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    Trump Opposition Research Thread

    [EDIT (March, 2018): In light of God-Emperor Trump's extraordinary victory in the face of the several billion dollars worth of free publicity provided him compliments of the mainstream media, it is obvious that all of his misdeeds are a game of 365.25D chess designed to defeat the designs of the persons he himself has appointed to administer his own government, and so this thread is hereby retired.

    Just kidding.. This thread will continue until Trump is no longer in office or I am no longer a member of RPF

    2020 starts now.]

    A lot of great information has been posted in recent weeks, but it's scattered about the forum.

    How about we aggregate it all in one place, for easy access?

    Post what you got (repetition is fine, having multiple sources is a good thing)

    *material for jokes, witticisms, insults, memes, etc also welcome, in addition to policy issues

    is the beginning of the end of Trump-tardation.


    I'll keep a running index of key material here in the OP, as it accumulates (see below)

    INDEX (numbers below issues link to sources)

    I. Policy Issues (As President)

    Massively Increased Federal Spending

    Fake Deregulation

    Expanded Syrian War

    Appointed John Bolton As National Security Advisor

    II. Policy Issues (Pre-Election)

    Supported Iraq War in 2002 (lied afterward, said he didn't)
    #1 .

    Supported Iraq War after it started in 2003 (lied about this too, after the above lie was discovered)
    #1 .

    Supported Libyan War in 2011 (lied afterward, said he didn't)
    #1 .

    Endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu, Made a Political Ad For Him
    #1 .

    Has Neocon Foreign Policy Advisors
    #1 .

    Supports Expansion of Israeli Settlements on the West Bank
    #1 .

    Pro Socialized Medicine
    #1 . #2 . #3 . #4 .

    Pro Bank Bailouts
    #1 .

    Pro Auto Company Bailouts
    #1 .

    Pro Obama Stimulus
    #1 .

    Pro Fed and QE
    #1 . #2 .

    Pro Higher Taxes
    #1 .

    Pro Amnesty (pretends to be hawk on immigration)
    #1 . #2 . #3 .

    Pro Abortion (including Partial Birth)
    #1 . #2 .

    Pro Eminent Domain
    #1 . #2 .

    Pro Gun Control
    #1 . #2 .

    Against Returning Federal Land to The States

    III. Personal History, Associations, Character, Scandals, Etc

    Trump's True Character - A Documentary He Tried to Suppress
    #1 .

    Trump Is Not Nearly As Rich As He Pretends To Be
    #1 .

    Trump Owes Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to Wall Street Banks
    #1 .

    Trump is a Shareholder of Goldman Sachs
    #1 .

    Donations To Democrats
    #1 . #2 . #3 .

    Donations To RINOS
    #1 . #2 .

    Praise For Democrats
    #1 . #2 .

    Personal Relationships w/ Democrats (esp. Clintons)
    #1 . #2 . #3 .

    Trump the douchebag real estate developer

    Trump's "New York Values"

    Exploits Veterans For Political Gain

    Donald The Clown
    #1 . #2 . #3 . #4 .

    Manipulating the Media
    #1 . #2 .

    Rape Allegations
    #1 .

    Mob Connections
    #1 . #2 .

    IV. Jokes, Insults, Memes, Attack Videos, etc

    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 03-27-2018 at 11:05 PM.

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    Auto Bailouts:

    lthough Donald Trump is trying to re-invent himself as a conservative for a possible bid for president in 2012, reminders of his prior support for Democrats and big government polices keep adding up. The latest: The Donald supported the auto bailout in 2008. “I think the government should stand behind them 100 percent,” Trump told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto nearly three years ago. “You cannot lose the auto companies. They’re great. They make wonderful products.” Faced with crushing debts caused by poor management and high labor costs, GM and Chrysler requested federal assistance to keep the firms afloat, and were granted a $25 billion loan in the fall of 2008. President George Bush then secured more than $17 billion for the companies. This occurred months before the birth of the Tea Party, but conservatives were outraged. Not Trump. A longtime advocate of sweetheart deals between corporation and state, the real-estate developer went all in for the deal. “[Y]ou have to try and save the companies,” Trump said in a separate 2008 Fox News interview. “And I think you can easily save the companies."
    Bank Bailouts:

