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“Any day now, Donald Trump is finally going to confess,” writes Steve Sebelius in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Any day now, Trump is going to admit what savvy observers have long suspected, that his bid for the presidency is actually the most elaborate pilot episode of a brand-new reality series loosely modeled on “Punk’d.” But, oh, so much bigger.
Any day now, Trump is going to reveal he’s really running for Punkmaster General of the United States.
Any day now. […]
At one point, long ago, it seemed possible the Trump candidacy was a favor to the Clintons, a way to clear the GOP field with a scenery-chewing ringmaster no media person could resist. But the joke has been so long-running and well-executed, even the Clinton machine couldn’t have thought it up.
There will be many people who will be disappointed and even angry when they realize they weren’t in on the joke. They’re the ones who say that Trump is just saying what the American people are thinking. They may never believe this whole thing was the greatest gag in American comedy history. And nobody will be more disappointed than those pundits who denounce The Donald’s awfulness while extensively documenting his every Tweet.
All that’s left is to get William Shatner signed up to play Trump on this season’s “Saturday Night Live,” and get back to figuring out which of the boring candidates will be our next president. Because any day now, Trump will let us all in on the joke.
Any day now.
If the Clinton machine cannot claim the ingenious responsibility for the Trump presidential campaign, who can? It just so happens that Trump has a history of dealings with one of the solar system’s premier diabolical masterminds in George Soros, a predatory billionaire whose infamy has been boosted in the twenty-first century by his sponsorship of toxic astroturf activism and various crypto-imperial color revolutions.
Blogger Helena Glass, noting Trump’s documented friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, his donation of $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary’s attendance at Trump’s wedding in 2005, continues:
Trump has changed political parties as often as Hillary changes her hair. From Democrat to Independent to Republican and a host of ‘in-betweens’, his changing ways are a bit unnerving. If he were actually, gasp, elected, would he become a Democrat while in office? The most telling would be finding a connection between Soros and Trump. It’s hardly a secret that Soros has crossed party lines before, McCain is one example.
Citing a 2009 soiree attended by both Trump and Soros, Glass goes into further details of the two confidence men’s connections:
Coincidentally, it was 2009 that Trump changed his party status from Democrat to Republican. Soros invested $160 million in Trump’s Chicago skyscraper which was completed in 2009. In 2009, Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The largest holder of Trump’s debt was Avenue Capital Group. At the time, Chelsea Clinton worked for the firm – 2006 to 2009. Marc Lasry, one of the co-founders of Avenue Capital is a strident backer of Hillary. In 2013, Lasry stepped down from Avenue Capital after Bill Clinton pushed Obama to name him as the new US Ambassador to France. Unfortunately, Lasry had to ultimately decline when he was found to be “involved” in a money laundering international poker ring. Trump’s daughter married orthodox Jewish businessman, Jared Kushner, in 2009. Trump adamantly claims no ties with – anyone. But sometimes, one protests too much, and we find the truth is far different.
Soros recently gave an interview in which he lambasted Trump for “doing the work of ISIS” by incentivizing Islamic terror; but Trump, asked about Soros at a Tea Party rally a few years ago, brushed aside the question, saying, “Forget Soros. Leave him alone. He’s got enough problems. […] Let’s talk about somebody else.” Trump’s quick dismissal of the question is strange and invites more intensive scrutiny. Does anything other than Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago unite the two businessmen?
In 2006, New York’s Sun reported:
A real estate investment company says in a $750 million lawsuit that it lost a chance to buy the General Motors Building in the city because of a bid-rigging conspiracy by a group controlled by billionaire investor George Soros.
Leslie Dick Worldwide Ltd. says in court papers the 50-story building at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan was sold to Macklowe Properties Inc. in a “sham” auction for $1.4 billion in September 2003 after the seller ignored Dick’s $1.5 billion offer.
The building was sold by Conseco Inc., which owned a majority interest, to raise cash after it declared bankruptcy in December 2002. Conseco, of Carmel, Ind., told the court that sale of the GM building “presents a unique opportunity to provide capital.”
After the auction, court papers say, Conseco accepted Macklowe’s $1.4 billion bid although “plaintiffs’ bid was superior to Macklowe’s bid in every material respect.”
Dick’s amended complaint, filed three weeks ago in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court, says Mr. Soros gave Macklowe $350 million, including the $50 million deposit Macklowe made, “essentially making Soros the real purchaser of the building.” […]
Macklowe Properties spokesman Howard Rubenstein said his client called the lawsuit “absurd” and said it was “totally devoid of any merit.”
The building once was partly owned by developer Donald Trump, who bought it with Conseco in 1998 for $800 million. Trump’s name was spelled out across the front of the building in huge gold-colored letters.
A RICO (racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations) complaint filed by Leslie Dick Worldwide’s attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against George Soros, Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank, and other entities – the full text of which is available here – alleges, in summary, the following:
The RICO conspiracy of the defendants was to invest in, operate, and acquire control of various entities involved in continuing fraudulent transactions and surreptitious and conspiratorial alliances and agreements through unlawful means, including but not limited to Money Laundering, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Bid Rigging, acquired Conseco’s prime assets, including Conseco Finance and the General Motors Building in New York City, and thereafter attempted to conceal their illicit activities. […]
In or about May 1998, Conseco and Donald J. Trump entered into a contract to purchase the General Motors Building in New York City, located at 767 Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th Street, across the street from the Plaza Hotel.
