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Donald Trump as GOP hopeful: Take him seriously

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ok, agreed on above.

I do think there's a huge racial disparity and overtone in this country - made worse by Obama. I dealt with high schools being shut down in the 90's due to racial issues in a midwestern-ish state - and our current climate is FAR worse now. I'm not saying there aren't bad cops, as there are bad people everywhere in authority. Judges, teachers, PRIESTS, you name it. I think ultimately following the law and not being confrontational is one piece of the information. In MOST instances (obviously not all and there are those bad ones, again, that are out there and run rogue) if people are following the law and instructions, then what is the issue. I do not live on the other side of this, so I don't have first hand knowledge, so I can't speak to personal knowledge. Of course poverty is a huge component. Lack of jobs, healthcare, etc can only add to the issue of crime. Education, strong family leadership, JOBS, but a community has to want to be better. Law enforcement has to police - see what happens when the police cannot do their job. What happens to those people that are business owners when looting happens? There are losers on all sides. I think fanning the flames of racism is all that Obama, Lynch, and Holder have only made our country worse for race relations. Hiring people based on skin color is reprehensible. Ridiculous. Anyone should agree with this! Just as hiring someone based on gender is ridiculous.

Do we have race issues worse because Obama has fanned the flames or did America fan the flames when a black man took office? He says what needs to be said without being politically correct, that there is a race problem. He has been widely criticized for not doing enough for the African American community, but imagine if he singled them out and made policy in their favor?

That cell phone camera phones have come around to record the bad cops doing their job shooting people running away, with their hands up, etc. is not Obama's doing.

There are some deep seeded problems for sure, with no easy answers.

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Report: Trump used foundation money to settle lawsuits

Donald Trump used $258,000 of his charitable foundation's funds to pay settlements in two different lawsuits The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Both settlements required Trump to make contributions to certain charities, which he reportedly did using his own foundation.In a 2007 lawsuit filed by the city of Palm Beach, Fla., Trump agreed to make a $100,000 contribution to a veterans organization in lieu of paying $120,000 in fines over the size of a flagpole on his Mar-a-Lago resort, according to the newspaper.

In the other instance, a Trump golf course was sued by a golfer over a prize for a hole-in-one shot. The golf course signed off on a settlement requiring it to pay $158,000 to a charity of the plaintiff's choice, the Post reported, but the donation came from the Donald J. Trump Foundation instead.

A number of experts interviewed by the Post said that the payments could violate laws prohibiting officers of charitable foundations from using their group's money to benefit themselves.

Tuesday's report also details how Trump used foundation money to buy a $10,000 portrait of himself and pay for $5,000 in advertisements for his Washington, D.C., hotel...

Report: Trump used foundation money to settle lawsuits | TheHill

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About the only thing Trump has contributed to that foundation since it was first set up is his name. Not illegal, but taking credit for whatever philanthropy it might engage when little or none of his own money is involved in is mighty slimy.

Also, owes around $250 million to Deutsche Bank, which is currently in hot water with US regulators. This includes the negotiation of a settlement for their role in the housing crash that led to the 2008 recession.

After boasting of his own pay-to-play escapades during his primary campaign, does anyone seriously believe he won't get involved?

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No proof Trump is successful? We must be imagining all his assets right?

Nope, nothing more than his word. I know he was rich from inheritance from his father. For all I know he has mucked it up. His main (only) claim to fame is that he is highly successful. OK, lets see.

Have Obama release Trump's tax returns in violation of law?!

Except it's no violation of the law and the president has the authority to do so.

There is no law which requires candidates to release their return.

Thank you captain obvious.

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I think if we're honest, we want those tax returns so we can use it as a weapon against him.

No, it won't matter. Nothing Trump has ever done, nothing he is doing or saying, nothing he has promised to do, matters one tiny little bit to his supporters.

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Once again a democrat has seem to forgotten that Hillary and her Democrats voted an AYE when it came to invading Iraq.

Who can you be talking about? I am definitely NOT a Democrat and I have written about Clinton's vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq MANY times in the group. Its why I view her as unfit to be a small town mayor. much less president, as I have written here many times.

Before you blame false reports on it Clinton and a number of Democrats even voted WITHOUT reading the report:

False reports are off topic.

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Wrong AGAIN.

Try to keep up with things rather than making things up:

6 U.S. Code § 6103 - Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information

(a) General ruleReturns and return information shall be confidential, and except as authorized by this title— (1) no officer or employee of the United States,

(2) no officer or employee of any State, any local law enforcement agency receiving information under subsection (i)(1)© or (7)(A), any local child support enforcement agency, or any local agency administering a program listed in subsection (l)(7)(D) who has or had access to returns or return information under this section or section 6104©, and

(3) no other person (or officer or employee thereof) who has or had access to returns or return information under subsection (e)(1)(D)(iii), subsection (k)(10), paragraph (6), (10), (12), (16), (19), (20), or (21) of subsection (l), paragraph (2) or (4)(B) of subsection (m), or subsection (n), shall disclose any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee or otherwise or under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the term 'officer or employee” includes a former officer or employee.

Rest is at: 26 U.S. Code SS 613 - Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

Under Section 6103g of the Internal Revenue Act of 1954, the President may submit a request for the IRS to provide him (or a designated employee) with "return information with respect to any taxpayer." That request must include "the specific reason why the inspection or disclosure is requested".

Although I see it as VERY unlikely that Obama would do so.

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