    Back on September 30, 2008, Donald Trump was asked by CNN's Kiran Chetry what he thought of the plan to bail out failing banks. What he told her: "Well, I think it would be better if it passed. I'm not sure that it's going to work. A lot of people are not -- you know, it is trial and error. This is very complicated. This is more complicated than sending rockets to the moon. Nobody really knows what impact it's going to have. Maybe it works and maybe it doesn't. But certainly it is worth a shot."
    Partial Birth Abortion:

    RUSSERT: Partial-birth abortion — the eliminating of abortion in the third trimester. Big issue in Washington. Would President Trump ban partial-birth abortion?

    TRUMP: Well, look. I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it, I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I hear people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice. And again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country, and I was raised in New York, grew up and worked and everything else in New York City. But I am strongly for choice, and yet I hate the concept of abortion.

    RUSSERT: But you would not ban it.

    TRUMP: No.

    RUSSERT: Or ban partial-birth abortion.

    TRUMP: No, I would — I would — I am pro-choice in every respect, as far as it goes. I just hate it.
    Obama Stimulus:

    President Obama held his first prime-time press briefing — designed to build support for the economic stimulus package that was his top priority upon taking office — on Feb. 9, 2009. Later that same night, real estate mogul Donald Trump took to the airwaves to sing the plan’s — and the president’s — praises. “I thought he did a terrific job,” Trump told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren. “This is a strong guy knows what he wants, and this is what we need.” “First of all, I thought he did a great job tonight,” said Trump. “I thought he was strong and smart, and it looks like we have somebody that knows what he is doing finally in office, and he did inherit a tremendous problem. He really stepped into a mess, Greta.”
    Soft on Immigration:

    The now-infamous 'self-deportation' policy proposal from Mitt Romney was "crazy" and "maniacal," real estate magnate Donald Trump said in an interview published online Tuesday. The former Romney backer said the suggestion, made during a GOP primary debate in January, made it seem like the Republican Party was hostile and anti-immigrant. "He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal," Trump said in the interview with the conservative website NewsMax. "It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote." Romney's suggestion involved making economic conditions so difficult for undocumented workers that they choose to leave the country to find better opportunities...

    In the interview Tuesday, Trump said Obama and Democrats were still without a clear immigration policy, but had adopted a friendlier tone in discussing immigration issues. "The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren't mean-spirited about it," Trump said. "They didn't know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind." He also said Republicans had yet to develop clear proposals that "take care of this incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country."
    Soft on Immigration:

    Despite his fiery immigration rhetoric, is Donald Trump actually a supporter of amnesty?

    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, host Joe Scarborough asked Trump what he would do about the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country once America secured its southern border. After arguing the real number of illegal immigrants is much higher and saying the first thing America needs to do is “take the bad” illegal immigrants and “get them the hell out,” Trump sounded like he was open to providing some type of pathway to legalization for the remainder. “And then the other ones — and I’m a very big believer in merit system, I have to tell you,” Trump said. “Because some of these people have been here, they’ve done a good job, you know, in some cases sadly they’ve been living under the shadows.” “We have to do something,” he continued. “So whether it’s merit or whether it’s whatever, but I’m a believer in the merit system. If somebody’s been outstanding, we try and work something out.”Of course, Trump again emphasized that before moving forward with his “merit system” America needed to “secure the border.” This is in line with what CNN’s Chris Moody reported Trump saying during a press conference in Chicago at the end of June. When asked what he would do about the illegal immigrants already residing in the country once the border was secured, Trump replied, “give them a path,” according to Moody. When The Daily Caller sought clarification at the time from the Trump campaign, a senior adviser replied with a circuitous answer that emphasized that Trump wanted to secure the border and didn’t believe in “amnesty,” but wouldn’t explicitly reject a pathway to legalization.

