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When we said 'under budget,' we only meant the ribbon
When we said ‘under budget,’ we only meant the ribbon

In a blockbuster revelation of sleazy financial Trump stuff everyone’s become completely accustomed to, The Washington Post reported Friday that even while Donald Trump was talking up his terrific new probably illegal hotel on the campaign trail in September, the Trump Organization and LendLease, its construction manager, suddenly decided to stop paying three contractors on the project. The Trump International Hotel, housed in DC’s Old Post Office, was supposed to be a showcase for the managerial genius of Trump’s daughter Ivanka. We guess she’s learned everything she knows about business from her dad! All three companies have filed “mechanic’s liens” for unpaid work on the hotel totaling over $5 million; Friday, we learned the Maryland electrical contractor, AES Electrical, is owed nearly $2.1 million for work it did in the frenzied final weeks of construction, according to the company’s executive vice president, Tim Miller, who says his firm

assigned 45 members of its staff to work 12-hour shifts for nearly 50 consecutive days to get the lights, electrical and fire systems prepared on time.

“We had people there well over 12 hours a day for weeks because they had a hard opening of Sept. 12 and you can’t open if the lights don’t work and the fire alarms don’t work and the fire marshal can’t inspect it […] There is a lot of work that went into that hotel, and it didn’t happen by accident.”

So there’s an exciting new wrinkle on that “under budget and ahead of schedule” line Trump keeps repeating — not too much of a surprise, since the “ahead of schedule” part was a fib too — the original opening date was supposed to be the end of 2015, which kept getting moved back. But the final deadline under Trump’s contract with the U.S. government was August 2018, so even though the hotel opened a year after Trump’s schedule, he insists he was totes ahead of the final deadline, so he wins! And if he stiffed a few contractors to keep $5 million off the budget, so much the better, right? Sucks to be you, contractors, but you knew who you were doing business with, didn’t you?

Additionally

In addition to the $2.1 million the Trump Organization is stiffing AES for, they also have mechanic’s liens filed against them by two other firms: A Washington DC plumbing contractor, Joseph J. Magnolia Inc., says it’s owed $2.98 million, and a Virginia company, A&D Construction, is seeking $79,700 for “wall base and crown molding” work to make the hotel all pretty. Wouldn’t you know it, John D. Magnolia, president of the plumbing company, voted for Trump in November, and says that while the Trumpsters had paid most of their bills, that nearly $3 million left outstanding has him worried, especially with the controversies over whether Trump will be in violation of his GSA contract once he takes office. Magnolia hasn’t heard from Trump, or from Ivanka:

“They have been decent people and so forth but the issues that are going on now, with all the talk about removing him from the lease we are concerned about what is going to happen there. So it’s basically a business decision that we had to make,” he said. […]

“We’re kind of working through that right now. Unfortunately Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are I guess preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens,” he said.

Nope, not worried at all, everything’s fine, that guy didn’t sell the contractors or the country a bill of goods. Just a minor payment malfunction. We’re fine. Uh, how are you?

A&D Construction, which was subcontracted by another contractor, not by the Trump Organization directly, may “only” be owed $79,700, but that’s a substantial chunk of change for a small company, says its attorney, Richard M. Sissman. And here’s a big surprise: Despite depending for its viability on getting paid for the work, A&D hasn’t heard at all from the Trump people.

“I have not heard from anyone. My client is a small-time operator so he does not have deep pockets,” Sissman said.

Additionally

Well! We bet there’s a perfectly reasonable excuse for all this, which is that Donald Trump is a documented swindler who regularly skips out on his bills because he doesn’t think he needs to pay them. He’s Donald Trump, after all, and if he doesn’t pay you, it’s because you’re at fault, duh. Or maybe it’s because these rubes just don’t understand how the big-time construction biz works, which is what a statement from the Trump Organization implies:

“In developments of this scale and complexity the filing of nominal liens at the conclusion of construction is not uncommon as part of the close out process,” a representative for the company wrote. “In the case of Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C., the Trump Organization has invested over $200 million dollars into the redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office and is incredibly proud of what is now considered to be one the most iconic hotels anywhere in the country.”

$2.1 million, $2.98 million — those are indeed mere chickenfeed. And honestly, if that little construction firm can’t eat a $79,000 loss, does it really deserve to be in business? Most of us should be able to handle a client skipping out on a tiny amount like that, right?

The VP of the electrical company, Tim Miller, told the Washington Post he’d considered not saying anything publicly about the nominal $2.1 million his company is owed, since he didn’t want to make a “political issue” of it, but eventually decided to talk because the family-owned company really isn’t in a position to simply give up on getting paid the final portion of its $17 million contract with the Trumps. Seems kind of churlish of him not to give the president-elect a little congratulatory discount, doesn’t it?

“The majority of that [final] work was done in the last 45 days or so before the hotel opened, and it required a tremendous amount of manpower and effort on our part to get that done because it was a crunch to get the hotel open,” he said […]

“We’re not in this for any sort of political reasons,” Miller said. “We have no ax to grind, political or otherwise. We’re a business. We have 700 employees that we pay every week. We have bills. We are effectively financing this work, and we don’t think it’s right. That’s really it.”

Wow, what a whiner. “Pay us what you owe us.” Is he trying to delegitimize Donald Trump’s election or something? SAD!

There is at least this silver lining: Now that everyone in the world knows Donald Trump is a cheap sociopath who never pays his bills, his ethical conflicts may no longer be an issue: No construction firm with a lick of sense should ever risk working with him ever again.

[WaPo / WaPo]

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  • msanthropesmr

    They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens,” he said.

    Spoiler. They will not run the country, and you won’t get paid.

    • The Wanderer

      Fasten your safety belts, it’s going to be a rough lustrum.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      I think in this context “run” is spelled “ruin.” That is a certainty.

  • msanthropesmr

    These contractors were way overrated anyway.

    • efoveks

      Yes. Isn’t this the part where Trump says the work was awful?

      • Stulexington

        Yes, he only hires the best people, who end up not getting paid because they do unsatisfactory work, on the best, most iconic hotel in America. Only the best unsatisfactory work unfulfilled promises of money can buy.

  • msanthropesmr

    At least Hitler paid the contractors on time.

  • JMP

    But at least Trump didn’t his own perfectly legal private email server, because that’s what’s really a super-serious ethical concern, according to the idiots who run America’s mainstream media.

    • msanthropesmr

      BENGHAZI!!!

