Donald Trump’s Business Record Demands More Scrutiny
By John Cassidy
On July 10th of last year, six days before Donald Trump confirmed rumors that he was entering the 2016 Presidential race, David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter, published a piece at The National Memo that was headlined “21 Questions For Donald Trump” …
For more than eight months, amazingly enough, few of Trump’s rivals in the G.O.P. race, or the news organizations that were covering his campaign, bothered to seek answers to Johnston’s questions, which, in fact, cover only a subset of the pertinent issues raised by Trump’s long career. Apart from a few jibes in the early debates about some of his casinos seeking bankruptcy protection, the Republican front-runner had been getting off pretty much scot-free.
Just a couple of David Cay Johnson’s unanswered “21 Questions for Donald Trump” make it clear that the man has no presidential attributes whatsoever:
9. In demolishing the Bonwit Teller building to make way for Trump Tower, you had no labor troubles, even though only about 15 unionists worked at the site alongside 150 Polish men, most of whom entered the country illegally, lacked hard hats, and slept on the site.
How did you manage to avoid labor troubles, like picketing and strikes, and job safety inspections while using mostly non-union labor at a union worksite — without hard hats for the Polish workers?
10. A federal judge later found you conspired to cheat both the Polish workers, who were paid less than $5 an hour cash with no benefits, and the union health and welfare fund. You testified that you did not notice the Polish workers, whom the judge noted were easy to spot because they were the only ones on the work site without hard hats.
What should voters make of your failure or inability to notice 150 men demolishing a multi-story building without hard hats?
But please do read the rest of Johnson’s questions, and then please share this post on social media if you have the same two questions for the mainstream media that I do: Why didn’t you tell the public that Trump needed to use ludicrously unethical business practices in order to even moderately improve upon his inherited wealth? What’s in it for YOU to have a raving, clueless wannabee in the White House?