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  posted on 11/9/2019 at 09:52 PM
So the president is fined $2 million dollars for stealing from a charity, and it hardly makes the news and nobody seems to care. Meanwhile Trump and his cult members continue to complain about how unfair the media is to him. Where did we go wrong? This is truly madness!
 
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  posted on 11/9/2019 at 09:59 PM
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So the president is fined $2 million dollars for stealing from a charity, and it hardly makes the news and nobody seems to care. Meanwhile Trump and his cult members continue to complain about how unfair the media is to him. Where did we go wrong? This is truly madness!


Just another episode of apprentice prez...Just think people think he's the guy that should represent the US to the world....

 

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  posted on 11/9/2019 at 10:00 PM
Had it been Obama or Clinton stealing from charity, running a scam university, or withholding military aid from a country, in exchange for digging up dirt on a political opponent, not being honest and truthful EVER. Just one of those things, the Republicans would have been calling for their peckers on the chopping block.
 

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  posted on 11/9/2019 at 10:07 PM
On the face of it however, it sounds too much like “fake news”
A billionaire stealing from a charity?
Will look it up - he was fined so mayb some credibility, but too often that’s not the case
Perhaps it hasn’t made the splash anticipated for that reason - the supermarket tabloid trash journalism has become

[Edited on 11/10/2019 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 11:22 AM
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You do that.

 

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Yep, money from a now-defunct foundation was funneled in go his campaign effort, a misuse of funds - ‘stealing’ not so sure about that, it’s all his money, but clearly a misuse of funds intended for his charity foundations - that’s how I read it anyway

Also saw a story that his children can no longer be involved w/the foundations b/c they were stealing from children’s charities - if true, that’s a worse thing than the misuse of funds that, as you said, resulted in a $2M fine - it wasn’t fake news after all

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 12:41 PM
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A billionaire stealing from a charity?


Force of habit: he is a money grubbing greedy dishonest chiseling pathological liar criminal.


 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 01:35 PM
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Yep, money from a now-defunct foundation was funneled in go his campaign effort, a misuse of funds - ‘stealing’ not so sure about that, it’s all his money, but clearly a misuse of funds intended for his charity foundations - that’s how I read it anyway



It actually wasn't his money. Trump had very little of his own money in his foundation. He solicited donations to his foundation from friends, business associates, and Republican donors. In 2016, there isn't a record of Trump putting a single dollar into his foundation. He did, however, use foundation money to pay fines for his business, buy artwork, and pay for golf outings.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 01:44 PM
Apologetics is an art. First, spin story as possible "Fake News" before checking it out, then after checking it out sprinkle some sugar on the turd.


 

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Yep, money from a now-defunct foundation was funneled in go his campaign effort, a misuse of funds - ‘stealing’ not so sure about that, it’s all his money, but clearly a misuse of funds intended for his charity foundations - that’s how I read it anyway



It actually wasn't his money. Trump had very little of his own money in his foundation. He solicited donations to his foundation from friends, business associates, and Republican donors. In 2016, there isn't a record of Trump putting a single dollar into his foundation. He did, however, use foundation money to pay fines for his business, buy artwork, and pay for golf outings.


It is sad Trump lacks the funds to pay for his necessities in life. If we would have have known this earlier, we could have all chipped in to help him out. Below is a little blurb on Don Jr's Boy Scout Dues:

https://www.bustle.com/p/did-trump-once-pay-his-sons-boy-scout-registration -fee-with-charity-money-72545

"Over the years, no other organization or charity has received as much financial support from the president as the Trump Foundation, with the largest donation amounting to $264,631 — the cause being renovating a fountain at the Plaza Hotel, one of his properties. The smallest donation dates back to 1989 — when Donald Trump Jr. was 11 years old — was the $7 Trump seemingly used to pay for his oldest son's Boy Scouts" registration fee.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 02:27 PM
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Force of habit: he is a money grubbing greedy dishonest chiseling pathological liar criminal.

[/quote)

You’re mellowing brer
Aren’t you forgetting, a despicable demagogue, a dirty devious despot who’s polluted the political atmosphere w/deep discord, divisive dissension, distrust & suspicion, anger & rancor, enmity & animosity - a deplorable disgrace to the office of the presidency, foisting on Americans w/an iron corrupt fist, sordid imperial government as inept & incompetent as it is illegal/reprehensible/repugnant while running roughshod over the Constitution

A scandalous scoundrel, a sleazy shyster, a self styled scofflaw, a belligerent bully, a wayward war monger/lethal loose cannon.....

He’s been called all these things
Less an apologist, I’m just one American who believes the law wouldn’t permit him to be free, much less in the WH, if he WERE all these things, or even half of them -
peaceful best wishes

[Edited on 11/16/2019 by Stephen]

 

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A billionaire stealing from a charity?


Force of habit: he is a money grubbing greedy dishonest chiseling pathological liar criminal.

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You’re mellowing brer
Aren’t you forgetting, a despicable demagogue, a dirty devious despot who’s polluted the political atmosphere w/deep discord, divisive dissension, sinister suspicion, anger & rancor, enmity & animosity - forcing on Americans w/an iron corrupt fist, a sordid imperial presidency as incompetent as it is illegal/reprehensible/repugnant while running roughshod over the Constitution
A scandalous scoundrel, a self styled scofflaw, a belligerent bully, a wayward war mongrel/lethal loose cannon.....

