Donald Trump’s Many Bankruptcies: A Retrospective

Judging by the poll numbers, Donald Trump has already succeeded in rendering nearly half of the American electorate morally bankrupt. Fortunately, he knows a thing or four about bankruptcies.

Judging by the poll numbers, Donald Trump has already succeeded in rendering nearly half of the American electorate morally bankrupt. Fortunately, he knows a thing or four about bankruptcies.
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8 comments on “Donald Trump’s Many Bankruptcies: A Retrospective

  1. Anonymous

    Seriously I think the fog associated with your disappointment with the Trump presidency is starting to negatively affect your commentary.

    Something you should at least consider if half the electorate voted for Trump then you’ve marginalize them right off the bat with your latest writings against Trump. You’ve got to imagine there are a lot of trump supporters in the investment business. You’re likely to be doing your product a great disservice

    • I’m not selling a “product,” and I’m not at all interested in pandering to any specific audience or feigning indifference to something I think is wrong just so I can pacify this or that crowd in order to maximize page views. I write because I like to write and what you get from me is honesty, high quality information, humor, and a dash of sarcasm. If you want to read pieces written by people whose only goal is to sell you something or get your clicks, there are plenty of people out there who will be happy to oblige.

  2. Anonymous

    I liked Snopes count, 6, better.

    In general, I also think it’d be better to count money destroyed vs count. Not all bankruptcies (or all companies) are the same.

  3. Curt Tyner

    H- Well said, keep up the work of the people out here that want a non-filtered view. Trump is who he is, like him or hate him, we will see because there will be no hiding in his new job. I want the country to work, how well is another matter as this group of CEO/Cabinet members to this point have been part of the problem for for most Americans. These people know about debt, so they got that going for them. Debt is good more is better especially if it’s not your $$$$. This would be funny if it wasn’t so fuc-ing serious because things can turn in a blink of a market or the push of a button.

  4. Could you provide the source of the poll that implied/claimed “nearly half of the American electorate morally bankrupt.”? Hopefully, these are not the same pollsters the Heisenberg Report referenced before and the day of the election.

    Condemning the ‘fomenting of distrust in government, media, business and NGOs’ seems a very righteous act but it leaves one puzzled by the following posts (some of which are yours and some are not but all from public sources):




    • The “poll” I’m talking about is the general election.

      • Thanks for the clarification.

        You referenced the “American electorate” which refers to all Americans entitled to vote. That number would be approximately 231.5 million. Clinton garnered roughly 65.52 million to Trumps to Trumps 62.84 million. That translates into roughly 28% of the electorate went for Clinton while 27% went for Trump. To extrapolate that 27% into “nearly half” and then to tie it to moral bankruptcy seems to be hyperbole at the very least.

        Of course, one could include those who did not vote or those that voted for other candidates in with those that voted for Trump as they clearly impacted on Clinton’s loss. However, if you do that you have to correct your statement from “nearly half” to the ‘overwhelming majority’ as that would amount to roughly 72% and should give reason to pause for serious reflection by the non-morally bankrupt side.

        Be careful, your biases may be showing.

  5. I agree with the implicit stance that Trump’s willingness to use bankruptcy so frequently might provide some sort of insight into how he might wish to govern. However, I doubt very much that our media will be able to provide us with the connections when they arise. After all, we don’t get much in the way of serious analysis of economic policy anyway. Serious change will have to come from outside our borders, IMHO.

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