Fraud Of Donald Trump’s Self-Made Persona Exposed In Father’s Financials | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Fraud Of Donald Trump’s Self-Made Persona Exposed In Father’s Financials | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


THOUGH I’M NOT SURE WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF IT YET. IT YET. BUT THEN THIS AFTERNOON “THE NEW BUT THEN THIS AFTERNOON “THE NEW YORK TIMES” PUBLISHED A FREAKING YORK TIMES” PUBLISHED A FREAKING 40-PAGE-LONG, 13,000-WORD 40-PAGE-LONG, 13,000-WORD MIND-BENDING EXPOSE ABOUT THE MIND-BENDING EXPOSE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, SPECIFICALLY ABOUT PRESIDENT, SPECIFICALLY ABOUT HIS MONEY AND HOW HE GOT IT, HIS MONEY AND HOW HE GOT IT, WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A 180-DEGREE DIFFERENT STORY OF 180-DEGREE DIFFERENT STORY OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN ACCOUNT OF HOW HE MADE HIS MONEY. HOW HE MADE HIS MONEY. THE STORY ALSO POTENTIALLY THE STORY ALSO POTENTIALLY IMPLICATES THE PRESIDENT IN IMPLICATES THE PRESIDENT IN PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL FRAUD AND TAX PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL FRAUD AND TAX EVASION. EVASION. SO — OKAY. SO — OKAY. EVERYBODY ON THE STAFF HERE ON EVERYBODY ON THE STAFF HERE ON THE SHOW, WE NOW HAVE THESE THE SHOW, WE NOW HAVE THESE LITTLE POKER CHIPS. LITTLE POKER CHIPS. OUR SHOW JUST HAD OUR TEN-YEAR OUR SHOW JUST HAD OUR TEN-YEAR BIRTHDAY, WHICH WE’RE VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WHICH WE’RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. A BIG MILESTONE FOR US. A BIG MILESTONE FOR US. NOBODY MAKES IT TO TEN YEARS. NOBODY MAKES IT TO TEN YEARS. TO CELEBRATE, MY SWEETIE SUSAN TO CELEBRATE, MY SWEETIE SUSAN BOUGHT EVERYBODY THESE LITTLE BOUGHT EVERYBODY THESE LITTLE POKER CHIPS. POKER CHIPS. CAN WE HOLD ONE UP TO THE CAN WE HOLD ONE UP TO THE CAMERA? CAMERA? CAN EVEN FOCUS. CAN EVEN FOCUS. IT SAYS “THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW” IT SAYS “THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW” ON ONE SIDE AND THE OTHER SIDE ON ONE SIDE AND THE OTHER SIDE IT SAYS LUCKY TEN, BECAUSE WE IT SAYS LUCKY TEN, BECAUSE WE MADE IT TO TEN YEARS. MADE IT TO TEN YEARS. IT’S VERY SWEET, RIGHT? IT’S VERY SWEET, RIGHT? THIS IS OUR STAFF PRESENT FOR THIS IS OUR STAFF PRESENT FOR TURNING TEN. TURNING TEN. I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. AND IT TURNS OUT TONIGHT IT AND IT TURNS OUT TONIGHT IT WOULDN’T TAKE LONG TO HELP TELL WOULDN’T TAKE LONG TO HELP TELL THIS STORY. THIS STORY. DECEMBER 1990, DONALD TRUMP OWNS DECEMBER 1990, DONALD TRUMP OWNS A CASINO CALLED THE TRUMP CAST A CASINO CALLED THE TRUMP CAST UNTIL ATLANTIC CITY. UNTIL ATLANTIC CITY. HE HAS DONE A VERY BAD JOB HE HAS DONE A VERY BAD JOB RUNNING THAT CASINO. RUNNING THAT CASINO. HE HAS WAY OVERSPENT ON HE HAS WAY OVERSPENT ON RENOVATIONS, OTHERWISE DUMPED RENOVATIONS, OTHERWISE DUMPED WAY MORE CASH INTO IT THAN THE WAY MORE CASH INTO IT THAN THE BUSINESS COULD KEEP UP WITH. BUSINESS COULD KEEP UP WITH. AND ON DECEMBER 17th, 1990, HIS AND ON DECEMBER 17th, 1990, HIS CASINO, THE TRUMP CASTLE NEEDED CASINO, THE TRUMP CASTLE NEEDED TO MAKE A PAYMENT, A TO MAKE A PAYMENT, A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR INTEREST MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR INTEREST PAYMENT ON A BIG LOAN THEY HAD PAYMENT ON A BIG LOAN THEY HAD TAKEN OUT FOR THAT FAILING TAKEN OUT FOR THAT FAILING CASINO. CASINO. JUST HOURS BEFORE THAT PAYMENT JUST HOURS BEFORE THAT PAYMENT WAS DUE, IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE WAS DUE, IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE TRUMP WAS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT, TRUMP WAS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT, WHICH WOULD HAVE DIRE WHICH WOULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES. CONSEQUENCES. AND SO HIS DAD, WHO WAS THEN 85 AND SO HIS DAD, WHO WAS THEN 85 YEARS OLD, SENT A BAG MAN TO YEARS OLD, SENT A BAG MAN TO THIS CASINO, TO DONALD TRUMP’S THIS CASINO, TO DONALD TRUMP’S CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY. CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY. THE DUDE HE SENT, HIS NAME WAS THE DUDE HE SENT, HIS NAME WAS HOWARD SNYDER, WALKED INTO HOWARD SNYDER, WALKED INTO TRUMP’S CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY. TRUMP’S CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY. HE WENT UP TO THE CAGE WHERE ALL HE WENT UP TO THE CAGE WHERE ALL THE CASHIERS WORK ON THE CASINO THE CASHIERS WORK ON THE CASINO FLOOR AND HE HANDED THEM A CHECK FLOOR AND HE HANDED THEM A CHECK FOR $3.35 MILLION. FOR $3.35 MILLION. THE CASHIERS VERIFIED THAT THE THE CASHIERS VERIFIED THAT THE CHECK WAS GOOD, AND THE CASINO CHECK WAS GOOD, AND THE