Discussion: Trump Tells Washington Post He'll Sue Over Story On Casino's Bankruptcy

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How’s that suit against the Club for Growth coming along, Donald?

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Trump is living proof with a $200million inheritance, the miracle of corporate bankruptcy, and a little luck…why, anyone can make it big in America!

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The Republican base will love this.

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Perfect. He’s a pretty mediocre businessman, not at all an excellent one, despite the loud claiming of his mouth and no one else’s. And even if he were good at what he claims to do, you can’t have a functioning democracy if you let every thin-skinned billionaire sue every media venue that does a negative story, no matter how provably true.

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That was also where he gave his famous quote about his life style not changing when he was going bankrupt: “If you owe the Bank $50 that is your problem, if you owe them $50 Million, that is the banks problem.”
what an arrogant dick…

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Especially given how unlikely it is that any of them have paid money to go watch “Spotlight”. You’d think someone in Trump’s inner cabinet would have told him the Post now employs Marty Baron as its main honcho on stories like this.

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If he had put his $200 million inheritance in a blind stock index fund in 1976 he would now be worth $15 Billion, but he is “so smart it’s scary” and is now worth only $5 billion because of it.
More proof it’s better to born into money than to be smart.

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Isn’t this mostly public knowledge already? Seems like a law suit would be a ridiculous response as it wouldn’t prevent anybody from knowing, only keep it in public attention longer. But then Trump is clearly not troubled by appearing ridiculous.

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I don’t think he’ll sue – not only because he would be laughed out of court – but also because suing is the kind of thing a wimp does, and his base wouldn’t like it.

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If you print facts that show me in poor light, it questions my manhood.

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And when his suit is dismissed, he’ll sue the judge! And the other side for winning a suit against him! And his own lawyers! And everyone who read the story!

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Q: How can you tell if your story about Trump has the facts right?

A: He threatens to sue you.

Schoolyard bully, all bark and no bite. Punch him in the nose, he’ll squeal like a stuck pig.

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Propping up the economy, one law firm at a time.

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I have a feeling they’d glean different lessons from Spotlight than you and I did.

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it’s a cliche but it’s also true…

anybody can sue anyone for anything… but it doesn’t mean you can actually win the lawsuit…

best outcome would be that a judge would declare Donnie a vexatious litigant and enjoin him from filing suit unless the Court grants him permission…

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countersuit. for bringing frivolous suit.

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See, it wasn’t personal, just his business…that failed. And he set up so he wouldn’t lose any money, other people would lose their money.
is he approaching this election the same way? Is he planning to stick us with his bills?

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I’ve read that. So essentially he’s down 60-something percent from where he’d have been if he’d just played golf all his life. I remember once being a starving musician in the '80s and laughing about him because he was about a bazillion dollars in debt. I said to myself at least I make more than I spend, and I own what I own outright. So I’m doing better than you, big shot. Never really stopped feeling that way—anybody who’s actually good at what he or she does and has been solvent most of the time is doing better than Donald Trump when you think about it. I don’t even find his wife attractive—she just has this nondescript bimbo porn-star look. BTW Donald I’ve been threatened with lawsuits over negative stories in my own newspapering days. It’s only scary if you’re not sure of your facts. And the facts are very clearly against Y-O-U, tough guy. The Post has taken runs against bigger shots than you and lived to tell the tale. Clown.

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If it was a success, he’ll take the credit. A default? Purely corporate! - whatever that means.

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