On Tuesday night The New York Times published the figures it had obtained from President Trump’s Form 1040s from 1985 to 1994 and found that he’d lost a billion dollars over the course of a decade.
That led to a hot take from the Times about how Trump “was making himself the media’s go-to symbol” for wealth, though as we said Wednesday, we think the media had a part in that as well.
Steve Robinson laid the smackdown on the Times, however, by reminding them of their sale of The Boston Globe for $70 million, a 93 percent loss from its record-high price of $1.1 billion.
Now CNN’s Don Lemon is working the “Trump was a really lousy businessman” angle — they’ve got 24 hours a day to fill and no Russian collusion to report on anymore and not even a Michael Avenatii campaign to promote, so they had to find something.
NYT: Trump's tax records shows Trump lost $1.17B in a decade
CNN's @DonLemon: "It turns out Donald Trump is our con man in chief … The man who ran for president on his reputation as a billionaire business genius was a really lousy businessman" https://t.co/LWmymjzkYB pic.twitter.com/OQl9irBHpt
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) May 8, 2019
First, we’re not sure what’s immoral or illegal about losing money, especially in real estate, when the numbers are routinely enormous, and second, we’re not sure CNN’s in any position to talk either.
that's nothing compared to> https://t.co/AySpGbOhHE
— 1 fast patriot (@FastPatriot) May 8, 2019
Remember the time CNN founder Ted Turner lost $8 billion not over a decade but on a single bad deal: the merger of America Online and Time Warner.
The best part of the Guardian’s story: “CNN has not of late been a star in the AOL Time Warner portfolio and is losing viewers to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.” Ha! That was from 2003 … good to see CNN’s turned things around like Trump managed to do and come out on top.
And this makes CNN a "really, really, really lousy…" news network…https://t.co/6geAf1CALQ
— Al Thompson (@AlThomp) May 8, 2019
Here's the con…. @CNNTonight "talent" doesn't disclose that billionaire business genius came back from billion dollar losses and actually wrote a book about that journey, making the @CNNTonight talent the actual con artist. https://t.co/YryQbtvHJ2
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) May 9, 2019
Again, we’re talking about a 10-year period during the real estate crash — which Trump wrote about in his books.
Turns out?? If anyone bothered to ask, you would have known this before.
— The Dealer (@nj_fisherman) May 8, 2019
Ummmmm, this isn't news. It was in 2 of his books. His motto was "survive till 95". Also, you have to be pretty successful in order to lose a billion dollars and still not go broke. Bezos has lost that amount on more than one occasion.
— James Wilkinson (@ACTav_James) May 8, 2019
OMG its worse than I thought. Not only did he talk about this hard time on TV, he wrote a book about it available on Amazon. LMAO
Trump: The Art of the Comeback Hardcover – October 27, 1997
Where's the "breaking news"????????????????
— Jim Asia (@Peasefullife) May 9, 2019
This is not news. It was in the news when it happened. He talked about it and wrote about it. And he made a comeback! Many wealthy people lose multiple times.
— Karen VanderZee (@Karen_VanderZee) May 9, 2019
He wrote a book about this. I'm confused by all this hype today.
— Ringo (@enochssecret) May 8, 2019
It was also mentioned before the 2016 election as well.
— Spencer Stewart (@goldenbears98) May 9, 2019
Thanks for breaking 35 year old news. #FakeNews
— Steve Edwards (@vaheritage10) May 9, 2019
It’s all they’ve got unless they can get the Bill Barr contempt circus to stick.
@realDonaldTrump Don Lemon, Do you call Jeff Bezos a con? Amazon lost money for years and they barley made any profits and carried their losses forward as well. Lots of successful companies do. It’s the law. But would yoube honest and say that? No, cause you’re News Con Man.
— Brandon Powers (@brandopowers) May 8, 2019
Lol all the people that know ZERO about business are frothing at the mouth, including the cue ball of concern @brianstelter
— Jared Althouse (@jaredalthouse) May 8, 2019
“Cue ball of concern” Brian Stelter? This whole post was worth it just for that.
An American business ownwer that lost lots of money during the Obama 8 years of misery and apology. What a shocker….But hey Don Lemon congrats for more Twitter followers than live viewers.
— Chris Mason (@CCMason75) May 9, 2019
LOL. Don Lemon suffers from STAGE 4 TDS. This "reporter" is ethically and intellectually bankrupt. He wears a sharp suit and tie, and his hair is quaffed. But, the words exiting his mouth and his message is reckless and he's now iterating false narrative. Somebody sack this man.
— Ted McGovern (@tedmcgovern) May 8, 2019
And honestly what has Don Lemon ever done? In business or in politics or really in life? Honestly what are his qualifications or his resume
— Ryan Dugan (@Ryandug48057177) May 8, 2019
No, guys, this is what’s going to cost Trump the support of his base in 2020 … he’s finished. Good work, CNN — now back to work on those ratings.
‘You are good’: New York Times zinged after story on Donald Trump’s billion-dollar loss https://t.co/wX2xsI1WbW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 8, 2019