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Six years before George Santos Trump's endless lying made him president Trump questions whether not paying taxes is even a crime as he laments his former CFO weisselberg's jailing her daughter told her friend she's taking a gap year but she corrected her daughter in front of everyone by saying she failed high school and can't get.

Into college his 22 year old daughter wants to get married to a 30 year old guy he seriously disapproves of so he is refusing to give them any money for their wedding Donald Trump's biggest mistake he trashed America's finances breaking news I'm Aaron Burnett in.

Washington six years before George Santos Trump's endless lying made him president Washington maybe George Santos real problem is that he ain't too low while the newly elected New York congressman is facing calls from some in his own party to step down after Revelations that he fabricated much of.

His life story in his campaign a fellow New York Republican seven years earlier ran on an even larger raft of Lies voters made him president Donald Trump lied about how much money he had the size of his airplane the number of floors in his building about whether he was still in the mail-order stake business even his own height.

He was rewarded with the White House where he set new records for falsehoods culminating in the big lie about the 2020 election having been stolen from him which in turn served as the foundation for his January 6 2021 coup attempt to remain in power so why the fixation on Santos lies now compared with the relative past Trump.

Got triage explained former Republican consultant Max depanovich who left the party because of trump among the constant outrages that were the stock and trade of trump from undisguised and repetitive racism to admission of sexual assault and endemic misogyny to slandering legitimate Heroes.

And attacking their families to you name it biographical Fiction with small beer in Santos case he added it is the only beer on tap it is true that Santos whole cloth Fabrications are extraordinary for an elected politician he has lied about the colleges he went to about getting knee Replacements after.

Playing competitive volleyball about having worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and having been wildly successful at both about losing four employees in the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Florida and even about being Jewish he nevertheless remains in the minor leagues compared with the LIE upon lie told by his party's last president about.

His own life story Trump lied about the size of his private jet claiming it was larger than the 747 that the president normally uses as Air Force One he lied about having dated model Carla Bruni and having been pursued by Madonna he lied about the British Royals having expressed interest in buying apartments.

In his Trump Tower in Manhattan and he lied about how many floors that building contains calling it a 68-story high-rise even though it has only 57 floor 6 through 13 do not exist and neither do 27-29 he lied about his own identity calling journalists with made-up names to pass along false news items about Trump.

He lied about his height claiming for decades to be six feet three inches despite photos of him next to six foot three Jeb Bush and six foot two Justin Trudeau show that he is shorter even though he wears shoes with two inch lifts then when he entered political life in 2011 with hints that he would run for.

President in 2012. he not only became the highest profile spreader of the racist lie that Democrat Barack Obama was born abroad and was therefore ineligible to be president he also embellished on it lavishly claiming he had sent a team of investigators to Hawaii and that they cannot believe what they're finding.

In fact as former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen admitted later there had been no investigators sent to Hawaii Obama's birthplace or anywhere else Trump had simply made it up eventually even Republican Rivals who had largely left Trump alone as they attacked one another began to criticize Trump for his dishonesty.

This man is a pathological liar he doesn't know the difference between truth and lies said Senator Ted Cruz Republican Texas whose father had been accused by Trump of complicity in the assassination of John F Kennedy whatever lie he's telling at that minute he believes it Trump's biggest lie of all though was.

Foundational to his popularity with many voters that he was a brilliant self-made billionaire businessman worth as his campaign claimed in a 2015 press release in all capital letters 10 billion dollars in reality he only played a self-made billionaire on TV as the host of NBC's The Apprentice.

His wealth had come from taking over his father's real estate business while he was still in his twenties not as he claimed from a small loan from him that he later repaid his actual net worth was a small fraction of what he had claimed in a 2007 deposition in fact he admitted that his net worth varied with his mood.

Each day rather than on Fair market valuations indeed a National Journal analysis in 2015 found that had Trump invested his father's money in an S P 500 Index Fund 50 years ago rather than actively running businesses himself he would have been significantly wealthier neither that story nor any of the others.

Casting doubt on Trump's origin myth however seemed to break through with voters particularly Republicans who in general continued to believe that Trump was a great businessman The Apprentice and his long-standing notoriety helped him a lot said George Conway a lawyer who supported Trump's 2016 run but quickly came to see him as.

A danger to the country it created a preconceived image of him that stuck in the public mind Sarah Longwell a Republican pollster and consultant who has also opposed Trump from the start said the aggressiveness of the coverage of Santos lies compared to the focus on Trump might simply be because Santos wasn't famous to start.

With maybe media is embarrassed they missed the Santo story originally or maybe it's because Santos isn't a celebrity she said when you're a celebrity they let you do it was one of the truest things Trump ever uttered she added referring to Trump's claim on an Access Hollywood.

Tape that women let him grab them by the genitals another major factor stepanovich said was the news media's self-interest in exploiting Trump for his entertainment value cable networks famously showed Trump's empty rally stage ahead of his appearances and CBS Chief Les moonves.

Even stated it may not be good for America but it's damn good for CBS stepanovich said a similar motive appears to be at play with all the coverage about Santos who in the end is merely one House member not a presidential candidate he is a useful tool with which Democrats and the media can drag the Republicans.

Not to mention that there is a seat that stake in a house in which the Republican majority is vanishingly thin Trump questions whether not paying taxes is even a crime as he laments as former CFO weisselberg's jailing Donald Trump questioned whether his former CFO not paying taxes was even a crime.

Alan weiselberg 75 has been sentenced to five months for his role in a trump organization tax Dodge scheme Trump said that weisselberg who pled guilty was a casualty of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time former president Donald Trump questioned whether not paying taxes is even a crime as he lamented that Alan weisselberg the.

Trump organization's former CFO has been jailed he didn't pay taxes on the use of a company car does anyone the use of a company apartment does anyone or the education of his grandchildren well are these things really criminal or even.

A crime Trump wrote on Truth social on Friday Trump said that weisselberg who pleaded guilty in August to 15 felony counts including a scheme to defraud conspiracy grand larceny and criminal tax fraud was a casualty of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time weiselberg 75 was earlier this month.

Sentenced to five months for his role in masterminding a trump organization tax Dodge scheme the scheme saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes for him and a small group of other second-tier executives the plea deal also requires weiselberg to pay more than two million dollars in back taxes and penalties.

Weiselberg will serve his sentence at New York City's notorious Rikers jail which depending on good behavior could be cut down to roughly 100 days his lawyer has said Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg said in a press statement after the sentencing that weisselberg used his high-level position to secure lavish.

Work perks such as a rent-free luxury Manhattan apartment multiple Mercedes-Benz Automobiles and private school tuition for his grandchildren all without paying required taxes weiselberg was sentenced days before the Trump organization was hit with a 1.6 million dollar fine during the company's sentencing for its December conviction.

On payroll tax fraud the former CFO remained loyal to his former employer throughout the trial continuing to insist that Trump himself did nothing wrong also faces a 250 million dollar fraud lawsuit from New York attorney general Leticia James as her office alleges that he falsely inflated his net worth by.

Billions of dollars to further enrich himself and cheat the system

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