Donald Trump’s controversial business practices prove that he will be the nation’s “scammer-in-chief” if he becomes president, Sen. Harry Reid warned Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported that the Senate minority leader, during a scathing speech on the floor of the chamber, called Trump a “flimflammer.” Reid accused the Republican nominee of refusing to release his tax returns to deceive voters about the extent of his wealth. While the real-estate mogul likes to boast about his riches, some of his critics have suggested that he is not really a billionaire.
“Simply put, Trump is faking his net worth because he doesn’t want us to know that he’s not a good businessman,” Reid said. ”He’s not as rich as he would have us believe. … Donald Trump desperately wants people to think he’s a brilliant, rich, rich businessman. In reality, he is a silver spoon doting fraud who would never make it in the real world without his father’s money. … He’s always looking for a mark, some victim for one his schemes, because he’s incapable of making money honestly. Now, our country is Trump’s next target. He wants this to be his biggest payoff ever.”
The Post noted that Trump claims he cannot make his tax records public because the Internal Revenue Service is auditing him. However, IRS officials and other tax experts have said that is not true.
Reid also slammed Trump for his alleged personal use of contributions to his charitable foundation, and for his online business university that is the subject of a fraud lawsuit. “Trump can’t be trusted with his own charity,” the senator said. “Are we supposed to believe he can manage the nation’s treasury; provide money for our armed services or homeland security?”
Source: The Washington Post
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