For Trump, It’s Business As Usual

Donald Trump’s statements about Muslims and Latinos have drawn widespread rebuke from politicians in both parties and many other national leaders. But the companies that do business with Trump have generally remained silent in the face of those polarizing remarks, and so far there’s little evidence that his businesses are suffering substantially as a result of his candidacy. Sales of his condominiums in New York appear normal, and...

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The Cautious Trump
Aug23

The Cautious Trump

New York — Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. Yet for all his bravado — “I’ve done an amazing job,” the Republican White House hopeful boasted during his announcement speech — a review of the billionaire’s financial filings and recent deals suggests he’s no swashbuckler. Trump is reluctant to take on debt after it nearly ruined...

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Proof of Trump’s Charity Giving Elusive

Washington — Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five years. But his campaign has provided little...

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Analysis: Trump Makes a Point About the Unfair Economy

Washington — You shall not crucify Donald Trump upon a cross of economic coherence. The nation’s premier real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, utterer of the phrase “You’re fired” and, for the moment, Republican presidential front-runner, has risen to the top of polls by flinging himself on the real third rail of our politics: economic nationalism. Trump is anti-trade, anti-immigration, pro-manufacturing and the darling of...

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