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(34,376 posts)
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:29 AM Jun 2023

What do you think is the primary reason TFG stole the documents?

40 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
He genuinely believed it was legal and wanted them as souvenirs.
0 (0%)
He intended to sell secrets to other countries to enrich himself.
2 (5%)
His master, Putin, ordered him to get them and share them.
0 (0%)
The Saudis wanted them in exchange for the $$$ they gave various Trumps/Kushners.
0 (0%)
He thought they could be leverage to keep himself out of prison.
0 (0%)
He wanted to show them off to casual visitors at Merdealardo.
0 (0%)
He wasn't sure how he could use them later but wanted to keep options open.
1 (3%)
More than one of the above
35 (88%)
None of the above
0 (0%)
Other (please specify)
2 (5%)
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What do you think is the primary reason TFG stole the documents? (Original Post) spooky3 Jun 2023 OP
All but the first one which is his legal strategy: Merlot Jun 2023 #1
To sell them to other dictators of course. Autumn Jun 2023 #2
He said something to Kaitlan Collins-- viva la Jun 2023 #3
Yup Farmer-Rick Jun 2023 #5
Exactly! Iwasthere Jun 2023 #12
Money Blue Owl Jun 2023 #4
Vanity TwilightZone Jun 2023 #6
I suspect he is a klepto too. GreenWave Jun 2023 #7
NARCISSISM. maxsolomon Jun 2023 #8
Those documents made him feel powerful Buckeyeblue Jun 2023 #9
Because he could. Srkdqltr Jun 2023 #10
More accurately, because he -thought- he could. TwilightZone Jun 2023 #11
That too. I think it's that simple. Srkdqltr Jun 2023 #13
To thumb his nose at the establishment. No one tells him what to do. underpants Jun 2023 #14


(9,696 posts)
1. All but the first one which is his legal strategy:
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:31 AM
Jun 2023

"He genuinely believed it was legal and wanted them as souvenirs."

viva la

(3,259 posts)
3. He said something to Kaitlan Collins--
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:35 AM
Jun 2023

Bitching that they were "negotiating" and then suddenly came the subpoena. "Nixon got $18 million!"
(And they promptly changed the law to keep from getting taken again.)

I think Trump thought if he couldn't sell these to Putin and MBS, he'd be like an art thief and sell it all back to the government. And he actually feels like he's been cheated!

Goodness, he's smut.


(10,119 posts)
5. Yup
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:41 AM
Jun 2023

Since at one time all of our country's most secret of secrets were in his control, he feels those secrets are still all his to shop around for fun and profit.

But he has a really bad memory and can't communicate above a 12 year old level, so he needed the hard copies.


(25,401 posts)
6. Vanity
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:42 AM
Jun 2023

It could certainly be more than that, but Trump's actions are often borne out of ego, especially his more self-destructive ones.


(33,199 posts)
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:43 AM
Jun 2023

He's not a complicated guy. He is pathologically self-centered and vain. Everything is about him, always.

Is the document addressed to him? It's his, forever.

He's a toxic clown who wears a clown suit and clown makeup and clown shoes and has clown hair. He's the worst person in America.


(5,495 posts)
9. Those documents made him feel powerful
Fri Jun 9, 2023, 11:44 AM
Jun 2023

Being able to access any secret and air force one were the two things Trump loved the most about being president. He couldn't take air force one, but he could take the documents.

The fact that he might have sold them or show them to others was about power as well. Money is money. But people buying the documents isn't about finance, it's about power.

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