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How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures

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'Trump waged a relentless, vindictive campaign to build his own myth by suppressing the facts & by bullying and silencing people who could have stopped those deceits — particularly reporters and WS analysts — forcing all but a very few into a conspiracy of silence. Between the collapse of his empire in 1991 and the issuance of more than $1 billion in Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts stock and junk bonds by 1996, he’d compromised the truth-telling capacity of Forbes magazine, the Wall Street Journal, TV broadcasters, Arthur Andersen and casino analysts on Wall Street. By the time Trump resigned in 2009 as chairman of the public company he founded, he had paid himself an estimated $82 million in personal compensation, while the company’s stocks and bonds had become nearly worthless. “He is the best salesman of his own myth that anyone has ever seen; the myth was that he was a winner.”

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