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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Tue May 12, 2020, 11:26 PM May 2020

Much of the distrust of Donald Trump began when he lied about turning over his tax returns.

At first, it was his story that they were "in audit" and that he would definitely turn them over before the election in 2016.

He lied and he was successful in hiding his tax returns. He has managed to hide them up to this very day. He has gone all the way to the Supreme Court in order to keep them secret.

What was in those returns that was damaging that he would go to such extremes. Except for Republicans, most everyone was suspicious of his refusal to make public his tax returns or his business dealing with foreign leaders, including dictators unfriendly to America.

It was "un-American" not to be concerned with his financial activities. How could any honest American pretend that it didn't matter?

The distrust of Donald Trump began there with most of the voters, in my opinion. His lies and his dishonorable actions only became more pronounced as his actions became more and more suspicious.

No honest person would trust him as far as they could throw him.

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Much of the distrust of Donald Trump began when he lied about turning over his tax returns. (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
That only bothered us. OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #1
You're exactly right calguy May 2020 #6
they love his lying, they aspire to his level of con Celerity May 2020 #10
"honest" is not a trait in vogue for those who worship grifters..imo saidsimplesimon May 2020 #2
For me, it began with the "birther" crap RainCaster May 2020 #3
It is a slow process, but I agree. It started there for many people. Lucinda May 2020 #4
People voted for Trump while distracting him about many things... brooklynite May 2020 #5
"If I'm elected I'll release my tax returns." Frasier Balzov May 2020 #7
Ha! My distrust of Donald Trump began in the 1980s misanthrope May 2020 #8
Anybody from the NY metropolitan area has known mnhtnbb May 2020 #9
80's, for me. He was on the Oprah Winfrey show. Solly Mack May 2020 #11

OAITW r.2.0

(25,625 posts)
1. That only bothered us.
Tue May 12, 2020, 11:31 PM
May 2020

None of his cult gave a shit. Probably still don't. His problem is his lying is also killing his base. That's a real problem with the cult.

calguy

(5,423 posts)
6. You're exactly right
Tue May 12, 2020, 11:40 PM
May 2020

I spend some time battling hard core trumpers at another chat site for entertainment purposes only. And you're right, they don't care what trump does or how many lies he tells. They couldn't care less about his taxes or anything else.

Celerity

(45,137 posts)
10. they love his lying, they aspire to his level of con
Wed May 13, 2020, 05:53 AM
May 2020

The key to understanding the way of the MAGAt is to realise that what we hate, they love, and what we love, they hate.

They have built a mental dam against truth and justice, fairness and love, tolerance and knowledge.

They live for hate, greed, power, and abuse.

saidsimplesimon

(7,888 posts)
2. "honest" is not a trait in vogue for those who worship grifters..imo
Tue May 12, 2020, 11:33 PM
May 2020

There are more of US than those cretins for rumpie. GOTV 2020

RainCaster

(11,080 posts)
3. For me, it began with the "birther" crap
Tue May 12, 2020, 11:34 PM
May 2020

He showed me back then that he was a lying racist psychopathic piece of shit.

Frasier Balzov

(2,996 posts)
7. "If I'm elected I'll release my tax returns."
Wed May 13, 2020, 02:47 AM
May 2020

"Not releasing my tax returns apparently didn't matter to the voters, so there's no need to release them."

Weasel. Welcher. Swindler.

misanthrope

(7,545 posts)
8. Ha! My distrust of Donald Trump began in the 1980s
Wed May 13, 2020, 03:13 AM
May 2020

When his shenanigans drove the USFL into the ground ahead of schedule. He continued it with his burgeoning celebrity which made more obvious his narcissism. Then came the Central Park Five.

And that was all before the 1980s ended.

mnhtnbb

(31,578 posts)
9. Anybody from the NY metropolitan area has known
Wed May 13, 2020, 05:33 AM
May 2020

Trump has been a disreputable con man for his entire professional life. People from NY were screaming about it, trying to warn the country, in 2016.

Solly Mack

(91,108 posts)
11. 80's, for me. He was on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Wed May 13, 2020, 05:54 AM
May 2020

I was ever so happy that he was New York's problem. Even though he seemed to be the new novelty some people were excited by (at the time), I thought him icky and ugly.

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