    • Stulexington

      IKR violating procedural guidelines is so much worse than settling out of court for fraud, using the money from a charity that just happens to have your name on it.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Careful fellas – you don’t want Trump to sic the IRS on you. He’s just enough of a snake in the grass to do that.

    • Lizzietish81

      I’d love to see the IRS tell him to fuck off and pay his taxes.

      • Stulexington

        Unfortunately they’ll probably politely explain that, as a big business that takes lots of deductions, they’re quite often audited anyway.

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        I’d love to see the CIA use enhanced interrogation on him. Like insisting he answer the question that was asked. He’s never been through anything like that.

    • msanthropesmr

      I am very, very surprised that Trump’s taxes haven’t leaked out yet. If the Goopers try to mess with the civil service, I expect that whoops! The taxes might find their way to Washington Post.

  • memzilla Ω

    I can tell you from the bitter experience of others that the last part of a contractor’s bill generally represents their profit.

    Fuck you, Cheeto Benito. Grifters gonna grift. Swindlers gonna swind.

  • Vecchiojohn

    It seemed like a perfectly nice rattlesnake until it bit me.

    • natoslug

      On the balls. Twice. And who would have expected it to do so just because it bit the last 250 people who dangled their balls in its face?

  • Nounverb911

    I don’t understand this, all the architects, engineers and contractors in NYC have known bout this little quirk of the trumps since the late 70’s…..

    • msanthropesmr

      They take a gamble, and price it into the work, apparently. They call it the “Trump Tax”.

    • natoslug

      But SOMEBODY has to win the lottery . . .

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      You know that story about “doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result?” Yeah, that.

    • Doug Langley

      It’s what the Dilbert cartoon calls “a total lack of pattern recognition.”

  • efoveks

    Job creation ain’t what it’s cracked up to be, since people keep insisting they need to be psid. WTF?

    I just realized: this is the same approach used to by the supposed ProLife people: “we create it, YOU figure out how to feed it, clothe it, nurture it yah filthy takers!”

  • Nounverb911
    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Good thing Hitlery didn’t do that!

    • Nockular cavity

      Everybody cries when getting shoved out on the ice floe.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Looks to me like she kicked him down the hill!

  • Choo Choo

    Hey, you want a contract with the federal government? You might want to think twice about it.

    • msanthropesmr

      Eh. Fed contracts really depend on which agency you are dealing with. NASA? 10 days to pay. Navy? Uh, that’s another story. Could be 120 days – could be years. Airforce? 10 days.

      • Choo Choo

        There is a new sheriff in town.

  • dslindc

    And if he says that the work is terrible and he won’t pay for that reason, it means his hotel isn’t the best, yoogest, most luxurious place to see your mistress spend the night in DC.

    • Stulexington

      So we’ve had to push back the bidding cycle on this infrastructure contract because we’ve had no bids. At least no bids that adhere to the guidelines (the bit about no cash upfront).

  • Look Closer

    “Wouldn’t you know it, John D. Magnolia, president of the plumbing company, voted for Trump in November, and says that while the Trumpsters had paid most of their bills, that nearly $3 million left outstanding has him worried, especially with the controversies over whether Trump will be in violation of his GSA contract once he takes office.”

    Mr. Magnolia proves we can’t fix stupid.

    • Martini Ambassador

      Yeah, but emails, so you know his choice was pretty clear right there.

    • Naytch

      Stupid Magnolia,
      Trump supporter,
      Head’s all empty and
      He don’t care…

      Apologies to all Dead fans in all timespace continuums.

  • Nounverb911

    At least all the contractors were licensed this time…

  • FauxAntocles

    Demented MoFo doesn’t have the cash to pay – they’ll have to wait until he has his hands on the U.S. Treasury.

    • The Wanderer

      Which is what he wanted.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        ‘Now that I’m President, I want to conduct an audit of Fort Knox. I’ll need the keys and parking space for 63 tractor-trailers. Oh, what’s the quickest route between here and New York?’

  • Michael Smith

    Sucks to be you, contractors, but you knew who you were doing business with, didn’t you?

    That scene in Clerks where they are talking about the private contractors on the Death Start II libelz!!

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Don’t worry. Mexico will pay for it. Believe me.

  • Shibusa

    Those fools voted for him. They knew his well-earned reputation for stiffing contractors. They deserve to get 10¢ on the dollar.

    • JMP

      Yeah, I had sympathy until that one guy admitted to having voted for the monster. Well then, good, I hope you lose every single cent and your company goes under because that’s what you deserve for voting for that racist fascist monster.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Very hard to feel any sympathy for someone who has all the clues screaming at them in five foot neon blinking letters and they refuse to process them.

        • Ricky Gay

          who knew the cost of willful ignorance came with an actual dollar amount?

        • Greg Comlish

          I encourage people to use the Love and Logic parenting model in cases like this. You express sympathy with people, but you make them face with the consequences of their actions on their own and gently remind them about their own choices.

          Example: “I’m really sorry that guy is stealing several million dollars from your company after you all worked so hard for him. Next time you should be consider the track record of your business partners because you deserve better than this.”

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Yeah, and fuck all the electricians and secretaries who’ll lose their jobs when the company goes under, amirite?

    • I really do understand what you are thinking, but I just can’t agree. You have to work, and sometimes that means you have to take the chance that you are working for someone who might try to get out of paying you. What should happen is that the courts should force Trump to put that money in escrow as soon as the lien is filed. If the lien is granted, the contractor should get the money and interest. Also, the burden of proof should be on the builder that they have a right to withhold payment instead of the other way around.

      • DahBoner

        My understanding is a mechanic lien has no force until they try to sell the property.

        • Honestly, I don’t know much about mechanic’s liens at all (not that it stopped me from saying something) but I am mostly trying to say that a contractor doesn’t deserve to be stiffed if they take a job from someone who has a history of stiffing some of their contractors, nor do they deserve to be tied up in court forever. If you never work with assholes, you won’t stay in business.

      • Shibusa

        Of course you are right. I just don’t get why ANYBODY would want to do business with this lying weasel who has been screwing contractors (and everybody else fool enough to deal with him) out of money for his entire adult life.

  • Michael Smith

    “No construction firm with a lick of sense should ever risk working with him ever again.”

    Hmm…

    “Oh you don’t want to enter a bid for the new Trump International in Baltimore? That’s fine. I heard you have a big government contract providing construction services to military bases in Maryland. Be a shame if you lost that contract.”