    Pro Higher Taxes:

    Recently-announced presidential candidate Donald Trump has considered running for the presidency before. One of his more memorable tax policy ideas came in 1999, when he proposed a one-time 14.25% wealth tax on those with a net worth of over $10 million. He said that the tax would raise over $5.7 trillion
    Eminent Domain:

    In a free market, there’s a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another’s belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It’s an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump’s covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he’s no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track record of using the government as a hired thug to take other people’s property. This is called, of course, “eminent domain.” The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment allows the government to take private property for “public use,” so long as “just compensation” is paid. In the infamous 2005 Kelo decision, the Supreme Court held that “public use” could include, well, private use, so long as the new property owner paid more in taxes than the previous one. In other words, it allowed developers and the government to gang up on homeowners. The developer gets more land, the government gets more tax money. The only losers are the original owner and his property rights. A decade and a half ago, it was fresh on everyone’s mind that Donald Trump is one of the leading users of this form of state-sanctioned thievery. It was all over the news. In perhaps the most-remembered example, John Stossel got the toupéed one to sputter about how, if he wasn’t allowed to steal an elderly widow’s house to expand an Atlantic City casino, the government would get less tax money, and seniors like her would get less “this and that.” Today, however, it takes a push from the Club for Growth to remind us of Trump’s lack of respect for property rights.
    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 08-10-2015 at 11:15 PM.

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    Can we have a category for "clownishness", and "unpresidential behavior"? This might overflood the forum.

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    - Donations to democrats such as Pelosi, Reid, and Rahm Emanuel (among many others):

    As Trump knows, money talks — and Trump has given more than $100,000 to the Democratic House and Senate campaign committees. In 2006 — the year Democrats took back Congress — he gave $25,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (while his son Donald Trump Jr. gave $22,500). They gave Republican committees just $1,000 that year.

    In other words, Trump wanted Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House and Harry Reid the Senate majority leader.

    Which is not surprising. At the time he made those contributions, from August 2001 to September 2009, Trump was a registered Democrat. (He had been registered in New York first as a Republican, then a member of the Independence Party, then a Democrat, then a Republican again, and then became unaffiliated.)

    So maybe he came to regret it after Reid and Pelosi rammed through Obamacare? Apparently not. In 2010 — immediately after the passage of Obamacare — Trump continued to donate to Reid. Trump has donated at least $10,400 to Reid, including $4,800 for his 2010 race against Sharron Angle — a victory that helped keep the Senate in Democratic hands and Reid as majority leader. So Trump continued to support Reid as majority leader in the election immediately after the passage of Obamacare.
    I was reading Breitbart comments about a similar story, they all rushed to defend Trump, but their defense is incredibly weak. Basically boiled down to Trump supporters saying Trump had to do it as a businessman to protect his interest. Nothing says "Alpha" more than giving money in support of your abusers

    - Donation Directly to Mitch's campaign:

    This one is probably only good as a defense against those that will try to attack rand for his McConell endorsement, which to be fair Rand probably does deserve some criticism for it, but if he is going to be questioned then so should Trump.

    - Trump gives $100k to John Boehner Super Pac:
    Again, probably good as a way to defend Rand. I'm assuming the Trump vs. Paul feud is only going to escalate from here, Trump supporters are going to try and say Paul is establishment (person that runs mofopolitics already called Rand a chamber of commerce puppet), yet for someone who is trying to run as the anti establishment candidate, Trump sure shelled out a lot of dough in support of the establishment.

    - Trump is a hypocrite/ willing to use government to crush his competition:

    One final example: Trump fought tooth-and-nail to prevent a casino from being built in upstate New York. He rightfully feared the competition it would provide to his casinos in New Jersey, and so he spent a decade in court fighting the construction, claiming that gambling would be terrible for New York (but magically, somehow not bad for Atlantic City?).
    - Eminent Domain (you already covered but worth repeating):

    when, in 2005, the Supreme Court essentially ruled that eminent domain may be used for private development, Trump applauded the ruling.
    Last edited by libertyplz; 08-10-2015 at 11:49 PM.

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    Donald Trump steals his campaign slogan from Reagan, tries to trademark it to stop other Republicans from using it.

