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Friday, October 18, 2019

President Trump has awarded the 2020 Group of Seven summit of world leaders to his private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Florida, the White House announced Thursday. That decision is without precedent in modern American history: The president used his public office to direct a huge contract to himself. Trump's Doral resort " set among office parks near Miami International Airport " has been in sharp decline in recent years, according to the Trump Organization's own records. Its net operating income fell 69 percent from 2015 to 2017; a Trump Organization representative testified last year that the reason was Trump's damaged brand. Now, the G-7 summit will draw hundreds of diplomats, journalists and security personnel to the resort during one of its slowest months of the year, when Miami is hot and the hotel is often less than 40 percent full. It will also provide a worldwide spotlight for the club.

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#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-10-18 07:01 AM | Reply

Just another way that Fat Nixon is ripping off taxpayers.

Now his emoluments violations are in public.

This is precisely the graft that founders wanted to avoid flowing from foreign governments that are looking for favors from our government.

Doral has been losing revenue since he was elected. Now he is using his political office to benefit him personally. Something no other president has done.

The silence from the GOP is telling. The swamp is deeper than ever.

www.thestar.com

"The troubles at Trump Doral " detailed here for the first time, based on documents and video obtained under Florida's public-records law " suggest the Trump Organization's problems are bigger than previously known. This is also the first known case in which a Trump Organization representative has publicly acknowledged the president's name has hurt business."

Fat Nixon had the opportunity to come into office and restore the GOP after the wreck of W. He has failed miserably. Horribly. He is owned by Putin who is pulling his strings. He has destroyed his reputation and legacy.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-18 07:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now he is going to use taxpayer money to renovate Doral for this.

Just another Trump scam that the GOP will ignore.

Remember the howls over Obama vacationing two weeks in Hawaii at holiday time from the GOP?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-18 07:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

www.foxbusiness.com

Funny contrast in that link.

The video quite clearly nails Trump for violating the emoluments clause while the body plays up what sounds like any old hotel I've stayed in.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-18 09:56 AM | Reply

Trump has bragged that he could shoot someone on Main Street in broad daylight and get away with it. Rs continue to prove that he'd right. Is this any worse? Until Rs grow a spine this kind of ---- will go on.

OK Russian trolls, defend this one.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-10-18 01:39 PM | Reply

"Trump has bragged that he could shoot someone on Main Street in broad daylight and get away with it. "

I'd like to see the full context of that quote. If, for example, he was talking about a crime ridden neighborhood in East St. Louis amd was making a point on how lawless it is, that's one thing. However if the context was a "I'm the ------- president and I can shoot..." that's another thing.

Dems are famous for taking things out of context.

Can you provide a link to that quote in its full contexxt, somebodyelse?

And no, this is not a defense. It's just that I have seen too much stuff taken out of context to believe a one sentence sound bite without more information.

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 01:48 PM | Reply

"If, for example, he was talking about a crime ridden neighborhood in East St. Louis amd was making a point on how lawless it is, that's one thing. "

^
That's not it.

"However if the context was a "I'm the ------- president and I can shoot..." that's another thing."

^
That's close enough to be "correct" compared to your first example.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-18 01:53 PM | Reply

"And no, this is not a defense."

It's the outline of one.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-18 01:53 PM | Reply

"However if the context was a "I'm the ------- president and I can shoot..." that's another thing."
^
That's close enough to be "correct" compared to your first example.

#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

No, it is not 'close enough' to be correct. Maybe this will help.
According to Snopes:
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The comment was part of a larger point Trump was making about the loyalty of his voting base:Although the excerpted remark was widely reproduced in an accurate fashion, the broader context of Trump's comments was generally absent in news and social media reports.
On 23 January 2016, Mother Jones published an article [] the following text:

"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn't lose any voters, ok? It's, like, incredible." " Donald Trump, who is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, insulting the intelligence of his own supporters.

And: Gawker filed a post on the issue that reported:

In an effort to demonstrate how dedicated his supporters are, Trump said at a rally at Dordt College in Iowa on Friday that even if he were to shoot someone, his voters would still support him[.]
It's true that Trump made the "shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue" remark widely attributed to him across standard and social media sites. However, the (somewhat clumsy and crass) comment also generally appeared absent of its broader context, which pertained to the loyalty of his followers, and not an actual desire, intent, or interest in shooting any individuals for the sole reason that he believed it would have no effect on his popularity.

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#9 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-10-18 03:53 PM | Reply

Trump was admitting to the stupidity of his cult of followers with that quote.

#10 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-10-18 08:38 PM | Reply

"^
That's close enough to be "correct" compared to your first example.
#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY "

Citation needed.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-19 10:42 AM | Reply

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