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      That would slow down construction of the Great Wall™

      • therblig

        The Bigly Barrier

  • Martini Ambassador

    Although this is a well-known pattern with the Swindlers Trump, his idiot supporters see no problems with it because it’s either “well, the work must have been shoddy, so the SMRT businessman shouldn’t pay” or “oh, that’s OK, because it’s just dishonest bankers that aren’t getting paid.” This story illustrates pretty clearly that neither one of those things are true, and in fact, real people are losing their shirts (largely those folks being the same working-class whites that the orange grifter is supposed to be helping) .

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      He’s fucked over thousands, but he’s conned millions.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        There’s just the fucked-over, and the soon-to-be….

      • tomamitai

        You can’t con an honest person, only someone who thinks he’s getting it over on someone else. Unfortunately, the rest of us are going to have to suffer through this lesson with the trumpsters.

  • Mavenmaven

    I guess this means Mexico won’t pay for it.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    I am shocked, shocked that Ivanka is stiffing her contractors. Don’t know where the woman got that bad habit, but she needs to do something about it, stat.

    • Stulexington

      I blame Obama.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Ivanka stiffs contractors? That makes Little Donnie even HOTTER for her.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Vito Trumpleone stiffs Barzini.

    Hilarity ensues.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Uday and Qusay need to avoid toll booths in Jersey.

      • The Wanderer

        Just on the causeway.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Trump’s inaugural address will begin, “Today, I settle all family business.”

      • therblig

        that only leaves 105 characters for the rest of it.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Trumptaglia is a Pimp! He could have never outfought Hilly! It was Putinzini all along!

  • Wild Cat

    Suckers!!!!!

  • beingreleased

    I would have thought the honor of working from Trump would be payment enough.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Unfortunately Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are I guess preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country.

    Where “running the country” equals butthurt whining about how unfavorably the media or a celebrity is portraying you, then sure. Must be comforting to know that working out those financial disputes ranks somewhere below taking the time to launch a twittertantrum about how unfair SNL is this week.

  • The Librarian

    I always pay our smallest vendors first.

    • Erala Contratista

      Blessings on you and yours. Also for being a librarian.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    If the Tangerine Shitgibbon tells me the sun rose this morning, my first instinct is to look out the window.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    You know who else Ivanka stiffed?

    Her father.

    I’ll be here all week. Give a tip to your server. Try the veal.

  • Kevin Morin

    If you lie down with dogs, you get fleeced.

  • Nounverb911

    Ivanka must be so proud her hubby Jared Trump got a magazine article all about himself.

    https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/818463532228509701

    • They’re both under-qualified buffoons who happened to be born to the right parents?

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      I hate that smug, smirking little prick too.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Do you think he could possibly be a little more sociopathic looking in this picture? This image would probably frighten small children and startle horses.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Or send Evan running to his bunk, also too.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Gotta love the juxtaposition of the “This Is How Abortion Ends” lede with Jared’s GIGANTIC glamour shot.

    • natoslug

      Do they tell us exactly how this Howdy-Doody looking motherfucker ends abortion? I assume it is because women finally realize their bodies have ways of shutting an illegitimate government down.

    • tomamitai

      I hope somebody at the SEC is looking at the trades these scum are
      probably making every time Il Douche trash Tweets some company’s stock into a nose dive. It might almost be worth the damage they are going to do to this country if we get to see at least a few of these smug douche bags go to jail for their crimes.

  • Bill D. Burger

    The glittery lil’ gilded rotten apple didn’t roll far from the diseased tree that spawned her.

    http://hoax.trendolizer.com/assets_c/2016/09/4308555-thumb-300xauto-3768924.jpg

    • beingreleased

      When the check comes after dinner, he left his wallet in his other suit. But he’ll get it next time, I’m sure.

      • The Wanderer

        He gets ‘alligator arms’ so he can’t reach it.

        • Wild Cat

          Then how can the neo-nazi grab pussies? His back isn’t in great shape . . .

      • Unpresidented Ron

        He can’t get his tiny hands around his huge fat wallet.

  • Crystalclear12

    My sympathy is tempered by the fact these assholes obviously voted for him. One admitted to it and the other 2 were quiet too long.

    I hope they have several relatives saying “I told you so.”

    • Vecchiojohn

      What are you gonna do, he’s our kinda crook.

    • YoNastyBunny

      At EVERY holiday/family gathering!

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Yeah, I find it hard to figure out who to root for, here. Obviously there’s not a “good guy” in the story. Maybe the attorneys, who will probably end up with roughly 40% of any cash they eventually squeeze out of the whining pumpkin?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Who the fuck is going to be willing to build the Yooge Wall™ for him?
    Oh, right . . .”It’s Mexico’s money, so we’ll get paid for sure.” Whoever is stupid enough to do it, deserves what they get: 30 cents on the dollar if they’re lucky.

  • ManchuCandidate

    The rotten debtor orange doesn’t fall far from the rotten debtor orange tree.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    But there was that one time when Hillary only tipped her waiter 10%.

    • “What’s a ‘tip’?” – Fuckface Von Clownstick

    • Doug Langley

      What??? Well, she’s lost my vote!

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    There’s always another fool born, another sucker on the horizon….anyone not getting the money up front from Trump, or held in a pool run by independent arbitors should have their head examined. As a contractor, this was always my first worry…

    • Shan

      That’s no good if the subcontract ties you to the GC’s contract which is tied to the CM’s. That contract can hamstring your payment legally over any stupid scrap of irrelevant paperwork they decide they want from you. CM companies like LendLease are experienced professionals at it. You can file all the liens you want but they’ll just bond around it and if you don’t file suit to collect within a certain amount of time, you’ll never get it. It’s a game of contractual chicken and subs can’t afford it.

  • The Wanderer

    “Liens to the left of me, lawsuits to the right,
    Here I am . . . “

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Stuck in the White House with you!

      • Unpresidented Ron

        <golf clap>

    • Doug Langley

      Something something Valley of Death.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    All big developers are like this. I have many friends in the building trades that refuse to do work for developers. You get sick of spending your Friday evenings tracking down some tightwad at whatever bar he’s at drinking your paycheck.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I used to build kitchen cabinets. Those petty assholes can go screw themselves into cinder blocks.

    • Rouge Skwerl!

      Took me four months to collect on the first contract job I did, and I would never had collected if somebody had broke into the house of the tightwad and flooded those nice new hardwood floors. Shame to be broke and come back from a family vacation to the Bahamas to find your house destroyed.

    • h4rr4r

      Oh yeah.
      Every minute longer they can keep your money, they will.

