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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $500,000 in August to companies he owns, according to campaign finance reports released late Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of dollars flow each month from the bank accounts of small dollar Trump donors and into the bank account of the self-proclaimed billionaire and "King of Debt." The chief beneficiaries were Trump's aviation company and his office headquarters in Manhattan: TAG Air was paid nearly $320,000 for operating the campaign jet and Trump Tower collected nearly $170,000 in rent for the month of August. Another $23,000 went to smaller Trump properties and businesses. The issue of how the presidential candidate spends the money donated to his Donald J. Trump Foundation has come to the fore this week, amid new allegations that he and his charity may have run afoul of basic tax laws.

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He could be the only Pres to be elected one day and impeached for corruption 5 mins after his inaugural.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-21 01:14 PM | Reply

Donald Trump gets into the office of the presidency he's going to steal. This is no radical prediction because he is stealing now.

Donald Trump gets into office he's going to rub your faces in his bad behavior. This is not radical prediction because he's rubbing your faces in it now.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-21 01:18 PM | Reply

He could be the only Pres to be elected one day and impeached for corruption 5 mins after his inaugural.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-21 01:14 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

The GOP won't have the balls. They'll give him four more years.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-21 01:19 PM | Reply

Here is the turkey FDR warned would attempt to use Americans to feather his own nest.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2016-09-21 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here's a little something Trump could splash out on...

$1,000 for a roadkill cat purse - www.nydailynews.com

...seems like a pretty good deal too.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2016-09-21 01:50 PM | Reply

Donald Trump gets into the office of the presidency he's going to steal. This is no radical prediction because he is stealing now. #2 | POSTED BY ZED

Zed, I hate Trump but I've not the foggiest idea what you're talking about. If Trump wins, he wins, and that's it cause he got the most electoral colleges. Yes, the US will be the laughing stock of the planet but what the heck, life goes on.

#6 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09-21 02:21 PM | Reply

#6 - I think he means that Trump will abuse his power to enrich himself.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-09-21 02:23 PM | Reply

Con. Man.

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2016-09-21 02:46 PM | Reply

And yet he stiffed his DC campaign workers for their wages.

This man has made a career out of screwing over the average american worker via outsourcing, illegal immigrants, legal immigrants or just not paying for work done and yet somehow he has conned the Trump fluffers into believing he is looking out for the average american worker.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2016-09-21 02:52 PM | Reply

Zed, I hate Trump but I've not the foggiest idea what you're talking about.

#6 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09

Trump will steal money, for himself and those closest to him. From my perspective, he's already daring someone to stop him.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-21 02:58 PM | Reply

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I wonder sometimes if maybe we don't simply deserve four years of Trump.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-09-21 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump will steal money, for himself and those closest to him. From my perspective, he's already daring someone to stop him.

#10 | POSTED BY ZED

Still baffled. Trump is a ton of horrendous things, but a thief? He's simple not qualified to be President. His character: egomaniac, self-aware, volatile, unrectifiable, undiplomatic, nasty, etc. are not conducive to be a world leader on any counts, but I wouldn't say he's threat to use, if elected, his position for personal financial gain while in office.

#12 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09-21 04:21 PM | Reply

Zed has Trump confused with Killary.....it is easy for people like him to 'spin' it away from the truth...
She has been stealing and can not help herself to not continue doing it...
Clinton has never made an 'honest' dollar in her life....

#13 | Posted by drsoul at 2016-09-21 05:42 PM | Reply

but I wouldn't say he's threat to use, if elected, his position for personal financial gain while in office.

#12 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09-21 04:21 PM | Reply

My, my. It seems that you have Donald confused with some honest man.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-21 06:04 PM | Reply

...I wouldn't say he's threat to use, if elected, his position for personal financial gain while in office.

#12 | POSTED BY CRISISSTILLS

You have not been paying attention.

#15 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-09-21 06:49 PM | Reply

She has been stealing...
#13 | POSTED BY DRSOUL

Citation necessary.

#16 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-09-21 06:50 PM | Reply

Trump doesn't seem to have any interest in the nuts and bolts of the job. He's already declared that he intends to turn it over to Mike Pence, who, incidentally, has made his own intention clear to model the vice presidency after the likes of Dick Cheney.

Does anybody really believe that we deserve to go through that disaster all over again?

We're being forewarned ~ repeatedly. How much more will it take?

I find this whole Trump experience to be unbelievable. Moreso because it's avoidable. We were conned by Bush/Cheney and now we're paying a horrendous price. Why would anybody want to do it all over again?

Are we a country of masochists?

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 07:00 PM | Reply

Are we a country of masochists?

