Which objective measures are they going to improve?Open your eyes and look around. It was a shit hole when they took over 4 days ago. They will make it less shitty and holey.......accept Harris/Biden turning the US into a shithole?????? real patriots like us LOVE our country--unlike youEven if the hardcore personality cultists are impotent in acknowledging the political reality and the verdict of 81 million Americans, it is time that they relocated their zealotry away from the fait accompli political sphere and redirected their rage toward the fiscal and legal struggles that now confront their object of veneration, rather than wage the Loser's lost battle in vehement denial of the political reality.
Challenges aplenty await!
His second impeachment trial will expose his complicity in inciting an insurrection against the government of the United States but, since he has already been disposed of by the American electorate, it will only serve to further highlight his perfidy, before Senate Republicans evoke the excuse that convicting a sitting president makes no sense when all he is now sitting on is a lofty dung heap of his own making.
His new challenge? Criminal and civil probes of Trump and Trump Organization loom, along with rapes charges and defamation suits from women accusers. He must face them as Citizen Trump without the power of pardon.
The Manhattan District Attorney's probe that had originally focused upon his paying hush money to bimbos has expanded over the past two years to include bank, tax, and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records.
Also, Trump could face a criminal prosecution brought by the U.S. Department of Justice - federal income tax evasion charges stemming from the revelation that he paid only $750 US in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. Reportedly, he paid no income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years. Such apparent incongruities attract painstaking scrutiny.
Trump's income tax returns that he desperately tried to hide after promising to release them in compliance with the normal conduct of presidential nominees may have several more legal consequences when they are finally made public. And they will be.
Trump's former attorney Michael "Fixer" Cohen told Congress the president inflated asset values to save money on loans and insurance and deflated them to reduce real estate taxes. What is uncovered in that regard should prove interesting.
Trump's fake "Trump Foundation", a charitable front that was used used to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run was ordered dissolved and Trump forced to pay a $2 million penalty. If that sordid hanky-panky is indicative of his customary modus operandi, he could be screwed.
Again, charges of rape and defamation of character have been brought by women who had encounters with Trump, and have been found to have sufficient merit to proceed.
Elsewhere, in the ledger book, Trump owes an estimated $340 million to Deutsche Bank—all of which is mortgaged against already troubled properties that are now further suffering the fate of the hospitality industry in general, and his loans are coming due.
Trump has been forced to file for multiple bankruptcies over the years, and past may well be prelude. One example of his business acumen: Trump purchased Trump National Doral, a golf resort for $150 million in 2012, borrowing $106 million from Deutsche Bank. He invested $213 million of additional money , and took out a second mortgage of $19 million in 2016. Between 2015 to 2017, revenues at Doral fell from $92 million to $75 million. Net operating income plunged from $13.8 million to $4.3 million. By 2017, Trump was barely making enough of an operating profit to cover his interest, let alone additional expenses that came after it, and revenues barely moved in 2018 and 2019. All those struggles, bear in mind, were pre-pandemic.
Elsewhere, it was reported that Trump’s tax-return data showed $55.5 million of losses at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. from the time it opened in 2016 to the end of 2018.
Trump reportedly agreed to personally guarantee loans by Deutche Bank. The bank could theoretically go after the properties—as well as other Trump assets—to get its money back. The German bank that has propped up Trump's operations time and time again has indicated that it is now severing all ties with Trump and the Trump organization after he incited a mob of his goons to attack the Capitol.
The PGA's high-profile distancing itself from Trump may be a harbinger of things to come.
High profile business asset? Move over, Jared Fogle.