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(The Daily Beast)   That moment when you realize you probably shouldn't have put a grifter in charge if you didn't want to get grifted yourself   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-09-11 8:32:02 AM  
Rent costs can't be cut - I wonder who the landlord is?
 
2020-09-11 8:36:16 AM  
The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.
 
2020-09-11 8:40:19 AM  
And he will still win.  I recall these same problems in 2016 and everybody laughed at him.   He does nothing but "win" because he a grifter.  The best grifter.  A beautiful, luxurious grifter.
 
2020-09-11 8:42:31 AM  

BizarreMan: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.


Trump ladies don't work cheap.
 
2020-09-11 8:46:43 AM  
Check Trump's hotels and golf clubs.  Back in June or July there was a lot of reporting about hundreds of thousands being paid there in just a few days.  I doubt that was an isolated incident.

Plus, Parscale has fancy cars and at least one boat

Then there's the money the campaign is paying Lara Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle for... well, who knows what?

Gee, where could the money have gone?
 
2020-09-11 8:46:50 AM  
Big Ronna is Mitt Romney's niece.

A friendly reminder from me.
 
2020-09-11 8:50:04 AM  
Fool, money, parted...you know how this goes.
 
2020-09-11 8:55:21 AM  

OldRod: Then there's the money the campaign is paying Lara Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle for... well, who knows what?


To not run away screaming to the press.
 
2020-09-11 8:57:54 AM  
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2020-09-11 9:04:52 AM  

BizarreMan: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.


While working in academic environments I have learned that cuts are needed because we desperately need to hire more people at the $150k+ level who really do nothing.
 
2020-09-11 9:05:16 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Fool, money, parted...you know how this goes.


A smart grifter is usually more subtle.
I think I found the problem.
 
2020-09-11 9:06:39 AM  
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2020-09-11 9:09:13 AM  
Uh Oh SpaghettiOs
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2020-09-11 9:11:21 AM  

SpectroBoy: [images.dailykos.com image 288x175]


Well if nothing else, at least I'M ERIC can say he truly is Trump's son. Half Scoop tho? I never put much stock in those McMann jokes, but looking at him in that picture...um...
 
2020-09-11 9:11:22 AM  
I am shocked that Trump would sabotage other Republicans to save himself. Just utterly flabbergasted. Who could have possibly foreseen this?
 
2020-09-11 9:12:28 AM  

alitaki: SpectroBoy: [images.dailykos.com image 288x175]

Well if nothing else, at least I'M ERIC can say he truly is Trump's son. Half Scoop tho? I never put much stock in those McMann jokes, but looking at him in that picture...um...


McMann, McMahon...don't care. Both of them are shiat heads.
 
2020-09-11 9:13:34 AM  
nelson haha dot jpeg
 
2020-09-11 9:13:59 AM  

dionysusaur: AdmirableSnackbar: Fool, money, parted...you know how this goes.

A smart grifter is usually more subtle.
I think I found the problem.


It's all legal-ish so there's no need to be subtle. Especially when the mark sees what you are doing and cheers.

But this is the last reelection campaign he can grift so time is running out.

After that all he could really grift off is his library nonprofit and he's banned from running one of those.
 
2020-09-11 9:14:13 AM  
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff took all the money.

/ it worked once, sort of.
 
2020-09-11 9:18:41 AM  
I hope he steals every penny, the GOP gets shellacked, and there are many years of glorious vicious court fights between what's left of the RNC and the Trump crime family.
 
2020-09-11 9:20:21 AM  

qorkfiend: I am shocked that Trump would sabotage other Republicans to save himself. Just utterly flabbergasted. Who could have possibly foreseen this?


To borrow my own gag from a thread on a similar issue a few days back, I actually hate Trump a tiny bit less to think that he's grifted more from the Republicans than he may have done from US taxpayers during his two campaigns and term in office.

The amount the government has paid Trump enterprises for room rental (eg staff, Secret Service etc), golf cart hire etc is in the range of $5 to $10 mill as I understand it, happy to be corrected if anyone's got current figures.

But the amount he could grift of his own party, where the audit requirements are lower than for government funds, should easily be more than this.

Turns out the Republicans really are the party of free enterprise. As long as that enterprise is branded Trump.
 
2020-09-11 9:23:02 AM  
The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.

The in house laundry service is very expensive.

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2020-09-11 9:24:25 AM  

flypusher713: I hope he steals every penny, the GOP gets shellacked, and there are many years of glorious vicious court fights between what's left of the RNC and the Trump crime family.


From your mouth to God's ears.
 
2020-09-11 9:26:02 AM  

EL EM: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff took all the money.

/ it worked once, sort of.


Just imagine how that must feel... you help out your best friend, who happens to be the First Lady, by agreeing to be in charge of the inauguration fund.  Then, money goes missing, and your best friend tries to pin it all on you.  That's gotta leave a mark I would imagine...
 
2020-09-11 9:28:00 AM  

wejash: dionysusaur: AdmirableSnackbar: Fool, money, parted...you know how this goes.

A smart grifter is usually more subtle.
I think I found the problem.

It's all legal-ish so there's no need to be subtle. Especially when the mark sees what you are doing and cheers.

