Forbes: Wilbur Ross Lied About Billionaire Status

Forbes reports:

Fresh off a tour through Thailand, Laos and China, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. picked up the phone on a Sunday afternoon in October to discuss something deeply personal: how much money he has.

A year earlier, Forbes had listed his net worth at $2.9 billion on The Forbes 400, a number Ross claimed was far too low: He maintained he was closer to $3.7 billion. Now, after examining the financial-disclosure forms he filed after his nomination to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which showed less than $700 million in assets, Forbes was intent on removing him entirely.

And after one month of digging, Forbes is confident it has found the answer: That money never existed. It seems clear that Ross lied to us, the latest in an apparent sequence of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers that have been going on with Forbes since 2004. In addition to just padding his ego, Ross’ machinations helped bolster his standing in a way that translated into business opportunities.

  • Net worth is THE key ego-factor for many of the wealthy.

    They don’t care if they’re good people or truly well-liked or anything else, other than how big their portfolios and bank accounts are.

    That said though, $700m is all Forbes could find. I’d wager my right arm Ross has illegal billions in laundered money stashed away overseas…and that Mueller knows about nearly all of it by now.

    • CraigNJ

      He used to be the vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus which is Russia’s bank of choice to launder money at.

    • Charles Nelson

      Ross can have some of Trump’s $10 Billion in Monopoly money.

    • Frank McCormick

      But you know, it’s never enough. Which is why the rich keep demanding tax breaks.

    • Cattleya1

      I agree. I live in a very wealthy town and have some enormously wealthy relations who talk about their “nut”… The implication is this is money that isn’t findable easily by the authorities. I would bet good money Ross and 45 have stashed a lot overseas. Drumpf has run relatively big companies into the ground – did it all go down the tubes, or did he siphon the money off through his 3000+ shell companies to overseas hoards – and jetted away, leaving his investors holding the bag.

      • Ray Taylor

        I for one am sure he did.

  • another_steve

    Those whom the gods detest they make look like that.

  • fuzzybits

    Doesn’t really matter,he’s still a rich asshole.

  • Uncle Mark

    Meh…Trump has also lied about being a billionaire. How much you wanna bet that the hypocritical orange colostomy bag beats up Ross for lying and being a mere millionaire?

    • Todd Allis

      Bet he has less than Wilbur Ross. Heck, he might be in the red.

      • bzrd

        when he’s convicted under RICO, every penny will be confiscated if he owns one
        she who mines for gold 24/7 will no longer get to live in the fugly flat in the tower

      • Ray Taylor

        Not while he is still president. I’m confident Mueller will get him for any ill gotten what-evers.

    • Tom Mears

      Trump undoubtedly controls real estate worth billions. With an enormous caveat…”controls” is definitely not the same thing as “owns”. He has surely morgaged everything up to the limit he can get away with. His personal equity in any given propertyis probably less than 1-2 percent. The vast majority is owed to someone else. In most cases he probably owes more than the actual property value.

  • safari

    Oh, look. Another liar. In an administration of liars.

  • AC

    so what? Ross lying to Forbes is a distraction (and a most distasteful one at that – so far as I am aware, the only other person tacky enough to overstate wealth to Forbes is Dotard)

    • JAKvirginia

      And, of course, this now calls into question Forbes’ entire list. What’s your methodology guys?

  • jmax

    Whether it’s $3.7 billion or “only” $700 million, you would think that would be enough money to at least look pleasant instead of looking like someone who just sucked off a lemon.

    • Paula

      I don’t get that either. You’ve got all the money in the friggin’ world and you still have to work to make others unhappy.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Don’t take their fun away !

      • ultragreen

        Some people enjoy doing evil things.

        • Paula

          Ain’t it the truth.

      • Steve

        It’s not about money – it’s about power.

      • Snarkaholic

        You don’t even need to hire/interact with ‘peasants’ to maintain your household…
        …you can just wear your socks once, then throw them away!

    • bzrd

      he looks like death warmed over

    • Tom Furgas

      Reminds me what Dorothy Parker said of Calvin Coolidge; “He looks like he was weaned on a pickle.”

    • teeveedub

      As George Orwell is reputed to have said, “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” Add another few decades, and it’s etched in so deeply it can’t be changed. Such is the face of Wilbur Ross.