The unlawful Money Laundering through the sale of the General Motors Building, orchestrated and carried out by the RICO Enterprise, including George Soros, Soros Fund Management, SFM Management, Vornado Realty Trust, German American Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Donald J. Trump, and the RICO conspirators Conseco, Deutsche Bank, Lazard, Eastdil Realty, Harry Macklowe, Cerberus Capital Management, Lazard, Kirkland & Ellis, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Carmel Fifth and 767 Manager, and, upon information and belief, other members of the Enterprise and co-conspirators, operated through a pattern of racketeering and forms one of the cornerstones of the defendants’ illicit activities of Money Laundering and Bankruptcy Fraud, predicate acts of RICO alleged herein and Bid Rigging. […]
Upon information and belief, this was because, at or about the beginning of March 2001, the mastermind of the RICO Enterprise, George Soros, had contacted, among others to be found in discovery, Gary C. Wendt and Donald J. Trump to contrive a Money Laundering scheme to launder money through the sale of the General Motors Building by Conseco, a co-conspirator, through a pattern of racketeering activity. […]
Upon information and belief, at or about this time, the head of the Enterprise, George Soros, or someone else acting on behalf of the Enterprise, began implementing the pattern of racketeering activities which could be accomplished by having Conseco file for Bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, so as to acquire Conseco’s assets at a discount price, including Conseco Finance and the General Motors Building and launder money through these entities. […]
Upon information and belief, as part of the racketeering activity engineered by the RICO Enterprise, Soros or someone else on behalf on behalf of the RICO Enterprise approached Trump with a proposal to use Bankruptcy Fraud to acquire the General Motors Building and, once acquired by the Enterprise, Soros and the other individuals associated in fact with Soros, including Trump, to engage in a Money Laundering scheme through which they could launder money through the General Motors Building sale.
Mentioned in the Sun article quoted above is the fact that Jewish real estate developer Harry Macklowe, named in the Leslie Dick complaint as one of the Soros-Trump conspirators, was represented by Howard Rubenstein. Rubenstein, a disciple of Edward Bernays and founder of public relations firm Rubenstein Associates, has been described as “a kind of gentle fixer for those who run New York” – his other notable clients including media moguls, mayors, governors – and Donald Trump. A New Yorker profile of Rubenstein, in fact, features a caricature of the “fixer” with Trump lurking sinisterly in the background.
Rubenstein represented Trump most notoriously during his high-profile divorce from wife Ivana, the negative publicity from which, Rubenstein claims, resulted in his being “fired”. Beth Whitehouse relates Rubenstein’s tongue-in-cheek impressions of the episode:
“He never came to me and said, ‘You’re fired,’” Rubenstein says. “He said, ‘Howard, I think on this one, goodbye.’
“It hurt me to the quick. He stabbed me in the heart that day,” says Rubenstein, half-joking. “In a way it hurt, but not really. We always remained friends.”
Rubenstein says it would have been more painful had the Donald said, “I never want to see you again, you’re banished.” But Rubenstein was later rehired.
Indeed, Trump reunited with Rubenstein Associates when it came time for his 2016 presidential bid.
Rubenstein’s reputation as a PR man is simultaneously legendary and tawdry. “The former governor George Pataki,” recounts The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta, “once said that had Howard Rubenstein been around to represent rats during the bubonic plague the headlines would have read ‘Rodents Unfairly Accused of Mild Rash.’” Auletta goes on to relate this revealing anecdote about Rubenstein’s services:
Rubenstein has a special talent for bringing his clients together for their mutual benefit. The real-estate developer Donald Trump got a call from Rubenstein after Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendy, bought a Fifth Avenue apartment, in late 2004—Laurance Rockefeller’s former triplex––for a reported forty-four million dollars. Rubenstein asked if Trump could help the Murdochs find a rental while they were waiting for their new place to be renovated. “Howard really wanted something special for Rupert,” Trump says, and he found something suitable for the Murdochs. Everyone was happy: the Murdochs had shelter from the rain and wind, Trump had done something for the owner of a paper whose attentions he enjoys, and Rubenstein had performed another service.
What is intriguing about this story is how it demonstrates that Howard Rubenstein and Rubenstein Associates are not merely a public relations firm; they are also favor brokers. New York’s “fixer” is reputed to have “strong feelings about the State of Israel” and he peddled spin on a professional basis for the government of Ariel Sharon. He has also acted as an advisor to Larry Silverstein, who described him as “a super confidant”.
Rubenstein’s relationship with Trump has received much more publicity, but the public relations titan also has ties to Hillary Clinton. In 2001 he represented Democratic Party fundraiser Denise Rich, whose husband, hedge fund manager Marc Rich, received a last-minute pardon from outgoing commander-in-chief Bill Clinton. Hillary was spotted hobnobbing with the likes of Al Sharpton and Dr. Ruth Westheimer at a Rubenstein gala described as a “sublime rat-fuck”.
Asked in 2006 whom he would like to see become the next president of the United States, Rubenstein replied that Hillary Clinton would be a top pick.
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