Donald Trump’s bankruptcy problems have been reported upon extensively, but a new archive is shedding light on the details of the Republican nominee’s business disasters and the specifics aren’t pretty. Trump’s lawyers grew rapidly weary of his lies and the developer’s highly selective memory (to put it charitably) to the point that they refused to confer alone with their client, treating him the same way they treated untrustworthy New Jersey public officials.
In the unusual 1993 deposition, bankruptcy attorney George Miller was asked why there were always two lawyers present in any meeting with their client Donald Trump:
“It’s always been our practice to make sure that two people are present, and we don’t have a problem with people lying… Trump is “an expert at interpreting things. Let’s put it that way… We tried to [meet in pairs] with Donald always if we could because Donald says certain things and then has a lack of memory.”
In depo for Trump Plaza bankruptcy case, Trump's own lawyer testifies they often met with him in pairs because Trump lies so much. pic.twitter.com/TdEkdf4ZiB
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 6, 2016
Bankruptcy and Donald Trump are virtually synonymous, but the actual document trove detailing the many thousands of creditors and workmen screwed by the Republican nominee have been impossible to find online, until now. Thankfully, Buzzfeed managed to collect all of the Trump bankruptcy files for Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Castle and Trump’s Plaza all in one place online with court filings from three of the Republican’s bankruptcies in 1991 and 1992
Within hours, laypeople and reporters alike have begun to find Trumpian shenanigans in the trove of digital documents.
Another one of the unusual reports to emerge this morning is that Trump’s bankruptcy forced a condo owner at the high-rise Ocean Club in Atlantic City to eat a $30,000 bill for damages to his apartment. The short-fingered real estate developer rented the apartment and turned it over to then-heavyweight boxing champ and convicted rapist Mike Tyson, who “destroyed the previously luxurious apartment,” on one of his infamous rage filled benders.
— Carrie Levine (@levinecarrie) October 5, 2016
Donald Trump’s numerous bankruptcies have been documented in the media over the years, but never before have the entire files been subjected to the rigorous level of scrutiny they’re about to undergo in the glaring heat of a presidential news cycle. Trump’s flim flam operations in Atlantic City worked hard break the old rule, “the house always wins,” with not just one casino, but with a handful of mega casinos all on the same block.
Unlike regular Americans who file bankruptcy because of layoffs or terrible health problems, Donald Trump had nothing to blame for his terrible misfortunes but his own terrible decisions.
For the first time, these documents are revealing to the entire internet in gruesome detail, the seminal and repeated business failures of Donald Trump.
Here’s links to the three archives, happy hunting:
Read more of my tweets about Trump’s business failures here and on the hashtag: #TrumpSuccess
UPDATED! Dapper Don's First Bailout
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 6, 2016
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition