Before his kids grew up Donald Trump had a never ending parade of issues in all aspects of his life. When his children grew up they became the first real “Helicopter Kids” and for a time kept his nose clean.
They found him a new wife to keep him out of sexual trouble, ran his businesses properly and developed his media empire. They found a way to keep him occupied and out of trouble while they grew his financial empire – somewhat honestly.
The problem was they could not compete with Steve Bannon and the lure of the Presidency. He has managed to separate them from their father and does not care what happens to Donald Trump and his image, as long as “President Bannon is calling the shots. We are in for a long, eventful four years…..
President Trump’s troubled past
Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life. An Overview of Donald Trump’s troubled past.
Sexual-Assault Allegations Read More>
Accusations filed in court against Trump
- Ivana Trump (1989)
- Jill Harth (1992)
Allegations of unwanted physical contact
- Jessica Leeds (1980s)
- Kristin Anderson (1990s)
- Cathy Heller (1997)
- Temple Taggart McDowell (1997)
- Karena Virginia (1998)
- Mindy McGillivray (2003)
- Rachel Crooks (2005)
- Natasha Stoynoff (2005)
- Jessica Drake (2006)
- Ninni Laaksonen (2006)
- Summer Zervos (2007)
Allegations of pageant dressing room visits
- Miss Teen USA contestants
- Bridget Sullivan (2000)
- Tasha Dixon (2001)
- Unnamed contestants (2001)
- Samantha Holvey (2006)
Trump denies all sexual-assault cases, even though he brags about the same behavior he is accused—whether grabbing or forcibly kissing.
Read more:The New York Times, People, BuzzFeed,
The Beauty Pageant Scandals
Accused of barging in changing rooms, groping contestants and organizers, multiple accusations and court cases.
Read more:The Boston Globe, Vanity Fair
Racial Housing Discrimination
The dirt: The Department of Justice sued Trump and his father for housing discrimination in New York. “The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,’”
Read more:The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times
Mafia Ties The dirt: Trump has been linked to the mafia many times. Although much of it was due to their mutual interests in the construction business, there have been many interactions outside of regular business activities that led to fines and allegations.
Read more: Wayne Barrett, Michael Isikoff, Time, Yahoo, David Cay Johnston
Trump University was founded to teach his real-estate secrets. Many students claimed it was a scam, it operated without an education license and was hit with a number of lawsuits. It settles out of court in 2016 for $25 Million.
Read more: Tom McNichol, Steven Brill, National Review,
The Four Bankruptcies
Four times in his career, Trump’s companies have declaired bankruptcy.
- 1991 Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal Casino.
- 1992 Atlantic City Trump Plaza
- 2004 Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts
- 2009 Trump Entertainment Resorts once again went bankrupt. Trump resigned from the board, but the company retained his name.
Read more: The Washington Post, William Cohan
The Undocumented Polish Workers
To construct his signature Trump Tower in New York, he had to demolish the Bonwit Teller store. The work had to be done fast they hired 200 undocumented Polish workers, paying them substandard wages. $5 per hour, when they were paid at all. The workers didn’t wear hard hats and often slept at the site. When the workers complained about not getting paid, they were allegedly threatened with deportation. Trump said he was unaware that illegal immigrants were working at the site. 1991, a federal judge found Trump and other defendants guilty of conspiring to avoid paying union pension and welfare contributions for the workers Read more:Michael Daly, The New York Times, Time
Alleged Marital Rape
Read more:The Daily Beast
Breaking Casino Rules
Condo Hotel investment Lawsuits
Read more:Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, ibid., The Wall Street Journal
Suing Journalist Tim O’Brien for Libel
Read more: O’Brien’s original report, O’Brien in 2015, William Cohan, The Washington Post
Refusing to Pay Workers and Contractors
Read more: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post
Read more:The New York Times, Ars Technica, The Daily Beast
Buying Up His Own Books
Read more: The Daily Beast
Read more: Mother Jones
The Trump Foundation
Read more: David Fahrenthold (several times over), me, The New York Times, Fahrenthold, Fahrenthold, Fahrenthold, Fahrenthold, Fahrenthold, Fahrenthold
The Cuban EmbargoRead more: BusinessWeek, Newsweek