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The Canadian Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Donald Trump and a real estate developer misled two Canadian investors who thought they’d become fabulously wealthy by buying units in the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, but instead lost big money. The hotel isn’t owned by Trump, but his name is licensed to be on the thing, and it’s managed by a Trump company. Following last Thursday’s decision, it remains unclear whether the president has explored options for a nuclear attack on our neighbors to the north, or will be content with Tweeting an accusation that Justin Trudeau wiretapped him.

The investors, Sarbjit Singh and Se Na Lee, alleged they were given false promises of the likely return on their purchase of residential units, which would then be rented out by the hotel. They were told they could expect gains of 6.5 percent to 21.6 percent; instead, they lost a combined $1.2 million in the original investment and monthly fees when the hotel failed to draw as much business as hoped, which is not a theme with Trump-branded hotels at all, no not ever. Keep in mind that loss was only $1.2 million in Canadian money, which is just a shade under $890,000 in real money, which is hardly anything.

The Ontario Court of Appeal found in the plaintiffs’ favor last year, and last week the Canadian SCOTUS rejected an appeal by Trump, Talon International Development, and former executives targeted by the lawsuit.

In the original appeals court ruling from October, Justice Paul Rouleau wrote,

Neither Mr. Singh nor Mrs. Lee were sophisticated investors, in real estate or otherwise. Both had to borrow heavily from family to finance their purchases. Both believed that buying into the Trump project would be an excellent investment. And in time, both came to realize that they were wrong.

Gosh, it seems Donald Trump and his business partners don’t just limit themselves to fleecing Americans who dream of sharing his great business success — he’s happy to rip off anyone, no matter where they live, which makes him a truly egalitarian con artist. We can only assume Trump’s defense was that these suckers were simply begging to be taken for everything:

Mr Singh had been discharged from bankruptcy three years before making the purchase and was earning around C$55,000 a year as a warehouse supervisor, [the case summary] said.

He did not have enough money for the deposit for the unit and had to receive help from his father, a retired welder, who agreed to help and took out a line of credit on his own home to finance the loan.

Ms Lee was a homemaker, whose husband worked as a mortgage underwriter at the time. Her parents loaned her money for the deposit.

Pfft, losers! Neither ever lived in the condos they purchased, instead expecting to get rich off the investment.

In ruling for Singh and Lee, the court emphasized that in 2004, Talon International Development had asked that their condo scheme, which involved renting out investors’ luxury apartments when the owners weren’t living there, should be exempt from Canadian regulations on securities, since the rooms were going to be sold as real estate, not as investments. In that 2004 application for the exemption, Talon’s attorneys promised the units would be marketed as luxury apartments, with the rental scheme only mentioned as a secondary benefit.

In reality, the marketing materials presented to Singh and Lee included a document focusing on what a terrific investment the condos would be, including a line in bold stating the annual “return on cash invested” would range from 6.46% to 21.57% (the estimate also included a line stating that the returns were not guaranteed). The salesperson told Mr. Singh the hotel was sure to be a hit, because after all it would be a Trump property and a brand-new hotel, almost certain to have full occupancy from day one. She promised at least a 75% occupancy rate to Ms. Lee. Both testified the written document and the sales pitch were key in their decisions to invest. The court document notes,

As it turned out, the Estimates bore no relation to financial reality. The motions judge found as a fact that the Estimates were “deceptive documents” and “replete with misrepresentations of commission, of omission, and of half-truth” […]

Contrary to Mr. Singh’s belief that the Estimates were based on “whatever channels that they got their information from”, the motions judge found that the figures in the Estimates were merely hypotheticals dreamed up by Talon’s [CEO and President Val] Levitan who, it will be recalled, had no previous experience in the hotel business.

Hmm! More echoes of Trump University, whose “instructors” weren’t real estate whizzes handpicked by Donald Trump, but high-pressure sales experts hired for their ability to extract money from unsuspecting “students.” We wonder if the investors were also pressured to give the investment a high satisfaction grade.

The Ontario appeals court ruled in favor of the investors, and ordered that Singh be refunded the cost of the unit he bought and that Lee be paid damages for “negligent misrepresentation.” Now that the appeal has been rejected, the original ruling will be enforced.

Politely enough, the court refrained from pointing out no one should ever trust either Donald Trump or a real estate developer named after the claws of a predatory bird.

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  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Americans are such stupid motherfuckers….that is all.

  • JMP

    Why it’s almost like Donald Trump, rather than the genius businessman he and his moronic fans like to paint his as, is really nothing but a con artist and the most corrupt man ever to become President of the United States, putting Warren G. Harding to shame.

