
    AND
    2. Impairments in interpersonal functioning (a or b):
    a. Empathy: Impaired ability to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others; excessively attuned to reactions of others, but only if perceived as relevant to self; over- or underestimate of own effect on others.
    b. Intimacy: Relationships largely superficial and exist to serve self-esteem regulation; mutuality constrained by little genuine interest in others’ experiences and predominance of a need for personal gain
    B. Pathological personality traits in the following domain:

    Antagonism, characterized by:
    a. Grandiosity: Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self-centeredness; firmly holding to the belief that one is better than others; condescending toward others.
    b. Attention seeking: Excessive attempts to attract and be the focus of the attention of others; admiration seeking.
    C. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are relatively stable across time and consistent across situations.

    D. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not better understood as normative for the individual’s developmental stage or socio-cultural environment.

    E. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not solely due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., severe head trauma).

    • I estimated as such. I believe most stems from how he was bought up. His parents gave him things/money but not love or the nurturing he needed. So now as an adult he seeks and craves to be liked and looked upon as being special. He also needs/wants attention at all cost.

  31. Credit the con man. While the stupidity of his followers is easy to mock, it’s the con man who’s truly guilty. J.

  32. Simple Question! Why doesn’t the Republican party Campaign on all the good that came out of G.W. Bush 8 yrs, Republicans Controlled both houses of Congress 1st. 6 yrs of those 8 yrs!
    Remind the America people of what the Republicans did from Jan 20 2001 to Jan 19 2009!
    Clinton (D) 8…Raised Taxes! 22.7 million jobs created., 2000 GREAT ECONOMY! Surplus!
    Bush (R) 8…Cut Taxes! 5.6 million jobs created. LOST 2.6 Million jobs 08., 2008 Recession!
    Obama (D) 7 yrs., 3 months…14.4 Million jobs Created in 71 Months Better Economy!
    Mrs. Clinton’s Emails/Server…Not Hacked into in 7 yrs 3 months! Server/Emails not used in any “Propaganda”., Emails or Server Not used in any Terrorist Attacks in 7 yrs 3 months.
    ** 2007 it was found that………Deputy of Staff, Carl Rove had ERASED 5 Million Emails off of (gwbush43.com) W.H. Server., when a “Congressional Hearing” had asked for the ….last 2 yrs of W.H. Emails in re guard to the “Partisan Firing of 8 Ark., U.S. Attorneys”. and couldn’t come up with them. 12 Americans were KILLED in our Embassy/Consult attacks under G.W. Bjush.
    those 12 Americans mattered! compare that too….4 killed in Benghazi a CIA Post!
    ** history/facts…this white senior female does. does it matter….HELL YES………

    • The diplomats killed in Libya were not the first, you are correct. However, you need to remember that Clinton & Obama said they were killed because of some video on Youtube.Am I wrong? Clinton told the relatives of the dead men that right to their faces, do you think that is okay? She has told nearly as many lies as Obama. She recently went so far as to say she has NEVER told a lie, now do you really believe that?

  33. Trump is a poster boy for most of today’s Republicans in Congress who seek to steal elections, privatize our government machinations, and will sell out their mother for personal profit.. That’s why few publicly denounce him. They all yearn for a rich piece of public land they can rape for it’s resources, and a docile public they can lock away in for profit prisons.. The end is nigh… Llamraf..

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