I favor one tweet in the stead of several where a thread is involved. Even with all the tweets, this is complicated and arcane stuff (and this one has nothing to do with Trump's tax returns, but with filings required by the UK for the Aberdeen golf course). You may read the rest as you wish. For me, the bottom line is Trump expends a great deal of energy protecting his financial records from scrutiny. I don't think it's psychological or even pathological. It seems more plausible it's because his actions are largely criminal. Why are all Trump's golf courses described as "money-pits" and why does he go from failure to failure without ever crashing to the ground? And if he is a billionaire (as Forbes alleges), it has to have been since "The Apprentice" (per latest NYT reporting). How did he parlay $167 million in fees and an additional $250 million in monies for promotional deals ancillay to the fame he earned on TV, into billions? It's not that he's a brilliant business man like Musk, or a brilliant investor like Buffet.
Oh, forgot to make the most obvious point:— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) September 29, 2020
If this is a money disappearing business and it is not only tax fraud, then he is making money disappear for somebody else and charging some sort of fee. Which might explain why a money-losing golf course pays huge fees to its owner.
I'm hardly a forensic accountant, but that sounds like money laundering to me.
He cannot have spent all that money on the properties. We have the planning docs. We know how much he spent--it's far less than what he claims.— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) September 29, 2020
The money truly disappears. It goes from one pocket to another pocket and then the pocket is opened to reveal nothing is there.