    • memzilla Ω

      TEAPOT DOME LIBELZ!!1!!

      • PubOption

        Samovar Dome is bigger.

  • jesuswasablack
    • Beanz&Berryz

      And yet falls terribly short in this context.

    • Beowoof14

      Would be surprised if Harry Gondorff wasn’t the dean at this school.

      • Doug Langley

        Paul Newman libelz!!!!!!

    • Raan

      To paraphrase Roger from American Dad, “Liar is such a strong word. And accurate.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    This just in: Property to be renamed Trump Worldwide International Tower in Toronto Exceptional Residences (TWITTER)

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Trump is the monorail salesman from the Simpson’s and we elected him president because he’s mean and racist. Fuck this stupid country and fuck you too UK, you dizzy cunts

  • Latverian Diplomat

    When the latest Muslim ban goes down in flames, Trump can burst into the SCOTUS chamber and yell, “Why, I’ve been laughed out of better Supreme Courts than this one” and be telling the truth for once.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Spicer just said that some lady in Colorado health insurance went from $1700 a year to $52,000 a year for worse coverage. That’s gotta be a lie.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Of course it’s a lie. But remember, challenging the lies gets you bounced.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      He used quotes though – “worse coverage” – so technically it’s not a “lie.”

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      She had six kids, and one was autistic. Allegedly she was paying $1500 a month for insurance before Obamacare. I find that difficult to believe, since one adult costs about $500 a month to insure.

      • Niblet58

        All your kids, no matter how many, are insured under “family”. You have the insured, his or her spouse and the the “family”, which means kids. It doesn’t matter if she has 1 kid or 20, ALL of them are covered under the guise of “family”.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Hmmm…that’s surprising since one kid is substantially medically cheaper than 20 kids.

      • Longstreet63

        She was likely paying that for useless coverage. And the huge number was, if accurate, before the subsidy.

        • PubOption

          The $1500 a month could have been her contribution to an employer-provided plan. Seems to be a common Republican half-truth.

    • Liberoid Ron

      If Lyin’ Spice said the sun was hot I’d double-check with an astronomer.

  • Royal Ugly Dude
  • Moebym the Persistent Returner

    Trump is a liar and con artist.

    Tell me something I don’t know.

  • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

    It’s almost like you can’t trust anything/anyone related to Trump.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “Estimates were based on ‘whatever channels that they got their information from.'”

    Anyone familiar with Trump et al. may safely assume that whatever channel is in question almost surely leads directly up into Trump’s colon.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    And yet, people still license the Trump name. Remarkable.

    • Longstreet63

      Well, it does draw a breed of particularly stupid sucker.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Travel ban on Canadians generally, and those “so called Canadian judges” especially, in 3…2…1…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      This just in: DHS training maple syrup sniffing dogs.

      • therblig

        USDA: Canadian Bacon now to be called “Freedom Meat”

        • Mehmeisterjr

          Poutine will henceforth be called “American Eagle Glop.”

          • Liberoid Ron

            Since Americans have NO idea how to make it, this is actually a pretty good idea.

          • David Clark

            Temperature of the gravy is crucial.

    • Niblet58

      They don’t want to come down here anyway…. who would?

      • Liberoid Ron

        Every year our rocket club goes to the US to participate in NARAM, the big national competitive launch. We decided on Saturday that, while we’d probably prepare for it, we will NOT be attending, even though it’s just a few hours away in Michigan.

      • David Clark

        Ya got that right. Less than an hour’s drive, but I’ll never go again.

    • Raan

      Best Friends Zaibatsu detained at the border.

  • memzilla Ω

    LOCK HIM UP! EMPRISONNER! LOCK HIM UP! EMPRISONNER!

    • dslindc

      Chant in ‘Murrican only!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Fashion! What are you doing?

    Stahp! STAHP!!!

    http://dailyoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/clear-knee.jpg

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    That’s the problem when you are not very good at the care and feeding of pigeons – the pigeons may bite back.

  • dslindc

    Grifting those nice Canadians? IMPEACH!

  • jaspersdad
  • therblig

    Canadian SCOTUS
    Sticks it to SCROTUS

  • OrG

    I’m having a hard time feeling really sorry for these people.Is it just me?

    • Longstreet63

      It’s difficult to feel empathy for people who don’t have any. And consider you a mark for having any.

  • memzilla Ω
    • OrG

      HAHA! Suck It mccrory.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Something something actions have consequences something something something you bigoted homophobic asshole something.