    • Cattleya1

      I live in a town with lots of them. They spend all of their time worrying that someone will figure out how to take it all away from them. They are not any smarter than anyone else, just acquisitive, stingy, grabbing, insecure people who have found ways to get OPM and hold on to it. I think some days I live in a Dickens’ novel. Can’t you just tell I grew up in a family of Eisenhower Republicans?

      • jmax

        Our president is Exhibit A as proof you don’t have to be intelligent to become wealthy in this country.

        • Snarkaholic

          True…you just have to find a few people who are dumber than you are.

  • Bluto
  • boobert

    Money is their penis !

  • another_steve
    • Joe in PA

      Yeah, his cell mates will think so too.

    • I see only an ugly, treason-minded blackened soul.

      • Uncle Mark

        I see a whole row of ’em.

        • Me too. It’s like a hall of mirrors, almost.

          • Joe in PA

            I hope Rinced Penis squeals (squealed) like a piggie for Mueller.

          • Ray Taylor

            What does Jared see? Nobody else is looking where he looks.

    • Uncle Mark

      There is NO beauty in that, unless it is coupled with justice.

    • Strepsi

      He reminds me of the generically handsome boss in “People of Earth”… an unconvincing lizard person.
      https://images.tbs.com/tbs/w_416/https%3A%2F%2Fi.cdn.tbs.com%2Fassets%2Fimages%2F2017%2F06%2Fpeopleofearth_howsitgoing-1600×900.jpg

      • another_steve

        Jared possesses the je ne sais quois Jew look that is irresistible to Jewish queer men.

        They will deny it, of course – not wanting to be scorned and shunned as I am.

        • Joe in PA

          But you are showing remarkable strength in the face of that. Or is that the Beefeaters?

          Ahem.

          • another_steve

            I am on Bombay Sapphire at the moment.

            Inferior, but acceptable.

          • Joe in PA

            {insert: awwwww, poor baby sound}

          • Adam King

            There are many drinkable gins, luckily, because I plan to have more than my share. I’ve been enjoying the occasional gimlet made with Rangpur Tanqueray of all things.

          • another_steve

            Tanqueray is a very fine gin.

            The British are notable for two major contributions to humankind (in this order):

            (1) British television. There is no better, anywhere, and;

            (2) British gins.

          • Adam King

            British gin is the reason I don’t regret ever having been born.

        • greenmanTN

          Or maybe they just sprang for the Lasix surgery and you haven’t…

        • Adam King

          As a cultural Jew, I must correct your misapprehension. You are projecting your repulsive perversion onto others, hoping to deflect the approbation you deserve. And you can tell your goy husband I said so.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh my. 🙂

          • another_steve

            My goyish husband appreciates Jared on a purely prurient level, as I do.

            He tells me that Jared reminds him of me, when I was Jared’s age.

          • Chucktech

            Uh….. Approbation is a good thing. Means approval or respect.
            [edit] You must mean opprobrium.

          • Adam King

            I think I meant disapprobation. Brain fart. I blame old age. Or maybe opprobrium? Oh well, better out than in.

          • Chucktech

            Just as long as we’re throwing shade on Steve’s masturbatory fantasy, we’re good! 😉

        • Cattleya1

          I got you beat – I’m gay, left-handed, half-Jewish(my Mom), and an Osteopathic Physician. You should only imagine the guys on Bel Ami circumcised – or offer your services as mohel.

          • another_steve

            Ohmigod you’re disgusting, Cattleya1. Lol.

            Always delighted when I encounter someone on this blog more lacking in morality than I. 😉

      • greenmanTN

        That makes me think of Bruce Campbell, who has always taken roles that kind of lampooned his square jawed “heroic” looks.

        https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/02_Ash.jpg
        http://www.nndb.com/people/598/000025523/bruce-campbell.jpg

        Same thing with Patrick Warburton

        http://unapix.com/uploads/pages/biographies/Patrick%20Warburton.jpg

        • William

          That’s more like it.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          I loved him in Burn Notice. Strike that. I lusted over him on Burn Notice.

    • JAKvirginia

      Steve? I loves ya’. But, please….

      • Uncle Mark

        Tell me about it. I love Steve, but everytime I hear one of his Jared sex fantasies, I throw up a little in my mouth. I’ll send him my dental bill for replacing my dissolved teeth.

        • Cattleya1

          There are simply lots of better-looking thinks on Bel Ami! If he wants them circumcised, he should offer his services as mohel.

