What does this do to the model Nate https://t.co/of8yG8F58Z
— Evan Scrimshaw (@EScrimshaw) September 28, 2020
… For the MAGA kids in the peanut gallery…
SRSLY, though: This would seem to be a strong indicator that the suits at the NYTimes have decided that propping up Trump would be pursuing a sunk cost fallacy. The king is dead, long live the king! cry the Very Serious Media Persons.
NYT reports that “within the next four years, more than $300 million in loans — obligations for which he is personally responsible — will come due” for President Trump. https://t.co/ZRYQrrWLSq
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 27, 2020
This may be why @realDonaldTrump has potential legal problems. If you claim massive losses to avoid paying federal income taxes but inflate your revenues and assets on bank documents for loan purposes, wouldn’t that constitute fraud?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 27, 2020
Worth noting that significant delinquent debt disqualifies most people from obtaining a government security clearance.
The U.S. government views this as a vulnerability and a point of leverage for foreign adversaries seeking access to classified information.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) September 27, 2020
The Trump tax story is a national security story.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 28, 2020
You can read Trump's tax returns two ways: either Donald Trump is the greatest tax cheat in US history – or he is a financial desperado hopelessly in debt to God knows who & needs every dollar he scams from Secret Service golf car rentals just to pay the electricity bill
— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 27, 2020
With any* luck it won't really matter to him on account of being in federal prison for the rest of his natural life
*read: more luck than anyone or anything has ever had in the history of the universe
— Bart Crisp (@crispy_bart) September 27, 2020
Another reason not to be blase is that the tax story is more likely to matter if the Biden campaign tries to MAKE it matter. The EMAILS/Wikileaks stuff were nothingburgers but they mattered in part because Trump talked about them all the time, and this is a REAL scandal
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) September 27, 2020
"$70,000 in hairstyling for television" https://t.co/2LDo3WKIS0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 27, 2020
Admit it, though — you’d have to be paid a lot to touch that thing, too…
Remember the reaction when John Edwards was caught paying $400 for a haircut? Trump paid $70,000 on hair care. How is that even possible? Does that thing sitting on his head eat Pangolins and colossal squid eggs?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 28, 2020
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He’s broke. And facing criminal charges. That’s why @realDonaldTrump is sabotaging the mail, welcoming foreign interference, and inciting violence to win an election. This is going to be a rocky ride — but civic participation and unity are our antidotes.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 27, 2020