Trump’s Company Violated the United States Embargo Against Cuba

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    Sep 29, 2016 2:22 PM GMT
    A company controlled by Donald Trump secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings. Documents show that the Trump company spent at least $68,000 in Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp. Once the business consultants traveled to Cuba and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort.

    This is again indicative of the manner in which Trump has conducted his business, including his "charitable" foundation. Remember what he said previously: "If you can get away with it, why not?" I've always said that the US presidency was not on Trump's agenda years ago. Accordingly, more than likely he wasn't particularly careful with his business dealings. However, now that he and his business empire are under strict scrutiny, I'm certain that his past questionable business dealings will surface one by one---perhaps slowly, but they will.


    See http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/14/donald-trump-cuban-embargo-castro-violated-florida-504059.html (explaining how Trump's business empire violated Cuban embargo).
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    Sep 29, 2016 2:44 PM GMT
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    Sep 29, 2016 3:13 PM GMT
    Report on Trump company's Cuba dealings could affect crucial Florida vote

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    Does anyone doubt that Duh Donald would play nice with PUTIN if $$$ for himself was involved?
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    Sep 29, 2016 3:22 PM GMT
    TimTheThird said

    Does anyone doubt that Duh Donald would play nice with PUTIN if $$$ for himself was involved?


    why so many people gotta hate on Russia and Putin so much have u ever seen a Russian twink? Let's support dipomatic ties between USA and Russia.
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    Sep 29, 2016 4:35 PM GMT
    Unfortunately for the country, the Trumpistas won't read this, and wouldn't care if they did, 'cause ol' Donald's gonna speaks his mind and is gonna make America great again.

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    Sep 29, 2016 4:51 PM GMT
    Newsweek also notes that: "with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort."

    He violated American law and used charity as cover up.

    The Republican candidate for President of the United States of America is scum.

    As if it wasn't enough that he'd run the country according to his "business ethics" which to him means not bound by any ethics, now nor is he bound by law.

    The guy is scum.
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    Sep 29, 2016 7:11 PM GMT
    TimTheThird saidReport on Trump company's Cuba dealings could affect crucial Florida vote


    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/donald-trump/article104851671.htmlDonald Trump spoke to the Cuban American National Foundation in 1999, casting himself as a pro-embargo hardliner who refused to do potentially lucrative business in Cuba until Fidel Castro was gone


    @7:23 "...but we must not reward Fidel Castro with trade, hard currency or respect..."
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    Sep 29, 2016 8:42 PM GMT
    From the video above,

    in 1999 Duh Donald is declaring to Cuban American businessmen that he'll NEVER do business with Castro.

    in 1998 LYIN' DONALD was paying good money to do business with Castro.
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    Sep 29, 2016 10:05 PM GMT
    TimTheThird saidFrom the video above,

    in 1999 Duh Donald is declaring to Cuban American businessmen that he'll NEVER do business with Castro.

    in 1998 LYIN' DONALD was paying good money to do business with Castro.


    And he doubled down on his lying recently...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/donald-trump/article104851671.htmlTrump, on the other hand, has hardened his Cuba position recently, proclaiming at a Miami rally that he would reverse President Barack Obama’s reengagement policy toward the island’s communist regime.


    I'd be surprised if the Florida papers serving the Cuban-American community don't come down hard on this and the Cuban community here has a long tradition of informing themselves on current events. Even back in the days of cigar factories here they'd chip in to hire readers or lectores to read to them while they worked.

    Here's a modern-day example of that in Cuba


    So they are going to know that Trump fucked them.

    This could very well push this close swing state blue. Hillary I think is currently less than 1% ahead here and the Cuban-American community makes up about 6 to 7%.
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    Sep 29, 2016 10:42 PM GMT
    http://fortune.com/2016/09/29/donald-trump-cuban-embargo-newsweek/Trump Campaign Denies He Violated Embargo Against Cuba

    In an earlier interview, Trump’s campaign manager said he had spent money in Cuba.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/29/trump-campaign-manager-suggests-candidate-broke-embargo-by-spending-money-in-cuba/ERE“Read the entire story. It starts out with a screaming headline, as it usually does, that he did business in Cuba. And it turns out that he decided not to invest there. I think they paid money, as I understand from the story, in 1998 — and we're not supposed to talk about years ago when it comes to the Clintons,” Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on ABC’s “The View” Thursday, amid cross talk.


    So the campaign manager thinks that spending money in Cuba in violation of embargo law doesn't constitute violating embargo law simply because he decided after spending the money there that it wasn't worth investing further? Really?

    Is that like how when a burglar breaks into your house but doesn't find anything worth stealing it's as if he never broke into your house?

    No need for you to feel violated that there was a burglar in your house while you were sleeping. Because he didn't take anything but a selfie.

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    Sep 29, 2016 11:20 PM GMT
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    TimTheThird said

    Does anyone doubt that Duh Donald would play nice with PUTIN if $$$ for himself was involved?


    why so many people gotta hate on Russia and Putin so much have u ever seen a Russian twink? Let's support dipomatic ties between USA and Russia.


    Why support ties to Russia? They are murderers. The blatant spying and subversion of other governments, not just the US, Sweden has also been affected.
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    Oct 01, 2016 7:23 AM GMT
    Ekho said
    TimTheThird said

    Does anyone doubt that Duh Donald would play nice with PUTIN if $$$ for himself was involved?


    why so many people gotta hate on Russia and Putin so much have u ever seen a Russian twink? Let's support dipomatic ties between USA and Russia.


    watch the jews supporting Hitler, guys.

    where did this troll come from?

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    Oct 01, 2016 9:15 AM GMT
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    Oct 01, 2016 9:17 AM GMT
    TIMinPS said
    Ekho said
    TimTheThird said

    Does anyone doubt that Duh Donald would play nice with PUTIN if $$$ for himself was involved?


    why so many people gotta hate on Russia and Putin so much have u ever seen a Russian twink? Let's support dipomatic ties between USA and Russia.


    Why support ties to Russia? They are murderers. The blatant spying and subversion of other governments, not just the US, Sweden has also been affected.

    The US of A is not free of sin either. Ask Hilary.