      Pretty much every big business operates this way too. Paying your bills on time is for poors.

      • Erala Contratista

        Except credit cards! They HATE when you pay in full. Hee hee.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      My husband used to build computer simulations for big construction projects. Without fail, the clients tried to withhold the last payment – his actual profit. Sometimes he collected, sometimes not. Even his old boss tried to stiff him, after laying him off and then giving him contract work. For the rich, stiffing workers is in their DNA.

  • WIDTAP

    Have you seen those crown moldings? None of them are gold leafed. SAD. Trump shouldn’t have to pay for handyman work not slathered in gold.

  • Rouge Skwerl!

    Joseph “Yellow Kid” Wiel would be proud. Well, with the exception that he went and spent all his con monies throwing elaborate parties with high class hookers and pretty much invited anyone off the street to come and get drunk, stoned, and laid.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Why do I only hear about these parties after they’re over?

      • Shan

        You need to hang out with the HIGH class hookers.

    • Historicat

      At least he had his priorities in order.

  • I have very little sympathy for people who look at the history of Trump’s business dealings and then think “yeah, it’s totally a smart idea for me to work for him and expect to get paid.” HE DOES THIS EVERY FUCKING TIME!

    • Wild Cat

      Independent contractors and gop neo-nazi mud people have the same level of magical thinking.

    • Rouge Skwerl!

      “But I am different!”

    • Shan

      But they also build it into their budget as a “Trump Tax” I’ve heard it called in some cases.

      • Shan
      • Erala Contratista

        We would double (or more) the estimate. Problem was if they said OK. This was a last resort gambit.

        • Shan

          And heavily front-load your draws, if possible. Unfortunately, when they use a CM like Lend Lease, they make that hard to do.

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        Subs learn–or don’t, and die –to anticipate the Retainage Shuffle from some GCs.

        • Shan

          Yup. I would try to get it released for the smaller subs and the ones who had been done for a long time, like earthwork. Some, I wouldn’t hold it on at all. If your subs ain’t happy, you’re not going to get them to work with you again, or give you a competitive bid.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • elviouslyqueer

    Unfortunately Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are I guess preoccupied by other matters now.

    Like sitting on the john at 5:43 AM tweeting about how Meryl Streep hurt his precious wittle fee-fees.

    CHRIST, what an asshole.

  • SnarkON

    Freelance workers get stiffed ALL THE TIME. It’s what makes America great!

  • Shan

    Having been in constructions for a long time, I know what they’re doing and how. I’ve also worked with the same CM company and they will bury the GC and or contractors in so much paperwork that’s tied to your contract in such a way that if you are one letter of the alphabet out of compliance, they can legally withhold your payment. I suspect this was a job that required certified payroll as well, which gives them even more ammo. They have whole departments staffed with people whose job it is to nitpick over those reports and then tell you that you are not getting paid because you are not in compliance with your contract. I had MANY fights with those people.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Yup. It’s cheaper to pay people to get you out of paying what you owe than it is to actually pay what you owe. And if it isn’t, then you just do it for kicks.

      • Shan

        Thats just the tip of the skeevy iceberg with that CM company. Ugh. No wonder the Trumps use them.

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          Mobbed up?

          • Shan

            I don’t know about that. They have a very interesting insurance racket, though. I’m not kidding. IIRC it’s where they estimate how much covering your insurance would cost, buy it themselves (at an undisclosed actual amount) and then deduct the estimated amount from your contract based on work hours performed. If the estimate is too high, too bad. No refund. If it’s too low, you pay extra. And you don’t find out until the next year whether your premiums were actually affected or by how much.

  • beingreleased

    Good luck getting your tax refunds this year. This government will never turn a profit if it keeps sending out checks.

  • MynameisBlarney

    This is what trumpolini’s moron supporters have unleashed upon the world.

    This will not be forgotten.

  • Erala Contratista

    In the olden days we Contratistos would get information about a new client who wasn’t referred by a trusted client or colleague. If they were known to be some version of jerk, no thanks. One of the best references was a local liquor store where the elite had charge accounts, as well as other local merchants. Ahh, small towns.

  • stankbait

    Trump has no idea what being a man is. Certainly no idea of what being a gentleman is. His daughter is more of a man than he is.

  • Beowoof14

    It’s always an amazing show when Trump voters find out their getting screwed over was part of the deal.

  • fawkedifiknow

    It’s all part and parcel of the “Trump Brand.” An imposing edifice with his name on it and built on the
    backs of “loser” contractors who didn’t do the job right, according to our next President. Thanks, suckers!

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I just realized the only thing that can save Donald Trump is a war. Anyone care to take bets on how many days in this will happen? …..I didn’t think so…..

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Can I get ‘as few as possible’ or is that too vague?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        That’s fine – but I should warn you: we’re using Trump International Holdings for the kitty….

        • Unpresidented Ron

          So if I win, how much do I owe and to whom?

          • JustDon’tSayOverrated

            How much do you have? and to me.

    • HazooToo

      What do you think he’s trying to do with China?

  • weejee

    Dick the Butcher should have added MBAs in with the lawyers.

  • Jenny

    And then Donald and Ivanka shot their way into a garbage bin, never to be heard from again. The End.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I keep thinking “there’s no way I could hate Fuckface von Clownstick any more than I already do,” and then he proves me wrong again.

  • therblig

    They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens,” he said.

    haha, he spelled “ruin” wrong.

  • MizzMazz

    “We’re kind of working through that right
    now. Unfortunately Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are I guess
    preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country.
    So we’ll just see what happens,” he said.”

    Finish your sentence, Sir. “They’re trying to go run the country into the ground.”

    FIFY

    • Snark Tank, Bad Hombre

      Ivanka shouldn’t be “trying to go run the country.” She shouldn’t be trying to run the Drumpf organization, either, from an ethics standpoint, but I don’t know of a single person who voted for her to have anything to do with the country.

      • BosGrl

        THIS!

      • MizzMazz

        The guy can’t bear to admit he’s not going to get paid, so he spews some gibberish. Cognitive dissonance at its best.

        • JustDon’tSayOverrated

          Kinda captures the gestalt, doesn’t it?

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          And so forth.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Wait – Ivanka’s trying to run the country? When did this start? I thought the whole “there’s no conflict of interest here” thing rested entirely on Ivanka not trying to run the country.

      • Historicat

        She’s gotta get prepared to inherit the crown Presidency.

