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Trump: US Treasury should get cut of TikTok deal

Started by ozprof, 08/04/2020 10:47PM
Posted 08/04/2020 10:47PM | Edited 08/04/2020 10:47PM Opening Post
This is a strange one. Trump is demanding a cut from the proposed sale of TicTok to Microsoft.

"The US president said he made a demand for a "substantial portion" of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Microsoft's boss."

"The United States should get a very large percentage of that price, because we're making it possible," Mr Trump said.

"TikTok's US operations "will close down on September 15 unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out a deal, an appropriate deal so the Treasury… of the United States gets a lot of money," he said."

Sounds like a Mafia boss speaking.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53633315

One wonders if this is another attempt at distraction since it hit the news last night that the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) may be investigating US President Donald Trump and his company for insurance and bank fraud.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/donald-trump-taxes-centre-of-new-york-court-filing/12520884

My get up and go got up and went
Posted 08/04/2020 10:49PM #1
I heard some of that on the radio this afternoon in my car and thought it was a gag.
Posted 08/04/2020 10:49PM | Edited 08/04/2020 10:50PM #2
sorry, have a faulty mouse - duplicate post deleted
Posted 08/04/2020 11:02PM #3
Why not just jump on the default position of the cons and state it's another political ploy designed to get Donald Trump out of office...
Posted 08/04/2020 11:38PM | Edited 08/04/2020 11:39PM #4
That plan has merit. Maybe the Treasury could give them a discount for the, let's just call it "compensation" they want to squeeze out of the deal in quarters, because, you know, it's not like quarters haven't always been scarce since at least never. Little or none to be found at the banks around here. They have been limiting me to one roll of quarters a day. Great again? Like when? The Great Depression?  
Posted 08/05/2020 12:42AM #5
Originally Posted by Maurice Clark
"The United States should get a very large percentage of that price, because we're making it possible," Mr Trump said.

Trump's only job now is to tweet out imaginary orders to nobody that is real like a 15th century king in the final throws of Syphilis.
Posted 08/05/2020 12:50AM | Edited 08/05/2020 12:51AM #6
Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Your party is doing it all.  Are you so deaf, blind, and dumb, that you don't understand it?  LOL!

I always tell my friends, leftists are so ignorant, they vote the losers in, who cause all their problems.  tongue

Go vote for 'em!  
The Treasury isn’t part of the executive branch?

So, the House runs the Treasury?
Posted 08/05/2020 12:53AM | Edited 08/05/2020 12:54AM #7
I believe quarters fall under the Federal Reserve, Rich.
Posted 08/05/2020 12:53PM #8
Originally Posted by Richard Davis

I have met some meatheads in my life Jim....

Does the word "simpleton" mean anything to you?   wink
Well, I'm glad you've never met me. This is just my internet persona anyways.
Posted 08/05/2020 04:18PM #9
Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Let me ask you a serious question.  
You're kidding right? 

Why would anyone entertain a serious question from you when you refuse to answer the simplest questions of all, merely because your answer would underscore the incredible stupidity of Trump's current pre-election excuse for losing biggly.  You fancy yourself to be an independent thinker, but the reality is that you are incapable of publicly separating yourself from DJT's dogma one iota.  You are a sheep, not a man.

I hope people reply to your posts from time to time to continue pointing out your hypocrisy, lies, fabrications, logical fallacies and so on, but I certainly can not see why anyone would  answer any serious question.  You have forfeited that privilege.  In retrospect, since you never engage in polite dialog, you never earned that privilege.  

Jim