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January 13, 2019

Trump is Never Been Savvy Doesn’t Know The Deal, Throughout The Years The Deals Have Been Failures





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No Deal, More Nukes and a Nuking Power in which now we don't know where the nukes are but know they can reach Florida or Virginia.
                                                                 
This is something I learn when Trump announced again he was going to run for the President's office. He had done that before but now it was the savvy businessman who knows the art of making the deal. A successful man that was going to run the national government as such. I saw problems with that and it was Trump's record of bankruptcies and nothing to show he had actually built with his money. What you found was licensing of his name to make money but that will not make anybody rich. But yes it will keep your name up in the light but still, it bothered me how they were selling him, as something he never was. Also, the idea to run the government like a business, only those that want to privatize Social security would probably agree with that. The government in this country as per the constitution was not established as a business but as an organ to keep our form of government going. Trying to give it's the citizen as much as it can afford after other priorities are met but at least every leader elected to that office understood how important is to the average American and even to the world after WW2. We don't need a businessman to make deals, that's for maybe a Congressman'woman. A president leads and gets the best people around him knowing he does not know it all. He listens to pros and cons. Without that he is worse than the autocrat up in Russia. 
I hope more people understand that what they sold Trump as is a lie it does not exists. It's the naked emperor and now the world sees where we are lacking. What the United States is lost it can not recoupe because it was the trust of our friends and allies.
It is Sunday in NYC, USA. We usually don't publish on Saturday as of late to try to take time off. But the computers are always searching hundreds of stories around the world waiting for the publisher (Me) to choose what is important but not getting enough coverage or no coverage around the world that affects or can affect the lives of the LGBT community.
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Many who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election saw him as a savvy and capable businessman. It's an image that has been carefully cultivated by Trump during his 40+ years in public view. As president, Trump has attempted to make deals with both foreign leaders and the opposition Democrats with mixed results....
Many who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election saw him as a savvy and capable businessman. It’s an image that has been carefully cultivated by Trump during his 40+ years in public view.
As president, Trump has attempted to make deals with both foreign leaders and the opposition Democrats with mixed results. His inability to broker an agreement to end the government has magnified the situation. Two people who know him best, biographer Tony Schwartz and former company executive Barbara Rees are not surprised.
The pair appeared on Ari Melber’s MSNBC show, On The Beat, last night. Rees told Melber, “I never thought he was a great dealmaker, to be honest with you. In terms of taking the responsibility for the buck, he just would never do it. It’s not in his DNA. He’s never responsible. It is always someone else’s fault.”
Schwartz was even harsher, saying “And the number of deals he’s made over the years since then have overwhelmingly been failures,” before explaining that Trump was “really one of the worst” dealmakers he’s ever come across.
Now on day 21, the shutdown has tied the record for the longest in United States History. If it is to end anytime soon, Trump will have to prove Schwartz and Rees wrong by making a deal.
by Todd Neikirk

December 31, 2018

2018⇒ !5 Lies A Day ☞ Name ⇒ Donald Trump ⇒Would His Lies Increase in 2019? Same? More?





We know all politicians lies or to be more polite they overpromise knowing full well it will be impossible to keep certain promises. I know local politicians that have put their job and reputation on the line to keep a promise that all of a sudden turned not so popular as it was when the promise was made. 

Same-sex marriage in the State of New York comes to mind. A promise made by the two previous  Governors were thrown in the trash saying they won't put it for a vote because there was not enough backing. On the case of Mario Cuomo (jr.) If all the Dems voted for it  He needed (app) at least 4 votes from the GOP side and those politicians were from districts that were Catholic or Jewish and both constituencies were against the Gay marriage. But He did by standing tall and making deals letting everybody know this was a promise he was going to keep. And so New York State had same-sex marriage about two years before the nation did by the Supreme Court decision. In New York State it was made law by the Senate and Legislature with the signature of the Governor. I was elated to see a man stand by his word!

