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  # 1802476 17-Jun-2017 07:43
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For those who don't know (or care like Dennis Rodman), Donald Trump only slapped his name on "Art of the Deal"

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

Trump, facing a crowd that had gathered in the lobby of Trump Tower, on Fifth Avenue, laid out his qualifications, saying, “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ” If that was so, Schwartz thought, then he, not Trump, should be running. Schwartz dashed off a tweet: “Many thanks Donald Trump for suggesting I run for President, based on the fact that I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ”

Schwartz had ghostwritten Trump’s 1987 breakthrough memoir, earning a joint byline on the cover, half of the book’s five-hundred-thousand-dollar advance, and half of the royalties. The book was a phenomenal success, spending forty-eight weeks on the Times best-seller list, thirteen of them at No. 1. More than a million copies have been bought, generating several million dollars in royalties. The book expanded Trump’s renown far beyond New York City, making him an emblem of the successful tycoon. Edward Kosner, the former editor and publisher of New York, where Schwartz worked as a writer at the time, says, “Tony created Trump. He’s Dr. Frankenstein.”



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  # 1802544 17-Jun-2017 12:05
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Does anyone else just want this to be over?

 

 





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  # 1802548 17-Jun-2017 12:14
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The GOP now is running their version of the Healthcare Bill under secret. What a bunch of traitors to those who voted them in.




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  # 1802580 17-Jun-2017 13:22
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Rikkitic:

Does anyone else just want this to be over?


 



I have given up caring. Can't change it and life goes on here in paradise and the All Blacks won.




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  # 1802660 17-Jun-2017 17:35
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Rikkitic:

Does anyone else just want this to be over?


 


I do. As I posted ages ago, he has done little damage to the world, much to the US, but he is harmless. It's a reality show and no more. Imho

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  # 1802752 17-Jun-2017 19:50
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  # 1802772 17-Jun-2017 20:51
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This is nuts. Legacy of a threat from the USSR, no excuse for some of Castro's human rights abuses, and of course Cuban exiles (many in Florida = swing state) are very opposed to improved relations while a Castro is in power.  They did leave for good reason.

 

But this action by Trump isn't Trump - I'm sure he'd love to open golf resorts, casinos, and bribe his way to profit from improved relations with Cuba,

 

This is an ideological move - from capitalist fundamentalists in the GOP, who can't get over the fact that they failed to invade or destroy Cuba - but with all the blackness in their authoritarian hearts, will continue to try to destroy it.

 

 


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  # 1802805 17-Jun-2017 21:31
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Fred99:

 

But this action by Trump isn't Trump - I'm sure he'd love to open golf resorts, casinos, and bribe his way to profit from improved relations with Cuba,

 

 

Just like the good old pre-Castro days.

 

 


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  # 1802871 18-Jun-2017 09:09
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There's always something in it for Trump:

Washington Post: As part of an ethics pledge, Trump’s company has vowed to pursue no new foreign deals during his presidency, making a potential foray into Cuba off limits for now. Yet, according to one industry expert, a presidential directive restricting efforts there by Starwood or other hotel chains would, in effect, neutralize a chief rival’s ability to gain an early advantage.

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  # 1802936 18-Jun-2017 12:23
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Bernie Sanders brilliant takedown of Trump's Lies and Hypocrisy

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  # 1802945 18-Jun-2017 13:01
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kingdragonfly: Bernie Sanders brilliant takedown of Trump's Lies and Hypocrisy

 

 

Outstanding!

 

Bernie is REAL Presidential material.  wink

 

re Trump's "tax reforms" for the super-rich:  I particularly liked the reference to Trump giving himself a 5 billion dollar tax cut.





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  # 1802947 18-Jun-2017 13:03
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And the rumours of White House staff being told to get counsel starts running now.




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  # 1803009 18-Jun-2017 16:52
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At least he's helped make some of best news headlines I've come across.

 

This from New York Magazine:

 

 

House GOP Shocked to Learn That Infamous Con Artist Can’t Be Trusted

 


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  # 1803034 18-Jun-2017 17:52
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freitasm: And the rumours of White House staff being told to get counsel starts running now.

 

All speculation of course, but I've seen several comments on Twitter that staffers have been barred from seeking outside council by Trump and Bannon, but many are nervous and therefore are doing so mostly in secret.





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