[Editor’s note: I made the prediction weeks ago that Trump would end this presidential race not in the Oval Office but in a prison cell. The extreme narcissism of the man clouded his judgment when he thought he could fool the American public into electing him. No-one with the criminal background of Trump could ever hope to succeed all the way to the White House, there is simply far, far too much dirt on him that it was inevitable that his campaign would be buried in an avalanche of disclosure.
Trump is not just friends with members of the mob, his entire career and all of his business dealings have been enabled by organised crime, Trump is so deeply ingrained with criminality that he considers crimes like fraud, deception and theft to be nothing more than ‘business smarts’ whereas the rest of us, and the US justice system, more realistically view them as criminal activities for which he should be arrested and tried.
Don’t forget, Trump has still not released his tax returns, citing the bogus excuse that he is under audit; no doubt disclosure of those tax returns would not only end his political aspirations but would land him in court facing multiple counts of fraud, tax evasion and theft.
How fitting it would be for the orange-faced serial sex abuser to find himself locked up with men who would undoubtedly teach him what it feels like to be the victim of sexual abuse himself. Ian]
Report: Trump Claimed $17M in Fake Storm Damages
Donald Trump claimed a $17 million insurance payday on his Mar-a-Lago property after a 2005 hurricane. But eyewitnesses told the Associated Press that the Palm Beach property never sustained close to $17 million in damages.
“That house has never been seriously damaged,” Trump’s longtime butler Anthony Senecal told the AP of Mar-a-Lago hurricane history. “I was there for all of them.”
Less than three weeks after Mar-a-Lago allegedly sustained $17 million in damages, the entire Trump family converged on the club to attend Donald Trump Jr.’s wedding there. Photos from the event show the estate in good repair. Tim Frank, Palm Beach’s planning administrator in 2005, told the AP that his office would have noticed $17 million in construction on the landmark property. “If there were $17 million dollars of damage, we sure as hell would have known about that,”
Frank said. “I would have known if there was anything in the magnitude of $100,000.” Records also reveal that Trump did not file any large-scale construction permits on the property after the hurricane. It would have likely been illegal to conduct major repairs without a permit.
Trump has previously admitted to depositing some of the $17 million payout into his personal bank accounts, saying that his insurance policy did not require him to reinvest in the allegedly damaged property.