Trump supporters think that the GOP presidential nominee will make America great again but it’s just been revealed that the alleged billionaire has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years. That’s nothing new for Donald. But this newest revelation by Newsweek shows that Donald ditched U.S. steel workers for China. You know, the country Donald says he wants to get tough with.
This is Donald being tough with China:
A Newsweek investigation has found that in at least two of Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations based in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. In other instances, he abandoned steel altogether, instead choosing the far-less-expensive option of buying concrete from various companies, including some linked to the Luchese and Genovese crime families.
There’s a reason Trump hides behind a veil of secrecy.
Of Trump’s last three construction projects, the first to use Chinese steel was Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, which opened in 2008. That the manufacturer is from China is not immediately evident; this fact is hidden within a chain of various corporate entities, including holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands. That micro-state is a popular site for obscure off-shore entities that exist only on legal documents, limiting the potential liability of real businesses while obscuring their true owners.
Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago also used steel from China. In order to complete that project, Donald got loans from Deutsche Bank and three hedge funds that in turn used financing from George Soros. Yes, that George Soros.
American companies could have benefited from $350 million in sales on that project alone. What a day Mr. Trump is having. Remember when Donald said he would be “harsh on Iran”? Today it was revealed that he was directly involved with one of their state-run banks which funneled over $100 million to terrorists. Trump’s ‘charity’ foundation just got a cease and desist order by New York’s Attorney General.
And now we find out that Donald stiffed American workers for Chinese workers.
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