Across the river, you had a Governor who enjoy getting the gay vote but sang the same song of not having enough backing. If everybody would have said that we would not have our Constitution or even gone to the moon.

Since January of 2017, we have a man in the most important office on the planet because many decisions there can affect most nations under or above the table that people see. But we have a man whose lies come out of his mouth following the old communist Stalinist idea that if you say a lie loud enough and often enough a lie will become truth. Only a man missing something inside the brain electrical functions can believe and put into action such dishonest plan. Does it work? Sadly enough it does but not the majority of the times. People for the sake of not arguing let it pass but when the odor hits the fan things change very rapidly and not on the liers side.

At the end of this year and beginning of the next, I invite you to read and see how this man does this. 
The Smell is hitting the fan already, all it needs is for some prosecutor or Congress to turn it on and then you will see a big percentage of his people run away from his smelly side.


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President Trump’s year of lies, false statements and misleading claims started with some morning tweets.

Over a couple of hours on Jan. 2, Trump made false claims about three of his favorite targets — Iran, the New York Times and Hillary Clinton. He also took credit for the “best and safest year on record” for commercial aviation, even though there had been no commercial plane crashes in the United States since 2009 and, in any case, the president has little to do with ensuring the safety of commercial aviation.

The fusillade of tweets was the start of a year of unprecedented deception during which Trump became increasingly unmoored from the truth. When 2018 began, the president had made 1,989 false and misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database, which tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. By the end of the year, Trump had accumulated more than 7,600 untruths during his presidency — averaging more than 15 erroneous claims a day during 2018, almost triple the rate from the year before.


Even as Trump’s fact-free statements proliferate, there is growing evidence that his approach is failing.

Fewer than 3 in 10 Americans believe many of his most-common false statements, according to a Fact Checker poll conducted this month. Only among a pool of strong Trump approvers — about 1 in 6 adults in the survey — did large majorities accept several, though not all, of his falsehoods as true.

Similarly, a November Quinnipiac poll found 58 percent of voters saying Trump wasn’t honest, compared with just 36 percent who said he was honest. The same poll found 50 percent saying he is “less honest” than most previous presidents, tying his own record for the highest share of registered voters saying so in Quinnipiac polling.

“When before have we seen a president so indifferent to the distinction between truth and falsehood, or so eager to blur that distinction?” presidential historian Michael R. Beschloss said of Trump in 2018.


Beschloss noted that the U.S. Constitution set very few guidelines in this regard because the expectation was that the first president would be George Washington and he would set the tone for the office. “What is it that schoolchildren are taught about George Washington? That he never told a lie,” the historian said. “That is a bedrock expectation of a president by Americans.”

 President Trump speaks at a roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 18, 2018 in Washington. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
       
Trump began 2018 on a similar pace as last year. Through May, he generally averaged about 200 to 250 false claims a month. But his rate suddenly exploded in June, when he topped 500 falsehoods, as he appeared to shift to campaign mode. He uttered almost 500 more in both July and August, almost 600 in September, more than 1,200 in October and almost 900 in November. In December, Trump drifted back to the mid-200s.

Trump’s midsummer acceleration came as the White House stopped having regular press briefings and the primary voice in the administration was Trump, who met repeatedly with reporters, held events, staged rallies and tweeted constantly.


Trump is among the more loquacious of recent presidents, according to Martha Kumar, professor emerita at Towson University, who has kept track of every presidential interaction with the media, dating to Ronald Reagan. Through Dec. 20, Trump held 323 short question-and-answer sessions with reporters, second only to Bill Clinton through the first 23 months, and granted 196 interviews, second to Barack Obama.

More than a quarter of Trump’s claims were made during campaign rallies. On Nov. 5, the day before the midterm elections, for instance, Trump held three rallies, yielding a total of 139 false or misleading claims. A review of every statement made by Trump at two of his earlier 2018 rallies found that he exaggerated or made up at least 70 percent of his assertions.