      • memzilla Ω

        I love the idea of him having to go through five rounds of interviews and spending seven weeks waiting just to be told “no.” LIKE WHAT HAPPENS TO US.

        • elviouslyqueer

          He’s even failed at being a consultant. That’s gotta sting.

        • Doug Langley

          Except that in his case, there’s actually a good reason.

      • aureolaborealis

        Play homophobic games, win homophobic prizes?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Aren’t there any jobs in North Carolina for white, entitled crop-pickers?

    • Longstreet63

      What? Tony Perkins ain’t hiring at the American Family Association?

    • gamera23

      I believe they’re hiring over at Suck A Bag o’ Dicks.

      • Raan

        Well, it’s not like they’re gonna suck themselves.

        Except for in that weird corner of the internet.

        • kareemachan

          What weird corner?

          Asking for an acquaintance…

          • Raan

            I would link, but I don’t want to scar innocent bystanders for life.

        • Tiny kaiju

          So that’s what former Cirque du Soleil performers do for a living.

          • Raan

            Weirder. Darker. More deranged.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          The one Robyn keeps writing about?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Too bad, so sad, Motherfucker.

      A woman I knew a bit killed herself over these fucking laws, you worthless human-shaped sack of shit.

    • Beowoof14

      Gee he identified himself as a giant asshole, with no understanding of the modern business environment. And he can’t get a job. Well who is surprised by this development.

    • OrG

      How much of a dick does he have to be that he can’t jump on the wingnut grift train?

    • dslindc
    • Fartknocker

      Pat looks like he just took a bite of that Paul Ryan shit AHCA burger – with jalapenos marinated in Trump hooker pee.

      • memzilla Ω

        “And tubs o’ slaw!”
        “Gimme two!”
        “Sorry, only one tub per customer. That’s Arnie’s Whole Beef Halves!”

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Hold on….*deep breath*

      Bwahahaaahahahhahahahaaaa!!!

      It’s gonna be a good day today, friends!!

    • Biff52

      He sure looks like that LaPierre fellow.

      • TJ Barke

        It’s the beady soulless little eyes.

    • Iron Monkey

      Couldn’t he just hook on to the TeeVee preacher operation. He already has the look and bearing of an idiot who thinks he is slick.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Justin Trudeau used curling brooms to bugg and tapp me!

    • Longstreet63

      I will be in my bunk.

      • magyar of infinite power

        “Trudeau-ing” Can we make that A Thing?

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Mmmmm tapping Justin Trudeau…

  • Longstreet63

    Clearly, those judges cannot be fair as they are Canadians.

    • Biff52

      Hello, northern border wall!

      • mancityRed6

        “and I’ll make the Americans pay for it!”

      • Charon_69

        we’re…actually fine with that

      • ltmcdies

        could you put a rush on that…thanks, eh..

  • Belasaurius

    Grifters gotta grift or as they say in Quebec Grifters est arrivé à grift

    • Belasaurius

      fucking Google translator

    • elviouslyqueer

      Plus ca grift, plus c’est la meme grift.

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    SCOCA. I kinda like it.

    • mt2099

      French version would be CSDC, which is unpronounceable.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Needs more vowels, about two thirds of which are silent, to be proper French. :-)

        • Raan

          Woon.

        • magyar of infinite power

          And end with an x, for no apparent reason

      • jaspersdad

        Only to a murcan is Cour suprême du Canada unpronounceable

  • Beowoof14

    This would be a tradition with investing in Trump related properties. Losing your cash is the tradition and Donald walking away with your money to waste on new wives and stuff is the outcome.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Is there a way to short on someone else’s real estate?

      • Raan

        Invest in their competitors?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I have the best lawyers…[Decision comes in]…You’re fired!”
    — Donald Trump

    • kareemachan

      I bet he stiffed them, too.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        You know it.

  • bookish

    http://nbcnews.to/2nk7TVh

    Hate crimes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas rose more than 20 percent last year, fueled by inflamed passions during the presidential campaign and more willingness for victims to step forward, a leading hate crimes researcher said on Monday.

    Bias crimes appeared to increase in some cities following the Nov. 8 election of President Donald Trump, a trend that has extended into this year with a wave of bomb threats and desecrations at synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, according to California researcher Brian Levin.

    The White House could not be reached immediately for comment on the research.

    Levin collected data as director of the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, where he is a professor of criminal justice. The new numbers, collected from police departments, reverse a trend toward fewer hate crimes in many of the cities in recent years.

