He is not a self-made billionaire. He is not a genius businessman. He is the spoiled rich son of a corrupt man, molded in his father’s image.
The Times found 295 income streams created by Fred Trump for his son, many of them illegal on their face. The English language has terms for people who make large sources of money from illegal activity: criminals.
The state of New York is reviewing past instances of suspected tax-fraud involving Trump and his father Fred Trump during the 1990’s.
The Times reported that through several aggressive and potentially illegal maneuvers, the Trumps claimed that 25 apartment complexes transferred to Donald Trump and his siblings from their father were worth just $41.4 million. The Trumps sold those buildings within a decade for more than 16 times that amount.