CASINO PROMPTLY HANDED OVER TO HOWARD PROMPTLY HANDED OVER TO HOWARD SNYDER A BIG PILE OF POKER SNYDER A BIG PILE OF POKER CHIPS. CHIPS. HERE YOU GO. HERE YOU GO. EACH WORTH $5,000. EACH WORTH $5,000. $3.3 MILLION WORTH OF POKER $3.3 MILLION WORTH OF POKER CHIPS. CHIPS. HOWARD SNYDER TOOK THOSE POKER HOWARD SNYDER TOOK THOSE POKER CHIPS, PUT THEM IN A BAG AND CHIPS, PUT THEM IN A BAG AND LEFT. LEFT. HE DID NOT PLAY POKER WITH THEM. HE DID NOT PLAY POKER WITH THEM. HE DID NOT GAMBLE WITH THEM. HE DID NOT GAMBLE WITH THEM. HE JUST TOOK THE POKER CHIPS HE JUST TOOK THE POKER CHIPS AWAY. AWAY. APPARENTLY THE NEXT DAY IT APPARENTLY THE NEXT DAY IT TURNED OUT THAT THAT $3.35 TURNED OUT THAT THAT $3.35 MILLION WASN’T ENOUGH. MILLION WASN’T ENOUGH. DONALD TRUMP IS STILL IN DONALD TRUMP IS STILL IN TROUBLE. TROUBLE. STILL NOT GOING MAKE THE STILL NOT GOING MAKE THE INTEREST PAYMENT. INTEREST PAYMENT. TRUMP’S DAD THE NEXT DAY WIRED TRUMP’S DAD THE NEXT DAY WIRED ANOTHER $150,000 TO THAT CASINO. ANOTHER $150,000 TO THAT CASINO. ONCE AGAIN, THEY CHECKED THAT ONCE AGAIN, THEY CHECKED THAT THE WIRE WAS GOOD, THE MONEY THE WIRE WAS GOOD, THE MONEY THERE WAS FROM TRUMP’S DAD. THERE WAS FROM TRUMP’S DAD. THEY ISSUED ANOTHER $150,000 IN THEY ISSUED ANOTHER $150,000 IN POKER CHIPS. POKER CHIPS. $5,000 A CHIP. $5,000 A CHIP. DUDE PICKED THEM UP, PUT THEM IN DUDE PICKED THEM UP, PUT THEM IN A BAG, DID NOT GAMBLE WITH THOSE A BAG, DID NOT GAMBLE WITH THOSE CHIPS. CHIPS. HE JUST TOOK THEM AND HE LEFT HE JUST TOOK THEM AND HE LEFT THE BUILDING. THE BUILDING. POKER CHIPS ARE AWESOME. POKER CHIPS ARE AWESOME. TAKE IT FROM ME, I NOW HAVE A TAKE IT FROM ME, I NOW HAVE A NEW HABIT OF PLAYING WITH THEM NEW HABIT OF PLAYING WITH THEM ALL THE TIME NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL THE TIME NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE THEM FOR THE SHOW AS LITTLE THEM FOR THE SHOW AS LITTLE CHAMPY CHAMPY CHAMPY Y CHAMPY Y CHAMP CHAMPYS. CHAMP CHAMPYS. THEY’RE FUN. THEY’RE FUN. ANOTHER $3.5 MILLION JUST BUYING ANOTHER $3.5 MILLION JUST BUYING A BIG BAG OF THESE THAT HE GOT A BIG BAG OF THESE THAT HE GOT TO TAKE HOME. TO TAKE HOME. AND THEY’RE NEERKTS BUTAT, BUT T AND THEY’RE NEERKTS BUTAT, BUT T ACTUALLY HAVE INTEGRAL VALUE ACTUALLY HAVE INTEGRAL VALUE UNLESS YOU’RE GOING SPEND THEM UNLESS YOU’RE GOING SPEND THEM AT THE CASINO. AT THE CASINO. HE JUST GOT A BIG BAG OF CHIPS HE JUST GOT A BIG BAG OF CHIPS AND LEFT WIT. AND LEFT WIT. $3.5 MILLION. $3.5 MILLION. THAT WAS ILLEGAL. THAT WAS ILLEGAL. BUT IT LUIS WAS ALSO HANDY IN BUT IT LUIS WAS ALSO HANDY IN THE MOMENT WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS THE MOMENT WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS UP AGAINST THE DEADLINE FROM THE UP AGAINST THE DEADLINE FROM THE BANK THAT $3.5 MILLION, IT SORT BANK THAT $3.5 MILLION, IT SORT OF LOOKED LIKE GAMBLING INCOME OF LOOKED LIKE GAMBLING INCOME FOR THE CASINO THAT CAME IN JUST FOR THE CASINO THAT CAME IN JUST IN TIME SO THE CASINO COULD MAKE IN TIME SO THE CASINO COULD MAKE ITS INTEREST PAYMENT. ITS INTEREST PAYMENT. OF COURSE, IT WASN’T GAMBLING OF COURSE, IT WASN’T GAMBLING INCOME FOR THE CASINO. INCOME FOR THE CASINO. IT WAS JUST DONALD TRUMP’S DAD IT WAS JUST DONALD TRUMP’S DAD TRANSFERRING $3.5 MILLION TO HIS TRANSFERRING $3.5 MILLION TO HIS SON WITHOUT PAYING ANY TAXES ON SON WITHOUT PAYING ANY TAXES ON IT, TO BAIL HIS SON OUT SO HE IT, TO BAIL HIS SON OUT SO HE COULD BAIL OUT THE BANK. COULD BAIL OUT THE BANK. ULTIMATELY THEY GOT CAUGHT FOR ULTIMATELY THEY GOT CAUGHT FOR THAT BY GAMBLING REGULATORS. THAT BY GAMBLING REGULATORS. THEY HAD TO PAY A $65,000 FINE THEY HAD TO PAY A $65,000 FINE FOR PULLING OFF THAT SCHEME WITH FOR PULLING OFF THAT SCHEME WITH THE POKER CHIPS THAT THEY DID THE POKER CHIPS THAT THEY DID NOT GAMBLE WITH. NOT GAMBLE WITH. BUT IN THE END, $65,000 FINE, BUT IN THE END, $65,000 FINE, WHO CARES? WHO CARES? SMALL POTATOES, RIGHT? SMALL POTATOES, RIGHT? IT WORKED. IT WORKED. THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY ANECDOTES THAT “THE NEW YORK ANECDOTES THAT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” RECOUNTS TODAY ABOUT HOW TIMES” RECOUNTS TODAY ABOUT HOW DONALD TRUMP’S ENTIRE LIFE HAS DONALD TRUMP’S ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN BANKROLLED TO SPECTACULAR BEEN BANKROLLED TO SPECTACULAR EFFECT BY HIS DAD, WHICH HE HAS EFFECT BY HIS DAD, WHICH HE HAS ALWAYS DENIED. ALWAYS DENIED. THIS ANECDOTE ABOUT THE POKER THIS ANECDOTE ABOUT THE POKER CHIPS IS ACTUALLY ONE THAT WE’VE CHIPS IS ACTUALLY ONE THAT WE’VE SEEN REPORTED BEFORE. SEEN REPORTED BEFORE. ACTUALLY, SHORTLY AFTER IT ACTUALLY, SHORTLY AFTER IT HAPPENED, THIS HAPPENED IN HAPPENED, THIS HAPPENED IN DECEMBER 1990. DECEMBER 1990. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” WROTE “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” WROTE A STORY ABOUT IT IN JANUARY OF A STORY ABOUT IT IN JANUARY OF 1991, AND IT’S INTERESTING. 1991, AND IT’S INTERESTING. THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF FORESHADOWING FOR ALL OF NEWS FORESHADOWING FOR ALL OF NEWS THE WAY THAT STORY WAS INITIALLY THE WAY THAT STORY WAS INITIALLY REPORTED. REPORTED. “WALL STREET JOURNAL” BROKE THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” BROKE THE STORY ABOUT THE POKER CHIP STORY ABOUT THE POKER CHIP SCHEME AND DONALD TRUMP’S DAD’S SCHEME AND DONALD TRUMP’S DAD’S BAG MAN IN JANUARY OF 1991. BAG MAN IN JANUARY OF 1991. AT FEW MONTHS LATER, “THE WALL AT FEW MONTHS LATER, “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAD TAKEN THAT STREET JOURNAL” HAD TAKEN THAT REPORTER OFF THE DONALD TRUMP REPORTER OFF THE DONALD TRUMP BEAT, BECAUSE UNBEKNOWNST TO BEAT, BECAUSE UNBEKNOWNST TO THEETTE OR THES AT THAT TIME, THEETTE OR THES AT THAT TIME, THAT REPORTER HAD ONCE TAKEN THAT REPORTER HAD ONCE TAKEN SOME BOXING TICKETS OFF TRUMP, SOME BOXING TICKETS OFF TRUMP, TICKETS SPECIFICALLY TO THE TICKETS SPECIFICALLY TO THE EVANDER HOLYFIELD/GEORGE FOREMAN EVANDER HOLYFIELD/GEORGE FOREMAN FIGHT THAT YEAR IN ATLANTIC FIGHT THAT YEAR IN ATLANTIC CITY. CITY. EDITORS AT THE “WALL STREET EDITORS AT THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” FOUND OUT THAT THEIR JOURNAL” FOUND OUT THAT THEIR REPORTER HAD DONE THAT, HAD REPORTER HAD DONE THAT, HAD TAKEN THOSE TICKETS WHEN TRUMP TAKEN THOSE TICKETS WHEN TRUMP HIMSELF CALLED THE EDITORS OF HIMSELF CALLED THE EDITORS OF THE PAPER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PAPER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR NEGATIVE NEWS COVERAGE OF THEIR NEGATIVE NEWS COVERAGE OF HIM. HIM. HAVING COMPROMISED THIS REPORTER HAVING COMPROMISED THIS REPORTER BY SLIPPING HIM SOME BOXING BY SLIPPING HIM SOME BOXING TICKETS THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO TICKETS THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO KEEP SECRET FROM HIS BOSSES, KEEP SECRET FROM HIS BOSSES, TRUMP DROPPED THE GUILLOTINE. TRUMP DROPPED THE GUILLOTINE. HE NARCOTICED THE REPORTER AND HE NARCOTICED THE REPORTER AND GOT THE DUDE TAKEN OFF THE GOT THE DUDE TAKEN OFF THE REPORTING BEAT. REPORTING BEAT. BLEH, RIGHT? BLEH, RIGHT? IT’S GROSS. IT’S GROSS. BOTH THE STORY THAT THEY WERE BOTH THE STORY THAT THEY WERE INITIALLY REPORTING ON AND THAT INITIALLY REPORTING ON AND THAT KIND OF MANAGEMENT OF THE PRESS KIND OF MANAGEMENT OF THE PRESS THEREAFTER, I MEAN THAT WAS THEREAFTER, I MEAN THAT WAS 1990, 1991. 1990, 1991. BUT THAT’S THE BUBBLING TOXIC BUT THAT’S THE BUBBLING TOXIC STEW WE ALL LIVE IN NOW WHEN IT STEW WE ALL LIVE IN NOW WHEN IT COMES TO COVERING NOT JUST THIS COMES TO COVERING NOT JUST THIS PRESIDENCY, BUT THE GOVERNMENT PRESIDENCY, BUT THE GOVERNMENT HE NOW CONTROLS. HE NOW CONTROLS. WHAT “THE TIMES” HAS DOCUMENTED WHAT “THE TIMES” HAS DOCUMENTED IN THIS NEW BLOCKBUSTER PIECE OF IN THIS NEW BLOCKBUSTER PIECE OF REPORTING ON TRUMP’S FINANCES IS REPORTING ON TRUMP’S FINANCES IS THAT THAT SCUMMY LITTLE THAT THAT SCUMMY LITTLE ANECDOTE, WHEN TRUMP’S DAD SENDS ANECDOTE, WHEN TRUMP’S DAD SENDS IN A BAG MAN TO ILLEGALLY AND IN A BAG MAN TO ILLEGALLY AND SECRETLY BAIL OUT HIS SON AND SECRETLY BAIL OUT HIS SON AND EVADE TAXES, THAT WAS NOT A ONE EVADE TAXES, THAT WAS NOT A ONE OFF THAT WAS EMBLEMATIC OF A OFF THAT WAS EMBLEMATIC OF A PATTERN AND A PLAN THAT SHOWS US PATTERN AND A PLAN THAT SHOWS US A WILDLY DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT A WILDLY DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S WEALTH AND HIS THE PRESIDENT’S WEALTH AND HIS BUSINESS HISTORY THAN ANYTHING BUSINESS HISTORY THAN ANYTHING HE HAS EVER ADMITTED TO HE HAS EVER ADMITTED TO PUBLICLY. PUBLICLY. IT ALSO APPEARS TO IMPLICATE IT ALSO APPEARS TO IMPLICATE HIM, AS I MENTIONED, IN TAX HIM, AS I MENTIONED, IN TAX EVASION, FRAUD, AND OTHER EVASION, FRAUD, AND OTHER POTENTIAL CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. POTENTIAL CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. PART OF THE REASON THIS BEHAVIOR PART OF THE REASON THIS BEHAVIOR AND THIS LARGER PATTERN OF THE AND THIS LARGER PATTERN OF THE PRESIDENT’S FINANCIAL HISTORY PRESIDENT’S FINANCIAL HISTORY HASN’T COME TO LIGHT BEFORE NOW HASN’T COME TO LIGHT BEFORE NOW IS BECAUSE “THE TIMES” SOMEHOW IS BECAUSE “THE TIMES” SOMEHOW FOR THIS STORY OBTAINED HUNDREDS FOR THIS STORY OBTAINED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PREVIOUSLY OF THOUSANDS OF PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN DOCUMENTS FROM THE TRUMP UNSEEN DOCUMENTS FROM THE TRUMP FAMILY AND THEIR BUSINESSES AND FAMILY AND THEIR BUSINESSES AND THEIR FINANCIAL ENTITIES. THEIR FINANCIAL ENTITIES. NO, THEY STILL DID NOT GET NO, THEY STILL DID NOT GET DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL TAX DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL TAX RETURNS, BUT THEY APPARENTLY DID RETURNS, BUT THEY APPARENTLY DID GET HIS DAD’S. GET HIS DAD’S. AND REAMS AND REAMS AND REAMS OF AND REAMS AND REAMS AND REAMS OF FAMILY BUSINESS DOCUMENTS BOTH FAMILY BUSINESS DOCUMENTS BOTH FROM PUBLIC SOURCES AND ALSO FROM PUBLIC SOURCES AND ALSO APPARENTLY FROM PRIVATE FILES. APPARENTLY FROM PRIVATE FILES. SO THAT’S ONE REASON THIS STORY SO THAT’S ONE REASON THIS STORY HAS NEVER COME TO LIGHT BEFORE, HAS NEVER COME TO LIGHT BEFORE, THIS DOCUMENTATION HAS NEVER THIS DOCUMENTATION HAS NEVER BEEN USED EDD JOURNALISTIST PURP BEEN USED EDD JOURNALISTIST PURP BEFORE. BEFORE. BUT THE OTHER REASON IT HASN’T BUT THE OTHER REASON IT HASN’T BEEN TOLD IN THIS LEVEL OF BEEN TOLD IN THIS LEVEL OF DETAIL IS BECAUSE WHAT “THE DETAIL IS BECAUSE WHAT “THE TIMES” QUITE CANDIDLY DESCRIBES TIMES” QUITE CANDIDLY DESCRIBES AS THE HISTORY OF TRUMP GETTING AS THE HISTORY OF TRUMP GETTING UNCRITICAL PRESS COVERAGE, UNCRITICAL PRESS COVERAGE, PARTICULARLY AROUND HIS PARTICULARLY AROUND HIS FINANCES. FINANCES. HE HAS NOT BEEN A FINANCIAL HE HAS NOT BEEN A FINANCIAL GENIUS. GENIUS. HE HAS NOT BEEN A GREAT DEAL HE HAS NOT BEEN A GREAT DEAL MAKER. MAKER. HE HAS NOT BEEN A GREAT BUSINESS HE HAS NOT BEEN A GREAT BUSINESS MIND, BUT HE HAS BEEN GREAT AT MIND, BUT HE HAS BEEN GREAT AT CONVINCING THE CREDULOUS PRESS CONVINCING THE CREDULOUS PRESS TO DESCRIBE HIM AS SUCH OVER A TO DESCRIBE HIM AS SUCH OVER A PERIOD OF DECADES. PERIOD OF DECADES. AND THAT BIG BLUSTERY PR EFFORT AND THAT BIG BLUSTERY PR EFFORT WAS EFFECTIVE AT DISGUISING THIS WAS EFFECTIVE AT DISGUISING THIS BLATANT CON THAT HE PLAYED ON BLATANT CON THAT HE PLAYED ON THE PUBLIC FOR YEARS, PRETENDING THE PUBLIC FOR YEARS, PRETENDING TO BE SOME KIND OF SELF-MADE TO BE SOME KIND OF SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE OR EVEN SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE OR EVEN SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE WHEN APPARENTLY HE BILLIONAIRE WHEN APPARENTLY HE ISN’T ANYTHING OF THE SORT. ISN’T ANYTHING OF THE SORT. HERE IS THE LEAD FROM “THE HERE IS THE LEAD FROM “THE TIMES” TONIGHT. TIMES” TONIGHT. QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATED IN DUBIOUS TAX PARTICIPATED IN DUBIOUS TAX SCHEMES DURING THE 1990s, SCHEMES DURING THE 1990s, INCLUDING INCIDENTS OF OUTRIGHT INCLUDING INCIDENTS OF OUTRIGHT FRAUD THAT GREATLY INCREASED THE FRAUD THAT GREATLY INCREASED THE INHERITANCE FROM HIS PARENTS. INHERITANCE FROM HIS PARENTS. HE HAS LONG INSISTED THAT HIS HE HAS LONG INSISTED THAT HIS FATHER PROVIDED NO FINANCIAL FATHER PROVIDED NO FINANCIAL HELP. HELP. BUT “THE TIMES’” INVESTIGATION BUT “THE TIMES’” INVESTIGATION BASED ON A VAST TROVE OF RECORDS BASED ON A VAST TROVE OF RECORDS REVEALED THAT MR. TRUMP RECEIVED REVEALED THAT MR. TRUMP RECEIVED THE EQUIVALENT TODAY OF $13413 THE EQUIVALENT TODAY OF $13413 MILLION FROM HIS FATHER’S REAL MILLION FROM HIS FATHER’S REAL ESTATE EMPIRE STARTING FROM WHEN ESTATE EMPIRE STARTING FROM WHEN HE WAS A TODDLER AND CONTINUING HE WAS A TODDLER AND CONTINUING TO THIS DAY. TO THIS DAY. QUOTE, IN EVERY ERA OF MR. QUOTE, IN EVERY ERA OF MR. TRUMP’S LIFE, HIS FINANCES WERE TRUMP’S LIFE, HIS FINANCES WERE DEEPLY INTERTWINED WITH AND DEEPLY INTERTWINED WITH AND DEPENDENT ON HIS FATHER’S DEPENDENT ON HIS FATHER’S WEALTH. WEALTH. BY AGE 3, MR. TRUMP WAS EARNING BY AGE 3, MR. TRUMP WAS EARNING $200,000 A YEAR IN TODAY’S $200,000 A YEAR IN TODAY’S DOLLARS FROM HIS FATHER’S DOLLARS FROM HIS FATHER’S EMPIRE. EMPIRE. HE WAS A MILLIONAIRE BY AGE 8. HE WAS A MILLIONAIRE BY AGE 8. SOON AFTER MR. TRUMP GRADUATED SOON AFTER MR. TRUMP GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE, HE WAS RECEIVING FROM COLLEGE, HE WAS RECEIVING THE EQUIVALENT OF A MILLION THE EQUIVALENT OF A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FROM HIS FATHER. DOLLARS A YEAR FROM HIS FATHER. THE MONEY INCREASED WITH THE THE MONEY INCREASED WITH THE YEARS TO MORE THAN $5 MILLION YEARS TO MORE THAN $5 MILLION ANNUALLY IN HIS 40s AND 50s. ANNUALLY IN HIS 40s AND 50s. FRED TRUMP, DONALD TRUMP’S FRED TRUMP, DONALD TRUMP’S FATHER WAS RELENTLESS AND FATHER WAS RELENTLESS AND CREATIVE IN FINDING WAYS TO CREATIVE IN FINDING WAYS TO CHANNEL HIS WEALTH TO HIS CHANNEL HIS WEALTH TO HIS CHILDREN. CHILDREN. HE MADE DONALD NOT JUST HIS HE MADE DONALD NOT JUST HIS SALARIED EMPLOYEE BUT HIS SALARIED EMPLOYEE BUT HIS PROPERTY MANAGER, HIS LANDLORD PROPERTY MANAGER, HIS LANDLORD AND CONSULTANT. AND CONSULTANT. HE GAY HIM LOAN AFTER LOAN, HE GAY HIM LOAN AFTER LOAN, WHICH WHICH WERE NEVER REPAID. WHICH WHICH WERE NEVER REPAID. MONEY FOR HIS CAR, MONEY FOR MONEY FOR HIS CAR, MONEY FOR EMPLOYEES, MONEY TO BUY STOCKS, EMPLOYEES, MONEY TO BUY