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    Supported Obama in 2008:

    Donald Trump recalls with chagrin that he supported Barack Obama for president in 2008, but says he now realizes that those moving hope-and-change speeches were nothing more than rhetoric. "I was his biggest cheerleader," the multibillionaire businessman told Sean Hannity on his Fox TV show Tuesday night.

    Blames GOP for 2008 Crash, Dems Would Have Done Better w/ Economy:

    “I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”

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    Starting at 52:50, Trump sounds extremely liberal. Practically implying his support for some kind of socialized medicine.


    "We've got to get rid of Obamacare"
    "We've got to repeal it and replace it with something good. And we have to take care--you know I know this doesn't sound very 'conservative', we've got to take care of everybody not just the people up here (gestures with his hand, indicating "the rich"). We've got to take care of everybody. Okay, get used to it conservatives. I love you conservatives, get used to it-- let's take care of everybody please. And by the way Obamacare doesn't"

    This statement starts to make sense when you recall Trump's prior support for single payer health care far to the left of Obamacare. Including his statements at the Fox News debate where he mentioned that "single payer health care works great in Canada and in Scotland".

    It's particularly revealing how he calls out "conservatives" as if he isn't one of them.
    Last edited by DevilsAdvocate; 08-10-2015 at 11:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
    Starting at 52:50, Trump sounds extremely liberal. Practically implying his support for some kind of socialized medicine.


    "We've got to get rid of Obamacare"
    "We've got to repeal it and replace it with something good. And we have to take care--you know I know this doesn't sound very 'conservative', we've got to take care of everybody not just the people up here (gestures with his hand, indicating "the rich"). We've got to take care of everybody. Okay, get used to it conservatives. I love you conservatives, get used to it-- let's take care of everybody please. And by the way Obamacare doesn't"

    This statement starts to make sense when you recall Trump's prior support for single payer health care far to the left of Obamacare. Including his statements at the Fox News debate where he mentioned that "single payer health care works great in Canada and in Scotland".

    It's particularly revealing how he calls out "conservatives" as if he isn't one of them.
    That's good stuff.

    For the time being, I'm going to just link to your post, since the video itself is so long.

    If someone wants to cut out the relevant section and put it up on youtube, that'd be great.

    EDIT: found a way to cut the video, link to the relevant section
    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 08-11-2015 at 12:41 AM.

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    Waste of time, he'll wreck himself in weeks, just let him keep talking.

    It's like people don't remember at all the yo-yo of very temporary poll leaders last time around.
    Oligarchy delenda est

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” - Samuel Adams

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    OMG Anne Coulter is totally in love with him.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Pro Socialized Medicine:

    Last night in Cleveland, the 17 declared Republican presidential candidates participated in the first official debates of the 2016 election season. Health care policy was a bone of contention. “How can you run for the Republican nomination and be for single-payer health care?” asked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry of Trump. When Fox anchor Bret Baier later asked Trump to defend his position, Trump responded: “As far as single payer, it works in Canada, it works incredibly well in Scotland.”
    Pro Socialized Medicine:

    "But I’m quite liberal and getting much more liberal on healthcare and other things. I really say: What’s the purpose of a country if you’re not going to have defensive and healthcare?" he told King. "If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over. I mean, it’s no good. "So I’m very liberal when it comes to healthcare. I believe in universal healthcare. I believe in whatever it takes to make people well and better."
    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 08-11-2015 at 12:53 AM.

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    Trump Open To Idea of Continuing Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    During an interview with CNN Tuesday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stated that he was open to the idea of continuing to fund Planned Parenthood with federal tax dollars.

    “The problem that I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation. It is like an abortion factory, frankly,” Trump said. “And you can’t have it. And you just shouldn’t be funding it. That should not be funded by the government, and I feel strongly about that.”

    When pressed on non-abortion services Planned Parenthood allegedly provides, Trump said, “What I would do when the time came, I’d look at the individual things they do, and maybe some of the individual things they do are good. I know a lot of the things are bad. But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely.”

    Trump continued, “I would look at the good aspects of [Planned Parenthood], and I would also look, because I’m sure they do some things properly and good and that are good for women, and I would look at that, and I would look at other aspects also. But we have to take care of women.”