    • Adam King

      There is none in that photo, however.

      • another_steve

        In my university years, my queer buddies and I had a saying:

        “You cannot fuck a good Grade Point Average. Get real.”

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
      • ultragreen

        You shouldn’t be feeding Steve’s evil obsession.

      • another_steve

        Just look at those washboard abs.

        Well, what passes for “washboard abs” in queer Jew circles.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        Pre transition that is my body from the neck down. 135-138lbs 5’8” and probably less hair on chest & legs. I wasn’t a particularly hairy Italian.European football, gymnastics, track,& xcountry in high school. Still a skinnie bitch.

        • madknits

          My dad was a hairless Italian. But his family was northern. I take after my mother’s family, southern, and have a good enough pelt.

    • Uncle Mark

      The only beauty I can every apply to Jared is when he’s is finally as financially bankrupt as his morality

    • Andymac3

      Honestly, I wouldn’t even use him as a condom.

      • another_steve

        You must transcend your (justified) hate of his moral abhorrence and reconnect with your innate sordid and prurient roots.

        Only then will you understand.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          I tried but whenever I hear him speak all I can envision is Vanessa Bayer’s Bar Mitzvah boy. I suppose a ball gag could be employed.

          • another_steve

            If you’ve been reading my garbage here on JMG, you know that a ball gag is part of my plan for Jared.

            I’ve heard the videos of his actual speaking voice.

            I wake up screaming – remembering the sound of it.

          • peacfulseas inWA

            Yes, I am very familiar with your exploits and fantasies here on JMG. He’s just too smooth looking as in no fur for my taste.

          • another_steve

            He has..shall we say…a soupçon of chest hair. I will nourish it.

            Chemically, if necessary.

            But I will nourish it.

  • Uncle Mark

    Guess who’s gonna have to sit at the kiddie (millionaires) table during the next Cabinet meetings?

  • stuckinthewoods

    Poor dear, he really needs that tax cut.

    • Joe in PA

      I know, he is really just scraping by.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    No doubt the same is true for Trump’s exaggerated claims.
    After subtracting away his debts to Russia, China, German Banks and Uzbekistan oligarchs, is he just a penniless peasant after all?

    • lymis

      Certainly a classless one.

  • Joe in PA

    It always astounds me when people have this kind of money. It doesn’t matter if it is $700M or $4B. One person (or family) could not possibly spend that. Why would you want to acquire more? I don’t get it. Hubs and I are really comfortable with a TINY fraction of that.

    • Gigi

      And yet they still want more money for themselves and work to money away from those less fortunate.

    • Money can buy a lot of comfort and luxury, and they’ve substituted (and mistaken) worldly attachments for actual happiness.

    • Tom Furgas

      It’s really a kind of madness, the lust for gold and more gold. Sadaam Hussain had dozens of opulent palaces all over Iraq, and compelled the citizens to sing hosannas and worship him. Did he look like a happy man? No sir.

      • bzrd

        the happiest he ever was
        was when he conned his two sons-in-law to return to Iraq
        so he could murder them

  • Gigi

    Forbes: Trump Lied About Billionaire Status #FixedIt

  • Judas Peckerwood

    When you’re a plutocrat who pisses off Fortune, you’re fucked.

  • Cuberly Deux
  • CanuckDon

    You can’t shame the rich for having too much wealth but you can sure wound them by telling them they don’t have enough.

    • Joe in PA

      Nicely put.

      • CanuckDon

        It’s why they need their tax cuts….the poor dears must not have enough money. They really need to hear our summation of them more often.

    • Adam Stevens

      Soooooooo good. I live in that world, and truer words have never been spoken. The shameless selfishness I see on the daily would drive most people to tears or insanity.

      Shameless, shameless greedy-grubbers, the lot of them. Me, me, me, me, me, 24/7. NOT an exaggeration. Would take most people’s breath away. These are people who need a nap if they have to book their own opentable reservation.

      I wish there was a way to show the average person that they do NOT want this life so people would stop chasing it, but I guess the allure of money is too great. BUT THE ULTRA-RICH ARE ALL MISERABLE. The most miserable, meaningless human beings you will ever meet.

      Clearly, being in the world of the ultra-wealthy has taught me much about human beings.

      None of it good.