STOCKS, MONEY FOR HIS FIRST MANHATTAN MONEY FOR HIS FIRST MANHATTAN OFFICES AND MONEY TO RENOVATE OFFICES AND MONEY TO RENOVATE THOSE OFFICE. THOSE OFFICE. HE GAVE DONALD TRUMP THREE TRUST HE GAVE DONALD TRUMP THREE TRUST FUNDS. FUNDS. HE GAVE HIM SHARES IN MULTIPLE HE GAVE HIM SHARES IN MULTIPLE PARTNERSHIPS. PARTNERSHIPS. GAVE HIM $10,000 CHECKS AT GAVE HIM $10,000 CHECKS AT CHRISTMAS TIME. CHRISTMAS TIME. HE GAVE HIM LAUNDRY REVENUE FROM HE GAVE HIM LAUNDRY REVENUE FROM HIS BUILDINGS. HIS BUILDINGS. BUT BEING A YOUNG MAN WHO WAS BUT BEING A YOUNG MAN WHO WAS JUST LIVING OFF HIS DAD’S JUST LIVING OFF HIS DAD’S CONSIDERABLE WEALTH, JUST BEING CONSIDERABLE WEALTH, JUST BEING ON THE RECEIVING END OF HIS DAD ON THE RECEIVING END OF HIS DAD GIVING HIM TONS AND TONS OF GIVING HIM TONS AND TONS OF MONEY AND PAYING FOR EVERYTHING MONEY AND PAYING FOR EVERYTHING IN HIS LIFE, THAT APPARENTLY WAS IN HIS LIFE, THAT APPARENTLY WAS NOT THE PUBLIC IMAGE THAT TRUMP NOT THE PUBLIC IMAGE THAT TRUMP WANTED FOR HIMSELF OR THAT WANTED FOR HIMSELF OR THAT TRUMP’S DAD WANTED FOR HIS SON. TRUMP’S DAD WANTED FOR HIS SON. AND SO THE SELLING OF A CONTRARY AND SO THE SELLING OF A CONTRARY AND UNTRUE PUBLIC IMAGE ABOUT AND UNTRUE PUBLIC IMAGE ABOUT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF BEING SOME DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF BEING SOME SORT OF SELF-MADE BUSINESS SORT OF SELF-MADE BUSINESS MAVEN, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT MAVEN, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT TRUMP ORCHESTRATED, BUT THE TRUMP ORCHESTRATED, BUT THE PRESS REALLY HELPED HIM OUT. PRESS REALLY HELPED HIM OUT. HE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THEM. THEM. SAND THIS IS WHERE “THE TIMES” SAND THIS IS WHERE “THE TIMES” GETS VERY CANDID, EVEN ABOUT ITS GETS VERY CANDID, EVEN ABOUT ITS OWN ROLE IN ITS PART ABOUT THIS OWN ROLE IN ITS PART ABOUT THIS PUBLIC LIE ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. PUBLIC LIE ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. QUOTE, HE’S TALL, LEAN AND BLOND QUOTE, HE’S TALL, LEAN AND BLOND WITH DAZZLING WHITE TEETH AND HE WITH DAZZLING WHITE TEETH AND HE LOOKS EVER SO MUCH LIKE ROBERT LOOKS EVER SO MUCH LIKE ROBERT REDFORD. REDFORD. HE RIDES AROUND TOWN IN A HE RIDES AROUND TOWN IN A CHAUFFEURED CADILLAC WITH HIS CHAUFFEURED CADILLAC WITH HIS INITIALS ON THE PLATES. INITIALS ON THE PLATES. EDATES SLINKY FASHION MODELS, EDATES SLINKY FASHION MODELS, BELONGS TO THE MOST ELEGANT BELONGS TO THE MOST ELEGANT CLUBS, AND AT ONLY 30 YEARS OF CLUBS, AND AT ONLY 30 YEARS OF AGE ESTIMATES HE IS WORTH MORE AGE ESTIMATES HE IS WORTH MORE THAN $200 MILLION. THAN $200 MILLION. SO BEGAN A NOVEMBER 1, 1976 SO BEGAN A NOVEMBER 1, 1976 ARTICLE IN “THE TIMES,” ONE OF ARTICLE IN “THE TIMES,” ONE OF THE FIRST MAJOR PROFILES OF THE FIRST MAJOR PROFILES OF DONALD TRUMP AND A CORNERSTONE DONALD TRUMP AND A CORNERSTONE OF DECADES OF MYTH MAKING ABOUT OF DECADES OF MYTH MAKING ABOUT HIS WEALTH. HIS WEALTH. HOW CAN HE CLAIM TO BE WORTH HOW CAN HE CLAIM TO BE WORTH MORE THAN $200 MILLION WHEN HE MORE THAN $200 MILLION WHEN HE WOULD DIVULGE LATER TO CASINO WOULD DIVULGE LATER TO CASINO REGULATORS THAT HIS TAXABLE REGULATORS THAT HIS TAXABLE INCOME THAT YEAR IN 1976 WAS INCOME THAT YEAR IN 1976 WAS ACTUALLY $24,594 FOR THE FULL ACTUALLY $24,594 FOR THE FULL YEAR? YEAR? BUT THE TIMES IN 1976 APPARENTLY BUT THE TIMES IN 1976 APPARENTLY BOUGHT IT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, BOUGHT IT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, AND THEN THEY TURNED AROUND AND AND THEN THEY TURNED AROUND AND SOLD TO IT PUBLIC. SOLD TO IT PUBLIC. QUOTE, IN THE CHAUFFEURED QUOTE, IN THE CHAUFFEURED CADILLAC, DONALD TRUMP TOOK “THE CADILLAC, DONALD TRUMP TOOK “THE TIMES’” REPORTER ON A TOUR OF TIMES’” REPORTER ON A TOUR OF WHAT HE CALLED JOBS CHS HE TOLD WHAT HE CALLED JOBS CHS HE TOLD HER ABOUT THE MANHATTAN HOTEL HE HER ABOUT THE MANHATTAN HOTEL HE PLANNED TO CONVERT INTO A GRAND PLANNED TO CONVERT INTO A GRAND HYATT. HYATT. HIS FATHER GRARNTED THE HIS FATHER GRARNTED THE CONSTRUCTION LOAN. CONSTRUCTION LOAN. HE TOOK HER TO THE HUDSON RIVER HE TOOK HER TO THE HUDSON RIVER RAIL YARDS THAT HE PLANNED TO RAIL YARDS THAT HE PLANNED TO DEVELOP. DEVELOP. THE RIGHTS WERE PURCHASED BY HIS THE RIGHTS WERE PURCHASED BY HIS FATHER’S COMPANY. FATHER’S COMPANY. HE SHOWED THE REPORTER, QUOTE, HE SHOWED THE REPORTER, QUOTE, OUR PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVOR, THE OUR PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVOR, THE HIGH-RISE FOR THE ELDERLY IN HIGH-RISE FOR THE ELDERLY IN EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY THAT TOO EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY THAT TOO WAS BANKROLLED BY HIS FATHER. WAS BANKROLLED BY HIS