    In other words Trump is open to a status quo many conservatives find unacceptable and immoral; also a typical federal government shell game to skirt around the law. If you give Planned Parenthood money for these so-called “other things,” the abortion provider can shift money from those “other things” to abortion.

    Any money given to Planned Parenthood funds abortion. Period.
    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 08-11-2015 at 12:21 PM.

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    Pro Gun Control:

    I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.

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    Buying Positive Media Coverage:

    According to four sources with knowledge of the situation, editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company’s top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website — using it to hype his political prospects and attack his enemies. One current editor called the water-carrying “despicable” and “embarrassing,” and said he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump. A second Breitbart staffer said he had heard a similar description of the site’s relationship with the billionaire but didn’t know the details; and a third source at the company said he knew of several instances when managers had overruled editors at Trump’s behest. Additionally, a conservative communications operative who works closely with Breitbart described conversations in which “multiple writers and editors” said Trump was paying for the ability to shape coverage, and added that one staffer claimed to have seen documentation of the “pay for play.”
    Threatening Journalists Over Negative Coverage:

    Here he makes vicious mob-like threats against the publication and the reporter.

    “I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen said. “So I’m warning you, tread very $#@!ing lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be $#@!ing disgusting. You understand me?”

    “You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word ‘rape,’ and I’m going to mess your life up… for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet… you’re going to have judgments against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it,” he added.

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    Rape Allegations:

    Ivana Trump’s assertion of “rape” came in a deposition—part of the early ’90s divorce case between the Trumps, and revealed in the 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.

    The book, by former Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III, described a harrowing scene. After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.

    “Your $#@!ing doctor has ruined me!” Trump cried.

    What followed was a “violent assault,” according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.

    “Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,” Hurt writes. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”

    Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there “crying for the rest of night.” When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.

    “As she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: ‘Does it hurt?’” Hurt writes.

    Donald Trump has previously denied the allegation. In the book, he denies having had the scalp reduction surgery.

    “It’s obviously false,” Donald Trump said of the accusation in 1993, according to Newsday. “It’s incorrect and done by a guy without much talent… He is a guy that is an unattractive guy who is a vindictive and jealous person.”

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    Mob Connections:

    If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has the numbers to back it up, he must be vetted like a serious candidate for president. A good place to start is to take a hard look at Trump’s ties to Philadelphia and New York organized-crime families.

    If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has the numbers to back it up, he must be vetted like a serious candidate for president. A good place to start is to take a hard look at Trump’s ties to Philadelphia and New York organized-crime families.

    Trump was building his eponymous empire of hotels, casinos, and high rises in the early 1980s in New York City and Atlantic City. In both places, the construction industry was firmly under the thumb of the mafia. And in both places there are literally concrete connections between La Cosa Nostra and Trump’s lavish projects. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump for decades, has written a very useful list of questions for Trump. Many focus on his ties to the mob. In addition in his 1992 book, “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” author Wayne Barrett lays out a slew of suspicious dealings and associations.

    The Atlantic City story starts with Trump’s purchase of a bar, at twice its market value, from Salvatore Testa, a made man in the Philadelphia mafia and son of Philip “Chicken Man” Testa, who was briefly head of the Philly mob after Angelo Bruno’s 1980 killing. Harrah’s casino, half owned by Trump, would be built on that land, and Trump would quickly buy out his partner, Harrah’s Entertainment, and rename the casino Trump Plaza.

    Trump Plaza’s connection to the mob didn’t end with the land purchase from Testa. Nicademo “Little Nicky” Scarfo (who became boss after the elder Testa was blown up) and his nephew Phillip “crazy Phil” Leonetti controlled two of the major construction and concrete companies in Atlantic City. Both companies, Scarf, Inc. and Nat Nat, did work on the construction of Harrah’s, according the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation’s 1986 report on organized crime. In addition, Scarfo, whose reign as head of the Philly mob was one of the bloodiest in history, controlled the bartenders union, which represented Trump’s workers in Atlantic City, according to George Anastasia’s book, “Blood and Honor.”

