21 Questions For Donald Trump
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnson, who’s been covering Donald Trump for the last quarter century or so, wrote this article in which he posits 21 questions to Mr. Trump, most of which are about his shady business dealings, including a few with members of the Five Families such as Paul Castellano and Tony Salerno, respectively, Bosses of the Gambino and Genovese Families.
So, Mr. Trump…
1. You call yourself an “ardent philanthropist,” but have not donated a dollar to The Donald J. Trump Foundation since 2006. You’re not even the biggest donor to the foundation, having given about $3.7 million in the previous two decades while businesses associated with Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment gave the Trump Foundation $5 million. All the money since 2006 has come from those doing business with you.
How does giving away other people’s money, in what could be seen as a kickback scheme, make you a philanthropist?
2. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman successfully sued you, alleging your Trump University was an “illegal educational institution” that charged up to $35,000 for “Trump Elite” mentorships promising personal advice from you, but you never showed up and your “special” list of lenders was photocopied from Scotsman Guide, a magazine found at any bookstore.
Why did you not show up?
7. Trump Tower was built by S&A Concrete, whose owners were “Fat” Tony Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, head of the Gambinos, another well-known crime family.
If you did not know of their ownership, what does that tell voters about your management skills?
8. You later used S&A Concrete on other Manhattan buildings bearing your name.
Quite interesting reading. Of course, it’s quite likely that Mr. Trump would flatly refuse to answer such questions, and most likely resort to insults about anyone who did so. But what I wouldn’t give to see these questions genuinely asked of Mr. Trump at the next GOP debate.
I genuinely wonder what he’d do.
Here’s the link: nationalmemo.com