FATHER. ALSO, AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON ALSO, AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON STATEN ISLAND, WHICH WAS OWNED STATEN ISLAND, WHICH WAS OWNED BY HIS FATHER. BY HIS FATHER. WHAT HE CALLED THEIR, QUOTE, WHAT HE CALLED THEIR, QUOTE, FLAGSHIP TRUMP VILLAGE IN FLAGSHIP TRUMP VILLAGE IN BROOKLYN, THAT TOO WAS OWNED BY BROOKLYN, THAT TOO WAS OWNED BY HIS FATHER. HIS FATHER. AND FINALLY, BEACHHAVEN AND FINALLY, BEACHHAVEN APARTMENTS WHICH WERE ALSO OWNED APARTMENTS WHICH WERE ALSO OWNED BY HIS FATHER. BY HIS FATHER. EVEN THE CADILLAC WAS LEASED BY EVEN THE CADILLAC WAS LEASED BY HIS FATHER. HIS FATHER. BUT HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT HIS BUT HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT HIS FATHER’S OWNERSHIP OF ANY OF FATHER’S OWNERSHIP OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS. THOSE THINGS. HE PASSED IT ALL OFF AS HIS OWN, HE PASSED IT ALL OFF AS HIS OWN, AND THEN HE BOASTED TO “THE AND THEN HE BOASTED TO “THE TIMES” AND THEY DUTIFULLY TIMES” AND THEY DUTIFULLY PRINTED, SO FAR I’VE NEVER MADE PRINTED, SO FAR I’VE NEVER MADE A BAD DEAL. A BAD DEAL. AS “THE TIMES” CONCLUDES TODAY, AS “THE TIMES” CONCLUDES TODAY, NOW KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING HE NOW KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING HE WAS PASSING OFF AS HIS OWN WAS WAS PASSING OFF AS HIS OWN WAS ACTUALLY OWNED BY HIS DAD, “THE ACTUALLY OWNED BY HIS DAD, “THE TIMES” CONCLUDES TODAY, QUOTE, TIMES” CONCLUDES TODAY, QUOTE, IT WAS A SPECTACULAR CON. IT WAS A SPECTACULAR CON. AND THEY’VE GOT ALL THIS AND THEY’VE GOT ALL THIS DETAILED REPORTING THAT JUST DETAILED REPORTING THAT JUST MAKES THE STORY GET WORSE AND MAKES THE STORY GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE. WORSE AND WORSE. QUOTE, WEEKS AFTER “THE TIMES’S” QUOTE, WEEKS AFTER “THE TIMES’S” PROFILE RAN, TRUMP SET UP STILL PROFILE RAN, TRUMP SET UP STILL MORE TRUST FOR HIS CHILDREN, MORE TRUST FOR HIS CHILDREN, SEEDING EACH WITH TODAY’S SEEDING EACH WITH TODAY’S EQUIVALENT OF $3.4 MILLION. EQUIVALENT OF $3.4 MILLION. EVEN WHEN TRUMP WAS ALREADY EVEN WHEN TRUMP WAS ALREADY PROCLAIMING HIMSELF ONE OF PROCLAIMING HIMSELF ONE OF AMERICA’S RICHEST MAN, HE WAS AMERICA’S RICHEST MAN, HE WAS STILL ON HIS FATHER’S PAYROLL, STILL ON HIS FATHER’S PAYROLL, DRAWING A SALARY OF 26$26 O,000. DRAWING A SALARY OF 26$26 O,000. FRED AND HIS COMPANY BEGAN FRED AND HIS COMPANY BEGAN EXTENDING LARGE LOANS OF CREDIT EXTENDING LARGE LOANS OF CREDIT TO TRUMP. TO TRUMP. WHEN HE BORROWED IN JANUARY FROM WHEN HE BORROWED IN JANUARY FROM HIS DAD $1.5 MILLION. HIS DAD $1.5 MILLION. IN FEBRUARY, $65,000. IN FEBRUARY, $65,000. IN MARCH, $122,000. IN MARCH, $122,000. IN APRIL, $150,000. IN APRIL, $150,000. IN MAY, $192,000. IN MAY, $192,000. IN JUNE, $226,000. IN JUNE, $226,000. IN JULY, $2.4 MILLION. IN JULY, $2.4 MILLION. AND IN AUGUST, 40,000. AND IN AUGUST, 40,000. HE BORROWED ALL OF THAT MONEY HE BORROWED ALL OF THAT MONEY MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER MONTH MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER MONTH, ALL FROM HIS DAD. AFTER MONTH, ALL FROM HIS DAD. QUOTE, IN THEORY THE MONEY HAD QUOTE, IN THEORY THE MONEY HAD TO BE REPAID. TO BE REPAID. IN PRACTICE, RECORDS SHOW MANY IN PRACTICE, RECORDS SHOW MANY OF THESE LOANS WERE MORE LIKE OF THESE LOANS WERE MORE LIKE GIFTS. GIFTS. BUT THE COLUMN OF BUNDLED NERVES BUT THE COLUMN OF BUNDLED NERVES THAT RUNS DOWN THE SPINE OF THIS THAT RUNS DOWN THE SPINE OF THIS STORY IS NOT JUST THAT TRUMP STORY IS NOT JUST THAT TRUMP TOOK OVER $400 MILLION FROM HIS TOOK OVER $400 MILLION FROM HIS FATHER AND LIED FOR DECADES FATHER AND LIED FOR DECADES ABOUT HAVING BUILT SOME SORT OF ABOUT HAVING BUILT SOME SORT OF BUSINESS EMPIRE ON HIS OWN WHEN BUSINESS EMPIRE ON HIS OWN WHEN REALLY WHAT HE WAS DOING FOR REALLY WHAT HE WAS DOING FOR DECADES WAS JUST CASHING HIS DECADES WAS JUST CASHING HIS DAD’S CHECKS, THE STUFF THAT DAD’S CHECKS, THE STUFF THAT RINGS LIKE A BELL IN THIS RINGS LIKE A BELL IN THIS REPORTING, NOT JUST FOR WHAT YOU REPORTING, NOT JUST FOR WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT DONALD MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP IN THE PAST, BE FOR HIM TRUMP IN THE PAST, BE FOR HIM NOW, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE NOW, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE LYING AND THE FALSE PUBLIC LYING AND THE FALSE PUBLIC PERSONA THAT BECAME HIS PERSONA THAT BECAME HIS POLITICAL PERSONA WHEN HE POLITICAL PERSONA WHEN HE DECIDED TO TURN IT INTO THAT. DECIDED TO TURN IT INTO THAT. THE TOUGH STUFF HERE IS ABOUT THE TOUGH STUFF HERE IS ABOUT CRIME. CRIME. IT’S ABOUT POTENTIAL CRIMINAL IT’S ABOUT POTENTIAL CRIMINAL FRAUD AND CRIMINAL TAX EVASION FRAUD AND CRIMINAL TAX EVASION AND BEING ON THE HOOK FOR THAT

