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    Donald Trump Has Plenty of Skeletons in his Cedar-Lined Closet

     
    Donald Trump has Skeletons He Doesn’t Want You to Know About

    Donald Trump, like everyone else, has skeletons in cedar-lined closets. But unlike everyone else, Trump is running for president.

    “The Donald” has a history of coming after everyone who paints him in less-than-flattering colors.

    Maybe he’ll come after me — I could use the publicity.

    Here are eight ways that Trump proves that at least one thing about him has not changed over the years:

    1. He Punched His Music Teacher

    In 1987, Trump revealed he punched his music instructor in the 2nd grade. While most would look backward at that as childish rage, Trump said, “In the second grade, I struck my music instructor because I didn’t believe he knew something about music.”

    2.Missile Expertise

    “It would only take an hour and a half to master all there is to know about missiles,” Trump boasted. He insisted he should be in command of nuclear negotiations with other countries — including Iran.

    3. Doesn’t Understand the Working Class

    Trump has claimed that electricians “make a hundred and some dollars an hour,” and “Laborers earn hundreds of thousands a year.”

    4. Attacked Lawyers

    A group of attorneys backed renters at a Trump property who insisted they were illegally evicted. When the court sided with the residents, Trump tried to produce a racketeering suit against the attorneys, saying they were working to “prevent, frustrate and inhibit” him from earning a profit. The courts tossed Trump’s lawsuit out.

    5. Exploit the Homeless

    Once Trump offered to put homeless tenants in his Central Park South building. Trump was bidding to try to drive the current tenants out so he could tear the building down. The city offered to put Polish refugees in the building, but Trump countered and said he would only allow “people who live in America now, not refugees.”

    6. Ronald Reagan Basher

    While not crazy sounding, it is a crazy thing to do if you’re a leader in the polls of the Republican presidential primaries. Trump compared rival developers to Ronald Reagan because they were “people who could talk a good game, but can’t deliver.”

    7. Said that African Americans Have it Easy

    Spy magazine cited Trump telling journalists in 1989, “If I were beginning over now, I would prefer to be a well-educated black, since I think they do hold an edge.”

    8. Blaming Others

    Trump has a long history of blaming others for his business failings. In the early 90s, Trump made an agreement with Poland’s tourism representative to build a group of “hotels, shops and gaming casinos” in Warsaw. After two years, and accepting a $55 million payment, ground wasn’t ever broken. “Did you ever try to order quality marble in Warsaw? It’s pathetic,” said Trump.

    What does all this mean? It shows that even though Trump may have changed his viewpoint on some things — such as his early welcome of single-payer health care, something that has not changed is his tendency to be an unrepentant blowhard.

    Jerry Nelson is an American freelance, photojournalist. When not covering social justice issues globally, Jerry lives in Buenos Aires with his wife Alejandra and their cat Tommy. Jerry’s message to Donald? “The next time you’re in Buenos Aires, stop by for a cup of coffee. We’ll leave the lights on.”
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