Junior Denies Profiting From Presidency: Nonsense

The Associated Press reports:

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures.

The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet the promoters and buyers of Trump brand luxury homes in the country, said his family is actually missing out on business opportunities because his father pledged to conduct no new foreign business while he was in office.

Trump Jr., who along with his brother Eric now runs the Trump Organization, told Indian television channel CNBC-TV18 on Tuesday that when critics talk about them “profiteering from the presidency and all this nonsense” they forget about “the opportunity cost of the deals that we were not able to do.”

“It’s sort of a shame. Because we put on all these impositions on ourselves and essentially got no credit for actually doing that … for doing the right thing,” he added.

On Friday, Trump Jr. will deliver a foreign policy speech at a business summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For $38,000, locals will get “dinner and a conversation” with him.

  • Boreal
    • olandp

      If it involves a Trump, it has to be petty. Like his hands…

    • Tulle Christensen

      The grift that keeps in giving

      • Barry William Teske

        Correction:

        The grift that keeps on treasoning.

    • Grift of the Magi.

    • paganguy

      True Grift.

    • MBear

      Where is the Grift Return window…?

  • Bluto
    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Nasty. But accurate.

      • Todd20036

        Kind of makes you wonder about the guy filming: “That’s what I want taking up space on my phone…”

        • Gerry Fisher

          I so totally would film that. I’m not well.

          • Steve

            Don’t worry Jerry, you are not alone 😁

          • Jon

            I’d have that on FB almost before s/he was done pushing it out 😀

      • Nic Peterson

        Rhino shit everywhere protests the comparison.

    • Todd20036

      I wouldn’t call Junior a RINO, though…

      • PeterC

        Not a Big Shit??

    • Gerry Fisher

      That’s…actually impressive.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Congenital lying runs in the family.

    • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

      Just like weak chins.

      • Mark Née Fuzz

        And itsy bitsy peen.

        • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

          Peenettes

  • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

    SHANGHAI — On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago…

    The brand, which Trump still owns,.. is working to expand its global intellectual property footprint. In addition to winning the approvals from China, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. after the election.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2017/04/18/ivanka-trump-got-approval-for-trademarks-china-day-she-dined-with-chinese-president/B1r58zBQGZvsNjGuIqqTjI/story.html

  • “…essentially got no credit for actually doing that … for doing the right thing.”

    Well, the Trumps could try actually doing some right things for once.

    Alternatively, I’m sure Russia extends them lots of credit.

  • Michael White

    Until Mueller starts charging the orange turd and his santorums they are too stupid to get it. As long as the Guns Only Party is in power nothing will happen. GOTV has never been more important.

    • Todd20036

      Which is why when the inner sanctum gets charged, it won’t just be Trump and his cohorts getting indicted, it’ll be the entire GOP

      • Richard, another Canuck

        Good!

  • Larry L

    And the Trump tower meeting was about Russian Adoption.

    • William

      Tell me another!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Ok.
        There was no collusion!

      • bzrd

        “The Russians didn’t loan me any money.”

      • bzrd

        “My dad doesn’t cheat on his wives!”

      • Steve

        “I’ve never played golden shower pee games with russian hookers that resemble my daughter”!

  • Christopher

    Nature was not kind to that family in the genetic department.

    • William

      They get all the recessive genes.

    • MBear

      Pity

  • OdieDenCO

    hmm. selling condos with a sit down dinner with junior where he will be discussing foreign policy. how could anybody think junior was profiting from his ties with don shitgibbon?

    • Richard, another Canuck

      I hope there is an FBI agent that goes along with don the con jr, and that there are FISA warrants leading to taps on every phone of this administration and the trump spawn.

  • Gene Perry
  • DaveMiller135

    So, it’s not profiteering, because there’s still some money left on the table? I hope our justice system keeps going after them, until each and every Trump is in prison.

    • Gerry Fisher

      >So, it’s not profiteering, because there’s still some money left on the table?

      “Well…we could be stealing MORE!”

  • Blackfork

    LOCK HIM UP.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Prove it, by releasing your taxes.

    Until then, you and the resto f your pathetic family is guilty until you prove you’re innocent.

  • anne marie in philly

    DON’T.YOU.BELIEVE.IT!

  • William

    Im surprised he didn’t say “Poppycock”.

  • canoebum

    “I can run things” I’m smart! Not dumb like people say!” Fredo to Michael. We’re Michael and have about the same feelings on the matter he did.

  • Halou

    Jared Kushner’s family were using his name and proximity to ‘the powers that be’ in order to attract mainly Chinese investment in their company. Promising to fast-track and approve the EB-5 visa applications of anyone who can give them at least $500,000, because Jared knows who to talk to, he can get it done.
    The Kushner family business aimed to attract $150,000,000 worth of investments this way. That would be at least 300 corrupted visa applications approved by the legendarily xenophobic Trump regime.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/08/jared-kushners-company-under-renewed-scrutiny-over-chinese-and-israeli-deals

    • Renfield

      In other words, 300 felonies.

  • Lori

    “On Friday, Trump Jr. will deliver a foreign policy speech at a business summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For $38,000, locals will get “dinner and a conversation” with him.”

    Prior to Cheetolini’s occupation of the White House did people pays tens of thousands of dollars for Jr to speak to them?

    • bzrd

      nyet

  • William
  • Billy Green

    Translation: “You think that what we’re doing now is making us money off Dad’s presidency? That’s nothing compared to what we WANT to do. We could be making SOOOOOO many millions more than we’re making if we did what we WANT to do. So that means we’re sacrificing ourselves for you ingrates.”

  • MBear

    These are such disgusting “people”

  • Jerry Kott

    The shallow end of the Cesspool.

  • ColdCountry

    “It’s sort of a shame. Because we put on all these impositions on
    ourselves and essentially got no credit for actually doing that … for
    doing the right thing,” he added.

    Um. Right.

  • DisqusD37

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *snort*

  • SFBruce

    Junior openly flaunts flagrant conflicts of interest, then whines they don’t get credit for “giving up so much.” Junior should see a doctor to see if anything can be done about that enormously inflated sense of entitlement.

  • Larry Hankamer

    As soon as Trump was elected president, they doubled the initiation fee to join Mar-a-Lago from $100,000 to $200,000.

  • bzrd

    lock them up

  • mjsatty
  • -M-

    $38,000 a plate to hear private citizen, totally separate from his daddy’s political office Don Jr talk about foreign policy?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    They honestly don’t know how recording devices like audio and video work, do they? Idiots.

  • stevenj

    Let’s see his taxes.

  • JWC

    The need for ‘credit’ and acknowledgement is so Trumpian but the lying is Trumpian to the MAX

  • infmom

    There’s a guy who’d be living in a cardboard box if not for Daddy’s “profits.”

    • Ann Kah

      There’s a guy that any director would cast as the traveling snake-oil salesman with a sideline in three-card monte.

      • infmom

        He’s not bright enough to handle three-card monte.

  • JCF

    “Swamp the Drain!”

    Lock him up!