JUST IN: Election-Altering Details About Trump’s Businesses Profiting From ’08 Collapse Revealed

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Donald Trump was, according to reports, part of the hated group of economic insiders who profited off of the practices that led to the late 2000s housing crash and the recession that marked the end of the Bush era. Trump wielded his many business ventures in real estate to peddle as much monetary gain as possible to his own pockets, all while ignoring the financial safety of the rest of the markets in which he operated.

And he didn’t try to hide any of it. He, in fact, openly flaunted his unethical activities. In a recording he produced for his fraudulent Trump University, CNN dug up that he said:

‘If there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know you can make a lot of money. If you’re in a good cash position — which I’m in a good cash position today — then people like me would go in and buy like crazy.’

It wasn’t just in some rogue audio book, either. Trump wrote in a September 2005 blog post:

‘How you react to the so-called housing bubble can be a barometer of your business personality. Are you the type of person who takes advantage of positive situations when they present themselves, riding them out as long as they last?”

The Washington Post was explicit about the evils Trump committed.

‘Trump Mortgage approved subprime mortgages to unqualified borrowers. The mortgages were one of the key financial instruments linked to the crash.’

And probable general election opponent and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t going to let Trump off the hook.

As also reported by The Washington Post,

‘About a dozen surrogates and local elected officials in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and elsewhere will host calls, events and release statements focused on Trump’s response to the housing crisis that precipitated the economic recession.’

This flood of anti-Trump campaigning will be taking place on Tuesday, with such features as a press conference on the subject held by United State Representative Tim Ryan. Ryan said in a statement;

‘You don’t make America great by rooting for its economy to fail. While Hillary Clinton was proposing measures to ease the effects of the housing bubble on American homeowners before the crisis, Donald Trump was cheering on the market’s collapse and reportedly peddling sub-prime loans so he could try to get even richer. It’s a fundamental difference in the race that we’ll continue to push: Donald Trump is only out for himself, at the expense of working families, while Hillary Clinton is fighting to raise wages and incomes.’

The latest general election polling has Trump steadily chipping away at Clinton’s supposed shoe-in victory should she become the Democratic nominee. This past Sunday, the Real Clear Politics polling average for such a scenario showed Trump pulling ahead of Clinton by 0.2 percent. 3 out of the 5 most recent polls have Trump ahead, in one case by a high of 5 percent. Arguably, that poll is biased — it was conducted by FOX News, which always tends to favor the radical right wing.

Below, you can see the graph of the polling data over time and stretching back to the beginning of the campaign season.

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Based off of this new information, though, Trump may be definitively disqualified from being President of the United States. The reason for this disqualification is that he could be a criminal. Other financiers that have pulled off similar stunts have ended up in prison, and many people push for such to be more widely implemented in the United States.

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