Trump’s Long Con Is Finally Catching Up With Him

The Republican Party has paid a steep price for signing on to his hustle. Now he may be about to pay one, too.


It was just reported this week that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance’s probe into Trump’s finances was being extended to include a Chicago development deal where the lender (which is not under investigation) forgave a big part of Trump’s loan, more than $100 million. The question is whether the Trump Organization properly recorded the forgiven debt as income, which would require the company to pay tax on it….

Daily Beast: Toward the end of the 2016 campaign, Michael Wolff reported in Fire and Fury, Donald Trump was talking with Roger Ailes about how perfectly the campaign had gone. He’d never dreamed in July of 2015 that the Republican Party was stupid and soulless enough to give him its nomination. But it had! And he got all these months and months of free publicity, all three cable news nets constantly cutting off regular programming to show him, Trump, carrying on about whatever rile-up-the-rubes outrage popped into his head that evening.

And now here it was, close to Election Day, and soon it would all be over. He’d lose, so he wouldn’t actually have to be the president, but what a hustle!

Wolff: “He’d come out of the campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities. ‘This is bigger than I ever dreamed of,’ he told Ailes in a conversation a week before the election. ‘I don’t think about losing because it isn’t losing. We’ve totally won.’”

And there you have it. The campaign was a scam. Use the Republican Party to increase his brand value. Four and a half years later, here we are as Trump, like some blood-sucking roundworm, is still trying to suck as much life as he can out of the host body while he still can, with a $421 million loan bill coming due and the Manhattan district attorney breathing down his neck. He’s about to come face-to-face with a fact that I suspect, deep down, he’s known all along—which is why he was bragging to Ailes that he was delighted to lose: that winning the presidency would destroy him. read more…


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  1. To be completely honest, there is a small place out in the rural area of my mind, where I actually thank DT. I have never seen more snipes flushed from the bush. And it has compelled some very lazy cozy people to get moving. The real gift though, must by it’s nature, be something the common folk are all too familiar with. I’m calling it the “kinase inhibitor of toxic angiogenesis”.

    • Yup. Trump was an alarm clock that sleepy headed Dems couldn’t put on snooze forever. I think he may be resetting that clock which will wake Biden up down the road. That’s his only value now.

    • NYC and parts of NJ are a crime syndicate unto themselves. From this sewer came the Trumps. But The Donald just did what others wanted to and couldn’t. From the boardwalks of NJ to Wall Street, business success is measured by what you can get away with. That’s why all the chumps who live there were so infatuated with the Sopranos. They love being conned for the privilege of being a Neu Yooorka. But, those great Italian restaurants………

    • Your description of New York has a definite ring of truth to it.
      The city has spellbound many a soul.

  2. Gordon. When applying for a (conventional) job, the applicant usually faces two questions.1. Show you are qualified with skills, experience etc. 2. Tell me/us why you want this job. Even back in 2015, I figured Trump would belly flop on both. 1. He knew nothing about the Executive Branch and how the President really functioned. His managerial and financial skills were only just above level of street hustler. Good enough for NY and NJ banking stooges who were greedier even than he was. 2. The big question for all candidates that no one asks since Roget Mudd. Trump’s answer MAGA was ridiculous based on his known character and motives for 50 years. Those of us living within 100 miles of NYC suspected it was all a con. And it was. Now, the King of Con is dead. Long live the King!

    • Thank you, ferdinand! I have been preaching the exact same thing since the buffoon talked about running. I’ve studied him since the mid 80s on. A more succinct assessment of Trump could not be made. Conman, pure, plain and simple. I have been absolutely astounded that so many could be taken in by such an obvious fraud. His other peculiarities are glaring examples of unchecked greed and avarice, emboldened by his success at the con-job.