    One more link to organized crime lurks in Trump’s past Atlantic City dealings. He had a close association with Kenny Shapiro, an investment banker for Scarfo. According to secret recordings of then Scarfo attorney Robert F. Simone, Shapiro was intimately involved with bribing Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews, whose term would end in 1984 with a conviction on extortion charges.

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  20. #17
    I wouldn't use the rape allegation against Trump, Ivana has already walked back her claims. If she was still pushing it, then maybe. Otherwise I think it will just come across as a very cheap and grotesque attack. Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertyplz View Post
    I wouldn't use the rape allegation against Trump, Ivana has already walked back her claims. If she was still pushing it, then maybe. Otherwise I think it will just come across as a very cheap and grotesque attack. Just my opinion
    In general, I'd agree, but it might be useful in certain situations: depends on what kind of audience you're addressing.

    I'll leave it up for now.

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    Trump's political donations thread - includes large donations to Clinton Foundation
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

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    Israel, under control of the Crown and, ultimately, the Vatican, own the USA. If you don't know this by now....

    Talk to people about liberty. You won't find it on websites, you won't find it in politicians.

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    ^^^extracting from that thread...

    Donations to Dems

    Clinton, the Democratic front-runner and former New York senator who had some say over policy that could have impacted Trump’s vast business dealings, received donations from both him and son Donald Trump Jr. on separate occasions in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007, according to state and federal disclosure records.

    Trump has also been generous with the Clinton Foundation, donating at least $100,000, according to the non-profit....She wasn’t the only Democratic beneficiary of Trump’s wealth. Trump donated $5,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and $20,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2006 cycle, effectively buoying the election prospects of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, respectively. Just $1,000 of Trump’s money in the 2006 cycle went to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.


    A 30-year analysis of Trump’s campaign donation history shows that beginning in the 1980s, Trump gave big to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ($22,000), to the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee of New York ($25,00) and to the DCCC’s “Building Fund” in 1993, 1994 and 1997 (at least $10,000). He also contributed to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2002 ($25,000), the New York State Democratic Party ($5,000) and the New York State Democratic Committee also in 2002 ($5,000). Public records show he contributed again to the DCCC in 2006 ($35,000) and with a whopping donation to the Democratic Campaign Committee of New York State in 2008 ($50,000). In addition to his institutional donations, Trump has also supported longtime Democrat politicians Ted Kennedy, Chuck Shumer, Joseph Kennedy, Eliot Spitzer, Charlie Rangel, the Cuomo family and Daniel Patrick Moynihan with numerous donations. He even gave his now-opponent Hillary Clinton several donations, although in smaller amounts of $1,000 each.
    Private Discussion with Clinton Just Before Announcing Candidacy

    Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men. Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.Clinton’s personal office in New York confirmed that the call occurred in late May

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    The thing is, do any of Trump's supporters care about anything bad that could be said about him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erowe1 View Post
    The thing is, do any of Trump's supporters care about anything bad that could be said about him?
    A great many clearly do not, but I'm sure some do - & every little bit helps.

    There are also potential supporters out there in need of inoculation.

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    More Mob Ties

    But in an interview with the Examiner, Sater rattled off the projects he and Trump worked on together — Trump SoHo, Trump International Hotel and Residence Phoenix, Trump International Hotel and Residence Ft. Lauderdale — and talked about traveling with "The Donald" to Denver for a never-completed project. Sater wished Trump well and said, "He will probably make the best president ever because of his acumen and intelligence and ability to get things done."

    In 2009, a federal judge sentenced Sater for his role in a stock fraud and money-laundering scheme during the mid-1990s. Despite Sater's agreement to having owed $60 million in restitution to victims of his crime, the judge handed Sater a $25,000 fine after Sater's cooperation with the federal government on other matters.


    "By 2002, [Sater] had infiltrated and largely controlled Bayrock, a New York developer with ties to organized crime, in the next several years using it to launder hundreds of millions, skim and extort millions more, and again swindle his investors and partners," the petition alleged. "[F]or example, fraudulently inducing banks to lend hundreds of millions to Bayrock by concealment fraud (hiding the material fact of his conviction from them), threatening to kill anyone at the firm he thought knew of the crimes committed there and might report it."

