Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Guy Hillary Clinton is Up Against

Early on in the election cycle, when Donald Trump tossed his red cap into the ring, some local friends told me that people across the nation do not know Trump the way we do in the New York metro area.  It may be that people who attend his rallies outside of this region know him primarily from his TV show.

Hillary, in her interview with Chris Cuomo today, pointed out some reasons why Trump is not qualified to be president.

Here, his hometown newspaper drops a bombshell.  Are these the ethics Americans want in the White House?  Trump's typical answer to this might be, "Well, it wasn't illegal."  Maybe not.  We have heard that response before, but still ....

Donald Trump took advantage of program designed to help small businesses after 9/11 — one of many times he’s used public funds for private gain

NY Daily News

Donald Trump made a pretty penny off a program to help small businesses hurt by 9/11, one of many times where The Donald took advantage of government programs to save or make money off the taxpayer.

The self-proclaimed billionaire, who has so far refused to release his tax returns, was one of many wealthy individuals and businesses who used a loophole in a program intended to help smaller companies in lower Manhattan recover after the Sept. 11 tragedy.

Trump got $150,000 for his swanky property at 40 Wall Street because the Empire State Development Corporation, run by the state, didn't enforce federal guidelines on what defines a small business. Instead, the state used much looser rules that let The Donald and others including Morgan Stanley and Bank of China take money that was earmarked by Congress to help small business owners in the neighborhood recover after the tragic attacks, a 2006 Daily News expose found.

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