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