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Chinese Bank Pays $ 2 Million/Year Rent at Trump Tower

Discussion in 'Political Discussions (FreeMichigan.com)' started by kaplan, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM.

  1. kaplan

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    So is it a conflict of interest that a state owned bank pays 2 mil a year in rent at Trump Tower ?

    If this was the Clinton's, the Nut band would be calling for another investigation. Trump campaigned on a promise to label China a currency manipulator. LOL. Turns out he is in bed with them.

    Sure would have been nice to see those tax returns so We could know who else he is doing business with.
     
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  3. hunter62

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    If they have a legit business relationship then what is the issue? I understand where you are trying to go with the Clinton comparison, but why go wallow in the mud on this issue?

    Now if someone can show me that the rent went from 20,000 a year to $2,000,000 then you might have something, until then this is a non-story in my opinion.

    I would like to see the promises made about his finances by that female lawyer to be enforced. Has anyone ever seen anything about Trump paying back the foreign proceeds like she promised the nation? I'm sure that Judicial Watch will get right on it. :rolleyes:
     
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    If Trump was a true patriot, he would have sent the Commie Chinese packing.
     
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    You want to shut down Nexteer in Saginaw down also, it's owned by the Chinese? I think all those UAW workers might have a bit to say about it.
     
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    "The public reading the [disclosure] form doesn't know who is paying the president," says Walter Shaub, who resigned as the federal government's top ethics official in July. The president likes it that way. Neither the White House nor the Trump Organization would provide a list of the president's tenants, much less reveal what they pay. Instead, Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten provided a statement: "Following the election, the Trump Organization implemented a rigorous vetting process for all transactions, including leases, which includes a detailed review and approval by our chief compliance officer and outside ethics advisor." In other words, government ethics officials, charged with detecting conflicts of interest, have never seen the president's rent roll.

    How, then, to consider the backroom discussions between federal officials and Walgreens Boots Alliance, one of the largest pharmacies in the world? Through its brand Duane Reade, it is the highest-paying tenant in Trump's skyscraper at 40 Wall Street in New York, with $3.2 million in annual rent, according to a 2015 prospectus. In October 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance announced a $9.4 billion merger with rival Rite Aid, requiring a sign-off from antimonopoly regulators. After the deal failed to secure approval under President Obama, it then fell to the Trump administration, which arrived in Washington during the first quarter of 2017. According to federal disclosures, that was the same quarter Walgreens Boots Alliance began directly lobbying the White House on "competition policy issues." In September, despite objections by one of the two commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission, Trump's tenant got the green light for a slimmed-down, $4.4 billion version of the deal. In January, Trump announced he would nominate the commissioner who supported the deal, Maureen Ohlhausen, to be a federal judge.

    Draining the Swamp.....eh?
     
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    Maybe trump should merge his business interests with the Clinton Foundation....
    That should even things out.;)
     
  8. kaplan

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    That would be a perfect team.
     
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  9. jps

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    Remember that before pretending to be enemies they were very close. I am sure they've had some common business dealings.
     
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  10. kaplan

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    Oh yea.
     
  11. eyepod

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    So what's the big deal? People in the business world deal with Russia and China every day..
     
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  13. Trout King

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    Going to need citations and stats please.
     
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    Do you need a statistic to tell if two persons have been close or friends? What would that be, Trout?