For years this man has hired immigrants at bargain wages to build his hotels, and then refused to pay them what they had coming.
For those same years he secured the services of independent contractors for his projects—lighting specialists, cabinet makers—and then “discounted” their bills, knowing only he had the resources to fight back in court.
Not so long ago, he lied about the values of home appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers, not only taking fraudulent discounts from tax assessors, but also cheating renters within his establishments.
Within all our memories he created a so-called “university,” presumably to make his students rich, promising hand-picked professors and the divulgence of fail-safe lessons, only to fail on every count—refusing to repay his victims—until the courts intervened.
According to the New York Times’ exhaustive research, this man has cheated New York State and the Federal government out of untold millions in owed taxes, which he has escaped paying only because he and his henchmen are willing to scheme and maneuver and hide and outright lie to ensure he never pays what he owes. Is it any wonder he refuses to reveal his tax returns? .
Even today he gets away with flaunting the foreign emoluments clause in the Constitution, enriching himself with Saudi Arabians and other non-Americans who patronize his Washington D.C. hotel. We all know it; nobody backs him down.
But, hey, as president, he’s already told several thousand lies to us—the public--all verified by fact-checkers. Still, not one member among the Republicans in Congress seems willing to hold his feet to the fire—presumably because they fear alienating the voters who adore him—those dupes wearing the MAGA hats. Among Republican office-holders, selfishness prevails. My job is more important than admitting our leader is a verified crook.
Men with lesser crimes are currently behind bars, doing hard time.
Why isn’t this man in Jail?
Why--even in what is obviously an upside-down world—do we allow this person to continue serving as President?