  • Nounverb911

    In other trumpanzic news, Yertle McTurtle was just seen leaving Trump tower, with the look of horror on his face. Either that or he just got something shoved up his tuchas….

    https://twitter.com/HowardMortman/status/818496943076810752

    • natoslug

      That’s his usual look of confusion, innit? He’s usually somewhat stunned, out of his depth, and desperately hoping nobody notices that he has no fucking clue what he is supposed to actually be doing.

      • SpideySenser

        That makes a nice presentation of his creds and a brief bio for publication at his next conference appearance.

      • puredog

        While I would dearly love to think that Yertle is stupid and ineffectual, he is presently way out in front, so I will prefer to just think of him as a dangerous motherfucker.

    • therblig

      “Even Elaine?” was heard croaking from deep within his shell.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Hunker down, there, Yurtle….

    • Darkest Timeline Zach Morris

      He looks odd without a Koch Brother’s hand up his ass.

    • tomamitai

      Maybe he sees some lettuce in the distance?

  • OrG

    “No construction firm with a lick of sense should ever risk working with him ever again.”Shouldn’t this have already happened?

    • BosGrl

      Definition of insanity…

    • Popillius

      The AES guy even voted for Trump. He will never see the full amount paid. Sad! NOT.

  • beingreleased

    It is truly bizarre how Trump feels the need to lie about anything and everything:

    But it was an offhand remark the president-in-waiting made after his Streep-bashing that caught our eye: Trump played hype man for his own inauguration, boasting that the turnout would be record-setting. “There will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” Trump told the Times. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”

    Hang on — is Trump actually saying that Washington’s racks are bare of formal gowns? That there are scant “great” frocks left? Putting aside the old-timey reference to “dress shops” (ladies wear all manner of clothing these days, including pants), we wondered if it was possible that the city’s shops actually had been cleared out of ball-worthy wear.

    Definitely not, said Martha Slagle, vice president and general manager of the Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights. If a ball attendee were to walk in today, “you have more than a thousand evening gowns to choose from,” she said, noting that the store stocks up every four years in anticipation of inauguration demand.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/01/09/donald-trump-says-d-c-s-dress-shops-are-sold-out-of-inauguration-gowns-wrong/?hpid=hp_local-news_gowns-1145am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.f32efb15a143

    • Vecchiojohn

      I’m sure the ghost of J. Edgar Hoover is greatly relieved to hear it.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Ball-worthy wear? Shouldn’t they be shopping at some of the sleazier shops?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Apparently, ball-gags are the new formal wear for women this season….

        • tomamitai

          And for reporters for the next four years at least.

    • YoNastyBunny

      Mayhap he confused Washington’s “dress shops” with Ivanka’s knock-off line at a TJ Maxx in Missouri somewhere…

      • beingreleased

        That’s a good point. It is probably expected that anyone who wants Trump to talk to them will be buying clothes from the Trump product line.

    • Logic of Color

      Maybe “The Dress Shops” is the house band for the inauguration?

    • Mehmeisterjr
    • Zyxomma

      There’s a Lord and Taylor in Washington, DC, and another nearby in VA. They always have a fine assortment of beautiful dresses.

  • Parakeetist

    OT: here’s another hoo-ha bill from Kentucky. Free the uterus.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/08/us/kentucky-abortion-bills-pass/index.html

    • BosGrl

      I’m so done with these fucking people.

    • Shan

      What other medical procedure should we be forced to wait to have until we are at risk of death?

      Assholes.

    • Lefty Wright

      I’ve got an idea. When a technician comes at you with the ultrasound probe, tell them it’s against your religion to use one and if they take another step toward you, you will stick the probe up their ass.

      • eggsacklywright

        Anyone attempting an ultrasound probe without consent from the probee should be charged with attempted rape.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      These fuckers have obviously never known anyone who’s been in a situation where they truly did not want that child. What about someone’s who’s been raped? What if the mother’s life is in danger? What if it was incest? Oh, right…Kentucky…scratch that one. Seriously! Imagine this is a pregnancy you don’t want for one of the above reasons. Then, they will force you to listen to heartbeat, have invasive ultrasound & be forced to look at the blob picture. It’s like being assaulted all over again.

      • RiSheil

        In almost all cases, by 20 weeks, that’s a wanted pregnancy. Abortions after 20 weeks are almost exclusively due to fetal abnormality or risk to the mother.

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          Yes. That is true. Women having abortions after 20 weeks aren’t doing it because of any reasons I listed above. However, my point still remains that some women don’t want to have a child due to whatever circumstances. I’m real tired of men trying to tell women what we are allowed to do with our bodies. There’s no lady politicians trying to outlaw masturbation or Viagra. If a woman wants an abortion, that’s a decision between her & her doctor. Period.

    • RiSheil

      Another 20 week bill. That’s just about when you paint the nursery, start wearing those cute maternity clothes, choose godparents, and find out the fetus has no brain, just a brain stem, or the organs have developed outside the body cavity and you have no choice because you voted to keep those feminazi baby killers in line.
      These people are horrible. Absolutely sub-human.

  • Nounverb911
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  • bookish

    The Hill: quirks of Cabinet nominee ethics regulations.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/313307-trumps-cabinet-picks-lag-on-disclosing-conflicts-just

    The quirk of the next two weeks is that the Act’s requirements apply only to individuals who have been formally nominated by the president, an action that cannot take place until the president is sworn into office.

    To help the Senate confirm a new administration’s nominees quickly, incoming presidents have understood the need to provide the Senate with the ethics package and other information prior to a designee’s confirmation hearings, whether strictly required by law or not.

  • SpideySenser

    “a showcase for the managerial genius of Trump’s daughter Ivanka” . . .
    They can’t manage twitter fer Krissakes!

  • Nounverb911
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      I’d investigate her myself, but I’m just too overawed….

    • HazooToo

      What the hell do you even SAY to that?

    • Alan

      You realize Andy Borowitz is a comedian who writes satire for The New Yorker? Very funny guy but not true.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Yeah, dude, we know. We do post satire here, not just dick jokes.

        • Alan

          It wasn’t clear that those responding got that.

    • WS

      During the McCarthy era, thousands of Americans were accused of being communists or communist. Especially actors. Here we go again. Trump’s GOP is doing everything they can to become more like Putin. Instead of RT it will be TrumpTV. He’s already trying his best to shut down the press. So much for free speech!

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      While this is clearly satire, it’s not too far off. Trump did just come out the other day asking Congress to investigate NBC instead of Russia.