He’s been called all these things
Less an apologist, I’m just one American who believes the law wouldn’t permit him to be free, much less in the WH, if he WERE all these things, or even half of them -
peaceful best wishes


As the title of this thread states - Strange times we live in!

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 02:50 PM
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Always been mellow. Just using my own two eyes - we got us a real bad apple.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 03:17 PM
Word, all good -
It’s the decline in journalistic standards/ethics I deplore, more than being a Trump supporter/apologist - that’s kinda my apple in this barrel, hate seeing it going rotten/sprouting worms

[Edited on 11/10/2019 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 04:36 PM
Yes all good man
 

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Yep, money from a now-defunct foundation was funneled in go his campaign effort, a misuse of funds - ‘stealing’ not so sure about that, it’s all his money, but clearly a misuse of funds intended for his charity foundations - that’s how I read it anyway



It actually wasn't his money. Trump had very little of his own money in his foundation. He solicited donations to his foundation from friends, business associates, and Republican donors. In 2016, there isn't a record of Trump putting a single dollar into his foundation. He did, however, use foundation money to pay fines for his business, buy artwork, and pay for golf outings.


It is sad Trump lacks the funds to pay for his necessities in life. If we would have have known this earlier, we could have all chipped in to help him out. Below is a little blurb on Don Jr's Boy Scout Dues:

https://www.bustle.com/p/did-trump-once-pay-his-sons-boy-scout-registration -fee-with-charity-money-72545

"Over the years, no other organization or charity has received as much financial support from the president as the Trump Foundation, with the largest donation amounting to $264,631 — the cause being renovating a fountain at the Plaza Hotel, one of his properties. The smallest donation dates back to 1989 — when Donald Trump Jr. was 11 years old — was the $7 Trump seemingly used to pay for his oldest son's Boy Scouts" registration fee.
charity begins (and ends)at home in the trump domicile.

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 05:48 PM
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So the president is fined $2 million dollars for stealing from a charity, and it hardly makes the news and nobody seems to care. Meanwhile Trump and his cult members continue to complain about how unfair the media is to him. Where did we go wrong? This is truly madness!


I haven't seen anything on the news, so I'd like to find out which charity he allegedly) stole from. Please post link.

 

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So the president is fined $2 million dollars for stealing from a charity, and it hardly makes the news and nobody seems to care. Meanwhile Trump and his cult members continue to complain about how unfair the media is to him. Where did we go wrong? This is truly madness!


I haven't seen anything on the news, so I'd like to find out which charity he allegedly) stole from. Please post link.
There is this internet search engine called Google, try that.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 08:13 PM
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There is this internet search engine called Google, try that.


I searched "Trump Charity Case", got pages of current articles, but once again ALL CORRUPT LIBERAL MEDIA. NOT ONE itty bitty report from Fox, Breitbart, Newsmax, or other conservative news. Therefore it is Fake News, did not happen.

 

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Oh wait, hold on, I found a report on page 4 of Google search, from some noname Fox affiliate. Must have happened.
 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 08:41 PM
Ok so check this out, with the idea that Google and Bing might be blocking conservative news from search results, I found a conservative news search engine "4conservative.com".
https://www.4conservative.com/search/?q=trump+charity+fraud&st=w&sc at=conservative_politics&bcat=&sa=

Nothing. NADA. At least on Google I finally eked out a Fox article.

Anything at all critical of your Dear Leader is MUZZLED.

All you "Fake News" people are blindfolded - your news is for real fake, or more accurately blacked out and non-existent - no wonder you aren't hearing about these things.




 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 09:42 PM
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So the president is fined $2 million dollars for stealing from a charity, and it hardly makes the news and nobody seems to care. Meanwhile Trump and his cult members continue to complain about how unfair the media is to him. Where did we go wrong? This is truly madness!


I haven't seen anything on the news, so I'd like to find out which charity he allegedly) stole from. Please post link.


Hey, even Fox News reported it and admitted it was illegal activities, although they still sanitized it. But here you go. Using Google and finding a more unbiased site will give you more information on the misuse of funds and that the foundation money was mostly from other people and not Trump himself.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/potus-to-pay-2-million-admits-misuse-of-tr ump-foundation-funds-in-settlement-with-ny-ag

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 09:54 PM
Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down . . .

 

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  posted on 11/10/2019 at 10:27 PM
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JFK assassination - that was the point of no return

 

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  posted on 11/11/2019 at 06:36 AM
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JFK assassination - that was the point of no return


The advent of numerous news outlets hasn’t been helpful - they have to compete for higher ratings than the others & in that ongoing quest for viewers/listeners & $$$$, information becomes slanted, skewed, sensationalized & ultimately inaccurate IMO - not always but too often still

But yes, we might have been forced into this point by previous transgressions like the Warren Cmsn report on JFK, the misleading gov’t info a few years later about how well the war in Viet Nam was going, when US casualties were horrific.....into the Watergate era, the Iran contra scandal......& so on

 

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