The New York Times’ bombshell exposé revealing that businessman Donald Trump lost more than $1 billion over a 10-year period during Manhattan’s real estate surge of the ’80’s and ’90’s has many Americans furious, while others are choosing to mock and ridicule the President.
#BillionDollarLoser is now the top trending term on Twitter.
Some are also pointing to Trump’s tweets from Wednesday morning, in which he said he was “entitled to massive write offs and depreciation,” and calling the entire process a “sport.”
….you would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes….almost all real estate developers did – and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport. Additionally, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
Here’s how some are responding to the news:
In case you missed it this morning, President Trump called tax avoidance a “sport,” and bragged about how good he is at it.
Is this the person who best represents the middle class?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 8, 2019
2000: GOP elects an illiterate millionaire-at-birth who couldn’t find oil in Texas to cut taxes for millionaires.
2016: GOP elects an illiterate millionaire-at-birth who lost a billion $ while owning casinos to cut taxes for millionaires.#BillionDollarLoser #MAGA
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Just a reminder about Donald Trump’s building prowess- he is the one NYC real estate developer that completely missed out on the 21st century real estate market in Manhattan… #BillionDollarLoser
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) May 8, 2019
The real scandal is the fact that Donald Trump probably got to keep the tax losses that were actually suffered by other people, like his limited partners. There is absolutely nothing “self-made” about this grifter. #BillionDollarLoser
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) May 8, 2019
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 8, 2019
— Kevin Farris (@KevinFarris) May 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
He releases his tax returns.ADVERTISEMENT
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 8, 2019
— N (@L5Nic) May 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
— Mary Mauro (@CitizenMauro) May 8, 2019
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) May 8, 2019
Cops defend tackling and handcuffing 12-year-old boy for roughhousing with his cousin
Police officers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have faced an onslaught of criticism after they handcuffed and arrested a 12-year-old black boy, the Associated Press reports.
Officers claimed the boy was being violent, trying to attack a man with a wooden pole. The boy's mother disputes that account. She claims her son was just playing with his cousin.
Carreion Baker told a local news outlet that he wasn't aware that officers were after him, which is why he didn't respond to their commands to stop.
A Maryland school told them to be quiet — but see what these students did
Following the Parkland school massacre, students from Montgomery Country, Maryland were angry, grieving and scared. So what did they do? They quickly formed MoCo Students For Change and mobilized an estimated 6,000 students from over 40 schools in the area to attend a student rally on Capitol Hill that they organized to fight against gun violence.
In Brave New Films’ latest #YouthInAction series, we get a glimpse of what it’s like to organize this event through the perspective of the MoCo students themselves. Watch as they fight for their survival.
GOP pollster gets hilariously destroyed after blaming a broken elevator in his European hotel on ‘socialism’
Republican pollster Frank Luntz drew hackles from across the internet on Tuesday after he blamed a broken elevator at a hotel in Austria on "socialism."
Writing on Twitter, Luntz complained that the elevator at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria has not been functioning for three straight days -- and said that the European social welfare state was responsible for this purportedly dire situation.
"Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America," Luntz pleaded.
I’m at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Almost 200 rooms… But the elevator has been broken for 3 days.