[ExI] What is Trump ashamed of?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun May 15 01:05:11 UTC 2016

filed his financial disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission
it said "Mr. Trump's
net worth is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS”
(those capital letters are trump's not mine, I'm not sure if it was
followed by a
exclamation point). Virtually everybody says that figure is too big but
just how much did Trump exaggerate? After the real estate bubble burst
financial journalist Timothy O’Brien
figured that Trump was worth between 150 and 250 million
​ dollars​
, and sue happy Donald
for libel
​. He​
sued him for 5 BILLION DOLLARS! Think about that for a minute and let it
sink in
Trump says the law should punish anyone who thinks he's only a multi
millionaire. Trump was unable to prove that what
was untrue so he lost the case, but Trump says we should
​change the​
 libel laws
​ to make it easier for him to win cases like that next time.

Trump's extreme sensitivity on this topic may explain why he took the
unrepresented step of refusing to make his tax return public. Every
presidential candidate in modern times has done so, "
rooked Hillary" has done so going back to 1977 and so has her husband Bill,
but not Donald. He says he won't do it because he's under a IRS audit, but
Richard Nixon made his tax report public when he ran for president and he
was under a audit at the time. And Trump was under an audit in the late
1990's but made his tax report public anyway to get a casino licence (for a
casino that later went bankrupt). He did it then but not now, what changed
that he doesn't want the American people to know about? No doubt Donald has
a very low tax rate and seldom gives to charity but he wouldn't be ashamed
of that, but he would be ashamed if he isn't a billionaire anymore.

 John K Clark
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