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 07

Rome was sacked in 404 AD because someone opened the gates.

I can smell the hate for this country.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-21 07:04 PM | Reply

ZED

'Once burnt, twice shy' seems to be a foreign concept to Trump supporters.

Toddlers learn that lesson early in life. The GOP hasn't caught on yet.

"Hate" seems to be way too tame for what we're witnessing this election. I call it just pure lunacy.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 08:18 PM | Reply

The world is watching and wondering if America has lost it's friggin' mind.

Any day now I'm expecting "breaking news" that some ultra-patriot with a high powered rifle has decided to solve this problem ~ permanently.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 08:24 PM | Reply

Probably will be a "standard powered" rifle.

#21 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-21 08:31 PM | Reply

REDIAL

I wouldn't know. I prefer to solve the "Trump problem" the old fashioned way ~ the ballot box.

But as Zed just said, the hate is out there ~ waiting and contemplating.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 08:47 PM | Reply

I prefer to solve the "Trump problem" the old fashioned way ~ the ballot box.

I still think he'll quit. It keeps me warm with winter coming and all.

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-21 08:49 PM | Reply

"Are we a country of masochists?"

No, a country of people suffering from short term memory loss.

"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-09-21 09:04 PM | Reply

Well considering he put $50 million of his own moneypaying his companies for use of their facilities is reasonable and if he didn't his partners or lenders would rightfully have a fit.

Another let's talk about anything other than how to stop the elites, end unfair trade, PPP, illgal workers taking jobs from our poor or NAFTA thread.

#25 | Posted by nole74 at 2016-09-21 09:47 PM | Reply

GAL

I think they just don't understand the magnitude of the presidency. There's so much more than what we hear about in these campaigns. I understand that candidates have to address the domestic things that are of concern to voters. But that stuff is handled by congress not the president.

The real crux of the job is foreign policy and the weighty decisions a president has to deal with 24/7, most of which require years of preparation, the art of diplomacy and an intelligent use of power.

We've already had a disastrous administration (Bush/Cheney) who practiced an unconscionable abuse of power which resulted in crushing debt and, more importantly, a massive loss of human lives both here and among our allies.

The idea that anybody wants another crackpot in the Oval Office who has already demonstrated his lack of conscience is surreal.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-21 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Twin,

Bernie gets it. He basically said: 3rd party candidates are great but not when it comes to the presidency. Too much is at stake:

"When we're talking about president of the United States, in my own personal view, this is not the time for a protest vote," Sanders said, according to the The Washington Post. "This is [the] time to elect Hillary Clinton and then work after the election to mobilize millions of people to make sure she can be the most progressive president she can be."

. . .

Sanders was a spoiler for the Democratic nominee during the primary, but has since become an outspoken critic of third-party candidates like the Green Party's Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee, Gary Johnson.

"I know more about third-party politics than anyone else in the Congress, okay? And if people want to run as third-party candidates, God bless them! Run for Congress. Run for governor. Run for state legislature," Sanders said.

www.businessinsider.com

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-09-21 10:23 PM | Reply

GAL

Bernie WAS the quintessential third party candidate ~ an Independent running under the guise of a Democrat. So his words ring a little hollow.

Yes, he's stumping for Hillary now. But it's because he absolutely and positively recognizes what a disaster Trump would be as a president. I give him credit for that.

But the bottom line is, Sanders still wanted himself (an Independent) to win that nomination. Since he didn't, those quotes you listed is Sanders taking the only alternative he had left.

#28 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-22 05:25 AM | Reply

I may as well add that Sanders still wants to remain relevant in this election. He's still on his revolution kick. I'll be interested to see how many of Bernie's 'Revolution Warriors' get elected since his staff took a hike over Bernie's choice of Jeff Weaver to run the "revolution."

The fact that Bernie is trying to create a voting bloc to control congressional legislation doesn't sound to me like he's really on board a Hillary Clinton administration.

Actually, I think he'd turn on her in a minute.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-22 05:41 AM | Reply

He's a bit of a weasel.
Perhaps it comes with the territory.
All those years hiding in the tall grass, lighting small fires, ineffectively fanning the flames.

#30 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-22 07:10 AM | Reply

DOC

It comes with the territory of someone who is on his last Hoorah! and still looking for his 15 minutes of fame.

The Tea Party tried the voting bloc thing and crippled the House of Representative in the process.

Bernie is one of those same 'My way or the highway' guys.

I think the butthurt over losing the nomination will stay with him until the day he dies.

As I've said before, no one should ever try to use the words "socialist" and "revolution" in the same sentence. It brings up bad mental images.

#31 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-22 07:58 AM | Reply

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