  • Ilgattomorte

    If you con someone and take their money that is a crime. However if you hire someone and don’t pay them, you get to take their money and that is business. So Trump taking your money isn’t crime, but like crime, Trumps don’t pay.

    Allow me to explain. When you pay someone for a service, they get your money and then you don’t have that money anymore. That’s just bad business. Trump, being the genius businessman that he is, has figured this out. So he promises to pay you and then he doesn’t. This is unlike the conman who takes your money and promises you a big return, except he doesn’t pay you.

    Does everyone understand the distinction now?

    • Anna Rompage

      However if you hire someone and don’t pay them, it’s a civil issue where you can put liens on their property and/or sue them in a court of law.

      • Shan

        Liens are pretty useless in cases like this, though. I’ve been on the GC side and have had to say to subs “Go right ahead, you’re wasting your money. We’ll just bond around it and since you didn’t file all the correct notices in time, you can’t collect.” Lien laws are harsh.

        • tomamitai

          Also too, don’t you have to wait until the property is sold again to collect on the lien?

          • Shan

            I think so. I’ve never seen it happen, though. Ever. It’s called “perfecting” the lien and if you’re off even one day with any of the notices you’re supposed to file and where you’re supposed to send them, you’re screwed.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          I’ve been on the sub side. One mistake, and now the fabricator I worked for always files a pre-lien notice, whether it is a project worth $50K or $5Million.

          • Shan

            Good. That’s what they ought to do.

  • Hemp Dogbane

    AES Electrical is overrated !

    • Bitter Scribe

      Paying your bills is overrated!

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I bet Meryl Streep pays her bills.

  • Christina

    I don’t see how Ivanka is responsible for this…. It would seem to me that Trump is still in the position to call the shots, and if so, how could she overrule anything he decides? Maybe she is responsible for not paying the contractors, but I’m saying there’s no conclusive evidence of that. If Trump were already grand dictator (uh, I mean president) I guess I’d be more inclined to believe she was the new weasel of the family business. but at this point it’s not unreasonable to credit Trump with cheating people out of money, seeing as that’s what he does best. Perhaps I’m too eager in jumping to Ivanka’s defense I guess I have a wishful view of Ivanka as the one decent (don’t laugh) person in the Trump dynasty, and really I’m just waiting to read something that will ruin that hope. But don’t ruin it for me prematurely!. If she is indeed like her father, it won’t take long before something surfaces to prove to me I was delusional. As of now I tentatively throw my support behind her. She might be a positive influence in an otherwise toxic swamp which is the administration of people who should not have the powers they have, given to them by the Flaming Cheetoh. But maybe she’s not, or even if she is, does that make any real difference? Or are we entering the age of the Animal Farm? Hope the founding fathers’ noble experiment is well designed and resilient enough to survive the Hurricane Trump. He can’t be worse than the Civil War, right? RIGHT?

    • Hemp Dogbane

      Read about their condo development in (I think) Texas where she implied to buyers she’d be living there, “neighbors” as part of the sell job. I think what makes her a better person than her father is that she doesn’t laugh at the people she fucks over.

      • ryp

        Smarter, not better.

        • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

          Blonder, not smarter.

      • clairence

        Baja

    • JustDon’tSayOverrated

      Have you seen ‘The Apprentice’? She’s just as bad as her brothers.

    • WS

      Ivanka should not be using her father’s political office as a way to further her own company AND why is her clothing line still being manufactured in CHINA?
      She has been assigned all of his good qualities and none of his bad ones.
      Trump is an orange turd that needs a great deal of polishing, so what
      better way to do that than trot out every last member of the clan to act
      as a human shield from scrutiny? Trump’s family is his ONLY credible saving grace and if you can’t see that the entire family is complicit in his rise then I don’t know what to tell you other than why don’t you do some research?

      Back in July, Ivanka gave a speech at the RNC on behalf of her father.
      Shortly after, she sent out this tweet, which said, “Shop Ivanka’s look
      from her #RNC speech” and included a link to the dress she designed and wore.

      More recently, Ivanka appeared on 60 Minutes alongside her father, President-elect Donald Trump. Afterwards, members of the media received a “style alert” email from Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry’s vice president of sales, Monica Marder. The 18K gold bracelet featured in the email retails for $10,800.

      In April – Ivanka Trump scarf recall: About 20000 scarves made in China for Ivanka … recalled because they fail to meet federal flammability standards.

      Now we have Ivanka’s husband Kushner about to be playing a major role as Trump’s advisor. Jared at one point said even when Ivanka was in the hospital giving birth that Donald called her for advice at least 3 times a day. Now of course they are moving to DC and do you not think that they will BOTH be advising foreign policy for daddy? There is a LOT wrong with this picture!

    • eyelashviper

      Ivanka exhibits the same narcissism and sociopathy as her dad and bros, and her rather strange physical contact with him in her teen and adult years is downright creepy.
      There have been quite a few interviews with Ivanka from past years, and she is just as pathological, if not more so, than Qusay and Uday. Her marriage to a man whose family exhibits the same avarice and lack of concern for others is also quite telling.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Her ducking out of the Cosmo interview when the questions got tougher was chickenshit too.

        • eyelashviper

          And stealing other designers work, copying it, and having cheap knock offs made in China is sooooooo classy.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Dropped by Macy’s because the stuff wasn’t selling. Imagine that.

        • Erala Contratista

          Yes to this. Heat/kitchen…

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      This is Ivanka’s problem now as Trump transferred rights to her to loosely get around the conflicts of interest as he can’t rent to himself.

  • Ray in VT

    I’m sure that this is all just a minor oversight and not at all a part of a larger tendency to cheat people by Trump. /s

  • Nounverb911
    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Deflect, deflect, deflect! This will be their mantra for the next 4 yrs.

    • Karen Marie

      Chris Cuomo is a fuckwit. I’m willing to bet $5 he complied.

  • azeyote

    won’t it be exciting when he tells China we ain’t paying off the national debt anymore so there – he’ll balance the budget that way – trump style

    • tomamitai

      The real exciting part will be when he tells the olds that they ain’t getting as much Social Security as they thought they were, seeing as how the SS trust fund holds more government bonds than the Chinese do.

  • Andy Chow

    There are two sides to every story. Most contractors are rip-off artists. I don’t pay them either for what they don’t do or for their mistakes. But hey, it’s Trump, so he must be guilty, right?

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Somebody want to take on this non-comment? It ticks me off but I’m not in the mood for angry typing (just angry reading).

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Right? By now you’d think the memo would have gotten out not to bring even the concern trolling here. Because we don’t give a fuck.