    • Liberoid Ron

      ‘The White House could not be reached immediately for comment on the research.’
      Really? Good, it’s working!
      – President* Bannon.

    • yyyaz

      Anti-Muslim hate groups have tripled from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year. — SPLC

    • Bebecca

      Has anyone thought to ask him for his definition of GREAT? That could be the problem.

  • jaspersdad

    “You do that, you go to the box, you know..2 min. by yourself..and you feel shame, you know..and then you get free”

    https://youtu.be/_XbL7lG0Su8

    • Beowoof14

      And then Trump goes out and wiggles it at them:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxWE6pnuPzo

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Watching those clips makes me feel real Canadian, eh. Think I’ll head over to Timmie’s for a double/double and a cruller, then catch a few ends down at the curling club.

      • jaspersdad

        Curling’s not a real sport. Anytime you can give up half way through just because you don’t like the score is not a sport;)

  • Latverian Diplomat

    This just in: Trump shocked to discover that Canadians are pro-poutine, not pro-Putin.

  • Sheepshagger

    “I’m rich as fuck with a sure fire investment that will always earn and never lose. And I’d like to give you that money rather than keep it”.

    Believe me.

  • canes_pugnaces

    What sayest the deplorables? Terrorists, maybe? Risks of a free Trumpanian market? Or, well, it’s Hillary’s fault.

    • TJ Barke

      Aot,k.

  • bookish

    http://nbcnews.to/2npPFOT

    While South Dakota’s is the first passed, over 100 bills have been proposed this year that aim to curb the civil rights of LGBT Americans. Dozens of those target children and families primarily.

    Four states are considering bills that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to opt out of anything that has to do with LGBT people. Fifteen states have so-called “bathroom bills” on the table, which would prevent transgender kids and teens from being able to access gender-appropriate restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-segregated facilities at school.

    The federal government had promised to protect transgender students last year, but the Trump administration pulled back from defending Title IX protections for transgender kids on February 22nd, leaving an opening for such legislation to pass without federal interference.

    • yyyaz

      When can real men start beating their wives again? — Trumpistas

      • AJ Milne

        Can’t actually upvote because brrr, but must acknowledge: yep, that’s what’s on sale here, that’s what’s in common between Putin’s grotty little petro-kleptocracy and too many in bits of everywhere who never really signed on for the 21st century. And all kinds of assholes all over are quietly pretty okay with it, and there are several autocrats and aspiring autocrats who know it all too well.

        My view: stand for better. Explicitly. Show those sleepwalking into it just where they’re going.

        (We now return you to your regularly scheduled dick jokes.)

      • Bebecca

        We’ll model the Russian law where once a year it’s ok to beat your wife. Don’t make a habit of it though.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          At Yahtzee?

      • phoenix00

        … and the gheys, and the lezbos, and the Libtards….

    • Truly Madly Derply

      If you really want to put the “oomph” in your nightmares, read this article from RS about just how much our students (and we) have to lose/are losing. I always remember Bannon’s brag about destroying “all of today’s establishment.” I am one millionty percent sure he’s the one pushing all of Trump’s nominees. It’s a must-read even if (precisely because) it’s scary as eff. Forewarned. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trump-education-secretary-betsy-devos-a-win-for-the-christian-right-w470605

  • Anna Rompage

    Here’s an interesting side note…

    Remember all those weird, possibly illegal financial ties Trump and his advisors have to Russia & Russian backed elements in Ukraine?

    Well, it turns out the the head of Talon International (the main investor in this Trump branded property) is Alex Shnaider, a Russian billionaire that has some very shady connections to both Vlad Putin, and the Russian mob…

    • OrG

      You don’t say.

    • Biff52

      I, for one, am shocked.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I, for one, am shocked.
      SHOCKED!

      • WeaselPoo

        For a 20 year tax break, I can be 21.6% more shocked than you.

    • jaspersdad

      One day this Putin man, that I have no connections with but admire greatly for his huge dictation capabilities, will ride into the West like a Stallion man on a Rhino, freeing the weak people.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Huh… funny, that.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Hmm… it actually WOULD be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Hard to believe. Who knew the swamp was going to be filled with bears?

    • Fartknocker

      Oh that guy. I met his wife Svetlana at an American Petroleum Institute and she was selling sexual lubricants refined from crude oil from the Caspian Sea. I believe it was called Trump Y Jelly.

    • Iron Monkey

      There is gambling in this establishment?!?

