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Trump violates more laws - does business with Cuba during embargo

Original post made by section 516 scandal, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Oct 3, 2016

"A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings."

"… with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corporation. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after-the-fact to a charitable effort."

Trump's campaign admits it's true - campaign manager Kellyanne Conway:

"Read the entire story. It starts out with a screaming headline, as it usually does, that he did business in Cuba. And it turns out that he decided not to invest there. They PAID MONEY, as I understand, IN 1998..."

So Trump breaks the law, but then decided after breaking the law that the deal wasn't good enough to keep breaking the law. Thanks, Kellyanne, you're a peach.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Poor Pence- having to defend Trump all night.

At least he did okay. Better than Trump did last week. Trump is an idiot.

Posted by Victoria - no secret
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Oct 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Trump is a vile, repulsive being, poured into the form of a human.

Any one want to argue his "side" anymore?