        • JustDon’tSayOverrated

          Dude’s Disqus comment immediately before this one was on Breitbart, claining to be ready to boycott Kellogg’s cereal. Whatevs.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Wow. Why didn’t he mention that in his original post? I had no idea Andy and I had so much in common.

            Oh, and, Mr. Chow. Fuck off six ways to Sunday (where you’re not even worth a mention in DSFB).

          • Mehmeisterjr

            And bragging about his success with cat calling.

          • JustDon’tSayOverrated

            really? I missed that. So any-who, in case it wasn’t clear this morning:
            Fuck off, Andy!

      • Andy Chow

        Too stupid to have an intelligent response? Blame it on your “mood”.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Right.

    • Shan

      There might be a reason the only contractors who will work with you are assholes.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Thank you very much.

      • Erala Contratista

        Like white carpet shows everything. Wow, there’s a non sequitur! Maybe like static attracts lint? There is definitely a relationship between being snotty and having poor luck with relationships of all kinds.
        Sheesh, better sign off,must be lunch time.

        • Shan

          I don’t think the OP is exactly white carpet.

      • Andy Chow

        You obviously have never worked with contractors.

        • Shan

          Only for the past 20+ years.

          • Andy Chow

            And you’ve never had a problem. Sure.

    • JustDon’tSayOverrated

      HI!
      Fuck off.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Thank you.

    • JustDon’tSayOverrated

      And BTW? No one cares who you buy your cereal from.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Pretty much, but not the way you mean it. And “most”? Nah. Some, yeah. After 30 years in Houston commercial construction, I doubt I saw more than just a handful of shady operators. You know, the ones than have “COD ONLY!” stamped in red on their folder…

      • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

        I agree.

      • Erala Contratista

        Most are OK, some are brilliant and a few are crooks. I’ve seen a few crooks get theirs :-D most seem to get by by working for clients who seem as crooked as they are. Odd and symmetrical.

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      It does seem to be a pattern that he doesn’t pay. So either he is bad a picking contractors or he tries to squeeze them so hard for a low price that he uses underhanded tactics to get them to accept less. You know, like agreeing to a certain amount but not paying the last invoice.

      • Andy Chow

        You have the most intelligent response so far. If you do many contracts, of course you will have many problems. It’s like basketball, the best player is also the one that misses the most shots, because he’s the one that takes the most. As for the “not paying the last invoice”, there might be something there. Doing business in NY is notoriously hard, because you always get stuck with last minute adjustments. They take 2% off your last invoice, claim it’s a discount because they paid within 90 days, etc. I don’t know the details of this case. I know it’s easy to claim “hey, they are stiffing the contractor”, meanwhile we have no idea the details.

        • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

          I work in an industry that hires contractors. They are not all rip-off artists. If a developer is constantly having problems with their contractors the problem is probably with the developer. They might be making changes to the scope or asking for more than they originally agreed to when they hired the contractor. It is due to either poor planning or poor management.

          • Andy Chow

            If you hire enough contractors, you will have enough problems.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      So, given the yoooooge number of liens and lawsuits his businesses have generated, you’re happier to think that he is too stupid to find or do business with honest contractors than to acknowledge that he’s just a cheap chiseler who bullies the little guy and cheats small businesses out of every dime he can?

      Interesting.

    • therblig

      both sides do it waaaaaaaaah!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Since he actually bragged in print about stiffing contractors in his book “The Art of the Deal,” yeah, he deliberately stiffs contractors.

      The second side of the story is that he bragged about grabbing women’s pussies.

  • Rick Hill

    So…if I unerstand these things, with the liens, trump can’t transfer it or anything. And he’s in violation if he takes office so he’s supposed to transfer ownership(IF…he follows the rules, that is)

    • Shan

      Yes, the title can be transferred. The GC or CM company (depending on the contract) can bond around the liens.

  • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

    Because Trump so routinely stiffs contractors, it is a wonder anyone will still do business with him.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Frankly, I assume anyone who bids a Trump job adds a “little extra”in anticipation. I also assume Trump knows this…

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Yeah, the ones that will do business with him do. But these are N00Bs of the first degree.

      • clairence

        nevertheless, a contract is a contract. If Trump willingly signs contracts for more than the work is worth, how does that make him a great negotiator?

      • puredog

        “I just want to wet my beak.”

    • eyelashviper

      If they are smart enough, they would pad the bill yuuuuugely to begin with to be sure to get all their money upfront.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      To be fair, that nice Mr. Putin has always found The Donald to follow through on his contractual obligations.

      • Keith Taylor

        Indeed. That nice Mr. Putin really knows how to deal with people.

  • Apple Scruff

    “We’re kind of working through that right now. Unfortunately Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are I guess preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens”

    OMG that plumber! Making excuses for the guy who owes him $3 million because he just can’t admit that he was wrong to vote for him!!

    You get what you deserve, fuckface.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Agreed. Some people are just stupid when it comes to politics.

    • tomamitai

      Toadying deference to “your betters” has been holding back human progress for at least 10,000 years.

    • pgjack

      Republicans are like that. Remember the lawyer who apologizing to Dick Cheney for sticking his face in front of the dick’s shotgun?

    • Zyxomma

      Unfortunately, the rest of us get it, too.

      • mailman27

        And so forth.

  • goonemeritus

    A good friend of mines dad is a contractor, when one of his customers refused to pay for a loading dock he installed He showed up with an acetylene torch and repossessed it. Some would consider tearing out light fixtures and smoke detectors a pyrrhic victory but those people are not me.

    • shaar dula

      I approve of this message, as a common plebe.

      as a nation there a certain light fixtures, that are way too heavy, and certain smokes that are way too pungent, metaphorically speaking and they need to taken down. votes did not suffice. need to figure out other modes.

    • eyelashviper

      Agree, repossessing the work involved, even if it is paint on the walls would be a fine act….

    • suziq

      As a former contractor who has been in that position (not with Trump though-left coast liberal here) I was informed that it was illegal to enter the property to remove our work. Once installed it is part of the premises, paid for or not.
      Also-not in business any more because of getting stiffed a few too many times then having the bank call the line of credit. Thanks bank! But we closed down on our schedule and timing, paid all of our suppliers, employees and subcontractors because that is what decent people do.

      • goonemeritus

        My friends dad’s business was in New Hampshire, if a law like that existed in that State I can all but guarantee that it wouldn’t be enforced.

