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NYT Gets Trump Tax Info 1985-1994

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by iluvatar5150, May 7, 2019.

  1. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    Wouldn't the tax returns speak for themselves? I mean, how do you misrepresent a tax form?
     
  2. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    I see better now your attraction to someone like Trump.
     
  3. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    ...and Mexico's checks for the wall they're supposed to pay for...

    ...and the wall itself...
     
  4. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    He was their source of entertainment. Like any other cartoon character, people tuned in to see what wacky antics he'd get into that week...

    Just as they did to Joshua Norton.

    He was a source of money and amusement... not alwaus in that order. Just because he expects people to bow at his feet now doesn't mean they did so in the past.
     
  5. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    I see what mammon has to offer.
     
  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    I think it's very telling what you can get these days for a mere thirty pieces of silver.
     
  7. wing2000

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    ....and projecting an image of success.
     
  8. wing2000

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    Seriously? You would rely on the good will of companies to fight pollution?
     
  9. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    The shepherd always watches over the sheep... just try not to think about why...
     
  10. iluvatar5150

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    This notion that he was the darling of the media and beloved by all is so divorced from reality it boggles the mind.

    Newsflash: It's a lot easier to be a horrible person and still have friends when you keep most of your horribleness to yourself (or at least don't publicize it) and maintain an appearance of being mostly harmless. For most of the 2000's prior to the campaign, Trump's main public persona was as a game show host made in the image of a cartoonish corporate raider. He was playing a part. Granted, it may not have been much of a stretch, but it was still showmanship and we all knew it. And there was some actual real estate development still going on in the background.

    That level of fame is going to win you friends. But when you start trying to get yourself taken more seriously by trotting out a bunch of dumb policy ideas and terrible rhetoric, people are going to disavow you. And that's what happened to Trump.
     
  11. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Well the thing was, most people assumed that Donald was merely playing a part... in essence, a self-parody.

    Look at William Shatner or Ryan Reynolds these days... they basically play over the top versions of themselves. Lots of people assumed Donald was doing the same thing...

    ...then he demanded to be taken seriously... and people did. Then he demanded to be put in charge... and too many people thought that was a good idea.

    Now he demands your unquestioning loyalty and obedience...
     
  12. bhsmte

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    Well, the media is who provided trump the platform to get elected and get his message out, without spending money. CNN specifically, covered him extensively, when he first announced he would run and many forget, Fox was actually providing mostly anti trump coverage, until it became apparant, he would win the nomination.

    The other factor is simply, who he was running against and the opportunity this opened up, for someone who was non pc, and not part of the established, elitist politicians, who the public grew weary of and trump beat to win the nomination, then the presidency.
     
  13. hislegacy

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    What I find interesting is that prior to running for office, Trump wast touted as a great businessman, received awards for racial diversity and work he did with minorities and was a friend to the very same people who are saying the exact opposite of him now.

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    And people actually believe it.
     
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  14. iluvatar5150

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    In recent years, it's been almost exclusively TrumpFans who've been touting his business record. The rest of us have been trying to point out how much of a conman he is.

    No, that wasn't why he got that award.

    Trump won 1986 award, but not for helping black youths
    No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP

    It is amazing what some people will believe.
     
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  15. bhsmte

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    People believe all sorts of stuff about people.

    Whether they are true or not, is another matter.
     
  16. Shiloh Raven

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    None of these photo-ops negate his questionable behavior toward minorities over the years, including when he and his father were sued by the government for housing discrimination against black people.

    Trump's Long History of Racism

    The racist comments of Donald Trump

    Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2018
     
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  17. GoldenBoy89

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    I'm surprised you didn't go with Kanye as a more relevant ambassador for the black community.
     
  18. Justified112

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    Lot's of companies have taken proactive measures to combat pollution.
     
  19. Justified112

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    You obviously don't know what you're talking about. He was in pretty good with everyone that hates him now up in DC and in Hollywood.
     
  20. Justified112

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    They are fighting with all their might to misrepresent and reinterpret the Mueller report because they can't put on their big boy pants and accept that their attempt to frame Trump for crimes he didn't commit just didn't pan out they were hoping it would.
     
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