But this is the last reelection campaign he can grift so time is running out.

After that all he could really grift off is his library nonprofit and he's banned from running one of those.


If he loses this year, he can grift even more in 2024.
 
2020-09-11 9:29:23 AM  
This would be a bigger problem if Trump wasn't holding daily campaign rallies on the White House lawn. Which he shouldn't be doing, but nobody's going to stop him.
 
2020-09-11 9:29:45 AM  
Don't worry Ronna McDaniel (the sycophant formerly known as Ronna Romney-McDaniel until she found out that Trump didn't like the Romney part and she deleted it posthaste) the media is plastering our airwaves with his daily 2-minutes hate. He's still out there spewing his bullshiat to the masses without the need to spend valuable campaign dollars.
 
2020-09-11 9:36:01 AM  
Perhaps a decision has been made: "We can't win so grab everything you can and run."
 
2020-09-11 9:37:49 AM  
He can't help himself can he? Even when his ass is on the line, he has from the petty cash drawer to keep the charade of being rich going. He refuses to even give a fig leaf of campaigning because that's money that's not going to Trump!
 
2020-09-11 9:39:42 AM  
The media reports his daily, illegal, campaign pressers, so there is no need to spend money on tv advertising. However, I guarantee you Parscale is still being paid handsomely for his "expertise" in online messaging.

Anyone with one working brain cell can easily see whose pocket is being lined with Trump's campaign advertising dollars.

I'm glad the RNC is being taken for everything they've got, just like what has happened to the NRA.

I seem to have lost my tiny violin to play sad songs for the RNC.
 
2020-09-11 9:47:22 AM  

d23: BizarreMan: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.

While working in academic environments I have learned that cuts are needed because we desperately need to hire more people at the $150k+ level who really do nothing.


This seems to be an issue with many universities. I interviewed at a few colleges and was interviewed by more deans than I knew could even exist. Dean of Admissions, Dean of Housing, Dean of Athletics, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Student Services. There had to have been 12 to 15 deans, many of which seemed to be redundant, or at least in a position that would suggest they should be considered a mid-level manager, not at senior manager.

On top of that, I had an interview/lunch with other staff members. Such as the person who manages the cafeteria, the manager for campus facilities, an assistant to the Human Resources manager. All of the universities did this, which suggest this is how universities do their interview processes. All of the "interview" lasted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This of course leads to the question why I would have to interview with all of the deans when I was being considered for the General Counsel position of the university. Why in the world should the Dean of Athletics opinion be considered when the university is trying to fill its top legal officer position?

Academics is a completely different world.
 
2020-09-11 9:47:26 AM  

Aussie_As: qorkfiend: I am shocked that Trump would sabotage other Republicans to save himself. Just utterly flabbergasted. Who could have possibly foreseen this?

To borrow my own gag from a thread on a similar issue a few days back, I actually hate Trump a tiny bit less to think that he's grifted more from the Republicans than he may have done from US taxpayers during his two campaigns and term in office.

The amount the government has paid Trump enterprises for room rental (eg staff, Secret Service etc), golf cart hire etc is in the range of $5 to $10 mill as I understand it, happy to be corrected if anyone's got current figures.

But the amount he could grift of his own party, where the audit requirements are lower than for government funds, should easily be more than this.

Turns out the Republicans really are the party of free enterprise. As long as that enterprise is branded Trump.


Make no mistake, he has grifted and damaged all of us far in excess of whatever $ amount he has fleeced from his flock of rubes.The monetary equivalent damage he has done to our economy, intelligence agencies, military alliances, and general esteem is in the trillions.

And that is just so far. If shiat goes really sideways in the next four months (Spoiler warning: It will. trump has no bottom.) that dollar figure will just keep going up.

/trump ain't gonna spend any of his own money
//he's not gonna spend all of his campaign's money, there would be nothing left to grift
///he's also not gonna leave voluntarily
 
2020-09-11 9:52:53 AM  

edmo: Perhaps a decision has been made: "We can't win so grab everything you can and run."


win or lose he's spanked them for a pile of cash and they're so craven they'll cheer him for it
 
2020-09-11 9:53:17 AM  

Aussie_As: The amount the government has paid Trump enterprises for room rental (eg staff, Secret Service etc), golf cart hire etc is in the range of $5 to $10 mill as I understand it, happy to be corrected if anyone's got current figures.


Try $141m and counting for golf alone.
 
2020-09-11 9:54:29 AM  

Psychopusher: Aussie_As: The amount the government has paid Trump enterprises for room rental (eg staff, Secret Service etc), golf cart hire etc is in the range of $5 to $10 mill as I understand it, happy to be corrected if anyone's got current figures.

Try $141m and counting for golf alone.


Wait.  I misunderstood the question.  But since many (most?) of those golf outings happened at Mar-a-Lago, it's probably not a whole lot less than that.
 
2020-09-11 9:54:44 AM  

danvon: d23: BizarreMan: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.

While working in academic environments I have learned that cuts are needed because we desperately need to hire more people at the $150k+ level who really do nothing.

