Please don't make me click that link. It's two things I despise: Twitter and Trump.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
House of Representatives shouldn't give anything to Obama unless he terminates Obamacare.
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19m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Hopefully the House of Representatives can hold our country together for four more years...stay strong and never give up!
22m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
23m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Our nation is a once great nation divided!
27m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble...like never before.
34m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!
36m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.
37m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
49m Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Well, back to the drawing board!
wow how does someone that dum become a billionaire?
Funny thing is I agree with him....
NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama did not just win reelection tonight. His victory signaled the irreversible triumph of a new, 21st-century America: multiracial, multi-ethnic, global in outlook and moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition.
Obama, the mixed-race son of Hawaii by way of Kansas, Indonesia, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, won reelection in good part because he not only embodied but spoke to that New America, as did the Democratic Party he leads. His victorious coalition spoke for and about him: a good share of the white vote (about 45 percent in Ohio, for example); 70 percent or so of the Latino vote across the country, according to experts; 96 percent of the African-American vote; and large proportions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The Republican Party, by contrast, has been reduced to a rump parliament of Caucasian traditionalism: white, married, church-going -- to oversimplify only slightly. "It's a catastrophe," said GOP strategist Steve Schmidt. "This is, this will have to be, the last time that the Republican Party tries to win this way."
The GOP chose as its standard-bearer Mitt Romney, whose own Mormon Church until recent decades discriminated officially against blacks. His campaign made little serious effort to reach out to Hispanics voters, and Romney hurt himself by taking far-right positions on immigration during the GOP primaries. He made no effort whatsoever in the black community.
Obama reached out not only racially and ethnically, but in terms of lifestyle. Analysts made fun of, and Republicans derided, his campaign's focus on discrete demographic and social slices of the electorate, including gays and lesbians. But the message was one about the future, not the American past.
U.S. Census numbers tell the story. In the first decade of the new millennium, the Asian-American population rose 43.3 percent, the African-American population 12.3 percent, the Latino community 43 percent -- and the white population just 5.7 percent.
To be sure, the president won because of his stand on the issues -- health care reform, Wall Street regulation, the auto industry bailout, among others. But his victory is something more: a sense that we are all in this together as a society, no matter who we are or how we live our lives.
I saw this new America at the heart of the Obama reelection effort, in their campaign offices. In one office in Virgina, for example, the local campaign manager was Pakistani-American, the volunteers were of every race and background, the people heading out to handle the signup drive were Hispanic, and the event they were working on was a concert by Bruce Springsteen.
When was Trump ever in the shallow end?
Brilliant. And what the Republican party doesn't see or accept is that they can't attack those who are different and expect to change the perception that they are the conservative white only party. This election should be a wake up call that the platform of the past is broken. Time to redefine the party to fit a new America or, as they did in this election, get left behind.
You mean the financial wizard who needed to declare bankruptcy 3 or 4 times to save his ass from his own bad judgments and excesses by leaving his creditors holding the bag? Are we talking about that paragon of responsibility, living up to his commitments and good sense "Donald Trump" ??
In 1991, unable to pay a $3.5 billion loan, he declared business bankruptcy. He also came close to filing personal ruin. At the time, his personal debt was estimated to be around $900 million. Due to the bankruptcy, banks and bondholders lost millions. They came to a compromise with Donald Trump. The banks gave him lower interest rates and a longer time frame to repay the debt and Donald Trump gave the investors half the ownership of the Taj Mahal. In mere months the casino was back in business.
Not even a year later, Trump Plaza Hotel folded and Donald had to declare bankruptcy. Again, he worked out a deal where heíd give up 49 percent of the hotel to Citibank and the other lenders and heíd get more time to pay the loan back. It took him two years to repay most of his debt with many sacrifices. He had to give up the Trump Shuttle.
The bankruptcy saga didnít stop there. In 2004, Donald filed for bankruptcy protection and restructured his debt. He reduced his ownership of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts to 27 percent and gave bondholders stocks to help lower his debt and then stepped down as CEO. In 2005, things settled down and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts came out of bankruptcy with a new name, Trump Entertainment Resort Holdings.
Unfortunately the reemergence didnít last long. On February 17th 2009, Donald Trump filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a debt ratio of $50 million in assets to his $500 million in debt. This filing made the third bankruptcy for Trump Enterprises.
Posted on: Apr. 23, 2010
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