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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:13 AM

"I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!"

That is from a fresh Thrump tweet. Has this alleged practice been thoroughly investigated? I don't think he'd give up a $1 bill.Why should anyone else believe this?

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Reply "I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!" (Original post)
jayfish Sep 28 OP
Miguelito Loveless Sep 28 #1
jimfields33 Sep 28 #6
Hamlette Sep 28 #44
jimfields33 Sep 28 #47
Hamlette Sep 28 #53
jayfish Sep 28 #19
jayfish Sep 28 #21
Boogiemack Sep 28 #41
Heartstrings Sep 28 #2
jayfish Sep 28 #23
madashelltoo Sep 28 #3
Chipper Chat Sep 28 #4
Aristus Sep 28 #8
rickford66 Sep 28 #5
Massacure Sep 28 #28
rickford66 Sep 28 #39
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 28 #7
Massacure Sep 28 #30
OhioBlue Sep 28 #32
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 28 #9
tetedur Sep 28 #10
duforsure Sep 28 #11
greenjar_01 Sep 28 #12
crickets Sep 28 #35
AleksS Sep 28 #13
mnhtnbb Sep 28 #14
madaboutharry Sep 28 #15
Cirque du So-What Sep 28 #16
soothsayer Sep 28 #17
The Magistrate Sep 28 #25
ProfessorGAC Sep 28 #36
soothsayer Sep 28 #37
dalton99a Sep 28 #52
Cha Sep 28 #45
malaise Sep 28 #18
H2O Man Sep 28 #33
malaise Sep 28 #34
H2O Man Sep 28 #38
bdamomma Sep 28 #50
malaise Sep 28 #51
Klaralven Sep 28 #20
House of Roberts Sep 28 #22
jayfish Sep 28 #24
rzemanfl Sep 28 #26
Hoyt Sep 28 #27
louis-t Sep 28 #29
Disaffected Sep 28 #31
JI7 Sep 28 #40
Cha Sep 28 #42
Hamlette Sep 28 #43
tavernier Sep 28 #46
DeminPennswoods Sep 28 #48
bdamomma Sep 28 #49

Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:15 AM

1. Even if he did,

He's stealing hundreds of times that amount in tax fraud.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:16 AM

6. Not only that but Kennedy did as well

Maybe he didnít add him because it wasnít 400K but he still didnít take a salary. Trump gets worse by the minute.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:53 PM

44. and President Hoover.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #44)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:57 PM

47. Thank you. That is great to know.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #47)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:36 PM

53. a few similarities indeed, both rich f--kers.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:21 AM

21. That's not my point.

These are talking points he's disseminating to his flock. They will take it at face value, run with it and it will shade media coverage. The end result? The needle will not move. It's already is shading coverage. I wouldn't give two shits about an Orange tweet unless I heard it being broadcast.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:38 PM

41. But he took a 400K tax write off and 750 back. nt

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. That's a major excuse I'm seeing

but no one can seem to ďprove itĒ. Being the narcissist he is, you know he would be showing documents galore...if it were true.

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:23 AM

23. That's What I'm Talking About.

It's the running excuse and his marks will eat it up. "He's sooooo philanthropic". :eyes"

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:16 AM

3. He gives up $400,000 and

Steals how many hundred millions? Thatís called priming the pump.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:16 AM

4. No

I'm pretty sure George Washington gave his up too. 😠all 400 thousand of it.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

8. And JFK.

n/t

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:16 AM

5. What was the previous salary for other Presidents?

Technically accurate statement.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:35 AM

28. The salary has been increased from time to time over the 20th century

It was $100,000 a year following Truman's first election in 1948 (he was paid $75,000 per year while finishing FDR's 4th term), increased to $200,000 a year starting with Nixon's first term, and then again to $400,000 with George W Bush's first term.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:32 PM

39. So Bush and Obama didn't return their $400,000 salary.

My point is that Trump gets away with this statement.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

7. Ought to be easy to prove.

Release the documents that prove it, Trump.

And release the tax returns that prove you paid millions to the IRS.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:38 AM

30. Trump has actually tweeted about his donations

Trump's administration was actually mocked sometime back when Sara Sanders posted a pic of a check in which Trump's account number and bank routing number were not edited out.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:13 PM

32. But was the check ever delivered and cashed

and was there more than 1?

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

9. I can't imagine him giving up any amount of money for any reason.

As the old saying goes, he'd steal the dimes off a dead man's eyes, so I don't believe for a minute that he gave up his salary. But even if he did, he's more than made up for it in his grifts off the government.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

10. This is not true, of course. John F. Kennedy didn't get a presidential salary.

When President Kennedy took office in 1961, he was a very wealthy man. His familyís worth was around $1 billion at the time, and he himself had a multimillion-dollar trust fund. He certainly didnít need the presidential salary ($100,000 annually with a $50,000 expense account, at the time) to get by. So, he donated it all to charity instead.


https://www.payscale.com/career-news/2016/08/presidential-salary-stories

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

11. Coming from the most prolific liar as president we've ever had,

We need proof, so show us your taxes.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

12. He banks many multiples of that just by requiring Secret Service to stay at his properties

and billing them out at extraordinary amounts. Hell, he even had the damn Air Force stay at his Scottish properties, in a news item that was chuckled over by the DC press, tra la, it's all normal!

