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Trump’s failed Puerto Rico golf course has cost the territory’s taxpayers more than $32 million

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President Donald Trump may have blamed his inadequate response to the devastation in Puerto Rico on “this thing called the Atlantic,” but his own failed golf course may have made it worse.

According to a report by Death & Taxes, the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club in San Juan (renamed to Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico in 2008) borrowed more than $26 million in “government-backed bonds” to pay for renovations and old debts — but then defaulted nearly $120,000, declaring bankruptcy and leaving Puerto Rican Americans to pay the $32.7 million bill.

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According to a PolitiFact Florida report from earlier this year, Trump’s complicated relationship with the failed San Juan golf course started in 2008, when he entered a deal with the club to re-license under his brand and turn the club around as it was “hemorrhaging money.”

The resort hosted the PGA’s Puerto Rican Open that year, but by 2011, the “resort sought more bonds to repay the earlier bonds.” The following year, Trump pocketed more than $600,000 in profits.

By the time the resort filed for bankruptcy in 2015, it had done so under it’s original name. At the time, Eric Trump claimed his family’s business had “zero financial investment in this course” and merely lent it their name and managed their golf course, but the report stated he “filed a bankruptcy claim for about $927,000 for unpaid fees on behalf of Trump Golf Coco Beach LLC.”

Additionally, a BuzzFeed report from 2016 proved that the Trump Organization promised to turn the club around — and then left the Puerto Rican government with their defaulted payments.

After Trump finally spoke out on Twitter about Puerto Rico’s financial woes that led to their difficulties paying for relief, a Twitter user who claims to “track” Trump’s spending responded with the PolitiFact report about his former golf course’s role in exacerbating the island territory’s financial crisis.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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