late wrote:After I posted that, I realised you wouldn't know. Although that's not how I first phrased it. When a bank is thinking about loaning millions, they will go through your financials with a fine tooth comb.
It's a hotel. Naturally, they have a security interest in the hotel.
late wrote:No other bank on the planet would touch Trump with a hundred foot pole. He was toxic.
He was making $50M a year on his television show alone. Generally, when you have a $50M income, banks will touch you. They'll fall all over themselves to get your business.
late wrote:What you need to know is that VTB is a slush fund for Putin's dirty fun.
You do realize that Russia is a sovereign country, right? It's not subject to US law. So "dirty fun" doesn't mean anything in US law. Nor does VTB depositing funds with Deutsche Bank.
late wrote:And Deutsche Bank got fined millions for playing dirty under the table games with VTB, meaning Putin.
It was a stock trading scheme that involved their US branch and US stock markets. Under sanctions, sanction targets cannot use US markets.
What you guys are dreaming up is this idea that Russia put say $100M into Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Bank turned around and lent $100M to Donald Trump. Fractional reserve lending doesn't work like that. You guys are grasping at straws here.
late wrote:Get me a Dem attorney general, and providing the proof will be as easy as pie. Or pi.
It next to impossible to prove something like that, because that's frankly not how banking works. If Donald Trump received a loan from Deutsche Bank, his business relationship is contractually with Deutsche Bank, not some depositor. Maybe some Russian owns the note on my house, but I don't write checks to some Russian. I write it to Cenlar. If I default, they will come after me, not some Russian. You guys have a really weird idea of how banking systems work.
JohnRawls wrote:I don't think that him being married to a dude is such a large disadvantage or advantage that everyone makes it out to be. Most people will frankly not care that much.
Evangelicals care, blacks care, Hispanics care and conservatives care. When California voters voted against gay marriage, the Democrats were shocked because black voters voted with Republicans. Watch @late's reaction after November when his "Black voters are the most pragmatic voters in the country" comes back to bite him. Trump promised black voters lower unemployment and he delivered. He also didn't promise prison sentencing reform, but he did that too with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina with prodding from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Trump can successfully campaign for black votes, whereas for many Republicans it's a lost cause.
fokker wrote:There is speculation flying Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his VP. Biden is a flop so Bloomberg could represent the traditional corporate Democrats that although hated by progressives, they did manage to win primaries last time and also get more votes overall than Trump in the last presidential elections. I find this combination quite likely.
If he doesn't want to be dead six weeks after inauguration, I'd think it a bad idea. People have a habit of getting dead around the Clintons. Maybe he'd try to win and then resign--letting Hillary become president.
He does have to be taken seriously for no other reason than he is spending one hell of a lot of money. He's already spent $300M. That's 4 times as much as Trump spent of his own money for the entire campaign. Word has it he's willing to spend up to $2B of his own money on this campaign. That's relevant, because there is nothing liberals love more than other people's money.
maz wrote:I am going to go on the record here and say that a Bloomberg/Clinton ticket is just not going to happen. For one, they might win California, New York and some of the coastal states but they would lose the entire midwest and most of the south.
Yeah, it may be more to fire up Hillary's base than anything else. Although, Hillary wants to kill off Sanders again. It is a humorous video though. The leading Democrat is an independent socialist and the #3 candidate (if we believe the polls) is a multi-billionaire Republican Mayor of New York who suddenly decides he's a Democrat, because Trump won. The Democrats have no soul left.
maz wrote:Second, they are both well documented to have said disparaging things about black street criminals, and rightly so, but their critics will take this to mean that they mean ALL black people instead of just the criminals.
Ungenerously, Bloomberg said minorities committed ALL of the crimes, so he put ALL of the cops in their neighborhoods. He's on tape saying that, so it will be a nice Trump campaign commercial as he juxtaposes his First Step Act with Bloomberg's openly racist comments. While I find it hard to believe that Democratic voters would go for Bloomberg, a contested convention might, because he can pay everyone off rather easily. Bribing public officials is a crime. I rather doubt bribing party leaders is a crime.
"This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science."
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