Never mind the bucketloads of graft he gets from various lobbyists and foreign governments booking up Trump hotels and properties to garner favor with the world's most infamous deadbeat.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:25 PM

35. +1000000

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

13. That would mean something if he hadn't also

Grifted way way way more than that on the back end.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

14. He's probably the only president on record to have pocketed US taxpayer money for his golf trips

paid to his golf courses--to the tune of over a hundred million--as well as income at his hotels for people wanting to curry favor with his regime.



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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:18 AM

15. That is a lie.

Herbert Hoover and John Kennedy also gave away their salaries.

Trump doesn't know anything about history.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:18 AM

16. Sez the liar

If rump said water is wet, Iíd have to see for myself.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:19 AM

17. Here it is. Why bother saying this? "have long said that I may release....

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Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits.....


Donald J. Trump

Sep 28, 2020
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
.....Also, if you look at the extraordinary assets owned by me, which the Fake News hasnít, I am extremely under leveraged - I have very little debt compared to the value of assets. Much of this information is already on file, but I have long said that I may release....

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
.....Financial Statements, from the time I announced I was going to run for President, showing all properties, assets and debts. It is a very IMPRESSIVE Statement, and also shows that I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:25 AM

25. The Loser Weasels Wildy, Sir

What he is saying is that having a tax liability, which you then offset by fraudulent declarations, counts as paying that tax liability.

If you owe someone twenty dollars, and insist they give you nineteen dollars and give them back one, you have not paid the debt. You have just chiseled and weaseled.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:33 PM

36. The TO Gave Public Statements...

...in 2016 that they had assets of $10.2 billion and LTD of $5.4 billion.
A D/E ratio of 1.125 is not "extremely underleveraged."
And 2 years ago, Moody's reassessed creditworthiness, and concluded the assets were overvalued by 20%, and the debt was at least $1.2 billion higher than claimed.
This puts us at $8 billion in assets and $6.6 billion in leverage.
This is a D/E of 4.7.
That is hitting the highly over leveraged range.
Once again, he's lying.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:38 PM

37. Interesting

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:25 PM

52. +1

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:55 PM

45. The FAKE president trump LIES his GD Large ASS HEAD

Off.

His biggest LIE was knowing how "Deadly" COVID was & Lying to the American People that is was "a democrat hoax for 70 days".

trump is a rabid cornered rat flinging rat shit at the wall.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:19 AM

18. All that matters is that he is effin' rattled

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:15 PM

33. +1

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #33)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:17 PM

34. Present facts, ridicule and humiliate

Mission accomplished

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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:57 PM

38. Exactly!

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:10 PM

50. Isn't this getting ole

his pulls out his repeated bs.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #50)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:20 PM

51. Very

He's really washed up

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:20 AM

20. Trump botches a boast about giving away his presidential salary

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:22 AM

22. It's not his taxes or income that is the scandal.

It is his debt and who he owes. They are the ones who own him, and they are calling the shots, and are motivating him to put his profits ahead of the American people. Just the vig (interest) on what he owes must be keeping him scrambling to pay it ongoing.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:25 AM

24. Balance for His Minions.

It all balances out.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:26 AM

26. "...[N]early $400,000 plus..." shows what an ignorant fuck he is. n/t

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:28 AM

27. Bet he'll take his government pension for life.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:37 AM

29. I'm betting he wishes he had taken it.

He only did that as part of his ploy to make people think he really was a billionaire. Which he is not.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:43 AM

31. He is probably lying about it

which may be another reason he won't release his income tax forms.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:35 PM

40. This is what his dumbfuck supporters spew.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:46 PM

42. trump LIES like a GD filthy rug.. Nobody

should Ever believe Anything he says.. EVER.

His biggest LIE was knowing how "Deadly" COVID was & Lying to the American People that is was "a democrat hoax for 70 days".

Believe trump at our own gd PERIL.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:48 PM

43. it depends on how much he made from other sources. What percentage of his income is his salary?

Obama gave the $1.4M Nobel prize money to charity so if Trump gave his salary it would be a bit more than the nobel prize alone. And Obama gave hundreds of thousands more each year. So, no, Obama didn't donate his salary but he did donate about the same amount.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:07 PM

46. It's the same old shell game

by the same old grifter. Careful where youíre not looking while he is talking.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:00 PM

48. No salary, but plenty of income from the Secret Service

having to rent rooms at Mar-a-Lago, rent rooms and golf carts at his golf clubs, eat at his clubs and so on.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:02 PM

49. two words

fuck off.

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