It’s fitting that Donald Trump chose to hold one of his first GOP fundraisers at the home of a fellow foreclosure profiteer — it reminds us just how callous Trump is to working families. When millions of Americans were losing their homes to foreclosure during the housing crisis, Trump and the fundraiser host, Thomas Barrack, sought to make millions on others’ hardship.
Not only was Trump hoping that a housing crisis would happen so he could profit, he was selling risky sub-prime mortgages that helped lead to the crisis. And now that he’s the de facto Republican nominee, Trump is trying to con people into believing this is the kind of thinking our country needs.
Published: May 25, 2016