TRUMP--THE INFAMY THAT NEVER ENDS
It's happening again . . . another long-buried scandal rising from the muck. As always, the story is about our country’s scariest candidate.
It was Time Magazine that did the digging: In 1980, Donald Trump did his best to cheat dozens of undocumented Polish workers who labored twelve hours a day preparing the site for his Trump Tower.
The Time Magazine article (September 5, 2016), is titled, “Trump’s Tall Tales: What Donald Trump knew about undocumented workers at his signature tower.” In three dense pages, Time documents cheating, lies, panic, and lawsuits.
As he grew ever more entangled in labor disputes, (meaning he didn’t want to pay), Trump desperately sought the advice of Labor Consultant Daniel Sullivan. From then on, Sullivan was intimately involved in the Trump affairs and later testified in various lawsuits.
In a concluding paragraph, extracted from a statement he made to People Magazine in 1990, Daniel Sullivan sums up his opinion about the whole Trump project:
“It was disgusting how he used people. . . I said, ‘Don’t exploit them like that. Don’t try to f—ck these poor souls over.’ It baffled me then, and it makes me sick even now that he knowingly had these Poles there for the purpose of Trump Tower at starvation wages. He couldn’t give a sh-t because he’s Donald Trump and everybody is here to serve him. Over time he became more and more monstrous and arrogant. I asked myself, ‘How long is it going to take for all of this to catch up with him?’”
What it took, apparently, was three reporters from Time Magazine, who in 2016 uncovered ugly truths that many of us fear Trump’s supporters will never know—or worse, will refuse to believe.
Just ask Tony Schwartz, Trump’s ghostwriter, what he thinks of this supposedly-great businessman depicted in The Art of the Deal. “I put lipstick on a pig,” Schwartz says in The New Yorker article of July 25, 2016. After many pages, the article concludes, “If elected president, he (Schwartz) warned, ‘the millions of people who voted for him and believe that he represents their interest, will learn what anyone who deals closely with him already knows—that he couldn’t care less about them.’” Today, Tony Schwartz would call Trump’s book, The Sociopath.
As if this weren’t enough, the New York Times, in early October, suddenly gained access to Donald’s 1995 tax return, which shows he reported $916 million in business losses—meaning for the last 18 years he’s probably paid no Federal income taxes.
The man does not respond well to criticism. Watch for those three a.m. tweets!
In an unrelated article on the web, a clever writer coined a title that sums up our current Republican candidate: TRUMPELTHINSKIN.