Almost as many false claims came during remarks at press events, and about 17 percent were the result of his itchy Twitter finger.


The president misled Americans about issues big and small. He told lies about payments that his now-convicted attorney says Trump authorized to silence women alleging affairs with him. He routinely exaggerates his accomplishments, such as claiming that he passed the biggest tax cut ever, presided over the best economy in history, scored massive deals for jobs with Saudi Arabia and all but solved the North Korea nuclear crisis.

He attacks his perceived enemies with abandon, falsely accusing Clinton of colluding with the Russians, former FBI Director James B. Comey of leaking classified information and Democrats of seeking to let undocumented immigrants swamp the U.S. borders.

The president often makes statements that are disconnected from his policies. He said his administration did not have a family separation policy on the border when it did. Then he said the policy was required because of existing laws when it was not.


The president also simply invents faux facts. He repeatedly said U.S. Steel is building six to eight new steel plants, but that’s not true. He said that as president, Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during the nuclear-deal negotiations, but that’s false. Over and over, Trump claimed that the Uzbekistan-born man who in 2017 was accused of killing eight people with a pickup truck in New York brought two dozen relatives to the United States through “chain migration.” The real number is zero.

In one of his more preposterous statements of 2018, Trump labeled the Palm Beach Post as “fake news” for blaming him for traffic jams across the nation — when an article about the effect of low gas prices on driving habits never mentioned his name.

Sometimes, Trump simply attempts to create his own reality.

When leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly burst into laughter when Trump uttered a favorite false claim — that his administration had accomplished more in less than two years than “almost any administration in the history of our country” — the president was visibly startled and remarked that he “didn’t expect that reaction.” But then he later falsely insisted to reporters that the boast “was meant to get some laughter.”

In an October interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump emphatically denied he had imposed many tariffs. “I mean, other than some tariffs on steel — which is actually small, what do we have? . . . Where do we have tariffs? We don’t have tariffs anywhere,” he insisted. The newspaper responded by printing a list of $305 billion worth of tariffs on many types of U.S. imports.

Trump exaggerates when the facts are on his side.


He routinely touts a job-growth number that dates from his election, not when he took office, thus inflating it by 600,000 jobs. And although there’s no question Trump can draw supporters to his rallies by the thousands, he often claims pumped-up numbers that have no basis in fact. At a Tampa rally, he declared that “thousands of people” who could not get in were watching outside on a “tremendous movie screen.” Neither a crowd of that size nor the movie screen existed.

The president even includes references to The Fact Checker in his dubious remarks.

On Oct. 18, in Missoula, Mont., Trump falsely said that no one challenges his description of the Democrats as the party of crime. “Democrats have become the party of crime. It’s true. Who would believe you could say that and nobody even challenges it. Nobody’s ever challenged it,” he said.

But then he had an unusual moment of doubt. “Maybe they have. Who knows? I have to always say that, because then they’ll say they did actually challenge it, and they’ll put like — then they’ll say he gets a Pinocchio.”

Meg Kelly and Salvador Rizzo contributed to this report.

October 24, 2018

Trump Lies Are Being Accelerated from A Caravan of Poor People Marching to Close Gates to Sending the Military to Defend us From Them


My Favotite lies right now re 1) The Caravan is coming, He is sending troops to protect his voters...The people coming are hungry unemployed and the poor of the poor from Nicaragua running from the Guerrillas there and the Mexicans are just joining knowing they wont be let thru and wont be considered either. The other are too uneducated to know. There are no attack helipcopters no Iranians and the only Isys is put in water and drinks.Unless someone gets the idea to drop a few from Guantanamo Bay.
                                                2) A Tax cut Now Not for The rich for middle class by November 2018...There is no congresss in town it wont be before the elctions, may be he thinks he can just give it himself.

