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Trump’s prized Doral golf course lost 69 percent of its income since 2015

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President Donald Trump’s prized Doral golf course is “severely underperforming,” according to a consultant trying to lower the Miami property tax bill.

The president has listed Doral in federal disclosures as his biggest moneymaker hotel, but its net operating income fell by 69 percent between 2015 and 2017, reported the Washington Post.

“There is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand,” tax consultant Jessica Vachiratevanurak told a Miami-Dade County official.

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The Post obtained documents and video — provided by the company’s tax consultants to the county and are legally required to be accurate — under Florida’s public-records law that show the Trump Organization’s problems are bigger than previously known.

“Profitability is down across the board,” said financial analyst Michael Bellisario, who reviewed the documents. “It’s clearly underperforming their expectations.”

The Trump Organization issued a statement that contradicted Vachiratevanurak, who represented the company, and blamed factors that had nothing to do with the president, such as the Zika virus in 2016 and hurricanes in 2016 and 2017.

Eric Trump, who runs his father’s day-to-day business, also contradicted what the company’s own data showed.

“This story is completely senseless,” Eric Trump told the Post in a statement. “Our iconic properties are the best in the world and our portfolio is unrivaled by anyone.”

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Last year, Eric Trump insisted Doral was “on fire,” but the golf course lost its PGA Tour event after Trump called Mexicans rapists and drug dealers at the outset of his presidential campaign.

The Doral’s legendary “Blue Monster” golf course had been popular with South American tourists, according to Eric Trump, but the slur against Latino immigrants stung and eventually cost Trump the pro event.

Cadillac, the tournament’s main sponsor, pulled out in 2016, and Doral never found another sponsor.

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The PGA Tour event left Trump’s golf course and moved to Mexico.

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‘Rather than leading — he lies’: MSNBC panel says Trump is a ‘danger to the country’ because he can’t be trusted

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MSNBC commentators, former assistant US Attorney Maya Wiley and Rick Wilson, explained that President Donald Trump's most significant barrier is making it past his own lies to save America from the coronavirus.

"There's a case tonight being tested in Walton County, Florida. The heart of Trump country," said Wilson, referring to the panhandle county east of Pensacola. "That's not going to be something you can just walk away from if it turns out to be a real case. We're seeing these things popping up all over. The safe bet was always to say, 'This could be bad. We'll do everything we can to stop it.' But he can't stop himself from self-aggrandizing and lying about things. And it's actually -- setting aside my normal criticism of Trump -- this is a danger to the country that he is not a trustworthy person for the American people. Even people who like him now he BS's them all the time. Now, if he says it's not a problem and people are being hospitalized, it is a problem."

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Trump ‘just wants this problem to go away’: President desperate to get coronavirus ‘off his plate’

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President Donald Trump is desperate for the coronavirus problem to go away, and he doesn't exactly care how it happens.

According to New York Times reporter Annie Karni, sources are telling her that the biggest concern Trump has is more about the markets than the deaths of Americans from the virus.

"First, let's establish, this is a president who tried to change science with a Sharpie when it came to hurricane path prediction," said MSNBC host Brian Williams. "That picture lasts forever."

"Even his allies on Fox and his allies outside the White House were kind of channeling to that proverbial audience of one that this was a great opportunity to look presidential and to tell the facts," said Karni. The Donald Trump we saw out there in the briefing room was very casual, kind of left the facts to the other people that accompanied him out there. But he clearly publicly and privately just wants this problem to go away. He wants to downplay it. He thinks -- he has called people who are talking about fears about it alarmist. He doesn't want to be alarmist, and he's kind of holding on to any comment that makes it sound like this will naturally be a problem that is removed from his plate. That's what we saw publicly, and that's what he's been saying privately as well."

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Seth Meyers: You know Trump isn’t the chief law enforcement officer because he couldn’t pass the physical

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers warned that the United States is sliding into authoritarianism under President Donald Trump.

Sounding the alarm Wednesday evening, Meyers cited reports that Trump was making lists of disloyal people, purging them from their jobs, hiring unqualified cronies in top posts, and claiming he has the right to interfere in criminal cases.

While speaking to the press last week, Trump even announced that he's allowed to be involved in all criminal cases because he's the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. It's actually a title used for the attorney general.

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