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BOMBSHELL: Trump asked Deutsche Bank to overstate his wealth to NFL in failed attempt to buy Buffalo Bills

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When President Donald Trump placed a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills franchise in 2014, he did so with the help of longtime lender Deutsche Bank.

As part of the process for buying the Bills, Trump had to convince the NFL that he had the financial clout to handle making what was estimated to have been at least a $1 billion purchase.

To do this, the New York Times reports, Trump and former “fixer” Michael Cohen convinced Deutsche Bank to vastly overstate in wealth in financial statements given to the league.

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“Mr. Trump asked [Deutsche Bank U.S. private banking division chief Rosemary Vrablic] if the bank would be willing to make a loan and handed over bare-bones financial statements that estimated his net worth at $8.7 billion,” the Times reports. “Mr. Cohen testified to Congress last month that the documents exaggerated Mr. Trump’s wealth. Deutsche Bank executives had reached a similar conclusion. They nonetheless agreed to vouch for Mr. Trump’s bid, according to an executive involved.”

Trump’s failed attempt to purchase the Bills has since come under scrutiny from the New York Attorney General’s Office, which is reportedly investigating whether Trump’s actions constituted financial fraud.


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Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies

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At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.

His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.

Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."

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There’s a horrifying history of leaders saying there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

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President Donald Trump rang out in an all-caps tweet Monday morning "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!" It was a comment he echoed from his Sunday press conference saying that the U.S. is in the home stretch of the coronavirus crisis. He went on to say that he anticipated the country reopening in a few weeks.

The quote was one that Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty noted was one that many other leaders have used at frightening times.

"It is difficult to imagine a poorer, more chilling choice of words," she wrote. "Or one that more illuminates, if inadvertently, the consequences of the mixed-messages that Trump continues to send."

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‘Hey baby’: Fox News anchor forgot to turn off his mic while ignoring Trump’s briefing

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At Monday's coronavirus press briefing, it appeared that even one of President Donald Trump's biggest defenders in the media couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the president's update — and he revealed how disengaged he was after he forgot to turn off his mic.

"Hey, baby," Fox News host Jesse Watters could be heard saying on one of the streams. "We have the task force briefing."

Jesse Watters forgot to turn off his mic. pic.twitter.com/K1z5cXSX5a

— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 6, 2020

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