This seems to be an issue with many universities. I interviewed at a few colleges and was interviewed by more deans than I knew could even exist. Dean of Admissions, Dean of Housing, Dean of Athletics, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Student Services. There had to have been 12 to 15 deans, many of which seemed to be redundant, or at least in a position that would suggest they should be considered a mid-level manager, not at senior manager.

On top of that, I had an interview/lunch with other staff members. Such as the person who manages the cafeteria, the manager for campus facilities, an assistant to the Human Resources manager. All of the universities did this, which suggest this is how universities do their interview processes. All of the "interview" lasted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This of course leads to the question why I would have to interview with all of the deans when I was being considered for the General Counsel position of the university. Why in the world should the Dean of Athletics opinion be considered when the university is trying to fill its top legal officer position?

Academics is a completely different world.


If you were interviewing at a Big 10 school with questionable medical staff in the athletic program, I could see why the Dean of Athletics might want a word.
 
2020-09-11 9:58:01 AM  

Psychopusher: Aussie_As: The amount the government has paid Trump enterprises for room rental (eg staff, Secret Service etc), golf cart hire etc is in the range of $5 to $10 mill as I understand it, happy to be corrected if anyone's got current figures.

Try $141m and counting for golf alone.


Nah, much of that is secret service staff expenses not paid to Trump enterprises.

Obama racked up a hundred mill in travel expenses (far less than Trump on a per month basis, but nevertheless $114 mill) and he doesn't own a single hotel to my knowledge, I'm talking about how much has actually been paid to Trump enterprises, not what is the cost of the travel expense in total.
 
2020-09-11 9:59:03 AM  

Senseless_drivel: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.

The in house laundry service is very expensive.

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Bill Stepien.Guys with faces like that don't do well in general population.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/0​1​/bill-stepien-donald-trump-christie-23​3199
 
2020-09-11 9:59:09 AM  
Curious thing is when trump* threatened to sue Pascale after the Oklahoma City debacle. Not fire him - sue him.

Must've seen the books, and such shiatty ROI in terms of (1) polls and (2) wetness of his own orange-stained beak.

Seems like every instance of trump* and money leads to that money disappearing. Either he spent it egregiously on tacky luxuries, laundered it, or got conned by Parscale and the escorts he hired for his boys.

Why not both all three?
 
2020-09-11 10:03:13 AM  
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2020-09-11 10:07:03 AM  

OdradekRex: danvon: d23: BizarreMan: The decision to slash ad spending was taken by Trump's new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who reportedly said the ad budget had to be cut as it was impossible to reduce staff or HQ rental costs.


It's easier to grift with payroll and rent than ad buys.

While working in academic environments I have learned that cuts are needed because we desperately need to hire more people at the $150k+ level who really do nothing.

This seems to be an issue with many universities. I interviewed at a few colleges and was interviewed by more deans than I knew could even exist. Dean of Admissions, Dean of Housing, Dean of Athletics, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Student Services. There had to have been 12 to 15 deans, many of which seemed to be redundant, or at least in a position that would suggest they should be considered a mid-level manager, not at senior manager.

On top of that, I had an interview/lunch with other staff members. Such as the person who manages the cafeteria, the manager for campus facilities, an assistant to the Human Resources manager. All of the universities did this, which suggest this is how universities do their interview processes. All of the "interview" lasted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This of course leads to the question why I would have to interview with all of the deans when I was being considered for the General Counsel position of the university. Why in the world should the Dean of Athletics opinion be considered when the university is trying to fill its top legal officer position?

Academics is a completely different world.

If you were interviewing at a Big 10 school with questionable medical staff in the athletic program, I could see why the Dean of Athletics might want a word.


Oddly enough, one school where I interviewed was a school that was under investigation for misappropriation of funds. The first people who interviewed me were the State Attorney General's 2nd in command and another attorney who worked at a large multinational firm who was assisting the state in its investigation.  Generally, when there is illegal or unethical activity committed by upper management, a smart company will not have the people who are in charge of the department being investigated involved in the hiring practice.

This school understood that, at least.
 
2020-09-11 10:28:06 AM  
Those morons didn't see that coming, did they?  There was ample opportunity to stop it.
 
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2020-09-11 10:35:25 AM  
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2020-09-11 10:35:44 AM  
what's in the box?
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2020-09-11 10:36:38 AM  
The only thing that can (partially)redeem the last four years would be for Trump to cause the Senate to flip.
 
2020-09-11 10:52:44 AM  
Ronna, while you were asleep four yeas ago, the Republican party was renamed the tRump party.

Reap what you sow.
 
2020-09-11 10:55:46 AM  
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2020-09-11 11:02:18 AM  
Donnie is saving the money for Half-scoop's run in 2024.
 
2020-09-11 11:21:01 AM  
It is refreshing that I have see exactly zero TV ads for republican house candidates.

Thanks Trump!
 
2020-09-11 11:35:57 AM  

Muta: It is refreshing that I have see exactly zero TV ads for republican house candidates.

Thanks Trump!


In TX-22 (very flippable) I'm seeing attack ads against the R candidate, funded by a national group.

Hopefully I'll see ads FOR Sri Kulkarni soon.
 
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