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  1. Rachel congrats on completing ten years of newscasting. You and your team are wondrous. You continue to surprise us with big scoops.

  2. Dear Rachel Maddow. Too bad you wont see the 11th anniversary. Go Trump! 2020
    You and hollywood are no longer a voice.

  3. Who cares what daddy did for him….he wasn't a VP like Biden's corruption was….hey here is some actual news to share with your audience, real news but a another corruption Dem so you don't mention it..Atlantic City’s Democratic mayor pleaded guilty Thursday, to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team and resigned from office Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of corrupt city officials so long that it spawned a hit HBO TV series.

    Gilliam could face 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 7. He also agreed to make restitution for the fraud.

    As recently as 2007, four of the city’s last eight mayors had been arrested on corruption charges and one-third of the nine-member City Council was either in prison or under house arrest.

  4. How many times has Trump gone to jail Rachael….???? Isn't that the bottom line that indicates anything you are saying is actually true?

  5. Is your audience aware that he is the only President who does not take a salary but gives it to charities??? Trump 2020 to drain the swamp……..

  6. Rachel Mad cow! enough with your lies! and biased so-called journalism! you are nothing but a propaganda machine made to look like a network!

  7. Rachel, you could pick any gender from the over 50 genders the delusionals have come up and you would still be ugly! THAT…is a fact.

  8. Trump is innocent of all crimes. Trump is literally above the law. I support Trump. I will vote Trump no matter what the fake news says about Him.