      • Friday

        I’m not sure the wealth really *causes* that so much as that most other people who could have the chance to be there just *stop* at some point, maybe buy their way out of all that dog-eat-dog or whatever. : the ultra-rich may often *be* those for whom no money or sense of power is enough.

        • Adam Stevens

          Get to know some NEW-money people. They’re the worst of the bunch. They believe the hype. They morph right before your eyes. Into vapid, selfish, wasteful pricks who think they are suddenly royalty.

          Extreme wealth seems to remove the humanity from the human. The person puts themselves front and center in the world, and if you get in their way, prepare to be steam-rolled.

          In 20 years of dealing with Beverly Hills bullshit, I have seen NO opposing examples.

          • Friday

            Just wondering if those are the types, accordingly, that never had a notion of ‘enough’ in the first place, and if people of different inclinations would even grab for excessive wealth in the first place. Not shocked if *getting* it brings that sort of personality *out,* anyway, maybe they’d be miserable anyway or something, is all.

          • Adam Stevens

            I’ve a hunch that they’ve wanted extreme wealth since the age of 4. It seems to be driven by something unhealthy.

            They say that wealth brings out a person’s true personality. If that is true, it would seem that selfish maniacs are drawn to money.

          • acde

            The drive to more, more, and more is to disprove their deeply held belief that without the wealth they are worthless. They will never get that they are worthless in either regard

          • drbrentzenobia

            Bad karma

        • Cattleya1

          Their only gratification is knowing they can buy things no one else can. Why else would there be $100K purses?

      • Cattleya1

        One of my many laws of life is you never see someone driving a RR or Bentley who is smiling. There are a lot of them here in Naples and the owners scowl and grimace all the while they drive among us commoners.

        • Ginger Snap

          I remember when Rosanne Barr’s career was starting to peak she said in an interview something to the fact that having money now just makes sure the bills are paid but all the rest of your screwed up life is still there. I’m sorry I don’t have a link or an exact quote but this has stuck with me since I heard her say it.

      • acde

        The price of hyper-capitalism is utter self-indulgence and complete misery when that proves vacant and vaccuous

    • Tom Furgas

      Those bastards NEVER have enough dough.

  • Stogiebear

    This news is almost as ghastly as Bunnie Bixler’s stepped-upon ping pong ball.

  • JT
  • Friday’s_cat

    Lying to Forbes is the least of Wilbur’s worries in the FIB Department.

  • PickyPecker

    Did I mention that I was a billinionaire?

    • JAKvirginia

      “Sounds good! List him!”
      — Forbes

    • safari

      Want a house husband?

    • Joe in PA

      Yeah, sure chicken…and the sky is probably falling too?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Call me !

    • andrew

      I figured a guy with a picky pecker had to be rich. Us guys with middle class peckers can’t afford to be so picky.

      • Ginger Snap

        LOL!

    • Cattleya1

      No! Did I tell you about my uninsured roof with the blue tarp?

    • Snarkaholic

      Count Peckula…can I move into your castle? I own a large arsenal of kitchen knives, which I will wield with breathtaking finesse, to protect your billins from the evil GOP.
      Everyone who reaches for your billnions will draw back a bloody stump!

  • ultragreen

    I’m sure Trump lies to Forbes about his assets as well.

    • safari

      Under deposition Two Scoops admitted he values his net worth based in large part upon he feels at the time

    • teeveedub

      Trump reportedly has a decades-long habit of calling up Forbes and berating them for his position on the Forbes 400 list.

  • Tomcat

    Oh no I don’t have ANY money in foreign secret bank accounts, Not me.

  • William

    If Forbes had looked at Ross’ account the day Russia deposited 2 billion dollars on the way to be laundered….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I read : Wilbur Ross died despite Billionaire status.

    • jerry

      That’s the headline for another day…

  • alguien

    2 billion is a lot to launder.

    hope ross gets hung up to dry.

  • DaveMiller135

    This sounds so familiar. Wait, don’t tell me, I’ll get it….

  • Halou

    It seems to be a running theme with the Trump mob, aside from their fealty to the Kremlin they all hilariously overstate their own value. Either because they were once that rich and done fucked it up, or it is a statement of aspiration, where they want to be after their much desired “tax reforms” are passed into law.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Halou

      So ‘being a crook’ is an inherited trait. Who knew.