    Also in 2002, Sater said, he began working with Trump. At least one of the projects Trump worked on with Sater has come under additional scrutiny. In 2010, Reuters reported, "Donald Trump and the promoters of his Trump SoHo hotel-condominium were sued by buyers who accused them of fraudulently touting out-sized sales figures to encourage them to buy units and inflate the financial project's health."

    Sater said he worked as a senior adviser to Donald Trump in 2011, which is after his sentencing in the stock-fraud case, and after the lawsuit was filed against his and Trump's work on Trump SoHo. The lawsuit was settled in November 2011, and the buyers reportedly received 90 percent of their total deposits back. Sater's LinkedIn page also says he worked as a senior adviser to Donald Trump at the Trump organization during 2010 and 2011.

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  29. #25
    Anyone got dirt on Carl Icahn (corporate welfare, support for bailouts/stimulus)? Trump retweeted Icahn's acceptance of the treasury secretary position offered by Trump.

  30. #26
    Probably taken out of context, but I can't imagine that the quotes would be any less funny in context.
    Link to article, but don't click on it, to much spam over article.
    10 Quotes From Donald Trump’s Speech That Show He’s Totally Ready to be President
    Ben Cohen*on June 17, 2015

    Donald Trump’s speech announcing his 2016 campaign at the Trump Tower in New York City yesterday was a spectacle that will go down in American history. The billionaire real estate mogul wasted no time laying out his case to become President that included calling Mexican immigrants rapists, claiming God created him to create jobs, and*using*his knowledge of air conditioning units to create a military strategy against ISIS.

    If you had any doubts as to whether Trump*was ready to run for President, these 10 quotes should clear them up for you pretty quickly. The Donald is ready America, so buckle up.

    1. Donald*sewing up the Mexican vote:

    When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.

    2. On*using his expertise in air conditioning to create a competent ISIS strategy:

    Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?

    3. *On how he would fix

    We have a 5 billion dollar website. I have so many websites … I hire people. They do a website. It costs me three dollars.

    4. Donald showing his diplomacy skills:

    When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time.

    5. On God making*him to make jobs:

    I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.

    6. On getting Mexicans to build a wall to keep themselves out of America:

    I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.

    7. Er…

    They built a hotel. When I build a hotel, I have to pay interest. They don’t have to pay interest because they took the oil when we left Iraq, I said we should have taken. So now ISIS has the oil.

    8. On politicians using the*moon to distract people:

    I watch the speeches of these people, and they say the sun will rise, the moon will set, all sorts of wonderful things will happen, and people are saying, ‘What is going on? I just want a job.’

    9. On free trade:

    Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people.

    10. On why we need a President who wrote Donald Trump’s*The Art of the Deal:

    We need a leader that wrote*The Art of the Deal.

    Donald Trump*will*be President in 2016, so don’t doubt him*you losers.
    Last edited by Henry Rogue; 08-11-2015 at 09:02 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRey View Post
    Do you think it's a coincidence that the most cherished standard of the Ron Paul campaign was a sign highlighting the word "love" inside the word "revolution"? A revolution not based on love is a revolution doomed to failure. So, at the risk of sounding corny, I just wanted to let you know that, wherever you stand on any of these hot-button issues, and even if we might have exchanged bitter words or harsh sentiments in the past, I love each and every one of you - no exceptions!

    "When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will." Frederic Bastiat


  31. #27
    Meme fuel:

    Trumpeting - The act of continually, obsessively talking about Trump.

    Applies to quite a few on RPF
    Last edited by DevilsAdvocate; 08-12-2015 at 03:38 AM.

  32. #28

    Donald Trump Pizza Hut ads

  33. #29
    O'reilly : Libya- um, the libyan action is being explained as a humanitarian issue

    "I support stopping that kind of slaughter, but the problem is where do you stop..."

    "To the victor go the spoils"
    "as sure as you are sitting there Iran is going to come in and take over the oil (in Iraq), you stay and you take the oil"

    "I am the most militaristic person that you will find."

  34. #30
    You may be able to add this to 'Support for Mitch McConnel'


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