  9. This Woma give me diarrhea wen I c this news can MSNBC change this ugly lady we need some that really care about the public not her stupid fiasco she bring to the news platform why we care about a great POTUS cuz y’all still but hurt cuz y’all will lose the election in2020 😂😹😹 loser left yooo lest all get out and vote for our great POTUS Trump 2020 ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Everything this orange POS says is lies! He is a self made man child, a self made narcicistic MF that was bailed out by his daddy! A con man, a fraud and a cheat!

  11. Desperate Maddow, you're Russian collusion hoax dried up, and you're trying the same crap with Ukraine. Anyone with any Common Sense can see that the dams have nothing except for this raw attempt to take him down. Not going to happen

  12. So Rachel, how exactly does Trump or anyone else creating, owning, or whatever billions or even trillions of dollars effect me? It doesn't, so Rachel gets her panties wet blabbering for hours about petty jealousy.

  13. What is really sad today is…this all has continued and this by so many beloved President is changing this democratic government always deciding by law and the constitution into a totalitarian country. I love America so much and i am sad to see what's happening

  14. How could someone become president of America with all these act and the F.B.I nor C.I.A. couldn't come forth with? Guess Trump is the greatest salesman or conman.

  15. This is why many wealthy parents don’t do this. They have created a child who does not know how to take care of himself and their need for money is a bottomless pit because they continue to look to their parents for their success. One thing his father could not give him and that was his fathers good business sense. It’s simply something you cannot transfer from one person to another if that person if that person is not capable of grasping the concept.

  16. after tthree  years we have less people on food stamps and more  minorities working along with women and a better standing with North Korea  and  China like no other President  would challenge A stronger economy and stock market Yup I can see why you want to get ride of him for party not country and this is why I am no longer A Democrat   Mr Trump this theif has done more for the American People  but weight a minute you don't have to be honest about it just keep telling the lie and they will at some point agree

  17. Haven't you got anything to do or report on rather than attacking our great President continuously? Your are disgusting!

  18. Sickening. People aren’t stupid. So what if he was instantly rich. He did build a empire and helped many with no drinking and drugs. Get over it. Filing for bankruptcy is not a crime. Many people deal when you got wealth. Just stop it.

  19. At what point will the cultists and sychophants acknowledge that the joke is over and we have a f*ckwit as president?

  20. Keep bashing Trump and U keep losing, He’s the best President in history! Keep believing the lies, they’re frying your brain😔 walk away to the love of we the people and a President that loves America and all Americans! Twisting the lies in the past doesn’t accomplish anything! God Bless😇

  21. Many of us out here have realized a long time ago that Trump has always been a disgusting conman and his fanboys don’t have a clue what they are supporting. That will be what most probably will destroy this country and it’s highly unappreciated freedom.
    On a lighter note …. Even back then, Donald Trump never ever looked like Robert Redford. That is laughingly weird. He looked like an aging frat boy who was a glory hound and full of himself. He is even worse now, probably.

  22. Where is Elliot Ness?Trump is the AL Capone of the 20th century,he should be in prison for tax evasion and receive the same amount of time like AL Capone and rotten in there

  23. Also! what people forget! trump was in bed with the itialian mafia! they said the only reason they did not wack him is because he was making them money! google it! now he is in bed with another gangster! his love bucket putin! when trumps usefulness runs out! putin will turn on him!

  24. This gender confused so called reporter is going to cry again in 2020, how do you let this go on BSNBC ? misleading people

  25. Has anyone looked at his real estate deals when other Daddy, Giuliani, was running NYC? many deals through the city coffers being compromised on taxes. Look into this…

  26. President Admiral General Air Marshal Lord of the Jungle and Master of all he Surveys Trump is making a mockery of US law and makes Federal agencies look like fools if these agencies CAN NOT charge this clown with anything over this now long period of time! I hate to say this but Trump seems to be smarter than all these agencies that can't nail him !!!! OMG I just threw up in my mouth saying Trump is smart……….

  27. LADY U are a wack Job! You spouted so many conspiracies during the Bogus Mueller Witch hunt! You need to be banned from all media as the crap u spew makes people who watch you less intelligent then before they started watching you. GOD u are Ridiculous!

  28. Jealous looks bad on you . Chelsea Clinton hmmm wondering how mommy and daddy have bank rolled her . oh and Congress , how do they become millionaires on a set salary. ?

  29. Rachel’s math is off by $15,000. She also never cared about Flint until the water crisis even though Flint was one of the poorest cities before the water crisis.

  30. Seriously a 30 yr old story about his DAD !!! IMPEACH HIM you morons Mr Trump will be in Whitehouse 2020 and you'll be unemployed Maddock thank God !!!!!

  31. Hey can we put a big O on Rachel's neck dead center? That way we can call her the Polk-a-Roo …. is she trying to become a Giraffe or a TURTLE TURTLE…? Im starting to think every time she lies her TURTLE TURTLENECK grows just like her Puppet Master Made Her That Way

  32. And as president has been sucking $$$ from the U.S. treasury to his properties. Put him in the coldest, starkest prison cell. Melania sue now to get what you can for you & Barron. And let's erase him from history. If he doesn't go to jail he'll run to Russia and live large.

  33. Why would you criticize this man? This is the American way of life. You must have history on the type of people that arrived to the North American continent and invaded the lands of others in order to take advantage of the land of opportunity. ???????

  34. The only thing worse than little Donny lying about his self-made millionaire status is the media that peddled that myth. A myth created by a conman. A myth that many people still believe to this day in part because they see themselves in him or, better put, the hope that they too could be a millionaire. It's the reason why may people also are only too willing to vote against their own interests.

  35. Hello Rachel,
    I recommend presenting a more concise and extensive report on the NYT's article. Many thinking and busy people want a concise report rather than repetitious commentary. I hope this is not taken offensively, but as constructive criticism. Thank you.

  36. That new York reporter who got ousted is why Trump hates the media. Paid him off and still brought his crimes to light

  37. Why did everyone love Trump unroll he became president. He exposes the democrats front man media who pass on Democrat lies as truth. Mad cow don't know or can't speak the truth it would cost her company business model at giving you suckers your own truth weather it truth or not.

  38. Impeach that treasonous Putin's puppet immediately! Just sickening and disgusting! Despicable even! Enough of this foolish lawlessness! Impeach that traitor! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach Period!

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