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  1. President Trump drops in Forbes 400 list of richest Americans Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY Published 12:10 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 2017 | Updated 4:39 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 2017 In a joint press conference with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump addressed the opioid crisis and his nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino. Media pool photo taken in October 2017 shows President Trump speaking to reporters during a White House meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.(Photo: KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL, EPA-EFE) President Trump won the White House but lost in the annual Forbes magazine rankings of the wealthiest Americans. The fortune of the nation's commander-in-chief shrank by $600 million, to $3.1 billion, dropping him from 156th place to 248th place in the 2017 Forbes 400 ranking, the magazine reported Tuesday. The decline means Trump is now tied with Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel in the 2017 Forbes ranking. A Trump Organization representative did not respond to an email seeking comment. Trump, who has challengedForbes' wealth estimates and rankings in the past, did not immediately tweet any response Tuesday morning. More: Forbes 2017 richest people list: Jeff Bezos is up, Trump drops 220 spots "We'll see if he tweets today," Luisa Kroll, Forbes magazine's senior wealth editor, told CNBC's Squawk Box on Tuesday. "I know he cares a lot." Nonetheless, Trump gave Forbes a White House interview on Oct. 6 in which the magazine reported he discussed his relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a new economic development plan and plans not to fill vacancies within the White House administration. Given Trump's new power and status, how could such a drop in wealth possibly befall the former real estate magnate and reality TV star who has famously boasted about his wealth and winning? A tough New York real estate market, a $25 million lawsuit settlement and a costly presidential campaign all contributed to the decline, Forbes reported. Values of several New York City properties, including those on or near Manhattan's Fifth Ave. — where Trump Tower is located — have fallen since the last ranking, Forbes reported. The reductions sliced an estimated $400 million from Trump's fortune, the magazine estimated. Lower values at some of Trump's golf properties also took a financial toll, as some potential guests stayed away, Forbes said. Trump also spent $66 million on his 2016 presidential campaign win over Hillarious Clinton. Forbes reported. Additionally, he reached a $25 million settlement of a lawsuit over his now-defunct Trump University — where some former students charged they were falsely promised classes that would teach them the secrets of his real estate success. However, the new Forbes rankings also delivered some good news for Trump. The estimated value of the Las Vegas hotel-condo tower he owns with Forbes 400 member Phil Ruffin rose in value, the magazine reported. Similarly, the value of Trump's minority stake in a downtown San Francisco office building rose with the city's hot real estate market, Forbes estimated. In all, the fortunes of 51 members from last year's Forbes ranking dropped in value, and 289 became even richer. One fellow billionaire Trump tapped for his presidential cabinet was among the less fortunate. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to reach the new-record $2 billion fortune required for inclusion in the rankings after he filed public disclosure forms that showed a net worth of less than $1 billion, Forbes reported. Ross told the magazine he had shifted billions to trusts for his relatives, Forbes reported. Microsoft founder Bill Gates just donated $4.6 billion to charity, marking his largest donation in 17 years. Time Many of the top winners in the magazine's new wealth rankings are familiar to most Americans. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates led the new Forbes 400 ranking for the 24th year in a row, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' estimated $81.5 billion fortune kept him right behind Gates for the second consecutive year. And famed financial investor and businessman Warren Buffett ranked third with an estimated wealth total of $78 billion. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg remained in fourth place with an estimated $71 billion fortune. And Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison rounded out the top five with wealth estimated at $59 billion.'' Boy this guy is having a bad year. B/A
  2. Has Donald not lied? Or does he just make mistakes? President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members. "If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls — a lot of them didn't make calls — I like to make calls when it's appropriate," Trump said at a news conference in the Rose Garden when asked about why he had not addressed the recent deaths of American troops in Niger. He said: “I really speak for myself. I don’t speak for other people. I don’t know what Bush did. I don’t know what Obama did. … But I believe his policy is somewhat different than my policy.” So here we see he is making stuff up or creating, dare I say, fake news? "President Obama, I think probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn't. I don't know. That's what I was told." Some truth and anonymous source. "The president wasn't criticizing predecessors, but stating a fact. When American heroes make the ultimate sacrifice, Presidents pay their respects," Sanders said. "Sometimes they call, sometimes they send a letter, other times they have the opportunity to meet family members in person. This president, like his predecessors, has done each of these. Individuals claiming former Presidents, such as their bosses, called each family of the fallen, are mistaken." White House admits his mistake.. Why would he even go there? Don't we have enough problems without him making crap up about our veterans? This guy just doesn't get it. B/A
  3. Yes while the middle class may get $400 or $500 buck to enrich their lives, the wealthy will buy up more of the world around us and raise rent, healthcare, etc.. Bend over you ae about to get Rumped... B/A
  4. GCR Wheels Are In Motion.

