Trump takes a tough stand on immigration and his business soars

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    The Washington Post article buries the lede six paragraphs down:

    And it shows how his fortunes have evolved since last year, when his controversial comments about immigration and Muslims threatened to tarnish his business brand even if they boosted his political campaign.
    Trump hasn't changed his campaign but business has been very good indeed:

    Business has boomed in Donald Trump’s financial empire during the time he has run for president, according to an analysis of his federal disclosure forms.

    The documents, including a lengthy filing released Wednesday and one from last July, show that revenue has increased by almost $190 million, with gains coming from golf courses to branded merchandise to book royalties.​

    So I guess Americans didn't think Trump's "comments about immigration and Muslims" tarnished his brand at all. In fact, it looks like people are voting with their pocketbooks--it bodes well for election day.
     
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    Maybe he will be able to afford to make things here again
     
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    Just not another tacky tower, please!
     
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    but those are his specialty :D
     
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    And pay American workers surely your joking. Well he could bring on foreign workers.
     
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    Does this mean he can hire more illegals to build himself more hotels?
     
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    Don't liberals call diversity :p
     
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    Let's see ... on a $10 billion empire using a 1X revenue valuation, annual revenue ought to be $10 billion, so a $190 million is a whopping 1.9% increase. Props to Trump for such anemic growth.
     
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    And this is the sole reason he is running for president. Bolster his brand.
     
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    And here I was hoping @DUCKofD3ATH was going to up his game. So Trump fired up Word and submitted a piece of paper that says he's really rich. Of course, it's not audited so we can't determine if any of it is true. What is Trump hiding in his tax returns?
     
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    I don't know if 190 million is soaring. If it were my bank account, its soaring.

    Trump's, well, ... its good that the immediate attempt at backbreaking Trump out of the stating gate by the liberal NBC and Univision completely failed; witness 11 months with 16 knockouts and ta-da: presumptive nominee.

    NBC and Univision ought to be firing up their anti-Trump diatribe with after-burners because, if and when Trump becomes elected, NBC and Univision will hear from Trump in some way, shape or form. It ain't going to be pretty.

     
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    Loads of tax evasion I imagine
     
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    Of course. I'd add lack of charitable donations and he's not nearly as rich as he claims. I'd also bet he's swimming in debt.
     
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    If you're an subsistence farmer $5000 would make you rich. If you're many people on this forum it's their monthly paycheque.
     
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    tax avoidance certainly, but probably not evasion..........the 1% class has managed to get tax laws re-written so that it's all legal with substantial incentives to encourage it
     
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    The "liberal" NBC? The NBC owned by Comcast?

    You guys need to get real. Media is owned by 6 companies, most of them by conservatives. But there is no left or right in the corporate media, there is only corporate interest and they'll blow whichever way will get them the best investment.
     
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    Not sure about what you say, but I am sure about what I see:

    NBC reflexively and deliberately, and to great fanfare mind you, elected to do Trump the same kind of harm that was done to the cake bakers. Shock and awe to a person's means of living and creating an example lest anyone else step out of the Politically Correct line.

    Except they dun did it to the wrong guy. And Trump gloriously prevailed while amping up the anti-PC rhetoric with apparent glee.
     
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    Did he specify how? For obvious reasons, I agree that too much information can derail such plans but too little information doesn't do any good, and empty one-liners simply mean "total waste of time to all involved".

    Maybe the upcoming debates will have both candidates going into sufficient but not excessive detail?
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    Media exists to sell an image. Whose fault is it that liberal-leaning issues tend to be popular, gathering more total audience share?

    Logical. But cause vs symptom, blaming everything as being "liberal" is easier to deal with than having to understand the cause boils down to capitalism and being for-profit. The solution is to make it nonprofit, which then goes right back to the other pet topic of interest: "Evil commie socialism" while not realizing how much more "socialism" can mean to them, if one looks up the definition:

    I right now don't advocate for or against it, but am only mentioning a facet of viewpoint.
     

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