Chapter 12: Fake Businessman

Exclusive: Europe to pay less than U.S. for Pfizer vaccine under initial deal

The European Union has struck a deal to initially pay less for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine candidate than the United States, an EU official told Reuters as the bloc announced on Wednesday it had secured an agreement for up to 300 million doses.

Trump Fails At Everything. So Why Does He Always End Up On Top?

Somehow Trump has used each of his bombs to propel him another step up the ladder. He has done so by inverting what most of us have learned to accept about what it takes to achieve success.

Opinion: Turns out Trump is not a 'winner' after all

"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." Donald Trump said that in 2011, when he was talking about a White House run. In 2015 he took his ride down a golden escalator and made his super-patriot's promise to use his unmatched business skills to make America great again, as great as he was. Enough people believed it to win him the Electoral College (losing the popular vote) and the Oval Office.

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

Posing as ‘John Barron,’ he claimed he owned most of his father’s real estate empire.

Donald Trump's 13 Biggest Business Failures

Trump likes to brag about his wealth, but some of his business decisions have been real duds

Here Are All of Trump’s Bankruptcies and Failed Businesses

By Sahid Fawaz Donald Trump loves to talk big about how great he is at business. His record says otherwise.

Trump Will Have $900 Million Of Loans Coming Due In His Second Term If He’s Reelected

The president would likely have to engage in a series of high-stakes transactions that could produce unfathomable conflicts of interest.

Donald Trump, King of the Losers

If he can’t build, he can definitely borrow.

Donald Trump ‘a bad businessman or a tax cheat – probably both’, say accountants

Experts say president’s $750 tax payments show he is abusing the system

Reports: Donald Trump stiffs contractors

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a pattern of not paying or underpaying bills to everyone from waiters to painters and carpenters to a banking firm — and was even facing foreclosure at the…

Death Star blows itself up: Trump ran his campaign finances like his businesses — into the ground

It's no surprise that Trump's campaign is a giant grift. But will his donors keep pouring good money after bad?

The Biggest Trump Financial Mystery? Where He Came Up With the Cash for His Scottish Resorts.

Donald Trump dumped $400 million into his clubs in Aberdeen and Turnberry. Now, lawmakers in Edinburgh want to investigate him for money laundering.

Whatever happened to Trump neckties? They’re over. So is most of Trump’s merchandising empire.

When Trump ran for president in 2015, he had 19 companies paying him to put the Trump name on their products. Now, only two are left.

Even the firm that hired actors to cheer Trump’s campaign launch had to wait to be paid
Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses

Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.

Trump is ‘demonstrably far poorer’ than he claims to be — and ‘Scotland holds the key’: finance journalist

Although President Donald Trump has insisted that he is a friend of the working class and famously told a 2016 audience, “I love the poorly educated,” he is also obsessed with status and brags about his net worth. But financial writer Adam Davidson, in a Twitter thread, stresses that the president g

How the so-called champion of American business fought to protect profiteering — and endangered millions

As hospital intensive care units overflow again, and delays in COVID-19 testing reports reach record levels in many cities, a conversation I recently with Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, reminded me that I had forgotten something utterly critical: Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally di

Senator Says Trump's 'Corruption Is Dizzying' After U.K. Golf Claims

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) accused President Donald Trump of "dizzying" corruption after a report that the president had asked his ambassador to the U.K. to help steer the British Open golf competition to one of his Scottish resorts.

Trump is ‘demonstrably far poorer’ than he claims to be — and ‘Scotland holds the key’: finance journalist Story

Although President Donald Trump has insisted that he is a friend of the working class and famously told a 2016 audience, “I love the poorly educated,” he is also obsessed with status and brags about his net worth. But financial writer Adam Davidson, in a Twitter thread, stresses that the president greatly exaggerates how wealthy […]

Trump Hotel Paid Millions in Fines for Unpaid Work
A Guide to Donald Trump's Business Career

Let’s take a look at Trump’s biggest successes and failures in business.

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

Posing as ‘John Barron,’ he claimed he owned most of his father’s real estate empire.

Why We Took Trump Off The Forbes 400 During His Decade of Tax Losses

Forbes republishes a classic 1990 investigation into Donald Trump's finances.

Donald Trump's 13 Biggest Business Failures

Trump likes to brag about his wealth, but some of his business decisions have been real duds

Donald Trump's Business Bankruptcies - List and Reasons

Find out which of Donald Trump’s companies went bankrupt. See how many times Trump has sought bankruptcy protection for his ventures.

Donald Trump’s Business Failures Were Very Real

Don’t let anyone tell you that the businesses Trump operated were successful, or that the huge losses they sustained were simply tax dodges. They weren’t.

As a Businessman, Trump Was the Biggest Loser of All

Many Americans still believe that the President is a savvy and successful businessman who knows what he is doing. But the actual record suggests the exact opposite.

Donald Trump's 13 Biggest Business Failures

Trump likes to brag about his wealth, but some of his business decisions have been real duds

Trump Asks Deutsche Bank and Palm Beach County to Give His Businesses a Break

We're one step closer to the nightmare conflict-of-interest scenario.

A brief history of Donald Trump's many, many business failures

Here’s to many more Trump failures to come!

A Guide to Donald Trump's Business Career

Let’s take a look at Trump’s biggest successes and failures in business.

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.

Donald Trump's Business Bankruptcies - List and Reasons
Trump the brilliant businessman was always a myth

Now we have the receipts to prove it

The Worst Boss in America: Donald Trump isn't a shrewd executive. He's a workplace bully—and it's undermining his policy agenda.

The president isn't a shrewd executive. He's a workplace bully—and it's undermining his policy agenda.

Donald Trump's Business Failures were very real

Don’t let anyone tell you that the businesses Trump operated were successful, or that the huge losses they sustained were simply tax dodges. They weren’t.

A brief history of Donald Trump's many, many business failures

Here’s to many more Trump failures to come!

G.O.P. Voters Think Losing $1 Billion Makes Someone (Trump) A Good Businessman

Republicans still believe Donald Trump kicked ass in the business world.

Trump Organization Aks Deutsche Bank for Loan Payment Delay

The family business of U.S. President Donald Trump is in informal discussions with Deutsche Bank AG about delaying some loan payments as the coronavirus forces widespread disruptions to the economy, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The myth and reality of Donald Trump's business empire

Trump's baffling business empire, explained

The amazing story of Donald Trump's old spokesman, John Barron -- who was actually Donald Trump himself

The man thought of as being so bold with the media once hid behind a fictitious spokesman.

Donald Trump’s Business Plan Left a Trail of Unpaid Bills

Donald Trump’s hardball business tactics left some businesses saying he shortchanged them.

The Executive Mr. Trump: The surprising truth about Trump as a boss—from the people he’s hired, fired and micromanaged.

The surprising truth about Trump as a boss—from the people he’s hired, fired and micromanaged.

How Trump decides, and doesn’t: I watched his supposed executive skills up close for years

President Trump knows the country will not reopen on May 1 or anytime like it. But instead of apologizing to the public for raising their hopes about packing church pews on Easter Sunday, he now laments on TV about the hard decision he has to make, the hardest in his life, and how he is evaluating the pros and cons, and praying to God for assistance and guidance.

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