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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:43 AM

How much did Trump pledge after 9/11?

I see several French billionaires are pledging over 450 million to repair Notre Dame. I know it’s not the same, the US doesn’t have ancient cultural structures but certainly the WTC buildings were significant. But my point is not only did he not offer or do anything to help he managed to profit off the events of 9/11. I’m wondering if he’ll make some asinine comment about those billionaires offering financial help for rebuilding the cathedral. Probably insinuate how helpful he’d been or somehow try to paint the fire as a terrorist attack.

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captain queeg Apr 2019 OP
handmade34 Apr 2019 #1
redstatebluegirl Apr 2019 #2
catbyte Apr 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #4
Arkansas Granny Apr 2019 #5
nykym Apr 2019 #6

Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:47 AM

1. pledge?

he took money... $150K

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:49 AM

2. It was average Americans that gave to the fund for the fire and police fund.

There were a few big donors, but the majority of the donors were regular Americans. Billionaires get to be billionaires because they don't share their money generally. This guy doesn't have any money to spare is my guess. He lives, bankruptcy to bankruptcy, loan to loan.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:50 AM

3. You're probably right. mango mussolini certainly does love inserting himself into any yuuge

event or tragedy and tries to make it all abut him.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:50 AM

4. He could have pledged $100 billion. He wouldn't have payed it anyway...

His word is worthless.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:58 AM

5. I've read reports that he got money for damages on 9/11.

Trump applied for and received $150,000 in state funds intended to help small businesses affected by the attacks, despite the fact that his business was not affected.

The fund was supposed to cover uninsured losses for small businesses, but Trump somehow received $150,000 in taxpayer money; his application cited “rent loss,” “cleanup” and “repair.” Yet none of Trump’s properties were actually damaged in the attack.

Trump later claimed it was a reimbursement for his charitable efforts. “It was probably a reimbursement for the fact that I allowed people, for many months, to stay in the building (40 Wall Street), use the building and store things in the building,” he said.

But not only does that contradict his application, but the fund was not supposed to reimburse anyone for pitching in. Which, by the way, there’s no evidence Trump actually did.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/09/11/trumps-long-history-of-lying-about-9-11-and-exploiting-it-for-personal-gain/?utm_term=.b5edcdb94e87


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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:08 AM

6. What really needs to be done is to

revist the rules for what a small business is.
A lot of corporations split thier workforrces into smaller groups
under a different name and are able to claim them as a small business.

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