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Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:44 PM

TRUMP'S NFL FIGHT DATES BACK TO HIS FAILED USFL EXPERIMENT IN THE '80S

This is an informative read:

It was Trump's undying need to get into the NFL that drove the billionaire to buy his way into the upstart league in the '80s, the author said. But the big league wasn't a fan.

"They just saw him as this scumbag huckster," Pearlman told Newsweek. "He was this New York, fast-talking, kind of con-man."

In the course of Trump's NFL pursuit, he made a fair number of enemies at the USFL and helped shuttle the league to an early grave. He convinced other USFL owners to challenge the NFL directly in the fall, and then led the charge on an anti-trust lawsuit against the football giant that netted a massive...three dollars. The USFL was dead by '85.


His goal was to have an NFL franchise. He tried buying the Baltimore Colts a couple years earlier, didnít get them. He wanted an NFL franchise and he saw this as a way to do it. He talked all happy-happy about the USFL and spring football until he got the team. And as soon as he got the team he was angling in every way possible to move them to fall to take on the NFL, so his team, somehow, would be absorbed by the NFL.

His entire goal was to get him an NFL team. He didnít care how he got it. It wasnít like, ďOh, I really hope I can lead you guys to a merger.Ē He didnít give a shit about the other owners. Like, at all. Did not care. No interest, whatsoever. His goal was to get in the NFL. If it took a merger, so be it. If it took the entire USFL collapsing and he gets an [NFL] team, thatís fine too.




http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-nfl-fight-dates-back-failed-usfl-experiment-80s-jeff-pearlman-670843

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:58 PM

1. There was a meme from Richard Branson

That talked about a lunch he had with dumpf in that dumpf talked on and on about how he wanted revenge against bankers who wouldn't lend him money because of his countless bankruptcy filings.

The gist was that dumpf wanted revenge on everybody that's ever "slighted" him.

Plain and simple, hurt his ego, pay the price.

Sick bastard.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 04:16 PM

2. Yes

The more I see of him in action the more certain I am that he has a personal hit list.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 04:18 PM

3. It's blatantly obvious at this point

Especially from his "Obama obliteration" path. He can't forget seething while Obama dismantled him at the correspondent's dinner.

The one component Trump will never be able to erase was the cool Obama showed in that same moment despite the very serious machinations simultaneously occurring regarding Osama bin Laden. Trump will never be able to erase any of it, regardless of how it eats at him.

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