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trueblue2007

(17,329 posts)
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:05 PM Jul 2016

Trump is a Crook. Why is this not all over the Main Stream News ??


Trump's Wealth Built on Stiffing Scores of Contractors, Businesses and Employees for Years, Report Finds
A pattern of not paying bills in full is traced.

A major investigation by USA Today has revealed one of the sordid secrets to the profit making in Donald Trump’s business empire: don’t pay your bills in full, whether from small businesses, contractors or even the lawyers you’ve hired to stonewall them.

The overall ugly picture that emerges goes far beyond Trump’s use of bankruptcy court, where debts can be forgiven or restructured depending on their category and type of federal bankruptcy filing. What’s most provocative about USA Today’s reporting, which goes beyond previous accounts of the same tactics or his mob connections, is how Trump has a longstanding pattern of ignoring his bills and walking away from debts owed contractors and employees.

“At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments and other government filings reviewed by the USA Today Network, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work,” the newspaper wrote Friday. “Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.”

That summation is the tip of a later iceberg, and one that should make Trump’s white, working-class followers shudder—because he has a habit of stiffing blue-collar laborers.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trumps-wealth-built-stiffing-scores-contractors-businesses-and-employees-years-report
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Trump is a Crook. Why is this not all over the Main Stream News ?? (Original Post) trueblue2007 Jul 2016 OP
Isn't this criminal ??? trueblue2007 Jul 2016 #1
How do we penetrate the membranes of the fox zombie brain washed cheeto supporters to hear this? kimbutgar Jul 2016 #5
Hiding behind his lawyers and screwing the little guy BeyondGeography Jul 2016 #2
Everytime I encounter a cheeto fan on facebook kimbutgar Jul 2016 #3
These people need to be represented at primetime this week. Ilsa Jul 2016 #4
Why? It's more profitable attempting to make the General Election a horse race ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2016 #6
And a big fat LIAR MiniMe Jul 2016 #7
Why???....Msm is corporate...the upper 1%...,the same who won beachbumbob Jul 2016 #8

trueblue2007

(17,329 posts)
1. Isn't this criminal ???
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:06 PM
Jul 2016

“In addition to the lawsuits, the review found more than 200 mechanic’s liens—filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work—since the 1980s,” USA Today wrote. “The liens range from a $75,000 claim by a Plainview, N.Y., air conditioning and heating company to a $1 million claim from the president of a New York City real estate banking firm. On just one project, Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, records released by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1990 show that at least 253 subcontractors weren’t paid in full or on time, including workers who installed walls, chandeliers and plumbing.”

kimbutgar

(21,556 posts)
5. How do we penetrate the membranes of the fox zombie brain washed cheeto supporters to hear this?
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:15 PM
Jul 2016

For me it was years ago the way he cheated on Ivana for Marla and then dumped Marla for Melania. The callousness was appalling to me. And I never got the celebrity apprentice show. Thought it was stupid and cruel.

BeyondGeography

(39,438 posts)
2. Hiding behind his lawyers and screwing the little guy
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:11 PM
Jul 2016

I know a mom-and-pop company in NJ he did that to. HRC's campaign should find people who are willing to talk. It would make a damned good ad.

kimbutgar

(21,556 posts)
3. Everytime I encounter a cheeto fan on facebook
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:11 PM
Jul 2016

I make sure to link to the USA today article. I never hear back from them. There are two nasty women who I have sent meme's to and they still think cheeto is a good christian family man. Facts and logic don't work with these types. Like John Oliver said last night facts and feelings are not the same but Cheetos supporters still think their feelings are facts.

Ilsa

(61,740 posts)
4. These people need to be represented at primetime this week.
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:14 PM
Jul 2016

His support from blue collar works needs to be blown out of the water. They have to fight the billionaire to get paid for contracted work. Trump tries to screw them. Why do they want to give him a chance to drive down their wages, eliminate their rights to sue for payment?

 

1StrongBlackMan

(31,849 posts)
6. Why? It's more profitable attempting to make the General Election a horse race ...
Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:17 PM
Jul 2016

and it's more fun watching one segment of the left attacking Democrats.

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