If those are not your favs don't worry there many to choose from in the last 30 days. 

As the migrant caravan advanced through Mexico en route to the US on Monday, 15 days before midterm elections, President Donald Trump attempted to stoke new fears, tweeting that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in.”
“I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic],” he added.
In Tapachula, the southern Mexico town where the caravan spent the night before starting the next leg of their journey, more than a dozen people asked by BuzzFeed News hadn’t heard about the accusation. When they were informed, though, they were baffled.
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In recent months, the steady stream became a deluge.
Although Washington Post journalists and other fact-checkers have dutifully documented President Donald Trump’s now more than 5,000 misleading statements and outright lies, the American public may no longer pay much attention to the exhausting flood of misinformation. Now, a book-length study from the nonpartisan RAND Corporation warns that a growing disregard for basic facts could have dire longterm consequences for American democracy.
From June through August, Trump averaged more than 15 bogus statements a day—more than triple his daily rate in 2017. Recently, he went after Google, falsely claiming the country’s biggest information search tool is “rigged” to make him look bad. He sowed confusion over a key statement he made about the Russia investigation by falsely accusing NBC News of doctoring video of his famous interview with Lester Holt (which has been publicly available in full since May 2017). And in his startling rebuke of an official government-commissioned report concluding that 2,975 people in Puerto Rico died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Trump falsely claimed that the report was a Democratic hit job and that the toll “did not go up by much” beyond 6 to 18 deaths.
This unprecedented behavior from a US president is akin to dumping gasoline on a long-smoldering trend RAND researchers call “Truth Decay”: a deepening disagreement over basic facts that is increasingly undercutting the fundamentals of our democracy, from elections to policymaking. When Trump’s personal lawyer makes the argument that “truth isn’t truth” in Robert Mueller’s investigation, or argues that “facts develop” to explain away a shifting story about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, this misinformation coming from the highest levels of the US government fuels blind partisanship. And it could potentially leave the public confused and mistrustful during crucial times, from national votes to a national security crisis.
“When we have objective facts that can be verified, or science where there’s a great deal of evidence supported by data, there isn’t an alternative version and facts don’t ‘develop,’ ” says Jennifer Kavanagh, co-author of the RAND report. Trump is ultimately a symptom of a longer-term problem that RAND studied across the political spectrum. The phenomenon grew larger with the rise of social media, but it began stirring and has gone largely unchecked since the early 2000s, she says. The purpose of the RAND report is to better identify the problem and lay groundwork for confronting it. Kavanagh warns: “We should expect truth decay to get worse if we do nothing about it.”
Indeed, President Trump’s daily drumbeat of lies and false statements marks an accelerating crisis.

Cranking up the “firehose of falsehood”

A year ago, when Trump was averaging around 4.6 false statements a day, a Mother Jones analysis showed how his ongoing information warfare tracked closely with another RAND study—on propaganda strategies used in Russia under Vladimir Putin. That 2016 RAND study, “Firehose of Falsehood,”detailed four key characteristics, all of which Trump continues to demonstrate:
“High-volume and multi-channel”: From June to the end of August, Trump made 1,451 false and misleading statements in tweets, at news conferences, and at campaign rallies, according to the Washington Post. On September 7 alone, the Post counted 125 false claims—a new single-day record.
“Rapid, continuous and repetitive”:  The president frequently repeats false claims, particularly regarding the economy and immigration:
  • On the economy and fiscal policy: “We signed the biggest package of tax cuts and tax reforms in history.” (More than 1,500 times—including 100-plus remarks just on the tax cut, as on August 31)
  • On immigration: “We’ve already started the wall.” (49 times just on the wall, including on August 31)
  • On the Mueller investigation: “Russian ‘collusion’ was just an excuse by the Democrats for having lost the Election!” (137 times on “collusion,” including September 12)
“Lacks commitment to objective reality”: When Customs & Border Patrol began separating more than 2,000 children from their immigrant parents at the southwest border last spring, Trump pushed seemingly explosive numbers to justify the new policy: “There’s been a 325 percent increase in minors, and a 435 percent increase in the smuggling or attempted smuggling of families and minors into our country.” That was highly misleading: federal data show that illegal border crossings are near the lowest levels in four decades.
“Lacks commitment to consistency”: As national outcry over the family-separations policy grew this summer, the president and other administration officials changed their story on the nature of the policy 14 times before Trump signed an executive order ending it.
Immigration—Trump’s signature issue as he sought the presidency—is also one of the topics he lies about the most, accounting for at least 610 of the more than 5,000 recorded in the Post’s database so far. Kavanagh sees this divisive issue as revealing of how truth decay corrodes American political discourse. One stark example of how agreement on fundamental fact has been lost: Gallup reports that almost half of Americans believe immigrants make crime worse, despite research showing that crime stays stable or falls in areas that have growing immigrant populations.
And data from the Chicago Council of Global Affairs show that over the past decade and a half, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration has widened dramatically. Now, Kavanagh says, “each side calls on their own version of the facts.”