  5. The Trinity

    The first word is telling of history not predicting it... The New Testament was written during during the last half of the first century AD. It was the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, which ignited the flame that produced the New Testament, as the new faith swept across the Near East and then westward to Greece and on to Rome. Half of the New Testament books were contributed by one man, the Apostle Paul, in the epistles he sent to groups of new Christians and to his assistants Timothy and Titus. The Bible closes with a majestic book of visions and dramatic views of the future. It was penned by the aged Apostle John around 95 AD and describes the new heaven and the new earth when God’s kingdom will embrace the universe and all rebellion and death will be a thing of the past.
  6. The Trinity

    Be proud of your negs... That means you are a thinker... They don't like thinkers.... LOL B/A
  7. Are You A Nazi?

    It's like watching Love Connection!
  8. Are You A Nazi?

    To be a Nazi you would want to eliminate the free press... Hmmm B/A
  9. No I've just learned over the past 40 years, politicians never speak the truth... That's why our most intellectual people are not in politics. Imagine what it would be like if the smartest and brightest ran our nation as apposed to what we have now... Left or right, the politicians elected are not our most educated. We have sleazy lawyers, real estate agents, bankrupted businessmen, and people who have never actually done anything except run for office. It is too bad that true intellectuals stay out of politics. I guess they are smart enough to know how dirty and corrupt the game is being played. Even though you choose to attack me with your petty comments, you have to agree there are people who could do a better job than what we always seem to end up with in office. B/A
  10. Of course these guys always say the opposite of what they mean... It's the Washington way. B/A
  11. No offense, but history shows there are elements that do evil things for their gain. Do I think the government as a whole is evil no. Do I think the Bush family, **** Chaney and Black Rock put profits before people? Yup. Why did they drag us into Iraq? Was it for humanity reasons or money? I guess we all have our own opinions as to the why. Are there times when the few out weigh the many? In terms of WW2 and bringing America in to stop the Nazis, I would have to say yes. I believe (only my opinion) that our government knew Europe would be lost if it couldn't get Americans outraged. There does seem to be evidence that our government had advanced info knowing Pearl Harbor was in jeopardy. B/A
  12. Shabs, many people don't believe our government had cracked the code and knew Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor, but let it happen as a tool to get Americans to be for the war in Europe. Roosevelt knew Europe would be lost but the average American was thinking America first... Isolation was the public's opinion. There are people who still believe Oswald acted alone. Most realize he couldn't have done it on his own, and isn't weird that Jack Ruby took him out? Today most people cannot fathom the idea that 911 was an inside job. Why did 911 happen and why did we end up in Iraq? We all know that Iraq had nothing to do with it. The reason they wanted Sadam out was economic. Sadam, who we put in power, announced he would no longer sell oil in Petro Dollars, but instead he would sell his oil in Euros. America and it's cartels make money on every barrel of oil sold around the globe, because they are sold in dollars. He had to go and they needed an event to make it happen. The buildings coming down was done from the inside. Being an engineer, you need to see what your counterparts have said and shown with actual evidence... I think you will find this interesting. http://www.ae911truth.org/ B/A
  13. As I have said many times, just like he won't let his average supporter be part of his club, the big boys behind the scenes certainly won't let him into their club. The dark side doesn't let just anyone in... B/A
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