    • Joe in PA

      Well, since you asked: fun fact, Nixon’s OTHER son-in-law (and daughter Julie) lived in the house across the street from me in Alexandria. They were gone by the time I got to the neighborhood…so I didn’t know them. Six degrees of separation … or something. 🙂

      • Lars Littlefield

        I’d say that was more of a close call.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Lol I think you should be investigated.
        For fun, if nothing else.

      • KCMC

        Julie filled in for dad whom my father invited to a new water treatment plant ribbon cutting.
        She wore striped sweater dress and I thought she looked like Mary Tyler Moore.
        Big doings in Sioux Falls, SD.

        • Joe in PA

          “doings” That is about as midwest as it gets. 🙂 Good job.

          • KCMC

            Articulated in Lake Woebegone/Fargo-ese, carrying a covered dish and Jello salad.

          • Joe in PA

            I can tell you aren’t REALLY a midwesterner, you called it a covered dish…it’s actually a “hotdish” (one word). Extra points if it’s made with cream-of-something soup. One of my mom’s favorite jello salads: lime jello, green olives, chopped walnuts. I kid you not. 🙂 Ahh, good times.

          • KCMC

            If you had any idea how long I rewrote hotdish, you’d laugh.
            Olives/lime…not quite a gimlette.
            My mother hit with the shredded carrots swirled into I can’t recall what flavor.. Orange probably.

          • Joe in PA

            lol

  • Mike C

    This poor man! Obviously he needs a tax break.

  • safari

    I should go vote. There is one question on the ballot, and that is to (for some reason) cap mileage throughout the county by an absolute amount and then sub-amounts for local, township, and county mileags. My guess is someone hates taxes and doesn’t understand that putting caps on them for the sake of having caps is a terrible idea.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    This little dino had a meager $1000 invested at 7% annual interest since the mid Jurassic. It might be worth a fair bit more now.

    • Talisman

      Sorry, but the bank went extinct. 🙁

  • Jefe5084

    Just as likely the money does exist, but is hidden in illegal tax havens around the world.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    There is nothing more depressing and heartbreaking than a needy billionaire who can’t afford his next meal. Help bring both hope and cheer into poor Wilbur’s downtrodden life by contributing generously to his GoFundMe page and sending spare canned goods to Food for Distressed Billionaires. All donations fully tax deductible!

    • Lars Littlefield

      Can I send them the canned goods from my pantry with the expired “use by” dates?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Of course. No gift is too little or too stinky for a distressed billionaire.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Good. I’ve got at least four cans of sardines that should stink up their lives real good.

      • Snarkaholic

        Yes…and make sure every can is bulging at both ends!

    • AJ Drew

      Can I throw some canned goods at to him if I yell “Catch!” first?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Yes. It’s best if you freeze them first for maximum impact.

    • stuckinthewoods

      It’s quite distressing. He’s had to give up Almas and go to Beluga.

      • Lars Littlefield

        That is dreadful!

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Ghastly! Just ghastly!

          • Joe in PA

            Up vote for “ghastly”. Thank you for your service. 🙂

      • Snarkaholic

        It gets worse: He then had to keep using the same Bentley…
        …for TWO days!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Watching Dump’s paper towel event in San Juan, Wilbur must’ve been thinking to himself, “Hey, I could’ve used those!”

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Ninja0980

    RIP Roy Halladay.

    • Mickey Bitsko

      ;-(

  • Leo
  • Leo
  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Another one bites the dust.

    “New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, will not run for reelection in 2018, he announced Tuesday.”

    “There is no longer middle ground to honestly debate issues and put forward solutions,” LoBiondo said in a statement. “… Those of us who came to Congress to change Washington for the better through good governance are now the outliers. In legislating, we previously fought against allowing the perfect to become the enemy of the good. Today a vocal and obstinate minority within both parties has hijacked good legislation in pursuit of no legislation.”

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/07/lobiondo-retire-congress-244647

    • bzrd

      anyone?
      music gif please

      • AJ Drew

        Well, you asked nicely, so….

        https://youtu.be/1DOageREXYg

        • bzrd

          thanks
          but
          singing

          • AJ Drew

            so, sing it yourself! We sing out loud tonight; who knows what tomorrow will bring? Enjoy tonight.

    • Chucktech

      BOTH parties?

      No. Not both parties. Oh, and, buh bye…

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yeah, I was scratching my head on that one. Who the heck is he referring to?

        • KarenAtFOH

          Fox News fake labels.

