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Old 08-23-2019, 10:29 PM
 
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Because the books aren't actually making that money.

If you, as an elected official, do me political favors, it can be a big issue if I write you a check.

However, if you write a book, and I spend millions of dollars ordering them, it's just a book deal.
And we know Trump will take full advantage of this. So what is the answer?
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:32 PM
 
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And we know Trump will take full advantage of this. So what is the answer?
Trump made his money before becoming a public official.

The Obamas made their fortune by being public officials.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:36 PM
 
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Trump made his money before becoming a public official.

The Obamas made their fortune by being public officials.
Trump made his money primarily from inheritence so do not even try to portray Trump as self made. He is the epitome me if silver spoon.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by PedroMartinez View Post
Because the books aren't actually making that money.

If you, as an elected official, do me political favors, it can be a big issue if I write you a check.

However, if you write a book, and I spend millions of dollars ordering them, it's just a book deal.
Er... Obama and his wife got the $65 million as an advance from Penguin Books. Any risk is on Penguin, not the Obamas.

Try and keep up.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Online
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Originally Posted by FC76-81 View Post
You're got half of it correct Here's that half: "Leading this country BACK".

More specifically, here's some of what Obama did during the 8 years of simply showing up to office (read'em and weep):
Typical Trump supporter you are! Cherry-picking only the part that fits your bias.

Also, I don't see your list on Trump? Or are you saying that he's clean with nothing on him?

Let me refresh your mind ...
"grabbing by the *****" episode?
evading taxes and bragging about it?
not providing his tax returns?

Ha! By the way these are just the ones BEFORE he got lucky and became President.

To be fair I am in no way saying President Obama was spotless. No President ever was. But we gotta be realistic ... one could easily provide a longer list of Trump's "doings" on a weekly basis that would beat any President's term list.

TBH ... at this point I just wish the current one just showed up and did nothing. That would be more productive than the carnage we're having to deal with today.

Let that sink in.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Trump made his money before becoming a public official.

The Obamas made their fortune by being public officials.
Democrats have always been corrupt and sell the public out to enrich themselves as politicians, it's just what they always do....it's how the Clintons and Obamas became wealthy....pure corruption to the core.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:13 AM
 
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Democrats have always been corrupt and sell the public out to enrich themselves as politicians, it's just what they always do....it's how the Clintons and Obamas became wealthy....pure corruption to the core.
What a crock since they made the bulk of their wealth after they left politics.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:39 AM
 
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"Thanks s̶u̶c̶k̶e̶r̶s̶ taxpayers!"- The Obamas
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:03 AM
 
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And this comes just two years after they purchased an $8,100,000 mansion in a fancy Washington D.C. neighborhood:

LINK:
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/barack...thas-vineyard/

I guess all those talks about reducing carbon footprints and rich people living too extravagantly was all just B.S.? They're definitely the most disingenuous liars to ever leech off our political system.

"Do as I say but not as I do" - This should be the motto for the modern day democrat party.
No carbon footprints in those modest homes.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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Now Obama can have George Clooney DiCaprio, Gore, Richard Branson, and all his other rich cronies there to have a Man Made Climate Change Conference. The airport at Martha's Vineyard, KMVY, is only big enough for PRIVATE JETS though, but that suits them all just fine.
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