Fertile ground for demagoguery

Social media—exploited by TrumpRussian trolls and many others to spread bogus claims and content—has created a historically fertile environment for truth decay. For example, an anti-immigrant meme with the headline “Facts!” has been circulating for years, spreading lies about the number of illegal immigrants who receive food stamps, welfare and health benefits—despite efforts to quash it. PolitiFact first debunked the meme in 2012, but as it continued to circulate this summer, fact-checkers were compelled to dissect it again. Not only does “false information disseminate quickly and easily,” Kavanagh says, but “once it’s online, it lives there in perpetuity.”



Three of the lies in the anti-immigrant meme prey on fears about crime—a theme Trump returns to repeatedly in his false statements, such as this one from August 24: “Open borders equals crime, tremendous crime.” When Trump began running for president in 2015, he also tweeted a meme spreading the lie that 81 percent of white homicide victims are killed by blacks. In fact, FBI data showed that 82 percent of white homicide victims are killed by whites.
The American news media long ago helped to set the stage for Trump’s demagoguery on immigration. A University of Southern California studypublished in 2009 found that over a 27-year period, up to 86 percent of the stories in mainstream news sources focused on illegality, even though unauthorized immigrants had never made up more than a third of the foreign-born population. “This pattern of coverage would logically cause the public and policymakers to associate the influx of the foreign born with violations of the law, disruption of social norms and government failures,” the USC report said.
As truth decay deepens now, it creates opportunities for foreign actors to exacerbate the problem. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s February indictment of Russians connected to the Internet Research Agency “troll factory” identified a Russian-operated Facebook page called “Secured Borders”: The IRA trolls posed as an American activist group and called immigrants “freeloaders” and “scum,” while praising Trump’s stance on immigration. The page had more than 133,000 followers when it was shut down, according to the New York Times. Kavanagh notes that “the Russians don’t care what our immigration policy is. They do care that it causes division.”

The consequences: political paralysis and uncertainty

In the battle over the call to “Abolish ICE,” some Republicans have pinned that slogan on Democrats critical of immigration policy regardless of whether those Dems actually support eliminating the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. And Trump returns again and again to his lie that “Democrats want to open borders, which really equals allowing into our country massive amounts of crime,” even though Democrats regularly advocate for border-security legislation—just not “the wall” that the president wants. “Those two sides—‘Abolish ICE’ and ‘zero tolerance’—aren’t even close,” Kavanagh says. “If these are the positions, how do we even have the conversation?”