        • BobSF_94117

          He still wants to go to all the GOP cocktail parties. Plus there’s all those lobbying jobs he’s interested in.

  • Henry Auvil

    People who think their worth as human beings can be measured in dollars are loathsome. Period. And that goes for the so-called “president”.

  • AJ Drew

    lolz… what a different world the 1% lives in when 100s of Millions$ vs Billions$ matters. (sigh.)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Je suis en choque!!! A Republican lying? Sacré Bleu! Someone get the Gendarme!

    • Cattleya1

      Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose.

  • Leo

    One hour til polls close. Hope Joe does another thread.

    • AJ Drew

      BAM! You are magic; he did!

  • Refugay

    Let’s give the guy a break-he meant to say he’s worth 3.7 billion doll hairs!

    • madknits

      Run Lillian!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Can we remove Trump next because he was no billionaire. Then again he may be a billionaire now after raiding the U.S. Treasury.

  • MBear

    So fitting for this administration. The perfect candidate for the job

  • Mark_in_MN

    Oh, look, a member of the Trump administration exaggerating their wealth. How surprising.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Maybe he was representing his net worth in Rubles instead of USD.

  • teeveedub

    I wonder if Forbes counted the money he laundered for himself, since money laundering was one of his specialties.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    I predict the number of newborns named Donald, Wilbur or Kellyanne will drop precipitously in the next few years.

    • coram nobis

      Yes. How many little toddlers are named Pontius Pilate, these days?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        You never see a little Elmer anymore, either. Is that because of Elmer Find or Elmer’s Glue?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        And where are all the Biggus Dickuses? Or is that Bigg-i Dick-i?
        https://youtu.be/zPGb4STRfKw

        • coram nobis

          So you feel like a little .. giggle?

    • Snarkaholic

      Those who want to name their kid after Chump should go with Vomitus.

  • bkmn

    LOCK HIM UP!!!

  • drbrentzenobia

    I want to see an analysis of how much Trump’s billionaire cabinet stands to steal from the US Treasury if this “tax reform” becomes law.

  • canoebum

    Is there anyone associated with this regime who is not a greedy, lying dirtbag? Or wants to be one when they grow up? Silly question, I know.

    • thatotherjean

      If there are, they’re hiding it really well–but anyone who could do that is too damn intelligent to be associated with Trump.

      • Franciscan

        I think “greedy, lying dirtbag” must have been listed on the application form under “Preferred qualifications.”

  • Piona O.

    What do you expect from a guy who looks like Montgomery Burns?

    • Gil

      apologies to Monty Burns…

  • boatboy_srq

    #unElect
    #NotPatriotic

  • Robincho

    Ross — Dross For Loss…

  • paulrees100

    This is the guy in charge of US Commerce? You guys are fucked.

    • Cattleya1

      Yes… we’ve been fucked since the denaugurastion.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Just to be clear, any rumors of my billionaire status were fueled not by comments I ever made.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      (c) JohnnyWhynot of Bermuda, Ltd.

  • Mikey

    so… these billionaires are just in it for the “dick measuring contests”?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Well, think about it. What else is a nasty old fart gonna do with 4 billion dollars? A decent responsible person would be in the process of spending it to benefit the planet and those who live on it.
      (But then, decent responsible people generally don’t accumulate multi-billions.)
      That leaves rich old scumbags like dump and wilburrrrr. For them, money is a surrogate for the hardons they haven’t experienced since the 1990s.

      • kareemachan

        Especially when they look like this asshat. Yuck.

      • Snarkaholic

        Considering what he looks/acts like, 4 billion would probably buy him two hookers.

  • Mickey Bitsko
  • kareemachan

    Well, I’d laugh but I’m too sickened.

  • TexasBoy

    I will only pick the best people for my cabinet and advisors.

  • stevenj

    The poor man. He looks like he needs a laxative.

    • Gregory In Seattle

      He looks like someone else took a laxative.

  • DesertSun59

    It’s amusing how 45 still has a base. Clearly, they are either Russian bots on social media or completely brain dead rural American voters who could really give a sh*t that the people they worship are grifters, liars and sociopaths – like they themselves.

    • Ann Kah

      Ask them. They’ll tell you “Yes, but he’s OUR sociopath!”

  • Nowhereman

    200 spams, a handful of upvotes, all of them by yourself. go sit on it and spin, “Barbara”.