In 2006, Donald Trump hoped for a housing market crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.” Trump’s wish came true, and millions of Americans lost their homes and jobs — presumably as he padded his pockets.
Ten years later, Trump is still making money off working people losing their jobs.
Donald just revealed he’s profited off an investment in United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, an air-conditioning manufacturer that recently laid off 2,100 Indiana workers in order to shift its production to Mexico.
Working families were losing their jobs and Trump was hypocritically criticizing the company for outsourcing, but he kept on making money.
Ten years after he wished for a recession, hoping to profit off a housing crisis, Donald Trump is still making money while working people pay the price.
At least he’s paying his fair share in ta- oh wait, Trump may not pay any taxes at all.
Read and watch more:
CNN: Donald Trump in 2006: I ‘sort of hope’ real estate market tanks
IndyStar: Donald Trump profited from investment in Carrier’s parent company
WRTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Despite tough talk, Trump actually made money from Carrier’s parent company
WPTA-TV (Fort Wayne, IN): Trump profited from money he invested in the same company he slammed over outsourcing
WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Trump critical of Carrier for moving IN jobs to Mexico, but he profited
Published: May 20, 2016