Grandfather Frederick is already turning in his grave!
Father Fred is just "dead"!
Donald Trump has been a disappointment to the aforementioned two gentlemen, to say the least!
He had everything handed to him. He had everything going for him. His grandfather kicked things off by making a fortune - (via the Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush). He had his father's, Fred, rolodex, political contacts + huge lines of credit! Fred once sent over a suit case filled with $3.5-million in cash to one of Donald's failing casinos in Atlantic City - (ostensibly to "buy" more gambling chips for Donnie) - but in reality was used to cover a delinquent "mortgage" payment on that particular casino.
In 1994 Donald's net worth was minus $1-billion. 5 Chinese investors came in to "rescue" him by buying up one of His vacant, nonperforming West-End properties.
In 2006 Trump lent his "gilded" brand name --- TRUMP --- to 2 shady Russian investors --- Tevfik Arif & Felix Sater --- for a 46-story condo complex - The Soho - (with views of the Hudson River). Trump wasn't required to put any money into the deal but would acquire management rights & profits that therein ensued. Basically, this project, like Trump's original building - Trump Tower - put up in 1982 --- was nothing more than a money laundering scheme. Only 16% of the units were eventually purchased & the units had to be purchased with all cash for no banks would extend loans on any Trump-related real estate. The property eventually ended up with new owners in 2010.
Perhaps, the final straw in this tawdry tale is Trump Org.'s CFO - Chief Finance Officer --- Andrew Weisselberg, who has been with Trump properties since the 1970's - who, this week, was given full immunity to cooperate with the Mueller Russia probe. Weisselberg knows every