This is a road to political paralysis. The RAND report points out that the percentage of proposed bills that have been enacted in Congress have fallen consistently since 2003; even in a Republican-controlled Congress, the House failed twice in June to pass bills on immigration. In this environment, attempts at compromise routinely fail. Earlier this year, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer briefly offered to negotiate plans for the border wall Trump wants in exchange for protections for “Dreamers,” but the prospect of a compromise quickly fell through.
Another consequence of truth decay: paralyzing uncertainty triggered by “policy whiplash,” when changes in government bring an about-face on issues like immigration and health care. For families and businesses left in limbo, “people can’t make decisions about what they do with their lives or money,” Kavanagh says, and jobs can be threatened—as when Microsoft warned that Trump’s immigration policies might push the tech giant to move some of its work force overseas. “With such a pendulum, how can we solve anything?” Kavanagh says, noting that RAND found previous eras of truth decay contributed to national economic crises like the Depression. “There are long-term consequences of making policy without facts.”

The urgent mission to safeguard democracy 

Truth decay is causing many Americans to feel so alienated that they’re abandoning their role in the political process, the RAND report warns. This summer, Pew released data showing that in the 2016 election, four out of ten eligible voters did not vote. And some groups feel more disenfranchised than others: Pew found that while overall turnout in 2016 was only slightly lower than in 2008 and similar to 2012, turnout among African-American voters dropped seven percentage points. And there were more nonvoters than voters among Latino Americans eligible to cast a ballot.  
RAND considers its study on truth decay a foundation for further research on the problem, as well as possible solutions. The researchers are gathering hard data to measure the ways truth decay now pervades American society. They are also creating a database of media literacy efforts to analyze their effectiveness, and they plan to test tactics like fact-checking and counter-messaging, which could be used to stop the spread of disinformation. The goal is ultimately to produce recommendations that lawmakers, educators, journalists and others can use to take action— but the research underway won’t identify any potential strategies until the end of 2018 at the earliest.
“The hope is to find effective ways to swing back toward a fact-based political discourse,” Kavanagh says. In the meantime, Trump’s lies continue to flow, on everything from the Russia investigation and NATO spending, to the economy and immigration. And as Americans continue to bitterly disagreeover what happened in the 2016 election, the next major vote looms.

October 20, 2018

Trump Keeps Saying No Financial Interest in Saudi Arabia: Not True! He Still Dancing for Them

     
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Trump dancing with the Saudis, he still dances for them 
As President Donald Trump faces criticism for passivity since the disappearance and suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, and Washington Post columnist, Trump has sought to downplay his personal financial dealings with Saudi Arabia.
Trump has sent mixed messages in the roughly two weeks since Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. At one point Trump vowed, "severe punishment" for those responsible. Yet he has also expressed reluctance at the possibility of jeopardizing the United States’ lucrative arms trade with Riyadh.
Even as he’s highlighted the financial stakes underlying U.S.-Saudi relations, Trump has said he has no personal business ties to Saudi Arabia.
"For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter)," Trump tweeted Oct. 16, after reports detailed his past commercial transactions with Saudi partners. "Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!" 
The Trump Organization also said in a statement that, "Like many global real estate companies, we have explored opportunities in many markets," but added, "we do not have any plans for expansion into Saudi Arabia."
Trump’s recent comments present a sharp contrast with remarks he made on the 2016 campaign trail when he boasted about his financial ties to Saudi Arabia.
"Saudi Arabia, I like the Saudis," Trump said at a July 2015 rally. "I make a lot of money with them. They buy all sorts of my stuff. All kinds of toys from Trump. They pay me millions and hundreds of millions."
We decided to take a closer look at transactions between Trump and Saudi business partners.
We found no evidence that Trump or the Trump Organization owns property or invests in Saudi Arabia. However, Trump has profited from business dealings with Saudis dating back at least to the 1990s, and his hotels continue to generate revenue from Saudi interests.
45th floor of Trump World Tower
In June 2001, Trump sold the entire 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to multiple reports. The apartments, located near the United Nations headquarters, were later converted in 2008 into part of the Saudi Mission to the UN.
The transaction earned Trump $4.5 million, according to the New York Daily News, citing a New York City Finance Department spokeswoman.
The Daily News obtained documents showing the deal involved five apartments, which included 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. In addition to the purchase price, the annual charges of more than $85,000 for building amenities — assuming they remained the same through the years — means "Trump was paid at least $5.7 million by the Saudi government since 2001," the Daily News wrote in a September 2016 article.
Other reports say Trump pocketed as much as $12 million in the sale. That figure comes from the Associated Press, citing the brokerage site Streeteasy, which said Trump’s 2001 deal with the Saudis "was the biggest purchase in that building to that point."
In his 2016 bid for the White House, Trump touted his real estate transactions with the Saudis.
"Saudi Arabia — and I get along great with all of them. They buy apartments from me," Trump said at an Aug. 21, 2015, rally. "They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much."
A yacht named ‘Princess’
Reports show that Trump has profited from deals with the Saudis since at least the early 1990s.
According to the Associated Press, Trump was "teetering on personal bankruptcy and scrambling to raise cash" in 1991 when Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal agreed to buy Trump’s yacht.
The 280-foot yacht, named "Princess," sold for $20 million, which according to the Associated Press, was a third less than what Trump is reported to have paid for it.
In 1995, Prince Alwaleed was among a group of investors who paid $325 million for Trump's Plaza Hotel, which looks over Manhattan’s Central Park. According to the Associated Press, the hotel at the time of purchase was a money-losing venture.
Saudi visitors to Trump hotels
Even as president, Trump hotels continue to earn business from Saudi interests, reports show.
Groups lobbying on behalf of the Saudi government spent $270,000 at Trump’s Washington hotel, according to a Washington Post investigation. The bill included some $190,000 for rooms, $78,000 spent on catering and $1,600 for parking, according to lobbyist filings.
"The bill was ultimately paid by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the Post reported.
A separate Washington Post investigation found that visits to Trump hotels by big-spending Saudis were responsible for a revenue bump.
A letter obtained by the Post from the general manager of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan said "a last-minute visit to New York by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia" had been a major factor in a 13 percent bump in revenue from room rentals for the first three months of 2018 — after two years of declining figures.
The Post reported that while the Crown Prince did not personally stay at the hotel, accommodating his accompanying travelers for a five-day stay in March "was enough to boost the hotel’s revenue for the entire quarter."
Emoluments Clause lawsuit
In July, a federal judge in Maryland ruled that a lawsuit could proceed against Trump over his Washington hotel’s acceptance of payments from foreign governments. The suit alleges that by collecting such revenues — from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as other foreign governments — Trump is violating the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.
The judge found that while Trump does not "actively manage" the Trump International Hotel, he "continues to own and purportedly controls" it, as well as the adjoining restaurant and event spaces, and "actually or potentially shares in the revenues."
The accountability watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, is involved in the suit, which was brought by the District of Columbia and Maryland.
A spokesman for CREW said Trump’s continued business dealings at Trump Hotel DC — less than a mile from the White House — represents a serious conflict of interest.
"The problems — both ethical and Constitutional — with the president's businesses profiting off foreign governments like Saudi Arabia are in the profits themselves, not the physical location of the businesses," said CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz. 
Our ruling
Trump said, "I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia."
We found no evidence that Trump or the Trump Organization owns property in Saudi Arabia.
However, Trump has profited handsomely from business dealings with Saudis dating back at least to the 1990s.
Even during his presidency, Trump hotels continue to earn business from the Saudi government, reports show. In fact, Trump’s Washington hotel’s acceptance of payments from foreign governments — including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — is the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against Trump.
 Trump Owns no properties in Saudi Arabia, no need to, he gets the US $ for commission on everything we sell to them. Isn't that illegal? Yes but his family gets the commissions and fees as advisers, etc. Jarred who is heavily in debt with the Saudis is been involved from day one in making them a number one ally in the region.    🦊Adam

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