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT -I haz a sad, and I need to see something that isn’t bags of offal in cheap suits destroying our nation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B67KVpmElFY

    ~I wanna be the only one to make it to the light
    ~Take it to the edge where I have died a thousand times
    ~And maybe I could be the one
    ~To ride into the setting sun tonight
    ~Just drive

  • bookish

    https://www.usnews.com/opinion/op-ed/articles/2017-03-14/trumps-messianic-politics-the-obamacare-repeal-and-the-cbo-attack

    This assertion – “I alone can fix it” – upended longstanding political traditions, wrote The Atlantic’s Yoni Applebaum, in which our leaders “acknowledge their fallibility and limitations, asking for the help of their fellow Americans, and of God, to accomplish what they cannot do on their own.” Some have suggested that this break with tradition is a product of Trump’s narcissism. However, that psychologizing misses an important aspect of his political style, namely its messianism. Trump’s messianic politics is impatient, insistent, arrogant and, in the end, apocalyptic. He acts as if it is better to leave nothing standing than to admit that he might be mistaken. He portrays opponents as motivated by ill will or sinister motive.

    Trump and Republicans say you’ll be better off without the Affordable Care Act. Don’t let them fool you.

    Messianism, the political theorist Michael Walzer warns, is “the great temptation of Western politics.” It is a reaction to the fact that the tale of human progress in democratic nations is often shadowed by “error and catastrophe.” Messianic politics, Walzer noted, imagines progress without such error or catastrophe. And, it is marked by a particular impatience with limits. In a society dedicated to democracy and the rule of law, it is the work of political institutions (from the courts to the CBO) to impose limits. The traditions and habits through which those institutions operate cultivate realism, pragmatism and awareness that lasting progress can come only through persistence in the face of obstacles.

    For political institutions to work and do the job of imposing limits, officials as well as citizens must be willing to believe that how we do what we do is as important, if not more important, than what we do in public life. This belief has long been central to the viability of American democracy. It is precisely what Trump seems bent on undoing.

    The Trump administration’s complaints about statistics they do not like is nothing new, but we should pay attention to the pervasiveness of this habit and the insidious ways in which it is being used to maneuver around the legislative practices long accepted by Republicans and Democrats alike.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Shelley’s “Ozymandias” will come to pass – “And on the pedestal these words appear: “TRUMP TOWER! Look upon my works, ye sad, weak losers, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, the lone and level sands stretch far away.”

      • yyyaz

        You know that a very large stone statue of Ramses was just discovered, buried in mud in a Cairo slum.

        • maxneanderthal

          Yeah, the synchronicities of that discovery induced a wry smile with me too…

        • BackDoorMan

          … ah, Ramses! Now, there was a narcissist! Although, if I remember my history lessons correctly (and I might not), he actually did a great deal of good as a ruler for his people…

    • Liberoid Ron

      I’d never come across the term ‘messianic politics’ before but I recognise the symptoms, mostly from European history. Has there ever been anything like this in American politics before?

      • zerosumgame0005

        Reagan?

    • Bitter Scribe

      But but but, I thought Obama was the messiah, according to every sneering right wing pundit for the last eight years!

    • Rags

      And 4-5 doesn’t just complain about statistics, he denigrates the entire institution from which inconvenient data arises. EPA, intelligence agencies, CBO, etc etc etc.

      • BackDoorMan

        … and that’s the most dangerous. Sure, we can laugh at his whining like the little man-baby he is, but once public faith and trust in those institutions is severely degraded to the point they’re abolished, we’re in for a world of hurt.

  • TJ Barke

    Thinkprogress has a fun take down of the ZEGS today.

  • Iron Monkey

    If the definition of “sophisticated investor” Canada is anything like in the U.S. (specifically known as an “accredited investor) they everyone involved with this is obviously as guilty as guilty can be. A sophisticated investor is one that has enough experience in the market and the the securities being offered that they can weigh all the risks involved. In the U.S. there have to have a minimum net worth of a million bucks not including your house and $200,000 or so in income.

    These guys weren’t even close and the laws were written to protect suckers who thought the Trump name was a sure money maker.

  • magyar of infinite power

    I’m starting to believe there MIGHT be a pattern to Trump’s business dealings…

    • Bitter Scribe

      Like a vortex, heading down a toilet bowl?

      • Liberoid Ron

        Which direction? Clockwise or counter-clockwise?

        • magyar of infinite power

          We’re north of the equator, IIRC that means something

        • HooverVilles

          Both.
          Snicker!

      • zerosumgame0005

        but if it’s in Australia it circles the other way (yes I know that’s a myth!)!

