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NYTs got a hold of Trump's Taxes from 1985-1994

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He lost a lot of money, and everything he did lost money.





The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses — largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade.

In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, The Times found when it compared his results with detailed information the I.R.S. compiles on an annual sampling of high-income earners. His core business losses in 1990 and 1991 — more than $250 million each year — were more than double those of the nearest taxpayers in the I.R.S. information for those years.


In contrast to his father’s stable and profitable empire of rental apartments in Brooklyn and Queens, Mr. Trump’s primary sources of income changed year after year, from big stock earnings, to a single year of more than $67.1 million in salary, to a mysterious $52.9 million windfall in interest income. But always, those gains were overwhelmed by losses on his casinos and other projects.

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5 minutes ago, Littleronin said:

Hey, when you abuse bankruptcy courts you can lose as much money as you want. 

But my bigger question is, how was he losing money when he never pays anybody for the work they do?


I'm sure he pays his mob connections.  It's one thing to stiff some electrical contractors.  It's a whole other thing to stiff an organized crime family.

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21 minutes ago, Mr.Vic20 said:

You know, we're all being mean to our dear president, but what if it was a Bruster's Millions situation?! 



If Trump's early years were embodied by an 80's Richard Pryor comedy my bet would go to The Toy over Brewster's Millions.


You know, bratty entitled rich kid owns and mistreats a black man....

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39 minutes ago, Jason said:


What I love about this part of the story is that even though he made $67M over three years by gaming wall street with his celebrity by pretending to buy companies, he almost immediately lost it all by actually trying. He lost $35M in one year on short term trades and $55M trying to gain control of a department store's real estate.


He's only able to find success when he can con people out of money. When he actually tries to play the market or run a business, he fails.

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53 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

The Onion and their fucking photoshops, damn them


Trump Forced To Take On Second Job As CVS Cashier In Order To Pay Down Business Debts





"Managerial staff were both baffled and enraged when, at the end of Donald's first shift, his drawer came back 57 million short.


"I don't even know how that is possible!" mused shift leader Dave"

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