        • suziq

          Maybe I shouldn’t have asked my lawyer, he told me it would be considered trespassing and we shouldn’t do it. We did get paid for that job eventually, though not some others.
          The one I am most proud of was when we sued a church. We tried to tell them the general contractor wasn’t paying us but they trusted him. So we sued them and got 100% but I think some of the other subs didn’t.

    • Jado

      I knew a fire sprinkler contractor who installed a new fire pump assembly ($100,000+) , but was having trouble getting paid. The next time his guys were on-site to install the fire sprinklers, he removed the top half of the pump rotor shell. Turned the fire pump into a full-room lawn sprinkler.

      Technically it didn’t impede the actual operation of the fire pump, it’s just that if the fire pump ever operated the water would spray all over the room instead of being pumped through the pipes.

      He got paid the next week after the fire marshall walked through. The term “shut you down” had been uttered.

  • ryp

    The turd never falls far from the asshole.

    • JustDon’tSayOverrated

      Wow – that was deep, man!

      • shaar dula

        speaking from experience, that’s so true.

    • Robert Buehs

      You should see my dog

  • shaar dula

    Ok that’s it. I need to say this. Dok Zoom is in the pocket of big pharma. He’s just after raising our BP with his “fact based” reporting and “logic”. Its better for my heart to believe, nobody is that evil. Not even the trumps, who constantly take us for chumps.

  • Oneofthebobs

    Watch after the five millions; the billions are big enough to take care of themselves.

  • Bitter Scribe

    But Hillary had a private e-mail server!

    • shaar dula

      sore loser. move on. we are on the cusp of greatness here. we are building walls others are over themselves to pay for over here. keep up, will ya?

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      and it was in Benghazi!!!

      • Keith Taylor

        And she’s the Antichrist or at least a demon, and she sex-traffics children out of a pizzeria basement that doesn’t exist, and worst crime of all she debated better than Trump. Lock her up!

  • Vagenda and Tiara

    “They have been decent people and so forth but the issues that are going on now, with all the talk about removing him from the lease we are concerned about what is going to happen there.”

    Dear Mr. Dipshit Magnolia (plumber), Trump owes you the money regardless of what happens with his lease, so don’t blame the “government” because Trump is a crook. He contracted with you to perform work, and you performed the work, therefore he owes you the money. Did you not see all those articles about how he stiffs his subcontractors on the regular? The fact that you voted for him, in spite of that, just shows what a fucking moron you are. Hell, Goldman Sachs wouldn’t even deal with him, because he was such a crook (and they know a crook when they see one!), until AFTER he got elected. I hope he doesn’t pay you, and your health insurance premiums for your employees skyrocket, and your company goes out of business, because you are A Idiot. Sorry you’re a loser. Sad.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    This is the administration who the white working class thought was going to save them, eh?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bddd0d42c33218e9ed61454ac318cc4a4940a36d677ec4f27399496950389e7.jpg

    • SpideySenser

      The operative word here is “white”.

      • Roadstergal

        Yeah, they’ll take being fucked over by Drumpf as long as he fucks over minorities more.

        • ahughes798

          Not necessarily.

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            As long as they think he is.

  • lucidamente

    Next from Kellyanne Conway: He’s just respecting the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      And they were saying “King Obama”? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • proudgrampa

    Grifters gotta grift.
    Cheaters gotta cheat.
    Assholes gotta be assholes.
    Trumps gotta be Trumps…

  • snark-lurker

    lemme git this strait. tRumpster inc has been stiffing contractors for how many years now? but sumbuddy “smart” enough to build a company big enough to tackle a $17mil contract signs on?

    this proves it ain’t brains that get peeps into the 1%ers, it’s just dumb luck (with a dose of corruption often too)

  • tihond

    It’ll be the C.O.D.-presidency.

  • pgjack

    And Trump says Meryl Streep is overrated? The contractors that expected the Trump gang to pay them must have overrated Trump family honesty. Sad. Not his fault at all. Shouldn’t have had such high expectations. Should have checked Trump family history of not paying debts. So sad.

  • boyblue123

    How does Drumpf still get people to work for him without an upfront payment. Its not like hes a small unrecognizable name. He’s a big name family that has a reputation, going back a couple decades, of swindling people out of money.

  • Roadstergal

    Donald Trump screws over one of his voters, and said voter desperately scrambles to make excuses for Drumpf while both he and innocent third parties (his employees) suffer.

    Multiply this by each numbnuts who voted for Drumpf, and you have the next four years.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    “I have not heard from anyone. My client is a small-time operator so he does not have deep pockets,” Sissman said.

    Oh man! Statements like that are like chum in the water for Donald and Ivanka Shark.

  • Fartknocker

    Thanks to Cheeto Hitler’s project management, the price of that wall that the Mexicans were going to pay for but now is coming out of my tax dollar increased by 300%. I can assure Wonketters that the major engineering and construction companies are not going to take any financial risk with this gold-platted shit gobblin. And they will stay in his fancy post office hotel and back change 150% of the invoice.

  • Khavrinen

    “Sucks to be you, contractors, but you knew who you were doing business with, didn’t you?”

    You would think that by now every contractor in the greater New York area would have a prominently posted photo of Trump, with the caption “Do Not Do Business With This Man”.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      It sounds like these projects were started a couple of years ago, so Lil’Donnie’s Dine-and-Dash tendencies may not have been well known to the DC contractors.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    I am getting a sinking feeling that we, the taxpayers, will be paying the Russian Puppet’s bills.

  • Unclejeems

    Time for Congress to form an committee to investigate Tr . . . Oh, I forgot–Republicans. Never mind.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Obama was a community organizer, Libtards! With no real responsibilities! Sure, Trump might not fulfill his obligations, but at least he has obligations to not fulfill!!!!!!1one

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    Isn’t that cute. Isvespa has a “Baby’s First Screw-the-Workers Play Set”.

  • “We’re not in this for any sort of political reasons,” Miller said. “We have no ax to grind, political or otherwise. We’re a business. We have 700 employees that we pay every week. We have bills. We are effectively financing this work, and we don’t think it’s right. That’s really it.”

    It’s cute that you think that, but :

    a) you’re a political enemy NOW, and
    b) you’re never getting paid.

    ~~~

  • HorseChestnut

    “Now that everyone in the world knows Donald Trump is a cheap sociopath who never pays his bills, his ethical conflicts may no longer be an issue: No construction firm with a lick of sense should ever risk working with him ever again.”

    Nah. Everyone already had the chance to know that, and they chose not to. Why would anything change now?

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