  • Mavenmaven

    Yeah, I was one of the few people who liked that TV show “Birds of Prey”.

  • mfp

    i have more than Doubled my return on Wonkette Dick Jokes with this one weird trick!….contact mfp with all your monies for the secret to this oppor-tune-dy of a lifetime!

    • phoenix00

      Well as long as you redirect the monnies to Wonkette on the back end…..

      • mfp

        of course!…believe me!

        • phoenix00

          #griftersgottagrift

  • whitroth

    It’s all stock traders and high-rollers who have that “you should invest… but if you don’t know what you’re doing, I’ll be glad to take your money.”

    I unfortunately know someone like that, on a techie mailing list I’m on. And, even though we’re not supposed to talk politics, he’s constantly ranting irrational crap about COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS…..

    • Liberoid Ron

      Of course. COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS aren’t in the market for what he’s selling. How is that even fair?

  • JustDon’tSayDieInJail
    • gallbladder

      You need to re-calibrate that graphic to read “minutes” (perhaps even seconds.)

    • Tiny kaiju

      We need one for number days of not being an international embarrassment too

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        Also Interplanetary embarrassment, Galactic embarrassment and Universal embarrassment

  • Can we stop saying Trump does not own it, it is just owned by a Trump company?
    Because shell games are exhausting

    • maxneanderthal

      Damn right. Tomayto-tomartoe. Meh…

    • TundraGrifter

      I think it is a licensing and management deal. The Trump Organization doesn’t own the project. It rents its name and vast real estate expertise to the developers. The use the Trump name to sell units. When the deal goes sideways Trump just throws up his hands and says “Hey, I don’t own it.”

      It’s a well-established pattern.

      • BackDoorMan

        … “It rents its name and vast real estate expertise to the developers.” Okay… that made me smile. If that “expertise” is how to fail spectacularly at real estate, then yes, there are plenty of examples in the Trump portfolio. Any successfully managed projects are most likely subcontracted to people who know what they’re doing. This does not include Uday and/or Qusay Trump.

      • Transreason Maidenheader

        I am much less knowledgeable than I should be about Trump’s business dealings, specifically with regard to success/failure. I get that he’s as sleazy as can be, and therefore disguises it all, but IS there any demonstrable success other than the “brand”?

        • TundraGrifter

          Probably not. But look at the pattern – folks like Trump, and The Silly Savage, and Boss “I wasn’t wrong; I was misinformed” BlunderRush, and Off-the-Mark Levin, keep telling people how very smart they are (probably becauase nobody else will). After a while some of the rubes and gulls will believe them…

  • Truly Madly Derply

    Note to selfevery fucking body: Never give money to a company named “Talon.”

    • TundraGrifter

      She was one of the lead characters in “Fresno” – a very funny, although short-lived, tv satire.

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        Plus they were real dicks in the Captial Wasteland

      • Truly Madly Derply

        Oh, crikey, yes-I remember that! It was a mini-series (which would ‘splain its being short-lived). I just found the whole thing on YouTube. Check out the cast!

        • BackDoorMan

          … ah, yes! I remember it well, back in the days when Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest and The Colby’s ruled prime time t.v. Fresno took all the excesses of those shows and served it up in a lovely parody potpourri… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL5bYdAlmUw

          • Boko999

            Watching now. ThanksI

        • TundraGrifter

          “You can’t even pay your bar bill!”

          “A lot of people couldn’t pay that bar bill!”

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    America is seeing the Trump University Experiment in a huuuuuuuuuuuge scale.

    • TundraGrifter

      My country elected Donald J. Trump President
      And all I got was this dumb diploma.

  • TundraGrifter

    Researching some comps I came across a Trump-branded condominium project down in Florida. Sucking wind. The developer’s profit is tied up in the final few units. Amateurs sell the best units first. Professionals use them to lure potential buyers in and then show the others. I don’t know if that’s the cause of their problems with this puppy, but there are a large number of unsold units and the monthly nut on a partially sold condo project can eat a developer alive.

  • Marr

    Love you guys, really I do. I just need to know that you intended to put “Canadian” and “SCOTUS” together for a reason. The part of my brain looking for the obvious joke, is fighting the part of my brain that wants to correct this.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      I believe the official name is the “Supreme Court Of The Canadian Happenings” (aka SCOTCH)

    • doktorzoom

      Pure absurdity isn’t reason enough?

  • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

    I’m late, did anyone make the obvious “Trudeau can tapp me anytime” joke?

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