View Full Version : 'Donald Trump was part of the problem': Cleveland's subprime lesson for Republicans

07-18-2016, 07:02 AM
... Trump is set to accept his party’s nomination for the US presidency three miles down the road from Mount Pleasant on Thursday. Some in Cleveland, America’s second-poorest major city, are flabbergasted.

“Trump is a speculator. He’s a scavenger. They tell you how you can get rich, and often that means getting rich [by] taking advantage of other people’s foibles or miscues or faults,” said Jim Rokakis, vice-president of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, a land conservation thinktank operating in northern Ohio.

“I find it ironic that Donald Trump is accepting the nomination for president about three and half miles from one of the most devastated neighbourhoods in the country. A neighbourhood that was wracked repeatedly by predatory lenders and the practices that caused these problems.”

“That’s not what Mount Pleasant looked like back in 2000, when these loans took off.”

...As Gardner stood by an abandoned property on Mount Auburn Road, a stench wafting from the garbage dumped behind it, she issued a plea to Republican national convention delegates descending on Cleveland this weekend, and likely hoping that Ohio, which twice voted for Barack Obama, may swing red in November: “Why don’t you try to look at the state of the people in Ohio? Not just the upper class, the people in the glass towers – come down and really see the people.

“If you’re for the blue collar worker or the people that have been pushed aside, this is what the people who have been pushed aside have to deal with,” she said pointing to collapsing doorframe.

“So if you want to ‘Make America Great Again’, come down here and see what America really has to deal with.”https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/17/donald-trump-cleveland-subprime-lesson-republican-convention

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